Entering Production

I’m using the entry title tentatively for now as I still need to run everything by my tutor for approval, but it would seem that (as planned) I’m finally ready to begin production on the main graphic.

Truthfully, it’s hard not to feel a little nervous about starting something I’ve been planning and researching for months, but it’s also exciting seeing things start to take shape. Having completed my 2nd draft of the script I’m now confident it’s strong enough for me to begin pencilling rough drafts of the actual pages.

I say ‘rough’ but I’ll admit that I put some extra effort into the example above; it’s doubtful the page plans will remain this detailed, but it seemed important that I set the bar high, so when it inevitably slips further down the line it won’t fall too far. As can  probably be seen this opening page introduces us to Scratch as our central detective figure, highlighting her indifferent attitude while also firmly establishing the premise of a world based around cyborgs and technology within the opening panels. Generally I wanted to keep it simple with minimal speech to efficiently set up the themes and tone of the narrative without being overly complicated.

The plan is to draw up a batch of roughs like this before I start work on the inked and coloured versions, while I’d also like to build up a buffer of those which I am satisfied with before uploading to the net. To make an optimistic estimate; if I get the go ahead then the pages themselves should begin appearing online sometime next month. Fingers crossed…

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2 Responses to Entering Production

  1. demontales says:

    So you’re going to release it bit by bit? I thought you’d only show it once done. I’m really intrigued(in a positive way) about this new comic of yours, I’ll be looking for it.

    • Ozy says:

      @demontales: I considered showing it at the end of the course rather than bit by bit, but a few things swayed me; apart from getting additional critique/feedback to help improve the weaker aspects of the work, I just felt it would be more fun this way.

      Also, If I’m uploading it there’s additional incentive to work harder and make it worthy of a wider audience. I’m not 100% when and how it will be happening but I imagine fairly soon.

      Appreciate the interest as usual anyhow :)

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