This is the 3rd page for the Santa short comic I’m doing. I tried to emphasize the lines more, rather than the gradients. Also, I’m trying to inject my personality into the panels a little more than in the previous ones. I feel comfortable with the process, so I figured it’s time to focus on expression instead of technique. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m planning on going over them all one more time once I get all the pages done. Hopefully it will look cohesive!

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Santa Pages

December 22, 2009

I’m gonna upload a new page and I’m going to re-upload the earlier page considering the bad quality of the original picture.

Things are going faster and smoother now. Hopefully I can get the next one done by the end of the week.

Santa – Page 1

December 16, 2009

Finally!

Here’s the first page. It’s my first time using strictly black ink, so it took a little longer than I expected to figure the medium out.  Some of the panels are more successful than others, but hopefully I can apply all that I learned to make the next couple pages better. I’m no longer considering Christmas as a realistic deadline – it  should be done probably after New Years some time.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

December 11, 2009

Slowly but surely…

I should have the first page up soon (without text). I’m gonna start working on the cover tomorrow, as well. If all goes according to plan, I may be able to have the whole thing up by Christmas.

Khaoc Pencil

December 3, 2009

I was working on the Khaoc pencil project I described below, but it turns out that the illustration board I bought just isn’t quite working the way on wanted it to. I’m too poor right now to afford more illustration board (damn you rent!), and I am pretty frustrated with it. I’m just gonna call it finished:

Right now I am working on a short Walden Holiday Special featuring everyone’s favorite fat man – Santa Claus! The imagery is set to the lyrics of “Here Comes Santa Claus.”  Pretty bizarre song, actually. I figured I needed to practice my new technique on a smaller scale before I headed into the big script. It’s going to be bloody and it’s going to be scary.

One side note – it’s funny how the end of the world no longer seems scary. It’s so watered-down and cliche  in film that you can squeeze a PG-13 rating out of it *cough* 2012 *cough*.  The apocalypse is  so harmless that even Disney is tackling it, now. But that’s what my brother and I want to correct – bring back the brutality and the overwhelming horror that should be the trademark of the apocalyptic/post-apoc genre.

Hopefully I will be able to get this thing done in time for Christmas.

Stay tuned.