Originally I wasn't supposed to do any pages for Infinity #6. It was supposed to be an all Jim Cheung issue, but, as you know, comics are a lot of work to draw. Jim wasn't going to meet the deadline, so they asked me if I could do it. Wanting to keep the art duties in the Infinity family, I said I would do what I could.
I did five pages out of like forty-something pages. Seeing as I was doing so few pages in a book full of Jim Cheung art, I decided to abandon my manga inspired layout style and adopt the more restrained "widescreen" layout style that Jim uses. I wanted the reading experience to be a smooth one. To have an abrupt change in page layout for 2 pages here and there would have been jarring. Also, I had a very short amount of time to produce these pages, so doing a more straight forward layout style made things easier.
Here are all of my Infinity #6 pages.
The first page was the only page Justin Ponsor was able to color. The rest were colored by someone else.
I've talked on my blog before about working with Justin. He does such a great job of using my gray toned layouts to help inform how he colors the pages.
Here are my gray toned layouts to show you how I wanted these pages to be lit.
Considering the time constraints, I'm pretty pleased with what I was able to do with these pages.
The moment I finished with these I got to work on some more fill-in pages for a different book. Once again, it was 5 pages and about a week and a half to get them done… Not fun circumstances to work under, at least not for me.
I'll post about those pages very soon.
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