Get ready! It’s time for a comic throw-down in Brew City. The brawl begins in part 2 of The Wrath of Old Man Winter!
Hey guys, it’s been a long time since the original posting of part 1 of The Wrath of Old Man Winter, but I finally cranked this bad boy out.
If you need to refresh your memory hit that link above and check out the first part, then head back here to pick up with part 2!
The Wrath of Old Man Winter pt 2
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JG’s CREATOR NOTES
Well, I have to apologize for taking pretty much a month to update this series. It isn’t even winter anymore but the battle still rages. Oh, well..it will be winter again next year!
I’ve run on and on before about how long some of these comics are, and this is a big factor on my getting these out in time.
Normally I have a couple of evenings and a few hours on the weekend set aside to get these comics done, but all it takes is a few client emergencies and my comic schedule goes out the window.
If I could condense my ideas into less panels that would really let me crank out more stuff. While I’m wishing I might as well throw world peace in there, too…
After the final part of Old Man Winter I may try my hand at doing some one-panel comics for my various comic series. Although that may end up being an exercise in frustration as well. Curses. Why can’t things be easy for me? It is a mystery…
BEHIND THE SCENES
Well enough boo-hooing. I want to tell you guys some things about this week’s comic.
Some of you may notice I put in the 3D city in the background just like last time. Well, this time I actually included a photograph of the Pentagon right in the comic.
I feel bad, because I could have actually drawn it, but was too lazy. Then I looked for a 3D model of the Pentagon, but they were quite expensive. Again, I actually could have made a 3D model of the Pentagon in Blender, but see the beginning of this paragraph re: laziness…
So I did a Google Images search and came up with the photo you see in the panel. I couldn’t find the original source of the photo to attribute it to. I even did a “search by image” on Google to see if I could find a source, but no go.
Still, my detective kick was not over. I opened the image in Photoshop and tried to find any copyright info placed in the file, but there was nothing. NOTHING, I say.
This may be ok for a free comic I’m providing online, but eventually I’ll want to collect all the comics into a printed book. To be safe I know I’ll have to actually draw a picture of the pentagon for that panel to cover my ass –legally, that is.
PENCILS AND INKS
This time I remembered to scan in the pencils for this comic before I went over it with ink, so here they are:
And here’s the inked over versions:
If you look closely, you’ll see that I actually didn’t remember who was fighting who! For some reason, even though Vicious Thug Winter was obviously fighting President Obama, I placed him in the fight with Good Old Chuck -even after I established Young Punk Winter as Chuck’s opponent in the opening panel of their fight.
My brain must have been halfway to meltdown or something. Not only did I draw it in there in pencil, but I went ahead and inked over it, and was about to color it before I even noticed it was the wrong character!
Then I had to stop, go grab my pencil and quick draw up a shot of Young Punk Winter running away from Chuck’s “weapon” and drop him into the panel in Photoshop.
I hate to mix up my processes that way, meaning that when I’m in Photoshop doing my coloring thing I like to stay in that mindset. I get a one-track mind when it comes to my process, which probably isn’t good, but there it is…
THE WRAP UP
Well, I’m a bit under the gun on a project so I’ll try to put up the grand finale of this series next week. Even if it doesn’t go up next Monday I promise it won’t be a whole month before we see the conclusion, though. Thanks much for reading, and let me know any questions or comments you might have down below in the comment section. See you next time!