Posts Tagged ‘Brian Chough’
Wow, nearly Christmas.
I have four days of work next week, then I’m off til, the New Year.
Adam has drafted the outline of the remainder of this part of the wychwolf story, so hopefully we can push through during the holiday and get everything finished an into a buffer.
I’m going to need as much slack as I can have come the end of January as I start the Further Object Oriented Programming module of my CS course.
I listened to a podcast with John Allison who creates “Bad Machinery” talking to Dan Berry this morning as I walked the dog across the frosty fields. It was strangely depressing for me, as John is very forthright, and honest in criticising the UK Web-comic community, for it’s lack of professionalism, and the inability of the artists to sell stuff. Having been on the table next to John at the last UK webcomix thing I understand what he is talking about, and feel I am definitely in the poor performing camp. But what do I do about it? Do I knuckle down and pull out the stops and only produce the very best work I can? Or do I give up? I’m not sure. I’ve enjoyed learning in public, whilst working on the Wychwolf story, but sometimes it really is a lot of old bother.
The 24HCD 2012 story I did with Gerald and Brian is now in the iBooks store for free.
Having a whole story to test out the new ibooks author tool, and submission process is really useful. I have a Children’s story book that I’ve been working on for ages… and I understand the ibooks process reasonably well now.
I did have an idea that I’d bundle all of the first arc of the story into am ibook, but it’s a fair bit of effort, and there are MANY pages in Wychwolf1 that need reworking…
I’m surprised I managed to get Monday’s page done today. I meant to prep it during the week, as I knew I’d be busy with 24HCD on Saturday, but it didn’t happen.
So this week you get 25 pages of Wychwolf stuff.
The 24HCD story is wrapped up as a .pdf and linked in the blog post below.
I’ll probably make a cleaned up version at some point, as you have to let some things slip when rushing out 24 pages in 24 hours.
The star of the show for those interested in Arty stuff was the Micron 0.8 pigment liner. I had a slight hiccup with it where it seemed to lift when erasing, but a switch to copier paper seemed to do the trick.
That’s me done for a week.
Hope tou enjoy the 24HCD thing.
Uh oh, interlude is over, and we are back in train, except that next Saturday is 24HR comic day and that means I’m going to be pretty strung out.
Last year I succeeded in creating an A-Z comic in the 24 Hours, though it was probably more like a Children’s book, than a true comic.
This year I hope to do a Wychwolf related story, though obviously its against the spirit of the challenge anything beforehand. However I do like the idea of doing something simple, like some of the self contained Hellboy comics that offer little explanation or preamble, and usually end up with some big punchy fight.
Guess you’ll have to wait till next week to find out.
In theory if I do 24Hrs from Saturday morning through to Sunday morning, I should have something I can post to the Wychwolf site on Monday (I usually use http://www.strangebiros.co.uk for the 24HCD challenge)
Next week, someone’s gonna be punching something, even if it’s not in the script.
// Gerald turns to face Eric, and punches him square in the face, Eric unleashes a stream of //ionised energy from his backpack, Brian gets over excited and eats Alan Turing…
I didn’t think I’d get this page done, as I’m off to York on Sunday, and then up to Edinburgh early on Monday… however I’ve not done much all day, so I managed to sneak in a hour of scribbling.
I got some comic books out of the library today, so I can have a look at the composition of the pages, I’m noticing how lazy I’m becoming, with very simple framing, etc… I want to try a few more interesting things.
Adam has written next weeks page, so I can spend a bit of time thinking of how it might work.
That said, odds are I’ll end up doing the same again.
Lazy lazy lazy, that’s me.
I’ve been toying with a new ipad2 app from Autocad.. sketchbook ink…. for a summary of my views see the post on strangebiros
Basically I’m not that happy with it, however I thought I’d give it a bash for drawing some faces… and sketched out Gerald, and Florence. Whilst the original outlines are far from perfect, the ability to scribble and then export to dropbox meant I could sit upstairs in the sunshine with my iPad… before descending into the gloom to tart them up in Photoshop.
Anyway, because I spent so much time fiddling, I ran out of effort for the first two panels, and so they get stock backgrounds, and silhouettes…
I have an idea for a strip featuring Alan Turing, that I managed to work out in the time it took to have a shower, and unusually I then wrote it down (which took longer) so I may actually do it …
Long weekend coming up, the perfect time for a summer special…
bit of bother getting this done.. my scanner has been playing up.. at least I blamed my scanner. In fact it seems to be another failing of OS X Lion. Luckily I have a 4 year old macbook hanging around, running Snow Leopard.. which takes the canon drivers, and scans fine.
I’ve a feeling I may be downgrading my mac mini OS sometime in the near future.
Anyway. I’ve changed the script a little from Adam’s original, chiefly as the picture looked a little dull before I added some visual whizz bangs.