Monday Comics – Fantasy Comic THE EVER ZONE pt 3

Week 16 of Hypertransitory Monday Comics is here, featuring part 3 of my Fantasy and Sci-Fi themed comic The Ever Zone!

THE EVER ZONE pt 3

Click here if you missed last week’s ‘The Ever Zone’ Part 2 – then head back over here for part 3!

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

Ok, calamity has struck again! I had some hard drive issues a while back and I just found out that apparently the working files for this comic are corrupted beyond repair. Curses.

Luckily the finished files were ok, but if I ever wanted to change anything, I’d have to rebuild the file in Adobe Illustrator (where I lay out all my text).

The lesson: Make sure you have multiple backups, and you can’t rely on hard drives with moving parts. Get that stuff backed up onto removable storage media like cd or dvd. If I would have bothered to make a dvd backup I could have just pulled it from there.

PENCIL ACTION

Check out the pencil on this one. Originally I made this in two pages, but I combined the files for this post.

The second page is a perfect example where you can see just how much work I left for Photoshop in this one. It was a scene where it was more accurately depicted with color than with lines.

Although the pencils go faster, you still end up doing a lot of work in Photoshop. As it turns out, very little time, if any, is actually saved.

So let’s see where Flinn and Jaiya end up next week. Thanks a lot for reading and let me know what you think in the comments!

Thanks for sharing!

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  1. Annie@Interactive Agency
    Twitter: tenfastfeet
    on Dec 19, 2011

    Drinkers! Worse that Dragons? I’m intrigued! :)

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Hi Annie! Yeah they are an unsavory lot! Those darn Drinkers will be making their appearance in the next episode, stay tuned :)

  2. Cheap Brochure Printing on Dec 19, 2011

    Nice! really nice work! Congrats! -Sarah-

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 23, 2011

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Sarah!

  3. Brilliant! I’m loving the series, it’s so interesting to see how you transform them from pencil sketches to the final product. Maybe one day you could do a video showing what you do in photoshop for the transformation?

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hey Andy, yeah I’ve been meaning to do a video of my whole process, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet…be on the lookout for that in 2012!
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  4. Peter @ Ready Readers on Dec 20, 2011

    This is my favourite in the series so far! I can’t wait for the next instalment, keep up the good work!

  5. David @ Mijas Hotels
    Twitter: mijasguide
    on Dec 21, 2011

    Brilliant, just found your blog today (better late than never) and i love it. Pity about your hard drive, there can never be enough backups.

    Keep it coming.

    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hi David, welcome to the party! Yeah I might invest in one of those Drobo’s or something so I can back up without thinking about it. You’re right you can never have enough backups as I just learned the hard way…
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  6. Mitchell Allen
    Twitter: Anklebuster
    on Dec 21, 2011

    Happy Holidays, John. I’m glad I finally caught a moment to read part three.
    You’re a genius. This story is just so cool.

    It would be fun, like Andy suggested, to see you in action.

    By the way, Jaiya is hot! LOL

    Cheers,

    Mitch
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hey Mitch, thanks man! I’m definitely going to do a video, but I wanted to start at the pencil phase. I got myself one of those Flip Videos so hopefully I can get that set up above my drawing table and go to town.

      Oh yeah, and I’m sure Jaiya would appreciate the compliment!

      Happy New Year!
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  7. Christian Hollingsworth
    Twitter: smartboydesigns
    on Dec 22, 2011

    I’ve just got to say, your pencil action sketches are simply…inspiring. Phenomenal. I’ve always enjoyed sketching in pencil (although not well) and I just very much admire what you do with the medium. AWESOME!
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hey Christian, I think you’d like to draw as much as I’d like to sing lol! Wanna trade super-powers?

      Thanks for dropping in here and for the compliment. I hope you have yourself a happy new year, my friend!
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  8. heavy duty wheels on Dec 23, 2011

    This is very intresting series.This is good pencile action.Thank you

  9. Anna on Dec 25, 2011

    Your pencil scratches are…amazing!! My daughter and I were staring at them for more than 15 mins!! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!! xoxoxox
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hi Anna thanks for reading! I’m glad you and your daughter enjoyed it, it feels good to know people appreciate the rough “behind the scenes” art. Have a happy new year!
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  10. Judith H. Pineda on Dec 29, 2011

    Great post! I really love the comics and the story is interesting lol! Funny cartoons too :) Do you have a love story comics?
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hi Judith, thanks for reading! I don’t really have any love story comics…yet. I have a couple of ideas that we may see take shape in February :)
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  11. Austin@Mandarian Oriental Singapore
    Twitter: heysingapore
    on Dec 30, 2011

    Awesome love to read it. Sketches are also excellent.

    Congrates and keep up the good work.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Thanks, Austin, I intend to -thanks for commenting!

    • Alina@Max Generation on Jan 25, 2012

      Hi,
      Thank you for this article and Awesome Sketches! It is very interesting! We hope to come back with other articles as interesting and exciting!

      Regard,
      Alina

  12. Nick@Outdoor Gear Reviews
    Twitter: GearOutdoor
    on Dec 30, 2011

    This is awesome John! Such a brilliant idea! You are a mastermind on your business! Can’t wait for your following post. Best wishes for the coming New Year.
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    • JG
      Twitter: johngarrettx
      on Dec 30, 2011

      Hey Nick, I’m really glad you enjoyed it, man. You have a happy new year yourself!

  13. The sketches are great! And I really love the ever zone comics!


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