And here we are with page 2! I may change the color of the captions boxes, but for now it's all done!
A little background on my coloring style for these pages. I started the book out with mostly warm colors because it fit with the theme of fear, and the intensity I wanted for the first page and a half. Reds and oranges, etc.
As he gets closer to (Salvation? Help? A way out?) the page takes on a calmer, cooler color palette. He may seem cornered, but there's something better waiting on the next page. I did keep to using warmer colors for the dogs in panel 5 though.
I'm not sure how well it works right now, but hopefully after page 3 is up, it will all make sense.
Please comment, critique, etc. I'm all growed up now and can take it.
Yeah! So, I found out this weekend that the first Bitter Pill story, Rush, will be published just in time for San Diego Comic-Con in July!!! It will be in an as-yet unnamed 2 story anthology. Kind of like a split 7". Then, it's off to the Archaia Studios Press booth to show Mark and see if he's still interested. (fingers crossed) If not, at least we'll have a hard copy for pitching to other publishers.
I decided, after much deliberation, that I really didn't like the colors I originally did. So, after really looking at a crap-ton of comics for inspiration, I re-colored it. I think it works really well now. I just need to get a "go-ahead" from Mike, and it's off to re-color the other pages.
Please comment and let me know if you like it. I am still new at this whole coloring thing, so any comments or critiques would be extremely helpful.
This has been one crap year so far. Besides my Mom's stroke, and my kitty Edward's injury, I found out a few weeks ago that my comic shop is closing at the end of April. This sucks for many reasons, not the least of which that now I have to get a "real" job, with bosses and such. With all the stress of my recent life I just needed a day off.
So, last Tuesday, The Dreamlord and I went to the Brea Dam to do some hiking and whatnot. We walked for hours, all the while bullshitting and taking pics. I haven't done this sort of thing in ages, and had forgotten how much I like going "out". I'd forgotten, also, that there IS nature in Orange County if you just know where to look. I did lose my hat at the end, but it seemed a reasonable sacrifice for such an enjoyable day. Here is some random photographic evidence. Enjoy!
Oh, and that is the stupidest tagging I've ever seen.
I am a professional hermit.
I like music, cats, Dr. Who, concept albums, tacos, and swearing.
I don't like people much, though I guess they do serve a purpose.
I used to run the best comic shop you'd never been to.
I believe drinking and competitive masturbation should be Olympic sports.
I draw funny books, although they really aren't very funny. Disturbing is probably a better word. Actually, disturbing is probably better than most words. I think it's due to years of practice.
I don't believe in Canada. I hear stories of this magical place to the north, with clean streets and polite people, and it just sounds so implausible.
Are you still reading this? Wow. Good for you! You can't see it, but I'm doing a slow clap right now, just for you.
Can I go now? I really have better things to do than write this stuff. I mean, I have customers waiting for their comics as we speak. I can't keep ignoring them just for you.
Ok, um...yeah. I'm just going to...yeah. I'm going to go now. Don't let the internet hit you in the ass on your way out.