The first 140 pages of the future Pixelton graphic novel are 100% inked. It took longer then I imagined, but I’m happy. It looks and reads well, and once I add some extra shine to the gaps I think the first section does exactly what it needs to. For once in my life I have something I’m proud to stand behind.
And of course now that I’m getting somewhere, I’m entirely changing how I do things. The rest of the book will be roughly written/sketched on paper but drawn from the start in the computer. I feel I used my sketches as a crutch and with less emphasis on copying I can make faster pages. This is the same method I’ve used with the online comic, and I finally think it is looking good enough to bring to the book.
After replaying ICO I’m dedicated to building more atmosphere. If I have the time you will get to explore many parts of the enchanted island, even if just to enjoy the view. Having a sense of place and weight is a big push that I feel worked in Nothing Left to Lose, even if the story was crap. I’d like the same gravity but with a child’s sense of wonder.
If I get my way I’m half done. So much more to do, but to be honest, this end section goes insane. When I started this book I never imagined it would end up being such a strange and heavy project…
GOOD NEWS/ BAD NEWS:
I finished two pages today but the first won’t get colored until tomorrow or Tuesday. This next page is nice but the second page could be one of my best drawings ever. It was the reason (outside of the book) that I stopped drawing here, because each time I realized what I was doing my mind became lazy. But both should hit within a week!
HELP ME PLAY A PRANK ON THE KITTEN PEOPLE:
So when you type kittens into Google the first image you get is Pixelton’s image of a kitty sniper. And this isn’t Google Images…just regular old google search. And while I enjoy the thousand people a day coming here for fuzzy cat love, I wonder if Google would notice if I say, swapped this image for another the same size and name?
Wouldn’t it be funny if they searched kittens and got an image of Hitler in a monster truck? I need your genius to make this prank fully epic. Please share any ideas/images in the comments.
If you’re happy and you know it write a blog post,