Sunday, August 25, 2013

Page 6, Cosmo's Apples

Here is page 6 of "Cosmo's Apples".
The kids get distracted...

This page was added to introduce the kids experiencing the forest.  In the bedtime story that started these sketches I wanted the kids to learn about the forest by listening. I wanted the kids to be quiet and observant of their surroundings and the forest would reveal itself to as they are watching Cosmo...someone is watching them....

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fish Tank X

Finished improvised comic done at Ann Arbor Library in one of Jerzy Drozd classes...very very Fun!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Putting limits on yourself opens up creativity....
Recipe: (Thanks to  Jerzy Drozd)
1. Take 3 items for you house ( Fish Tank, Legos, X-Box)
2. Take 2 Random News headlines ( Astronauts in Peril / Leader Poisoned)
3. Pick a Theme (Believing you are capable of more / Exceeding your expectations)

Mix for 60 min.  (Do not over mix)
The result was a 8 page mini comic ...very fun and quick...Here are some roughs....
More finished to follow in the next few days...


Next I Developed pages in a mini comic format:
Using Manga Studio I made a 2 Page Story...flipping pages upside down as needed for the Mini comic format....

Using Guide layers and the crop markers for spacing...I had pages for print.  
One single paper, printed on both sides...for an 8 page comic...thanks to Matt Feazell...

Pages coming soon...

Monday, August 19, 2013

Page 5, Cosmo's Apples

Cosmo knows he is being followed...
Please come back next Monday for page 6 !

Again, I jumped to quickly from panel to panel without telling the story.  I don't know if I really fixed it here but it is what it is.  Originally I had a scenes of Cosmo overlooking his field, then picked apples, then took them to town to sell....I neglected the kids and had to bring them back into the story...I liked the selling apples panels but thought it did not fit and will bring them back later....

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Page 4, Cosmo's Apples

The kids follow Cosmo to the apple tree!
Please come back next Monday for page 5!

I changed the focus of this page to be the children's point of view as with the previous pages.  Originally. the large rock was going to turn into the Troll himself. Also, I was looking for a spot the kids to return to over and over (that will be explained later) . I wanted their attention to be on Cosmo not on their immediate surroundings....more later..

Monday, August 5, 2013

Page 3, Cosmo's Apples

Lets follow Cosmo into the woods...he's not afraid of any Trolls!
Please come back next Monday for page 4
I started with the kids having any argument about whether or not to follow Cosmo...the lower panel ended up as a page lead off of Cosmo leaving for the woods....followed by the kids....again using original sketches on inked pages adding panels and shifting order....all resulting from not having a clear story first before spending time sketching....