Friday, October 7, 2011

Page 1

Due to the last few months being kinda mental I'm getting back into a comic I started. I tweeted some of the designs a while back. Here's page 1 it's still in progress but I just wanted to post it. More so because now that I've blogged it I'll definitely see it through. It's written by a good friend of mine Eamonn O'Neill, check out his work here he's an amazing writer.

What we see here is Jim, a detective based in Dublin and Skull Boy, a person that only Jim can see and interact with. The story begins with a pretty major event in Jim's life, he's just had to shoot a young boy in order to stop him from blowing up himself and everyone else in and around the school. The story follows Jim as he tries to get over the whole situation, while dealing with an extremely violent group of 'soldiers'. I'm being vague on purpose, I'll sell it better when I have more to show.

It's a great story and promises a lot. As ever Eamonn's dialogue is pure genius. I'll keep u all updated with it as the comic starts to take shape.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ben's Birds

Here's my collective post for the theme "Birds Birds Birds".  It features Black and White from Tekkonkinkreet, a favorite film of mine. I've wanted to draw these guys for a while now and I haven't drawn a city-scape in ages so I thought I'd try do the both here.

And as always I tried something new here too. I reversed my halftone dots, so instead of using the actual dots themselves I used the area around them. Just thought it would give me a more 'square-er' feel when sorting out the building silhouette.

I had a lot of fun with this one. I kept it B&W for obvious reasons. Since the theme was about birds I tried my best to keep them as much a character as Black and White are in this piece.  I like the idea of the crow resting on blacks club and White playing with the only dove in the whole city.

White's imagination is a great element to play with. In the film about half the things he's interacting with aren't really there and some times he just floats in mid air. I thought I'd have him play with a dove that may or may not actually be there, that's up to you.

I'll blog again soon, laters!