Written/sketched between some stolen hours, here’s a free pdf comic. The plan is to rewrite/redraw it properly, and throw it on comioxology. But god knows it/when that’ll happen, and since it’s free comic book day tomorrow and I haven’t updated the blog in an age, here it is. It’s a PDF document- you can download here.
Ah, remember when people visited blogs, and people blogged, and people commented on blogs? Good times. good times.
I’ve blogged this previously, but I’m in this month’s imagine FX, having written an article on Drawing a comic page in Manga Studio (which required me to write a one page comic strip as well).
One area of my art which I think could be a lot stronger is composition. I tend to compose for story telling purposes – making sure that he writers story is expressed in a way that tells their story and makes the art almost disappear. Which, I think, is largely how it should be, but of late I’ve felt that the art is disappearing all together. I’m onto the fifth episode of this here Dredd story that I’m drawing and parts 1-3 had me making a deliberate attempt to break with some of my own set-in-stone rules about story telling and I think it delivered better art and didn’t harm the story one bit. (Part 4 saw me revert to type though, so I think the story telling is clear but I really struggled with the art). Part five I’ve binned a fully inked page and replaced it with a redrawn page that is, compositionally, much more interesting.