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minicomics live– post 14

9:07 pm: (After two computer reboots and a few very bad words.  I think the gear is getting tired.  Me too.) Here’s page 7.  You certainly cannot accuse me of taking the easy way out here.  Iowa in a hat! … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 13

8:11 pm:  I’m going back and finishing some of the pages I blocked out earlier, so here is page 8, the back cover.  There are still a few decisions to be made about the relationship between Iowa’s hand, the strap … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 12

7:37 pm:  This is not good.  The scanner is getting a little squirrel shaped.  It took me several tries to get this scan.  Deep breath.  Anyway, this is page three, and it gave me some trouble, particularly the panel in … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 11

6:36 pm:  Here’s page two, although it isn’t numbered yet.  My critique here is that Iowa’s right arm looks stiff in panel two, and I’m sure I’m going to fiddle with it a bit.

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minicomics live– post 10

5:56 pm: The penciled pages are finally coming off the boards!  The first ones are always most difficult, since this is where I figure out all the little details, like the costumes.  Here is the cover, or page one if … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 8

2:43 pm:  This is a step I never would have taken if it wasn’t for you, the audience.  All my “scribble breakdowns” look pretty much like the ones you see here, except I don’t bother to cut them up and … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 7

1:32 pm: Here is the finished script.  Normally, I’d never bother typing up a formal script for such a small project, but nobody else would be able to understand the scribbled notes I usually work from.  Off to work on … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 6

12:50 pm:  I’ve been drawing and working on the script, which is almost finished.  (I also had lunch and dealt with some household stuff.) Here’s a sketch of the two new characters, the Piggy Bank and the Old Lady.  I … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 5

11:05 am: I have collected some photo references: three piggy banks, two wild boars, and four Tyrolean hats.  I think my idea to make the Piggy Bank character a kind of cross between a conventionally cute piggy and a wild … Continue reading

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minicomics live– post 4

10: 28 am: There is an outline, and even a working title.  Normally I wouldn’t be worried about the page count at this point in the process, but with an eight page mini there is just not that much room … Continue reading

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