Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The Rev John Bakewell

Not a lot to say about this, other than it's another panel from my 'work in progress' comic about my family history.

Monday, June 12, 2006


The weather has been unbearabley hot, we are on the top floor in an attic flat and the heat just rises. It has been quiet on the work front, and I needed to do something to fight the heat induced apathy that was threatening to set in. I decided to take an illustration I did last week for a postcard mail out into 3ds max. I haven't used the program since I quit the games industry a year and a half ago, I also haven't done a lot of rendering in it (games stuff is all real time) but I think I managed to get the wonky out of focus effect that I was after.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Sherwin Comic

Some panels from the comic I'm working on. It has been an interesting process for me, I've had to draw a lot quicker than I usually do, and try and not be so precious about every image. It's likely that I will go back and change some of the colours on this though. I've been trying to focus on the story as a whole rather than the details in the pictures. My other concern is holding the readers attention, as my family history may seem fascinating to me, but the average reader isn't going to be nearly so intrigued if they are not related to the people involved. I need to work hard to make it something other than just an illustrated family tree.

I do have some more of this but I'm not quite sure how I want to present it, I'm thinking of giving it its own web page and updating it fortnightly. I'm not working on it chronologically so I'd need to get the beginning done first if I'm going to do this.