29th June 2007
Although this looks like the last page of Issue #1, do not despair. There's another two pages to go.
The throwing of the keys on this page used to be done using action lines. I got rid of them. I've got a couple of art buddies who are helping me refine the art side of things, and they mentioned that action lines are for a more comic style. We talked a bit about it and I eventually agreed. Blur is the way to go for us. And although I really love the panel three blur, panel four is just okay. To my mind anyway.
But I like the odd disjointed dialogue that happens as you're leaving somewhere. People calling out things as you're leaving. That's what I was trying to capture here. And I love that last panel. Rhys is a brilliant actor.
I'm rapidly discovering that making a hard copy paper comic book is no easy thing. Although I said this last week I really mean it this time. I should be finished in the next couple of days. And then I will get into Issue #2, I'm a little behind schedule now.
We were reviewed recently by Panel2Panel. Thought you might like to check it out. I'm quite chuffed with it. And that reminds me, I'll need to get out the friends and cohorts for the next photoshoot.
Have a great weekend.
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