Monday, December 7, 2009

ZX Page 26: Blink



This page took a long time but I've pretty happy with it. Happy with how the visual language bits I'm using communicate and happy with the overall page balance. As far as what's going on in the story, I guess tension is going to be mounting steadily from no on to the end. If you thought the first 15 pages or so of the comic were kinda light, well, now you'll see what they served as groundwork for.

Keep reading and also, keep talking.

-Helm

4 comments:

James said...

Just when your posting goes real-time, the story begins taking a turn for the strange and dramatic. It's very exciting.

donut said...

The first thing that popped in my mind when seeing this page was "I'm taking a ride with my best friend, I hope he never let's me down again."

I enjoy your dreamlike way of suggesting high velocity in night-time. Looking back, the time-lapse of lights and shapes somehow gave rise to Edward Munch-like forms in the fifth frame of Magic (the motorcycle comic).

I guess I also have an easier time of reading volumes with the added black in this page, making the third and seventh frames quite evocative.

Helm said...

Oh the Depeche Mode song? Very fitting, hadn't thought of that.

Thank you on the nighttime velocity point, I was worried that speed-lines (this was the first comic I used them in) would mess with the more abstract lights and whatever, turned out better than I expected. Now if I remembered to make the hood of the car on the bottom strip dent upwards like it should instead of inwards that'd have been great. I did it right just a mere two panels before that heh. Artist tiredness by that point, it was the last panel left to do.

Vak said...

I'm still trying to figgure out the number after the ZX on the licence plates of that car. Its the little things that get me!