Comic book is almost finished. Just wanted to drop an excited entry to say: WHIP YIP AND WOOT!!! This has by and far been the most patience trying exercise I have ever involved myself with and to see just a 'near-finished' product has got me very, very excited indeed.
I am really pleased with a lot of things about this comic. I think it marks a real move forward for me in terms of satirical writing and it has taken me a huge stride closer to getting my own brand of cartoon out in the open. I have learned so many new skills by chosing to do a comic book instead of JUST an animation because it has forced me to use different programs to get the results I want. Illustrator is truly a fantastic piece of kit and im really looking forward to getting to know the tool in further depth.
The front cover (Which I will post here) is painted in photoshop....I'm no the biggest fan of the tool - purely because I don't know much about it. But I had a friend show me a few things and then experimented a little bit and have found it to be good fun when you know you're way around. I am pleased with the front cover because it looks especially 70's-ish, if that makes any sense. I like how cheap and naff it looks because that is what I aimed for. This comic was crap, it got cancelled for been gross and indecent and it has been really fun striving to make it as cheesy as possible. I have also learned a bit about printing and a whole bunch about layout. Furthermore I am have got into comic books, something I could never see myself doing. I find them a really good source of fun and a great way to practise you're cartoon skills. They also teach you a lot about laying a story out and how to tell a story so that it makes sense and it has pace.
This has been a really exciting thing to do and although less than a week ago I was tearing out my hair, I really think I have knocked up something really good. Now I all I have to do is perfect the drawings, add the tri-tone colour palette to make it a bit easier on the eye and then print the bugger a few dozen times to impress all mi' mates!