Monday, January 12, 2015

Entry 262: Amnia Cycle pages 85 & 86


I think page 86 is the most detailed page of Amnia so far.

I probably wont have new Amnia pages next week. We'll see.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Entry 261: Dustin Weighs In (on 2014)

Robot 6 asked a bunch of creators to "weigh in" on what books they liked in 2014 and I was one of those creators.

I was pretty reluctant to do this. I feel really out of touch with what's going on in comics. I'm not reading anything from Marvel, DC, Image, or Dark Horse. So I feel like I'm the last guy who should say what I thought was best. But I was able to think of some things that I liked, so I decided to chime in.

Here's what I had to say

Check out what others had to say on Comic Book Resources.

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Entry 260: Edge of Spider-Verse #3 COMMENTARY


Hello, my friends-

In this blog entry I'll be doing a kind of commentary on my Edge of Spider-Verse issue. I promise to not make it too long. After this you'll know everything there is to know about this issue. 

So, grab your copy of the issue to read along and I'll get right to it, starting with the cover.

Entry 259: Amnia Cycle pages 83 &84

Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Welcome to another installment of Amnia Cycle.

Five pages left of chapter 4. I'm working on the next page right now. Then I'll create a chapter 4 cover. I'm not sure what I want to do for that cover yet. We'll see.

While I work on Amnia pages I've been listening to music. Lately my go-to "working on Amnia music" has been Mort Garson.

Here is his album Black Mass Lucifer (1971)

There are other albums and tracks of his on youtube. I recommend checking them all out.

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Entry 258: Low-fi comics


I've titled this entry "Low-fi comics". This entry is about my process for creating a page of Amnia Cycle. I often think of Amnia as being "low-fi." The term implies something raw, unpolished, and flawed. I find thinking of Amnia in this way frees me from becoming to self conscious about it. It keeps me from putting to much pressure on myself to do a good job. The pressure to do a good job can often become debilitating. Of course, I do want to do a good job, but telling myself that this can be flawed-- I find it helpful.

Entry 257: Amnia Cycle pages 81 & 82

Chapter 3
Chapter 4

That was a long time to wait for a "but." 

More and more I find myself wanting to transition scenes on a single page. The conventional wisdom is that it is best to change scenes on a page break. Though I do think there are times when changing scenes on a page break IS the best way, I find myself more often trying to change scenes mid-page. It just feels like you are already changing scenes, it is already a little jarring, putting the scene change mid-page joins things together better. You can create smoother transitions. You can have some fun with it, like I'm trying to do here.

Soon I'll be putting up a process post about how I create a page of Amnia Cycle. If you would like to make a comic that looks like this, well I'll show you how.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Entry 256: Amnia Cycle pages 79 & 80

Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Talking. Don't you just love talking scenes.

I'll see you next week for some more talking.

Till then
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