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月曜日, 3月 19


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Thumbnails for Terminal 1: Arrival Lobby.
I like to work out the dialog over the thumb
nails. This way I can tell how much room I
have to work with, the general flow of the '
ballons, if they're conductive to the flow of
the art or not, and see the entire thing with
out having to have 12 full pages open at once.

though, I have to remember what changes have
been made from thumbnail to the final pages.

This is only a section of what's taped to my wall
next to the desk... the 'wall of work', if you will.
My constant reminder of how far behind I really
am... fuck.

So, I'll use the last four or so pages of the book
for 'back matter'. As has been suggested, a look
into my process. Like 'special features' on a DVD.



Blogger EntropicDesign said...

I like this a lot, and your ideas like the extras on a DVD sound great.
What is the premise of this graphic novel anyway? I'm kind of jumping on this boat a little late

6:04 午後  
Blogger r_sail said...

It's a 'personal anthology'. An anthology comic, where all of it is by myself (except my writing partner on Tramonto), instead of several shorts all by different people.

It'll be done in 28 page issues. Each one with 3 short stories, and some random art or whatever.

I guess I should do a post about the stories, and what the hell they are. Soon.


6:17 午後  
Blogger EntropicDesign said...

yeah that would be pretty cool- something to explain it. I get the feeling of anxiety in those frames you posted. like the man is really nervous/worried. is the plane coming in or taking off? the panels suggest coming in to me

6:45 午後  
Blogger r_sail said...

It's supposed to come in, and then just pass over without landing. That's not obvious enough here. Guess I gotta work on that. Thanks.

Part of me thinks you shouldn't know about Terminal going into it, because the character doesn't. You learn with him, and hopefully his uneasyness is better convayed when you feel it with him. That way it's less about watching him, but more about being there with him. It won't make sense, I promise you that.

7:06 午後  
Blogger EntropicDesign said...

Ok good, I'll wait to buy it then. I find things hold my interest more when I dive right into it. I only asked because I wasn't sure if I missed something - even though I've read all your previous posts, lol..
Also, I really didn't get the sense of the plane flying over the airport. Perhaps, a panel with him pressing his hand against the glass as it flies farther away? Or perhaps a silhouetted air traffic control station with it in the distance?
Hell, maybe you explain it in the text, I'm just thinking out loud :)

7:22 午後  
Blogger r_sail said...

Yes, wait until it's finished in it's full 'painted' lettered glory.

Also keep in mind that these layouts are a bit different than the final art.

1:06 午前  
Blogger Ester said...

I also get a real ominous sense of loneliness, which is different than a real airport all busy with activity and a million people. It's cool that you pull that off. It's as if this person and his worries are all that matter in the world. I love that frame with all the ground tile pointing directly to the solo figure, almost in silhouette.

6:48 午前  
Blogger r_sail said...

I like that page too... all the pages in the first chapter are set up to match the page opposite them (except the title page, that had to stand out). I like looking at all of them together. It's some of my best symmetry. I'm excited to get this done and out there into the world.

6:34 午後  


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