Since the initial drawing/watercolors go through so many stages after being scanned in to become the final page that shows up in the book, which version would you sell as the original art page on cadence? Would it be the pre scanned in page with the actual lines/watercolors? Or a version that’s produced that is in the final book?
Excellent post. I am a very bad amateur artist ( started doing it to cope with chronic anxiety and retake something I like but gave up when I was 14 because I was not good at all ). Have you ever used Markers? They leave the same feeling as watercolor coloring but are quicker to apply.
I really like black and white art.
Hey Jeff. Do I see a bit of a Twin Peaks inspiration in that Fishflies excerpt above your drawing table? Ring of trees, and all.
I've been reading comics for 30 years. I think only 3 have moved me to tears; ROYAL CITY was one of them. Thanks for making me ugly cry lol.
Very interesting, thank you! I'll get Land of Sons for sure.
This is awesome, thanks for this. I've always wondered what happened with Royal City. It seemed like it was building up for a longer run, and then all of a sudden the final issue was announced. After reading that first paragraph, though, it makes a lot of sense. Sounds like a hell of a grind for a monthly book.
Couple questions for the upcoming Q&A, if I'm not too late. Do you see yourself revisiting Royal City in the future at some point in a non-monthly format? And after looking at your desk, do you sit or stand when you draw? Or change it up?
Also, I feel like we're getting some Fishflies sneak peeks in some of these pictures, and I am intrigued!
Land of Sons completely blew me away, Gipi is amazing.
Thanks Jeff for sharing the creative process from your work, each letters can be received like a lesson. I'm happy to see your interest for Gipi who is another one of my favorites artist.
Seriously being spoiled with all of this 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Both Mazebook and Primordial are amazing! First issues that leave you guessing and most importantly WANTING MORE can be tricky but you’ve managed to unlock the secret.
Really cool. I love it!
Seeing the different color balances is really interesting. As Mazebook comes out, it's definitely something I'll keep in my mind.
I decided to revisit All-New Hawkeye and I was pleasantly surprised to see a familiar scene of frogcatching. =)