Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Letters are important

So here's a couple in-the-works pages from our next issue. These pencils are by Bratty Ben Perkins and on their way to being inked by the Marauding Mike Babinksi. It's another chapter in the Denver Dockry serials.

Whenever possible, I'll start blocking out the letters as soon as possible. More often than not, multiple issues will arise with balloon placement and dramatic flow of dialogue. In this story I got to do alot of fun back and forth quippy dialogue with the detective and his weasely sidekick. So in that spirit of fun, multiple issues arose with how to interweave the balloons so the reader still gets that sense that the exchange is quickly bouncing back and forth. If you look at Ken Bruzenak's stuff, in POWERS specifically, that guy is a genius at that kind of thing.

Doing this will also give me an idea of what (if any) changes need to be made to the script, now that I have glorious pictures to help tell the story. More often than not, I'll re-script quite a bit (not just for space issues) but also for need.

Thanks for taking a peak behind the curtain.

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