Monday Comics – Fantasy Comic THE EVER ZONE pt 2

Week 15 of Hypertransitory Monday Comics is here, featuring part 2 of my Fantasy and Sci-Fi themed comic The Ever Zone!

THE EVER ZONE pt 2

Click here if you missed last week’s Monday Comics debut of The Ever Zone – then get back here for part 2!

Time and space have existed for eons without too much trouble…until now. Some unknown force has torn a hole in the fabric of space-time. Inside is an apparently endless zone that can and does connect everywhere with everywhere.

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JG Creator Notes

Well this might be the loooooongest comic yet! Even longer than previous Monday Comic ‘The Commander Series’ pt 3!

Initially this one was actually 3 pages long, but I decided to combine it into one long page as that seems to be more convenient for everyone. I decided to stop worrying about the wildly disparate sizes/formats of these comics. As long as it doesn’t get in the way of people enjoying them then so be it. Whoot, there it is.

So last week in the story we had Flinn and Jaiya -two good characters wandering the Zone.

Now we have Vizron and VeraNyne, two evil characters obviously up to no good. You can say whatever you want about them, just don’t insult their masters!

I actually did a character design piece over a year ago on my process of creating Vizron. Those of you interested in some “technical art” stuff should head over there and check that out.

Here’s an image from that post – there’s more to be seen over there.

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PENCIL ACTION

Finally, here’s the raw pencil from this episode. As I mentioned above, I originally did this in 3 pages, so there’s 3 images. I didn’t see any need to combine them, but once again you can take a look and get a sense of the process (ie how much is drawn and how much is photoshop).

Enjoy and let me know what you guys think in the comments!



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  1. olivia34newton on Dec 12, 2011

    amazing work!
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  2. Adrienne
    Twitter: adriennesmith40
    on Dec 12, 2011

    Hey John,

    I’ve got a question for you. Where do you come up with this stuff? How do you come up with the characters, what they’ll look like, what happens between them, everything! You must have one huge imagination my friend. I so admire you for your talent. Not only can you draw but you come up with so many different stories. I’m definitely impressed.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 12, 2011

      Hi Adrienne!

      Well, I think it comes from so much reading. Comic books pretty much taught me how to read, so I was always thinking “what if X had happened instead of Y?”

      And then when I’m drawing a character, I have to imagine why the character is in the pose/scene/situation they’re in.

      It just kind of branched out from there to making my own stories up. Trust me I have a million of ‘em that haven’t seen the light of day yet :)

      Thanks for the compliment, it means a lot coming from you!
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  3. EleonoraEOF on Dec 12, 2011

    LOL, who will destroy who in the end, we will see….in the meanwhile, lets see what will happen with the lady from the last comic.

    Amazing draws! :)
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  4. Harise on Dec 12, 2011

    The drawing reminds me a little of akuma from streetfighter
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  5. Allen on Dec 12, 2011

    Though kind of creepy, this “girl” has such an original look. xD
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  6. Brochure Printing on Dec 12, 2011

    Cool! I wonder what her eyes look like without the red sunglasses.

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 13, 2011

      I suspect she will look something like the security guy from the 1980′s Flash Gordon movie. Remember when Prince Baron ripped off his sunglasses and they all collapsed? Good times…
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  7. Neil Kapit on Dec 12, 2011

    beautiful work as always! The blending of genres gives your art an even greater chance to shine.

  8. Randall on Dec 13, 2011

    I must say that your pencil art is exceptionally good. May be besides doing comic books you should try to get into the animated cartoons
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Thanks, Randall! I’d love to see some of this animated some day, but I don’t know if I’d want to be the one doing it lol

  9. Ryan
    Twitter: RyanSprout
    on Dec 13, 2011

    JG,
    That is one truly scary ass looking Orc / Picollo monk.
    Good stuff, keep it coming!
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Thanks Ryan! That guy is scary looking isn’t he? Luckily it looks like he’s getting the heck out of there…

  10. Annie@Interactive Agency
    Twitter: tenfastfeet
    on Dec 13, 2011

    Her sunglasses are rad. :) I need a pair. Loving these pencil sketches!

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hi Annie,

      let me know if you pick up any like that I’d love to see a photo lol!

  11. Brochure Printing on Dec 14, 2011

    The “girl” character is really impressive. For me, she is one of the most unique you’ve done so far. Great story too.

    - Dylan

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hi Dylan, thanks for reading and thanks for the compliment, I had fun creating her, too.

  12. Mitchell Allen
    Twitter: Anklebuster
    on Dec 14, 2011

    John!!!

    You Da Man!

