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Weekly Edition 007
I need to start off with a disclaimer: I’m working on a werewolf story and as to be expected the story gets a bit gory. That being said, I don’t find it gratuitously gory. It’s more cartoony. In the vain of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead movies, or Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, people are basically bags of blood. And lots of blood. Plus the story is called Super Blood, so going in to it you should expect at least a little bit of blood. If you can watch an Itchy and Scratch cartoon, then the following will a cake walk. A blood filled cake walk….mmmm, cake.
So, I’ve really been dragging my feet with getting this thumbnails completed. I think maybe I’m being a bit too precious with the artwork. So this past week I thought less of the art and just tried to get the panel layouts down on the page.
I also had to do some rewriting with this section of the story because I didn’t have any sort of transformation scene and wanted to expand upon that. The story calls for a very fast transitioning between human and werewolf so in the first two drafts of the script our hero was just suddenly a werewolf or just suddenly a human.
I asked a trusted friend of mine if he thought that worked. He loved the idea of a fast transformation and thought I should double down on it as it was different from more traditional werewolf stories. He even suggested that I should push it as far as I could and have the werewolf explode out from inside the guy.
I loved the idea as I don’t believe that’s ever been down before and it really pushed the story more over the top which is exactly what I’m going for. Again Evil Dead and Dead Alive are huge influences of mine. If Sam Raimi ever made a werewolf movie the werewolf would 100% explode from inside of the person.
With no further ado, here’s the thumbnails that I completed this past week with a few notes. I also included the previous two pages from last week as a refresher. If you want to read the story from the beginning check out last week’s edition here.
I’m still not set on a style. I sorta like the cartooniness of these last few pages. I’ve been playing with this idea where my comic art can flow between slightly more realistic to a little more cartoony as things ramp up or decrease. I did it a tiny bit in my webcomic here to the point when my character drops the axe the color registry goes out of alinement.
Okay! That does it for this week. My goal for this upcoming week is to have the completed thumbnails finished and therefore a finished version of the comic for you to read.
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