Monday Comics – Fantasy Comic THE EVER ZONE pt 4

Greetings Hypertransitory readers! Week 17 of Hypertransitory Monday Comics is here, featuring part 4 of my Fantasy and Sci-Fi themed comic The Ever Zone!

THE EVER ZONE pt 4

Click here if you missed last time’s ‘The Ever Zone’ Part 3 – then head back over here for part 4!

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 is my first post of 2012. WOOT!!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season -but now it’s time to get back to work comics!

I took last week off for Christmas so it’s actually been two weeks since the last check in with Flinn and Jaiya.

So this is actually a month of “The Ever Zone”. I’ve said before that I’ll try to break these up in order to rotate in different comics. Normally I would try to keep it to a month but I think we’ll have one more outing with the Ever Zone crew before we move on to the next comic.

I haven’t decided if I’ll return to any of the previous ones or throw in one of my new comic ideas yet. If anyone has any preferences you can always let me know in the comments or on Twitter, etc.

PENCIL ACTION

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



The very last panel was one I drew up after the fact. I as going to have the last panel be the one with the two robots but I didn’t quite like how it played out that way.

I felt it might be more of a cliffhanger ending if the duo was being actively attacked at the end -so I went in for one more panel.

So what will be the fate of Flinn and Jaiya? Check back next week for the answer! Thanks a bunch for reading and let me know what you think in the comments!

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20 thoughts on “Monday Comics – Fantasy Comic THE EVER ZONE pt 4

  1. Happy New Year John!! Wow the pencil drawings are good themselves. OK here is the question everyone must want to know…do you sit and draw in front of the TV or are you seriously working at a desk concentrating? FYI I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because you ROCK!!

    1. Hey Melinda Happy New Year to you, too!

      As to your question, I really only sit at the actual drawing table when I’m working on a large size piece or something like a portrait where I really need to concentrate. Otherwise I do indeed sit in front of the tv with my portable drawing table that I just rest on my knees. I miss most of the shows but I always look up when something sounds good lol.

      Hey I wasn’t even aware of these versatile blogging awards. Guess that shows how much I know! LOL. But thank you so much for nominating me!

    1. Hi Emilia, thanks for the compliment.

      Don’t give me any ideas though – i’m lazy enough as it is, if I felt like I didn’t have to color the pencils then there’s no telling what we’d end up with lol

      thanks for commenting!

  2. He John! Happy New Year! I have always loved your drawings! They are great! Look at this pencil drawings you have, I love it!

  3. You always impress me John with your talent.

    So we learned that you do sit in front of the TV when you’re drawing comics but how long does it take you from start to finish to do a strip? I’m sure it’s second nature to you but I am seriously impressed with your drawing skills. My uncle and brother have them as well but I got completely passed over darn it. :-)

    Happy New Year John and I’ll look forward to more comics from you this year. Carry on my friend.

    1. Hello Adrienne, Happy New Year!

      I’d say it can take me from 4-5 days to do one. I like to spread out some of the tasks so I don’t get burned out on it and so I can keep working on other things.

      I might take one evening to draw in pencil, then if I use ink (I don’t use ink on The Ever Zone) I’ll do that the next night.

      Then I’ll take the next day to scan and color the panels. I might stretch this out over a few days depending on the complexity of the coloring.

      I should probably do a post detailing my processes, people seem to be interested in it. Thanks for dropping in!

  4. Hi Mr. Versatile! These are so much fun that I wish I had a comic book I could hold in my hand…say, are you going to Kindle-ize this blog? I got one for Christmas :)

    Is it easy to recreate the same character, panel after panel? I used to use carbon paper. LOL

    Cheers,

    Mitch

    1. Hey Mitch!

      You know I hadn’t thought of Kindle-izing this thing. I should definitely do it!

      Did you get the Kindle Fire? I hope so, that thing looks awesome!

      Actually it’s not very easy for me to keep the characters consistent throughout the panels. I try to develop some “shorthand” recognizable features for the faces but sometimes I look back and see it didn’t quite work out lol

      Happy New Year, man!

      1. Happy New Year to you, too!

        Yes, it is the Kindle Fire and I can’t wait until it arrives.
        You will have a lifetime comic buyer if you can pull off the task of getting on there.

        Thanks for letting me know about the facial consistency. Feel free to use my catbon paper idea. LOL

        Cheers,

        Mitch

        1. I actually signed up to the Kindle Publishing site yesterday and put in all my info.

          It looks like they said it will be available with 24-48 hours. I can’t wait to see what it will look like on a kindle!

  5. LOL, your talent is truly amazing. I wonder how did you come up with such different and innovative ideas?

    1. Hi Anna thanks so much for the compliment!

      This stuff just sort of comes to me, no doubt building off the stories that I actually read. Sometimes I can’t remember exactly how I came up with a particular idea.

      It is a mystery…

      thanks for commenting!

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