Small World – P2

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It`s been a long time coming but here it is finally, the second page of Small World, a collaboration with Jordan Kirian.

A lot has happened since the first page was posted. Jordan has started his own small press called  Hot Cake Comics (yum!). They’ll be showing off their first titles next month at S.P.A.C.E. (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo). So make sure to check out Hot Cake Comics for updates. They deserve a huge round of applause for their hard work because making comics is not an easy feat.

On my side of the world, I’ve been working on some great projects I can’t talk about at the moment (dem NDAs). However I can tell you that I’m illustrating Gale, a neo-noir comic series, by Seth Greenwood. We’ll be posting more information on Gale in the weeks to come so make sure to follow Seth (@RubblesWrites) and the hero of the story Gale Norman (@gale_comic) on Twitter for sneak peaks and progress updates.

Before I go, here’s a Small World Easter egg: the license plate in panel 3 is a vintage Ohio plate, a little tribute to the author and his home state. Finally I leave you with the original script of Small World Page 2 if you are interested in seeing our process. Enjoy! 🙂

Page 2- 4 panels

Panel 1

Now Herman is standing over his model, placing the little house in its gap. This shot will have both Herman and the model in it pretty much completely. He looks really content here, he’s just finished another part of his big project.

Herman (Caption):

Everything is where it belongs. No surprises. No mistakes.

Panel 2

This panel is sort of like the last one, except Herman is starting to look a little more serious. His looking at the model has suckered his brain into thinking about the real world a little bit, so there is a little discomfort, a slight change of attitude here. Maybe he has his hand on his chin or something.

Herman:

If only the world were this organized. This contained.

Herman (Caption):

Out there, the real world, is too opened. Too messy. But here…

Panel 3

Herman is kneeling down, eye level, to examine his model, as if taking in all the detail he has made, and appreciating how contained it all is. In his mind, that is beautiful. This is doing a lot to calm his thinking about the outside world.

Herman (Caption):

Here, it’s perfect.

Panel 4

Herman is still knelt beside his model, but now his eyes are shut tight. He looks calm, maybe a little proud of what he’s accomplished.

Herman (Caption):

Sometimes I close my eyes, and then I’m there. In this little world I’ve made.

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Small World – P2

  1. Hello! So glad you’re back, and it’s good to hear you’ve been busy… loving the story and illustrations (but then I’ve always been drawn to miniature worlds). 🙂

    1. Hi Rebecca! It’s great to see you again 🙂 I really missed blogging and most of all chatting with other creators here. Looking forward to catching up on your paintings.

      I love miniature worlds too (especially Victorian themed ones)! There’s a small shop nearby that sells all things miniature and I often have my nose pressed against the window in awe.

      1. Ah, likewise! I love the friendships formed here. 🙂 I’ll be keeping my eye out for more posts from you in due course. My own rate of production has really slowed down, but every now and again I pop up a post; it’s in fits and starts. But you never know what the longer days may bring, hopefully more creative impulses! 🙂

      2. It’s inspiring to see you continue your practice despite the highs and lows. I look forward to seeing more posts form you as well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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