Hypertransitory Monday Comics, episode 23 – The WRATH of Old Man Winter! We thought he was gone for good, but we were WRONG.
The WRATH of Old Man Winter!
We thought he was gone, but we were WRONG. Wrong, I say! He’s back, and this time it’s personal. If you missed the first appearance of Old Man Winter check it out here: Hypertransitory: The Comic – Episode 2 – Winter, then get back here to read about his return!
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JG’s CREATOR NOTES
Sorry guys, I couldn’t resist :)
So as many of you know, I really hate winter a lot.
Every year I tell myself I’m leaving this crap behind, but I never get off my butt and actually do it. Instead I incessantly complain about it and draw up comics about how much I hate it.
Oh, well…at least you guys can get some enjoyment out of my misery.
BEHIND THE SCENES
As I was drawing this one, I decided that I wasn’t going to draw many backgrounds. Even though I felt the story could benefit from them, I thought “Isn’t my time better spent than drawing some damn background buildings and cars?”
Then I thought “Can’t somebody else do this for me?”
THEN I thought “Screw it! Time for some more 3D city action”…last seen way back in Kid Hype #3.
I rendered a few city backdrops and attempted to style them to fit the comic. Here’s some flat renders:
You can see I did a bit of work to blend it into a more cartoony style of this comic.
I’ve said before that I do feel a little guilty about not drawing in the buildings, but I think most people don’t care how the building got there. As long as it helps the story, or at the very least, doesn’t screw it up, it’s fine.
I know I normally post pencils and inks on these comics, but on this one I actually forgot to scan the pencils. I just grabbed my ink rapidograph and started going to town. I was already on my first pass by the time I realized I never scanned it in pencil stage. Sorry!
Anyway, you may have noticed from time to time, but I don’t always draw this stuff in order. Sometimes I’ll just try to fit in as much stuff as posible even if the panels don’t necessarily flow correctly.
I always break up the panels anyway in Photoshop, then lay them out in Illustrator so it doesn’t really matter.
Finally, check out these two inked versions. When I ink over the pencils, first I’ll just go through with a .25 weight line and ink over everything in a uniform manner. If you check the first one you’ll see the lines are all the same an there’s not much dynamic line weight going on.
Now compare with the 2nd pass, where I go back with a larger weight rapidograph, as well as sharpies and other markers to add more variation and interest to the lines.
So anyway that’s all for this one. Just a heads up, next week’s comic may not hit on time. Depending on what my schedule looks like this week I may delay it a day or just wait until the following week.
So aside from that, thanks for reading and let me know what you thought in the comments!
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