There's an amazing comic artist by the name of David Aja (pronounced A-Ha, as in "Take on Me"). He draws the Hawkguy parts of the amazing Hawkeye comic. He calls his layout/thumbnail sketches "Little Shits." So, now, let me show you my... little shits.
Wait. That didn't come out right.
SHIT, neither did that!
(okay, I'm done now).
Well, thanks for checkin' this out, y'all!
Next week, we'll chat with James and Amanda about their process (I'm doing the 'interview' tonight, as a matter of fact). Then, on the 27th, we'll maybe sneak a peak at issue 2, which'll start September 3rd.
Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Well, the fight's out! Robots are lookin' to punch Roeke's lights out. She better back up, and guard her grill...
Choreographing a fight scene is a really fun challenge. Getting Amanda to color it without a proper script is a mean mean thing, though. But, as you can see, we got through it. Panel 5 is definitely my fav on this one, with the robots calmly walkin' out on her. Those dicks!
Then I'm gonna end every page with Roeke charging, haha.
Well, page 14 is pretty much exactly the same as my layouts. But look at panel 1 of 15, completely different angle! I think that is one of those spots I made a conscious effort to get more profile shots in, so as to elicit that side-scroller feeling. Also, dramatic foreshortening is hard :P
Anywho, think that's it for this round, see youse guys next week!
Alrighty, week two and our second post is here!
And you're technically getting two pages!
Please forgive the sizing issue, you won't believe how limiting Weebly can be in this department. I also wasn't considering the format I'd be publishing in when I started drawing this back in the day. Rest assured though, this is the only double page spread in the series, so it'll all be nice and readable from here on out.
The preceding paragraph was written, of course, before I realized that pictures too large for the area are given a scroll bar. Not the classiest way to view the image, but one can read it without squinting now. You see, the scroll bar doesn't show up when you're in the page editor, so I never noticed until I published it. But enough about all that.
So, the following is the song that I stole the title of this chapter from:
Anyway, I like it.
Once again, I would like to sing all praises for my dear sister/colorist, Amanda. I drew a squiggle and some fluffy lines, and-- with limited resources-- she gave us a beautiful sunrise. After that it was a simple matter of throwing in the title and credits and now we'll be getting on to Roeke's whole reason for choosing this life...
Thanks for checking us out, hope to see you again next week! Click here to go straight to the new post!
Born in California, Justin now resides in Portland, OR. He's had a passion for comics from a very young age