Sunday, April 19, 2009

writing & drawing comics...


I thought it might be fun to go from very old artwork to very new artwork.
These are a few pages of thumb-nails and early roughs from a story I'm working on.



7 comments:

Ry's Photo Blog said...

That cover shot rocks! And your inspiration shows....and not just because it takes place in 1969.
Stay inspired my friend...

Dorota said...

Great work . Love the top one!!!

Whitney Pollett said...

Wow...that's pretty heavy stuff Vince! Were you ever in Vietnam? What inspired you to do this? I really like it by the way.
You're so good at capturing the personality in a character.
Is there more?

Kimberly M. Zamlich said...

Will the story be available after your done? Should you be posting these on the internet?

Great stuff as always, V!

Vince M said...

Thanks Ry and Dorota. There are still plenty of bugs to work out on the visuals, but I needed to get the ideas on paper. Glad you like where it's going.

It was a pretty heavy time, Whitney. I did have a draft lottery number but I was never called, although some of my friends were sent there.
I guess a bit of the inspiration came from making those 1969 sketches. But the main reason is because it's being produced for "Silver Comics", a friend's comic book line that is rooted in the '50s and '60s.
And yes there will be more. I'm shooting for a 32 page story.

Hi Kimzam. I'm hoping it will be published. My publisher wanted to have it ready for Comicon, but I don't know if I'll be able to wrap it up in time. It's been a difficult birth, and I don't consider myself a writer. I'm more of a cobbler.
I'm guessing it's okay for me to post a few roughs as a preview, especially since I don't feel like I'm giving the plot away with these visuals. This sequence is mainly an introduction to one of the characters, a prologue. In fact I'd be amazed if anyone was able to make heads or tails out of my notes.

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Stacey Aoyama said...

Cool Vince! I love seeing the process and how you think your story through.

Vince M said...

Thank you Stacey, I'm glad you like it. I never know if anyone will find this kind of work interesting. Maybe I'll post some more of it later.