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2010 SKETCHBOOK (60 pages, black/white/tone, print run 100 copies)


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Letter balloons

This is something that I am starting to play with.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Title accident

This is the title page to a 2-page-spread introducing the technology that make the world of Robotika possible. I wanted to have "The World of" in cursive script form to contrast with "Robotika", but by accident I ended-up with this, which I kind of like because it is readable, but at the same time very different.

Monday, August 15, 2005

When too subtile becomes...obscure.

This is something that I was very proud of at one time. In issue #2 a CEO of a company tries to explain to Niko how beneficial his company is to the country...later on in the same issue The Queen explains to Niko how beneficial her reign is to the (same) country. In both cases it is just propaganda (even though different words are used) and I wanted to make a connection between the two speeches. I tried to do it by giving the same gestures to the characters. I just inked The Queen's monologue and as I was finishing it up I realized that no one will make that connection. Bummer.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Another fix

This was another area I fixed as I started inking. Both Brian A. and Ryan S. gave me suggestions that resulted in this final version. My problem with the penciled drawing was that Niko's sword intersected The Queen's hand at an odd angle, almost blurring the foreground into the background. I believe this is a much easier picture to look at.

Saturday, August 06, 2005


This figure always bothered me. It looked very unnatural and awkward. As I started finishing the last few pages of issue #2 I tried to fix it with ink. The final version, while still a bit odd around the hand, I think looks much better.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Color Samples

Presented above are 3 samples of various pages colored by Joel Chua. I was very impressed by his color selections...especially since he worked without any color notes/guides. Mark was also very impressed. I believe Joel will be a great asset to the team and I can't wait to see the first colored issue.

Monday, August 01, 2005