Nov 302011
 
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As some of you may recall,  quite a while ago I posted a sample of the first page of the Simon comic. Well, after much time and thought (and in light of my recent decision to retroactively color previously completed pages and move forth with color from here on out), I also decided to go back and redraw the first couple of pages form the comic, which were done well before the rest, and had a bit of a different visual style. Now, the art will be a bit more constant (as much as it can, or will, be).

Shown below is, of course, the original 1st page sample, in its grey tone shading

 

 

Now we see the newly redrawn and colorized version.

I hope you like it. Things are beginning to move fast with this comic, and I hesitate to give tentative release dates, but I am hoping to get this short story out before my birthday next year!

=D

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Nov 282011
 

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Nov 222011
 

I admit it. I’m a geek. My parents took me to see David Lynch’s version of Dune when I was nine. I thought that, while it was a terrible adaptation of the book, a lot of the breathy one-liners were, and still are, hilarious.

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Nov 162011
 
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When I started doing the Simon comic, I had some fairly clear ideas about how I wanted to go about it. One of which was to use grey tones for shading (those little black dots that, when viewed from a distance, will blend to create the illusion of solid shades of grey). Regretfully, after a while it became apparent that grey tones didn’t fit the style I was aiming for and, furthermore, wouldn’t be able to facilitate the level of visual detail that is required as the comic progresses.

Because of this, I have decided to switch tracks and do the comic in full color. This, of course, means going back and coloring in the pages that have already been done in grey tones (a process that, while not entirely “time-consuming”, takes a bit longer than just doing it in color in the first place).

So, with that in mind, I thought I would go ahead and give you a sample of what one of the pages would’ve looked like, versus what it looks like now.

First, we have the page in grey tones.

 

As you have probably noticed, one of the difficulties with grey tones and webcomics is that, while the blending effect works great in print, the limitations of computer monitors trying to adapt to the resolution of the small dots tends to create odd patterns. These patterns can change depending on the magnification of the image (ie, this effect will usually change if you zoom in or out).

But, as you can see below, color doesn’t have that problem.

 

Well, what do you think?

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