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Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Few Pages, Inked

Well, two big bits of Crogan-related activity have occured.  The first is that I've undertaken inks on Loyalty.  Here are a few pages to give you a taste:



The second is that I've written the fourth Crogan book, Crogan's Escape.  Usually I don't get to writing until about six months or more after the previous book is finished, but this doing pencils first approach has been so trudging that it's given me the opportunity and inclination to do research during production, somethign I've not heretofore had time to do.  The story treatment (tight, but covering only the specific plot details) clocks in at thirteen pages - roughly the same as the last three books.  Hunter Wook-Jin Clark read it for me, and gave me a couple of things to think about and fix, but they're minor.  In my free time, I plan to continue doing design work and practice sketches, with the hope that I could, in theory, start pencils on Escape the day I finish inks on Loyalty.  I probably won't, of course - I tend to indulge in a day's vacation upon  completion of a large project - but I like the idea of having the option to work on through, should I be in a lather, or just wish to prove a point.

Another note: If anyone is going to DragonCon,  I will be there!  I'll post my panel schedule in a day or two.  Also, don't forget that sketchbooks and original art can be purchased here.

5 comments:

Alec Longstreth said...

Congratulations on beginning the inking process, Chris! All that preparatory work has paid off - the pages look beautiful. It's great to see you continuing to push yourself. I can't wait to have a whole shelf of Crogan adventures to pour through and share with friends and family. Good speed to your brush, sir!

Kyle T. Webster said...

Great looking pages, Chris.

Dan Thompson said...

Beautiful work! Love the brush work and over all cartoony awesomeness of your style!

Jesse said...

I got a couple copies of your Community/Avengers mash-up print at Dragon Con over the weekend. Great work! It cracked my wife up too when she saw it even though shes not familiar with The Avengers. The 2nd one is a gift for a friend we watch Community with - I'd been looking all day for a gift for him and was super happy when I found your booth.

Pop Pop,
JJ

danielnayeri said...

This is exceedingly good news. I wonder if this new process (though painful at first) will prove to be much more efficient for dovetailing projects....That would be a big win for fans like me.

Carry on, good sir!