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 (@) and the hero of the story Gale Norman (@) 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
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.
Everything is where it belongs. No surprises. No mistakes.
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.
If only the world were this organized. This contained.
Out there, the real world, is too opened. Too messy. But here…
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.
Here, it’s perfect.
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.
Sometimes I close my eyes, and then I’m there. In this little world I’ve made.