State of the comic: some good news to balance out the previous post’s techno-whining

Preview of what is in fact the eighteenth page of the epilogue of <i>Invasion</i>, shot with my cell phone camera as I'm currently scannerless
Preview of what is in fact the eighteenth page of the epilogue of Invasion, shot with my cell phone camera as I'm currently scannerless

This has turned out my most productive weekend in months in terms of new line art. I’m so close to the end of Invasion, I can almost smell its lascivious, musky scent.

One thing I’ve been trying to do more and more during the time I’ve been working on Invasion is to break out of the tiny little panel boxes, doing more pages that are a single large panel. The results are the opening page, the plague of frogs, the signover of the kingdom, the banquet, the city in a ball and this page. I’m not sure about the results in each case… I think some of these pages could have turned out better. But doing them this way has been very very liberating and I will be reminding myself to do more larger compositions from time to time and give special moments within each future storyline some more breathing room. It makes the process a lot more interesting and gives me more options for determining pacing and emphasis.

Now to get that scanner problem fixed…

One reply on “State of the comic: some good news to balance out the previous post’s techno-whining”

  1. Hey, Reinder! I’m at mother’s, our schedules probably won’t match for a bit, and I’ve signed us up to do a Skeptic’s Circle.

    I thought I’d do an illustrated one – but I’ll do the art, ne’er fear.

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