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‘Imagined Mysteries’ By Anthony Woodward. My new comic is out and you can download it for free from the Caravan of Comics website run by Andrew Fulton. This comic explores my thoughts and feelings after the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier in the year. I immediately felt inspired to try and explain what Nimoy’s portrayal of the TV character Spock meant to me and how I felt he fit into the cultural landscape. The comic itself was a different direction for me from what I have done before and the work I plan to do in future, but it was this weird little ball of inspiration that had to come out. After finishing this story, I sat on it for a while, because I just didn’t know where it sat, was it worth saying, and what do I know anyway… Ultimately I’m proud of how it turned out and I think it says something important about our collective subconscious and about the importance and danger of the human imagination Grab yourself a copy here
3 months ago I set myself the challenge to draw 12 consecutive comic pages for a mini comic. I knew it might be a folly and I knew there was a high possibility of failure. I set the challenge for myself partly inspired by the mini comic of the month project and also I was sick of thinking about making my own comic and needed to just F'n do it! I created a Facebook group to see if anyone else was interested in in me and encouraging each other, I got a huge response and 40 people joined the group from all around the world. Final Tally 9 Pages fully inked, 1 page fully pencilled 2 pages to come (to be drawn in a different style and won't take too long) Final Thoughts It was great to have a definite time to get something finished, it was also good to have a group of other people to hold you to the project. There was a lot of time I wasted with procrastination and too much TV, the project could definitely be done in a shorter time with a better working method and b
Thought I'd give IF a shot this week. I'm trying out a new drawing challenge that I invented for myself. The idea was to take three minutes to complete each stage of drawing a comic. That meant the writing, lettering, pencilling, and inking, finishing up. All up it should take 15 minutes. I used a timer to help me stay on target. I think the challenge needs some tweaking and undertaking three panels was really pushing it. Perhaps I should try two minutes per stage, per panel. Edit: Now that I am back home I have scanned this in properly and coloured (as opposed to the phone pic above)
Here is the result of a new inking test. I have been going through this indecision for quite some time now, trying to find the right combination of pencils pens and paper to make comics with. On one hand I think this is a very silly distraction from making comics buton the other hand it is crucial to making the comics I want to produce to the level of quality I want. For a number of years now I have stuck to using my trusty .05 tech pen with a combination of no pencil or HB pencil. And more recently (2008) I started using a l ight blue col-erase pencil to good effect. However my work started changing and I wanted to draw on a larger scale and my tech pen wasn't making the cut (Examples, Hemp , old man , Star gazing , which were ok but I felt they could be better) Then I have started trying to make myself use a nib for my more recent published pieces, which you can see here and here . However this just seems to take an awful amount of time to complete one page, someth