I’m happy to say these knuckleheads made it back into the story!
A few of you folks have asked me how I make word balloons using Photoshop, so as I was doing final edits on THE FEW, I flipped on the camera and recorded the process hoping that a brilliant tutorial would magically happen! Unfortunately, all that happened was me recording myself babbling aimlessly as I try to string two words together that make some kind of sense. I even called something a “shape maker” which I don’t think is an official Adobe term… for anything. So don’t think of this video as a tutorial. Think of it as spending a couple of minutes looking over Dennis’s shoulder while he works.
I’m presently doing the final edits on THE FEW issues 4, 5 and 6. Todd has gotten these characters into quite a mess. I hope they can find their way out of it!
The comic books I’m working on have really been eating up a lot of my work time. I’m currently working on issue six. I noticed that the pencil drawings for them are really starting to pile up, so I made a quick video to show how much artwork has gone into the first five issues.
The image on the left is a panel rough I sent to Todd for his approval in order to move forward on THE FEW Comic Book Series. The image on the right is the finished art.
I’m glad Todd trusts me ’cause my roughs look like a four year old did them.
THE FEW Comic Book Series exists in its own unique little universe… and what does that universe look like? Who knows? It’s being created from scratch one day at a time.
In a perfect comic book creators world, there would be plenty of time to design all the different elements that go into a story, but in reality there is only a mountain of artwork to render and little time to do it.
Here is a panel that called for a couple of space motorcycles and my quick roughs to figure out what they might look like.
Thanks to everyone for the positive response to the comic books. Many have asked questions that I don’t have answers to yet. We are currently in “soft launch” mode… but we will eventually get you hooked up with this story in a variety of ways.