25.12.09

a short comic

Here's a short comic I finished two days ago. At the moment, I'm trying to practice more on making comics than drawing illustrations. Though it's practically the same thing, drawing comics just seems much tougher. I tend to play (mess) around with the design and the look for way too much time, and end up not finishing it, because of the pressure put on me by no one but myself.
So I challenged myself, which always is a good thing to do. Drawing in your safe zone feels really good, but you don't really move
anywhere.
So what I did was, I gave myself half an hour to come up with a story and write it down. Then, with some two inch thumbnails and no detailed sketches, I had to draw the six pages in one evening. And then another evening to color the whole thing.


Here's the lines first. Trying to keep it a little loose and simple a
nd not to think too much.


And here's the colors without the lines. Trying again to keep it simple and working more in flats.


And here's the final comic.






12 comments:

Miklós Felvidéki said...

Great funny and grotesque comic. It's pretty cool that you let us see the whole creative process of making the stuff. Your coloring really gives life to your drawings and at some point the colors by themselves are just as good as the final colored pages. You should try to play with leaving some of the lines at some pictures leaving only the tones to explain what the picture is all about. I don't know if what I say makes any sense but anyway... Great work! Are your comics published in any form somewhere? 'Cause I'd like to get my own copy!

Ben Baker said...

Nice work! You should do a longer story in the same style!

Benji said...

I've been following this site for a while, and love your stuff, and I'm really excited to see this new development of working on a complete story. I love comics.

Rick Rock said...

Thanks for sharing this... I like the idea of a challenge to do a comic in a limited timeframe, I should try that, anyway the result is amazing! Great style!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mikkel-
Great new stuff!.

Should we do some zombie stuff soon?.

J.

jamie holmes said...

ops that would be me jamie.

To said...

haha epic death!

Leo de Winter said...

very dynamic, awesome little comic.
Wish you all the luck with your career, exciting stuff!

mick statham said...

that's great.

Sam Mooney said...

I just stumbled across this blog and am amazed.

oriol said...

AMAZING all toyur work, every line every color. You have a new fan.

Gax said...

meeeee like it