Monday, August 27, 2012

Search and Research #165

Here, at last, is the big ending of the "SCOM noir" story we've been telling. It took me a good, long time to complete this, but not as long as the last big color strip, and I was much busier this time around, so I still feel pretty good about that. Looking back, I'm not sure that I made it as clear as I could have in these past couple of strips that the propeller thing that was coming out of SCOM's head is a holographic projector, and it projects a shape around him, such as a trash can. I'm not sure how exactly I could have done that better, but anyway, that's what that was.

I had a good time drawing the "SCOM noir" sequences. I've always wanted to learn to draw in that high contrast style, and this was a good project to experiment on. I also really enjoyed drawing him with an "80's action" mustache.

I"m still pretty busy at work and have some family stuff coming up the next couple of weeks, so I'd guess that we're gonna see the next strip mid-September sometime, and pick it up on a weekly basis at that point. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my silly comic strip!

 - Eli

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Art update

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted the last strip, and I'm here with an update on strip #165, which will be a large color strip. I've penciled it out, and am in the process of inking it, after which I'll be adding colors. I'm going to go back to markers this time for color instead of doing computer colors like the last color strip. Here's a look at the strip with the panels all lined out:

This is an 11x17 inch sheet of "official comic book paper" with 14 panels on it. The blank space in the lower left corner is a panel as well, it just won't have a border around it. I'm hoping to get it finished before my "pre-semester starting work exhaustion" kicks in. I don't want this to take 3 months like the last color strip, however, I'm finding it difficult to focus on the strip when there are Olympics on tv. That's it for now I guess. I hope you're all doing well.

 - Eli