Last one for tonight.
Weird Crime Theater.
Always a little Weird Crime Theater on the drawing board these days. Remind me to fix that smudge later.
On the table today, Melissa the savage!
For Weird Crime Theater
A WIP shot from my drawing board for Weird Crime Theater.
Coming this summer.
Welcome to the Weird Crime Theater Field Report. In this series I’d like to talk about the process of making my first graphic novel. A behind the scenes look at my progress while drawing, editing and designing the book.
Past the giddiness of the kickstarter win and past the emotional highs that come with that, it’s now time to get to work. This week I’ve been looking at the pages I’ve drawn and looking for dips in continuity. For the most part I’m happy with the work I’ve done but this project wasn’t always drawn in the best of conditions and occasionally I wound up with panels like the first one above.
I’m not too sure what happened here but life was a bit of a roller-coaster back then. A lot has happened in the last 9 years. I’m now in a much better place both mentally and artistically. So I was able to redraw the panel in a much more dynamic and lucid manner. It is my hope that, although I believe there is something to the art produced at the “original moment” of comic production, the new panels will lend themselves to a better overall reading experience.
At this point I’m about one-third of the way through the book. The first stories needing the most work, are taking the most time. Things will begin to speed up shortly and I will be drawing the final 2 stories needed to complete the book.
Weird Crime Theater is a kickstarted graphic novel that will be on sale this summer.
You can read more about it HERE.
Still doing some corrections and redraws on one of the older Weird Crime Theater stories. Nothing gives you a sense of scope like looking at something you left behind 8 years ago. And once you start tweaking…
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