Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I am working on a new Kolchak book! As you can imagine, he is investigating the occult and it's a fun story. I am posting the first 3 pages for your review!
Posted by Don Hudson at 10:38 AM
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The Night Stalker?! Loved creepy '70s TV :)
I certainly can't fault the drawing, there's some very nice drawing going on here. Your style seems pretty well suited to drawing something like this. It has a 70's Charlton kind of vibe going on, which is a good thing. I love that stuff, I'd like to see more of it reprinted with good paper and modern coloring... anyway, not bad.
I _do_ have one storytelling quibble, and this is a personal thing, really. I am not a fan of the directly overhead shot. I've never liked that camera position and I avoid it in my own work at all costs. If a writer ever asks for that angle, I resist, complain, and try to sell him on a high-angle shot, but always off to one side or the other. Just never directly overhead. Not my thing.
Thanks for sharing!
I have reviewed the pages and find them quite agreeable.
At first, I did not really look with a critical eye, but Allen's comment made me go back for seconds. I think I may agree with him in that the one overhead panel is probably the weakest. A difficult angle to pull off, with such extreme foreshortening. It looks a bit flat.
Otherwise...Dude, you're a machine!
I did the overhead shot to change the camera angle from the prvious page. I may not have indicated it but I think the long shadows will add a lot of atmosphere. I wll do my best to add depth in the inks.
Allen, high angle shots can be fun! Maybe I'll do a post about it.
Sure! I'd really like to hear your opinion on the matter. I am a sucker for the obsessive minutia of the comic storytellers art.
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