The Experiment Has Begun

Twelve student prodigies...
One national science fair...
No chance of survival...

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

slug line

Trent wrote the slug line I have under the banner for what was originally going to be the graphic novel's "official page", before I started this blog. The page went offline, and I couldn't remember the exact wording of the slugline, but I got close. I just found from a cached version of that page, the original slugline read: "Twelve student prodigies. One national science fair. No chance of survival." I realize they're so similar as to be a moot point, but I'm kinda neurotic like that, so I just thought I'd pose the question to my non-existant audience and ask which wording you prefer?

We now return to our regulary scheduled posting... Page 12


I'm home now... still jet lagged like crazy... but slowly getting back to normal.. I have the house to myself, so I hope I can use this time to crank out a bunch of new pages.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

page 11


still in thailand but I managed to get in one blog post

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I'm going on vacation

I'm off to Thailand! I won't be back for a couple weeks... so I don't know if I will be able to post anything in that time. Probably not.

Page 10


Monday, February 4, 2008

My process

It occurred to me, that when I finally do start getting some readers on this blog, some of them might be other comic artists who might have some interest in how I work.

The script is written in movie script format. From that I reorganize it, to figure out where the page breaks and panel breaks will fall. I then do thumbnail layouts on computer paper, which I really stick very close to in my final pages.

My final pages are drawn on a Strathmore 9x12 Kids Paint Pad. (it was a few dollars cheaper, and had a nice texture to it). I use black acrylic paint, (slightly dilluted). I use a ruler to lightly pencil in the borders of the page, and then I just dive right in with the paintbrush.

I scan the pages into Photoshop and adjust their size to fit onto my page template. Then I add my lettering and speech bubbles on the computer.

Page 9


Friday, February 1, 2008

page 8

"Ah math, the truest science"

This line always cracked us up.