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04-30-2010, 12:21 PM
Pencilled Pgs 4-7
05-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Hey Jonathan :) I love the aliens at the end..there are elements that reflex other story's ..there is an old feel about it...thought I'd just chim in..no serious crits be-for bed .
05-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Thanks Bryan, yeah I'm going for that old feel, I guess I'm kind of an old soul anyway when it comes to my comics. What I'm going for here is a kind of E.C. comics touch. I plan on having a thirty page comic with three ten page stories in it, featuring three different genres popular in E.C.'s hay-day. One sci-fi, of which there is a segment above, one horror, (really looking foward to that one), and one western, I'm absolutely dreading the western, I love western's especially those spaghetti one's with Clint in them, but I'm not exactly an expert on western art (not exactly an expert period come to think of it). By the way I'm going for a Wally Wood vibe on these pages, I'm probably not pulling it off very well, but that's the idea anyway. Someone else mentioned that these felt a little like Kirby, I can't say it's intentional, but his dynamic style and way of putting a picture together is pretty much seared into my mind, not a bad thing to be sure, the guy was a genius.
05-05-2010, 09:24 AM
I think just being your self will carry your art:) Trying to lock into a style can get you into trouble.
A thirty pager is Great..But I gotta remind you moat all comics go 22 pages...so you might do some re-planing.
On your Western start gathering references and my be check out a few books by Fredric Remington and Charles Russel Both great western artist that were there back in the day.
05-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks Bryan, I'm not really trying to be a Wood or E.C. clone, so much as doing something in the spirit of Wood or E.C. I just think it's a cool idea and I think it's something I can have fun with. As far as the comic goes yes 22 pages is a standard comic, however there's another ten of ad's, etc. From my research a 32 page magazine is pretty much standard, however it breaks down, and with mine it's going to break down 30 pages of story and two of introduction, or preface, or whatever I can do to fill those two pages. By the way I'll be sure to check those two artists you mentioned.
05-05-2010, 08:13 PM
My first 2 comic were 30 pagers ( one subject each ) it threw the publishing off a bit...but that was then this is Now :)
Your Western will do fine.
Nice pages man! I like the overall feel and the pencils show a nice confidence in line and solid perspective. Few crits.
Page 2, second last panel - The guts face looks too big. This jumped out immediately.
Page 4, last panel - So the aliens are just freaking tall. I`m assuming that based on them being cut at the horizon at their waists, and the main characters being well below that.
Story wise, I think it most flows, but I felt I got a bit lost on page 3. So there in space now, outside the ship. I think there's the shadow of a huge alien ship possibly. Actually I don`t know what that last panel on page 3 is supposed to be. Their ship on the alien ship? How`d it get there?
05-07-2010, 11:22 PM
Thanks for the crits vim22, I agree on all counts. As far as what happens of the last panel of the third page the idea was that the guy sees the alien ship looming above them in the 5th panel and in the sixth the camera pulls back to show the massive alien craft dwarfing the rocket. As for panel six last page, it's just a case of me not effectively showing important info in the previous panel, the two human characters are supposed to be on their knees, that was shown in the fifth panel but as the characters are effectively dots on the page you can't really tell it.
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