Tuesday, May 01, 2007

making comics...

Here's a peek at how I put a story together. This one started with a sketch of an older man's head, but I ran out of paper at the bottom and decided to put him in the ground up to his nose. Then I added his house in the background, with his wife talking on the telephone.
This led me to wonder how he got into this situation, so I drew a rough storyboard to flesh it out. I tried to keep the pencils loose and only draw what was necessary to the story. I did get a little heavier handed than I intended in some spots on the backgrounds, but it's a challenge to try and keep it simple and basic.
I'm still working on the figures, and tweaking the dialogue, but I thought it might be interesting to show the story in progress.

I should have the final inks and color done by next week. Maybe.

(images above are all intentionally 'lo-res' and crappy...
I don't want to give too much away)


max said...

Oh man, what a concept! Fantastic!
I saw that buried guy as you posted it previously and it left me wondering what was coming next. Now I get it.
It looks one of those ideas that are so good that they need to be put down on paper at once.
Great stuff.

Vince M. said...

Thanks for the kind words, Max. I hope you'll stick around to find out what happens next!