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– by the by did you know I’m republishing it as an all ages webcomic on Tapastic? Catch it here! – I reconfigured that diagram for the version I used on my book, but happened the original version caught the eye of Eric, an art director at Criterion!
They are putting out a collector’s edition of the climatic series in November, and asked me to do this exploded diagram of the baby cart for them! The bulk of the illustrations are by Paul Pope! Here’s the disk art, sketches for the cover, and the box design notes.
There was a rough one done for an old fanzine, and many stills I took from the film for reference. That helped but I had to do a bit of invention too.
Like what do those guns look like beyond the barrel? I ended up basing them on an image of an old Norwegian Whale Gun! Looked like a primitive revolver that might plausibly be able to be made into a repeater.
I ended up leaving out the flap shields that we see around the upper part of the cart in WHITE HEAVEN IN HELL, it felt like it was going to get too busy and the AD agreed.
I’m not sure if they will end up using my numbering system, they used another layout for those to make more room for the art in the final package, this version was meant to function as a guide for them with the option to use it if they like.
I really enjoyed doing the research. It’s been ages since I watched those Screened three of them while working on this. Enjoyed the comics as well when they came out in english as a teen. So this is definitely another fun feather in the cap gig as a fan of genre entertainment. :)
I don’t think I’d want to do more rigorous technical diagrams, but more illustrations of this sort would be fun!
Artist Terry Beatty posted some shots of how the poster is integrated into the box set, in a call back to the swiss army knife of a baby cart, it’s hidden in the spine! Cool! :)
Art here is from it. First three of eight pages and a peek at a bit inside me! Read it and a whole mess of other great things by pre-ordering the book here! It’s going to be pretty gorgeous I think, a little oversized, full of awe and exploration! Check out the site here to get a look inside!
psst, also, if you were my Partreon, you could read it now! And the first half of Dracula Son of the Dragon, Dream Life, and all three issues of Revolver digitally! ;) Some of the rewards for pledging on my Patreon page!
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This episode of the podcast I take a question from Andrew J. Hawthorn, who asked about “Narrative techniques or figurative tricks you can only do in comics?”
Tricky question to answer with JUST words. I’ll give it my best go but for sure this podcast will have a youtube version shortly, with some visual aids. And check out the description texts here for links below. Right off the top, you’ll find page Page 89 of Dream Life, “The roots of violence” on the left, and “A last dinner”, page 68. Both typifying two very different approaches to unconventional page layouts, structurally, and thematically. But each applying the kind of non linear collagen like sequences that do away with conventional panels altogether.
I name-dropped the following scribblers and geniuses in this episode, If you’re not familiar already, go check out their stuff: Bill Sienkiewicz! Dave McKean! Neil Adams! Barron Story! Sergio Toppi! & Diego Rivera! Check out the astounding DIA installation of the Detroit Industry fresco cycle here! And, Chris Ware’s Building Stories too!
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Here’s some Inking on Dracula! : Currently in production at Spilt Ink, for the next issue of Revolver Quarterly.
The current main feature, my collaboration with Mark Sable, “Dracula Son of the Dragon” is on my desk. Mark needs an update from me for our Kickstarter backers, so here’s the news of the moment: I’m aiming to get 15 to 23 pages done for this next installment, along with a short 10 page entry for A Bastards Tale. I’m giving myself about 60 days to do that. Most the Dracula art is penciled and ready to ink as of this post, so this feels pretty comfortably doable.
On the left here is a new take on the Seal of the Order of the Dragon. Based on historical examples, but not by any means Orthodox. Been making my Dragon’s more serpent like for one thing. Doing a lot of research for the era but also taking liberties for dramatic value & my own amusement.
Speaking of amusement, Revolver is going to host quite a contrasting set of narratives for the next 3 issues! A fictional coming of age for the historic Vlad Tepes, and a memoir of my own childhood, raised by bikers and artists. As the kids say, LOL! Byzantine vampire fantasy, and a child’s memory of the ’70s has been making for some wonderful visual research work.
I’m enjoying it. Exactly what I started the Revolver series to do. [the first instalments of both are available now in Revolver 3]. It’s a challenge, but i’m much happier working on different things over the course of a year, than a singular project for one or more.
As I mentioned, Right this second I’m inking Dracula stuff, and twice a week I teach. My Dynamic Drawing course, and filling in for my comrade Kelly Tindall for his Making Comics class.
I record what I do sometimes at the desk, and post it to youtube to share with students in a drawing class I teach. This clip is one of those done earlier this week.
Starts with a look through an old suitcase I used to use at zine fairs as a display stand for my books, that i’ve now stuffed with all the zines i’ve collected over the years that I still like and keep.
Thinking i’m going to start having Jam parties at my house, and I might bring it out for those for fun. Maybe take it to events in the future. :) A traveling zine library.
Then I get into some inking panel borders and one of the drawings. My hand gets in the way a lot, sorry about that. used the wrong camera angle.
The current proposed Spilt Ink publishing schedule for the rest of this year looks something like this:
Revolver 4 in September; Revolver 5 in December; And Vol.6 by the end of February 2015.
That will bring us to the end of the first arc of the first Dracula story line! Three more novellas like it are planned in the future, so be assured the Voivode of Wallachia will return to Revolver. But that first book/arc will then be collected and released to the Kickstarter backers who financed the production.
Plans are not final but it’s probable a version of the first book will then be made publicly available too, likely via Digital formats.
For Revolver Quarterly Vol.7: Nothing more to say publicly about the story that will follow Dracula in vol 7. But I will say i’ve been itching for a while, to do some Sci Fi. A Bastards Tale will probably continue for several more issues as well.
And I plan to bring back The Rise and Fall of it all again as well at some point–first seen as a short in Vol.1. Dream Life book two will also probably start being developed around then. But I don’t really expect to return to the story until late 2015 at the soonest. When I do, it will also be serialized in Revolver as well.
So close to getting so many things done, I kind of feel like there’s a brick about to fall on my head or something!
Just being dramatic but after all the hurdles getting this stuff done. Still some big one’s left to go too…
Got the last of these scanned a couple days ago, inking them by now. The rest of the book is done. These six wordless pages go in the middle, to help