Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Cover for C4C package - Seeing Red


So, ok! Looks like we are doing this! :P

Here's the cover for my submission package to the "Creators For Creators" Grant.
 http://creatorsforcreators.org/

I've been swamped with work and other life events (like the kids only have 1 1/2 days of school left, god help me) so progress on getting this package together has been sloooooow. Things are picking up now that I've settled on the look of the whole thing. Very red.

I've also handed off "Heroes of the Dead #1" to my team of "beta-readers" (aka friends actually willing to look at the thing) to get some objective input - because I've been staring at it for so long my eyes have gone all gauzy like a dead person's. So I'm excited to hear their opinion and fix any problems and errors they find. Thank you my beta-readers!! :)

Stay tuned for more updates on my submission package!

G.S.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Final artwork - spoiler alert!


Here ya go, the last panels of page 24! Who are these desperate bandits? And why are they such jerks, robbing a young family and their small baby, leaving them to be zombie food? WHO?!! As you can see there is a big reveal near the end here, but I ain't giving it away!

So page 24 is done...but I had a big revision to do on page 8 (as in, redraw the whole page...) Thus, I am still toiling away to finish issue #1. I literally have one panel left to clean up. ONE. And it has sat there mocking me for about five days now. That's what happens when things like a new job, your kid's birthday, and a nasty stomach virus that made your youngest son barf all over his car seat take your focus away from your project.

But I shall prevail! That panel shall be vanquished! You all will be the first to know when it's done!

My plan going forward is to finish the artwork and then have a few of my friends give the comic a test-read and critique before I package it up for the "Creator for Creators" contest.

So stay tuned for my cathartic scream of victory when I slam dunk that last bloody panel!

G.S.