Friday, June 20, 2014

Project Updates Homeless G's

This is the longest I've gone without blogging in years but I've found there just isn't the time to do it if you're drawing/writing/inking for 8+ hours a day. Creating a comic by yourself take a long time if you want everything to perfect I go back over pages I've inked and add more shadows/textures, I am constantly bumping up the dialogue and tweaking the script as I go and I have yet to even scan these pages and start adding panel borders, word bubbles, gray scale (I'm doing the books in black and white to save money on printing) shading etc.
I am currently working on FIVE books at once, this was a conscious choice so I didn't get bored with slogging away at the same issue for days at a time, the bottom pic shows four of the folders that I'm working with.
The Homeless G-Men Issue no. 1 is at 29 "sides" (a comic page is two sides) that leaves about three more to go, this book is getting to be in a good place, I have the script figured out and hopefully it will be ready to go to the printers in a month. I also have 14 sides for issue #2 and six sides for #3. I just want to make sure that I have the whole Five issue miniseries story worked out.
C.Z which is the second series I'm working on is at approx. 8 sides and another project that I'll take about soon has 24 roughed in sides.
I am learning more and more every day about planning pages, panel breakdowns and becoming better at getting to a finished page faster - this involves being able to plan ahead for where the book is going and also just making fewer mistakes.
In time I will post some of the panels from the series so you can see where it's going but for now I have to head to the studio and get started.
A.Shay Hahn

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