Monday, February 27, 2006

One Near Perfect Thing

I illustrated a five page story, written by Ande Parks, in the just released Image book Put the Book Back on the Shelf. The book is a collection of stories inspired by the music of Belle & Sebastian and includes stories by many fine indie comic creators. Our story was inspired by "If She Wants Me". Below are a few steps from making the title page.

Above is my thumbnail for the page. I draw my thumbnails 2 3/4" by 3 3/4" and try to stay super rough with them.
This is the inked page.

Here is the final page. I experimented and used prismacolors for the grey tones (cool greys) and was really happy with how it came out. Hopefully the final printing looks as good, but I wouldn't know since I haven't seen a copy of the book yet. Letters are courtesy of Thom Zahler.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

this page is awesome. I love seeing the breakdown process of a page. I really like seeing the little notes you made and the seeing the changes from the rough pencils to the finished inks.

Thank you for sharing.