Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sketch Dump and Four Tales

City of Cards C4.10: HERE!

I love this page. There are times when I wish I could say more about what I'm doing with this story, what these pages mean, and what I hope I'm trying to accomplish with various scenes. Really, there's no way I could even begin to talk about what's happening here in these scenes without ruining the entire story, so what it comes down to is the hope that not only will this pay off, but that in the meantime it makes some amount of sense.

Yay comics.

Oh, and here are some sketches from this past week as well as an updated panel from Chapter Two, including my ask sketches:


Speaking of which, sometimes I find a comic that completely blows me away. Four Tales is one of them. It's nearing its completion, and right now is a perfect place to catch up on the mystery.

Four Tales consists of four (sort of, but it's best to read to know why the number isn't exact) short horror stories. The combination of suspenseful storytelling and beautiful hatched illustration that reminds me of Edward Gorey does a great job of creating a kind of storybook feel to the pages.

It's really awesome to see an artist so aware of their own work in such a way that they can marry their narrative style and goals and their visual aesthetic in such a way that puts effect first and foremost. That to me is a sign of a great work.

So yes, read this. I hope she'll consider making it into a complete physical book at some point. It's too good otherwise.


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