Oscar Worthy


This is another one I wrote myself.  I can’t believe how quickly I drew it, with the aid of my tablet.  This has to be the fastest comic I’ve ever produced.  Hopefully that is not to the detriment of the quality.  I don’t think so.  I like the absurdity of the Lone Wolf’s autobiography.  Alex and I often joke about what the content could actually be and how anyone could think it’d make a good summer blockbuster.

Funny, I did two things here that Alex often does and they always make my job as an artist harder.  Firstly, some of the lines are kind of long so there is a lot of dialogue on those panels.  Secondly, I started with the person to the right being the first to speak, thus making it more difficult to include two shots of characters speaking.  There are a few ways around that, like just making the second panel a two shot or creatively placing the dialogue in the first panel as a two shot so one is on top of the other or the lines to the characters crisscross.

As you see here I chose to stick with single shot close ups to really show what the characters were feeling and try to make the conversation a bit more intense.  I tried to really exaggerate the emotions, as I’ve been doing for a while now.

I did something new with the panel lines here versus the last few.  I like it and will continue to work on it a bit more, but like this direction.  As regular readers or perceptive fans may know, I constantly try new things.  Why?  It keeps things interesting.  I don’t want to draw the same thing millions of times.  That’s boring.  Our characters, scenes and settings are relatively stagnant in the world of comics, so my variety comes more from trying new techniques rather than a focus on new characters, locales or actions.

Another reason is I’m always trying to improve.  My drawing isn’t perfect.  Hell, sometimes I don’t even think it’s any good.  For the most part I hat anything I drew more than two weeks ago.  I’m a critical guy.  I also like to learn.  Sometimes this is in the form of experimentation, sometimes simply just improving with practice, or adapting something I see someone else do.  Hopefully this makes them more visually interesting for the reader as well.

There is a potential downside to this.  What if I stop doing something that you like in favor of something you dislike?  Hmmm.  I don’t know.  Oh yeah, TELL ME.  I’m probably one of the most accessible guys in comics and I’ll listen to what you have to say, maybe even change something because of it.  You can comment right here on the blog, send me an email, or contact me on Facebook or Twitter.  It’s that easy.

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