Sunday, 26 April 2009

Kitty and others

More sketchbook stuff. The 'Hello Kitty' toy has inspired a new character for my graphic novel...I'll explain all in my next post I promise. Too late and too tired for that sorta thing right now.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Losing control

Here's an attempt at how one of the major scenes planned for my comic might pan out. A girl arrives on the scene and becomes an obsessive focus for the protagonist, whilst also making his imaginary world spin out of control. This event triggers the main drive of the narrative, causing our hero to struggle with his inner feelings and as a result attempt to claw out of his imaginary world.
I'm not sure how successful the above pages are. I'm a little embarrassed by some of the dialogue but hopefully this can be refined. The bottom page depicts the antagonist of the story rocking up to tease our hero. I'm still uncertain about whether he should be a co-worker or perhaps another library user...hmm.

Doodle designs

Playing with doodle ideas. The top third of this drawing is probably the most successful, where I've introduced little frames into the body of the drawing. This could be a way forward for how some of my comic pages might look. The bottom two thirds are more or less just mindless messing around!

Friday, 17 April 2009

New moleskine innit.

A self portrait I did on the way to visit my mother for Easter break (from my reflection in the train carriage window) .

Monday, 6 April 2009

Yet another scene idea..

Not fantastically drawn but here's just a little idea that I thought could link some of the larger scenes in the comic...a counter worker's POV of customers in quick succession. Each one gives either a boring, silly or just plain odd one liner. They could perhaps get sillier as the story progresses...maybe even start to entangle with the hallucinatory world of the protagonist? Then things could get really weird!

In the boozer

Ok, I've ditched the idea of a dodgy video mix up for my opening scene (see last week's post). It just seemed a bit...old hat. Here's a new rough idea - a bitter old employee's leaving do. The script definitely needs tightening here..lots of tightening - should be less frames and punchier. Nevertheless, I thought it could give a nice introduction to all the major players in my story and it would be fairly amusing to see them all p**sed.

Doodle action

A first proper attempt at creating a sequence for the scenes in my comic that take place within the protagonist's doodles/imagination. Quite pleased with the aesthetic and excited about how it could work to tell stories - lots of freedom to play around and use repetitive patterns without worrying to much about having a linear logic to it all. Like the premise of the characters being inner world explorers looking for their creator. Looking forward to making more pages like these!