Thursday, June 23, 2011

Strange Adventures Page!

I inked a page of art penciled by Denys Cowan a few months ago, just as a sample page. I got a copy of the pencils and light boxed them. It was part of a story featured in 'Strange Adventures' issue 1 and John Lloyd inked the printed version. The book is on the stands now and I'm able to compare my work with Lloyds'.

Monday, June 06, 2011

You Know It's Noir If...

This is another example of storytelling shorthand, and this clipping has been very useful! If you were going to write a crime story, I bet you would include a bunch of the elements in this article:
A guy drinks whisky (straight) in the day. That's great for establishing your world-weary character! A woman smokes, drinks and sings, all at the same time. Now you know who the femme fatale is! A body lies face down in a pool of blood. What's a crime story without the crime? Got it? Now start writing!

Saturday, June 04, 2011