This is the finished page and the best send off to 2012 I can think of; at my drawing table working. A Happy New Year to all of you. 2012 was a year of growth and challenges. I end this year older ,wiser , healthy and happy.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Hello everyone. I hope 2012 was a good year for you all. May 2013 find you happy, healthy and prosperous. As you can see I'm inking my way through this page using a Utrecht #4 brush, Hunt 102 pen and Micron .001 and "S" markers. I'm using Liquitex Black Ink because it's easy on my brushes and pen nibs. Onwards and upwards...
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I wasn't satisfied with my first pass at this page, (which is under the entry "Previously") so I took another approach. There are still some work to be done here but the composition is where I want it and the figures look a bit more dynamic. The large disembodied head is a Gil Kane-ism and one he used quite often and always effectively.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Hello everyone. I'm starting the third issue of Wrestler Zero with a recap of events from my recently published second issue called "Wrestler Zero Must Die". I'm opening the in the works issue with a recap for three important and inter-related reasons: it's good storytelling which is the goal of comic book creation, it provides an "action opener" and it allows me to provide myself and the readers a fresh look at previous events. Because I self publish a mini-comic I don't have widespread distribution other than my convincing store managers to stock the book in their small press/mini comics section. So recapping previous stories is important for new and returning readers. On the technical side of things I did my poor man's impression of Reed Crandall style pen and ink in the second panel using crow quill and my trusty Micron and Pitt pens and a bit of brush.