    Some publishing company needs to advance you a couple a bucks so you can spend all your waking hours creating this Epic Stuff ;)

    Or the SyFy channel should, I don’t know…DO something to keep this going.
    I’m beginning to appreciate the passion of the artsy-fartsy for their Cezannes. LOL

    Great story!

    Cheers,

    Mitch
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Yeah I took this up with a couple of syndicates and publishers and for some strange reason they declined. Imagine that!

      I also suggested that SyFy should stop running those terrible movies and put up a couple of jpegs of my cartoons for an hour. No response. I guess they just don’t want the ratings lol…

  13. Hi JG!
    Nice work. You keep the standards =)) How many parts of this comic are there going to be?

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hi Eugene, thanks man!

      I might have to go for five or six parts on this one. Normally I’d try to keep these things to a month, but there might be more story than that here. I’m glad you enjoy it!

  14. Mitch Mitchell on Dec 15, 2011

    No, I’ll destroy you! No you won’t, I’ll destroy you! Kids! lol

    Strange, almost like a lover’s quarrel, or a couple of born-again Christians from different sects discussing why their version of God is more legitimate. I see bloody stuff coming; I hope there’s explosions.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hey Mitch,

      that whole thing kind of evolved as I was drawing up the panels, lol. I hadn’t thought of it that way, but your description is really apt.

      I think we can expect at least one explosion coming up, my friend!

  15. Nick@Outdoor Gear Reviews
    Twitter: GearOutdoor
    on Dec 16, 2011

    Hello JG!
    This is my first time to your site, and I have to admit that your work is awesome! Amazing graphics JG! Good job JG; keep up the good work.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Thanks, Nick! I really glad you came by and that you enjoyed the site. thanks for commenting!

  16. Carmelita on Dec 16, 2011

    I am sure that my daughter who is a fashion designer with a passion for comic characters would enjoy seeing your work.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hi Carmelita, thanks, I really appreciate you showing this to your daughter :)

  17. Paul @ Mens Levis on Dec 19, 2011

    Great artwork man, I wish my pencilwork was so good. Your artistic skill is matched well by your great storytelling ability. Can’t wait for the next installment!

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hey Paul, thanks for reading and thanks for the compliment. I’m glad people are digging the raw pencil art!

  18. SEO Link Monster Review on Dec 19, 2011

    I’m one avid collector of comic books. I do usually read it during free time. It is quite impressive on how they do make a story with illustrations that makes the story livelier to read.

  19. Jamie @ Bath Oil on Dec 20, 2011

    Haha, brilliant comic, I’ve loved the first 2, time for the 3rd :). Your drawings are really good by the way. I like drawing comics too, I’m nowhere near as good though.

  20. Bethany on Dec 20, 2011

    May be besides doing comic books you should try to get into the animated cartoons..almost like a lover’s quarrel, or a couple of born-again Christians from different sects discussing why their version of God is more legitimate. I see bloody stuff coming; I hope there’s explosions.
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  21. Cody Fuerst on Dec 20, 2011

    I wish I could draw like you! All I can do is sit on the floor and maybe come up with a rough storyboard. I can never get past that, since I try to excuse myself with drafting more plots and variations.

  22. Diana Grant on Dec 27, 2011

    Wow! I love your work… It has been my childhood dream to draw or illustrate cartoon characters but I really have no talent with this. Congratulations JG!
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  23. Darlene on Jan 14, 2012

    I hate drawing since I was young. I’ve been searching on how to draw but I can’t do it with myself alone. With that sense, I have no any talent of drawing.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Jan 17, 2012

      Hi Darlene, it can be frustrating when the drawings don’t come out how you planned. It even happens to me, so I know what you mean.

      If you keep doing it you will definitely develop a style all your own. Keep it up you never know what could happen! Thanks for commenting :)

  24. Karen @ SEO Los Angeles on Feb 6, 2012

    I was kind of on the edge of my seat with this one! Cause of the fighting and stuff, I mean. But then I had to laugh out loud with the last panel. “I will destroy you!” “No, I will destroy you!” Haha. Love it!

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Feb 10, 2012

      Hi Karen, yes these two can only seem to get along for so long without an outburst or something lol

  25. @SEO Link Monster on Feb 7, 2012

    Comic books are great. No matter how old I get I never seem to get bored of reading them!!
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  26. Bill @ carpet cleaning orange county
    Twitter: bestcarpetman
    on Mar 4, 2012

    Your drawings are SICK! So is the story line. Takes a talent to be able to do both for sure! Keep it up JG. Maybe you could make a movie someday?
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