Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Comic Book Examples

My main approach from the beginning of this program has been to make a graphic novel that is fun and interesting with some humor and heart. Here are 3 examples that I am working on emulating. We'll see how close I come this semester.

Bone is my most direct influence. I especially like the use of the comic panel and word balloons for comedic timing. I'll see how close my story ends up being like Jeff Smith's.

Dragonball is a Japanese comic by Akira Toriyama. It ends up being a huge fighting thing with lots of screaming and fireball shooting. But it starts out as an adventure comic that is very much in the mood and vein that I want to work.

Scott Pilgrim has awesome dialogue. The element of fun is really nice and something I want in my work.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

We Made a Video Game!

We made this game as a class. GameSalad is pretty fun to play around with.

Play and Enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sketches from Class!

When I was working from home I never seemed to have the time to just sketch. Now that I'm back in school, there are times when I am sitting and listening to a presenter and I can just draw and listen. It's really kind of nice. Here are 2 things I drew the other day.

I have done tons of work this week, but it was almost all story ideas and page thumbnails which I don't really want to show here. Next week I'll be focusing more on character design, so there should be more to show.

*SeƱor Conehead is a character from the artwork of one of my fellow grad students Andrew McCauley. Check out his gritty, yet vibrant artwork.

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Week of Work

These are the first thumbnails of done here at CCAD. Most of the work I've done this week has been story work and is words and not visually interesting at all. I'm purposely not showing these at a very high resolution because I want to work through the story before I really show it on the blog.

My mentor Andy Friz suggested that I keep working on the character designs for my main characters. This is my first attempt to kind of morph them into different body types in an effort to make them different looking. I don't want to make them totally cartoony proportions, I'll save that for other characters, so it's mostly subtle differences.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Little Intro

I just started my MFA at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD). The first week was very exciting and I'm looking forward to the whole 2 years. Columbus has been a great place to live so far and I can't wait to judge it in winter.

Each MFA student is expected to keep a blog of their progress while working on their projects. Mine is a graphic novel, so I'll be putting a lot of character designs and sample pages but probably not the whole actual comic.

The tentative title is "The Legend of Acornhead" which may or may not be the name of the character above.

New Blog Logo

I just added the new blog logo today. I'm really into the red/pink, white, black and aqua/blue theme. I'm guessing I won't keep those colors for the whole 2 years.