Comic 8 - Page Seven

6th May 2014, 5:01 PM in Jaguar
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Author Notes:

6th May 2014, 5:01 PM
Page eight. My original plan for this page was a much bloodier affair. Indeed, I'd written, thumbnailed and sketched it out that way, but I found it just looked way too much like some sort of violent horror-porn. Luckilly I know Dale Mettam, who is, like, a proper writer and everything, and something he and I had worked on together offered a way out.

So here's page eight, and we see the aftermath of the horror, rather than the horror itself, which to my mind works a lot better.

Thanks Dale!

All MangaStudio. I'm really trying to 'paint' these in MS rather than conventially pencil them.


6th May 2014, 5:07 PM
Really loving this so far! I'm in love with your style and eye for composition, can't wait for more!
6th May 2014, 6:32 PM
Thanks very much! I worry that sometimes I'm treating each page as a stand-alone item, rather than part of a whole, so your liking the composition is good! (I also worry about the shocking perspective - or lack of - on the cop's truncheon, but noone's noticed that, so ssshhhh)
6th May 2014, 9:15 PM
There's nothing wrong with treating a page as a stand alone image, there's nothing more disappointing for me than picking up a comic book based on it's cover and opening it up to see the standard drop to really basic art styles.
But then a perk of any drawing is the average reader will give a single image about 5-10 seconds attention, and won't pick up on the things artists struggle for hours to draw (or maybe that isn't a perk in some cases) and I feel like that time is even less with comics. The image just becomes a visual guide for the main focus on the text. Which I do find a shame.
But honestly pal, really loving everything so far.
7th May 2014, 3:28 PM
I like that we don't actually see what happens. Good idea to change it :D
8th May 2014, 11:18 AM
Cheers. I wish I'd decided to do it before I'd drawn most of the previous version tho :)
7th May 2014, 8:26 PM
fantastic art. subbed.
8th May 2014, 11:17 AM
15th May 2014, 2:52 AM
Your cops look and act a lot different than the ones we have in America. They seem more civilized and classy.
15th May 2014, 11:35 AM
Oh I don't know about that. The Met is a racist, corrupt organisation that seems to operate a shoot-to-kill policy...
19th Jun 2014, 3:30 AM
This splash page is just GORGEOUS.
19th Jun 2014, 9:08 AM
Thank you!