Sunday, 7 December 2008
Pssst ! Hey Kids Comics!
I hope it's OK to show this. This is the first page for the Robot Museum comic I did for Scholastic Education. It's way brighter then the way I'd been painting RM for myself, I guess I was thinking it was going to be used partly for education and I wanted it to have lighter look. It was only 13 pages but it took forever. When I do RM for myself I won't do it in gouache. After the first few pages it got really tedious. I also discovered that it was hard to maintain the same colour throughout the book because gouache dries so quickly and I had to keep remixing. Nora's hair went from magenta to orange to some entirely new colour.
I spent most of the weekend working on book proposals. I'll update you all on these projects later, they're all comic book ideas that I've discussed in this blog. The problem I have with writing proposals is I get really cool new ideas as I write them and then they end up sounding like I just made the whole thing up right there in a fit of inspiration. I have to walk away from what I'm writing and come back later. My wife, who helps me edit this stuff, said " You get so excited you don't realize what you're writing doesn't make sense"