|KINGDOM, suicide: Pages 1-7
||[Jan. 14th, 2009|11:51 pm]
The Unintended Web Comics Collective
Over the course of working on the PINK DOG (Hosted here in the bastard_empire, as well.) pages I've finished thus far, a few things became clear to me. One, I was hungry to create other comics as well. The next few being finite stories, not open-ended cartoonish romps like PD. Two, while I was getting a good deal of positive feedback, I didn't want to just be "That PINK DOG guy". I'm proud of what I've accomplished with PD, but it's just a small bit of who I am, creatively. I wanted to show that, not just know it myself. Third, and maybe of the most import, I learned that the braggart fashion in which I'd presented PD, was being applied to me as a person. Now, I don't stay up nights worrying over who thinks what of me, but understanding what the comic was portraying me as, made me take a step back.
PINK DOG *is* what it is. I make no apologies. But it is what it is because it has to be. That arrogant fervor is in it's blood. And in mine, in part. But it's not the only goo sludging through my veins. With PD, I also stretched and improved as a story-teller. Miles to go, yet, but still...this is where I want to be and now I can take more forks in the road, with a small amount of confidence. I'm beginning to breathe. And it's goddamned nice.
Moving on, this work would've been posted sooner, but my comp ate my PhotoShop, and gaining a new copy has been troublesome, though several have tried to aid me. Which I thank them for. You know who you are. Speaking of friends: Not being able to tweak the pages beyond my drafting table, led me to once again ask lizzie_borden (She is UBER) for assistance. In which, she dabbled in ways I wouldn't've even considered and found a way to preserve the painterly look of the brushed ink, while attaining the bold blacks I'd wanted. She puts the PINK in the DOG, and now the bite in the...well, you'll see what they are. Hats off to her.
Without further ado and/or gilding the lily, I present part 1 of...4...5...oh, hell, like I know...of KINGDOM, suicide. It's gonna be no longer than 30 or 40 pages. Which I'll endeavor to present in a timely manner. I hope you enjoy. Thank you, very much, for taking time out of your day, to read my work. May my creations treat you as well as you deserve.
( Let her go, let her go, and bless her...Collapse )