Monday, June 23, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Moon Prince is Back!


Dear Readers:

The Moon Prince is back, with its first new page since it went on hiatus while I tidied up all the old pages! As you may recall, Molly is being held prisoner by the Moon Pirates while Max and Grakko are trapped underground in the Kingdom of the Fairies, who believe Max to be their long-awaited god.

See you next week for another new page, and thanks for reading!
Best,
Kevin



Click HERE to see the whole story.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Rough Pearl Page 44: Hypocrisy

Hi, everyone:

A little over three years ago I started a new graphic novel called The Rough Pearl, which is a sequel to my first book, Fantastic Life. I got about thirty pages into it and then - as is often the case with me - I decided to redraw the entire thing in an entirely different style (I wanted more “gravitas”!).

This meant that anyone who'd been following the story had to wait an entire year while I uploaded new versions of all the same pages they'd already read. Finally, last year, I caught up to where I'd left off in the story and produced ten totally new pages. At that point, I realized I wasn't sure where the story should go next, and decided to sit down and write the rest of the book - so as to avoid drawing myself into a corner later!

Writing the rest of the book took almost a year, after which I sat down and started drawing the new pages. Here, after all the stops and starts, is the first page of the rest of the book. I hope to produce a new page every week or two, and I hope you'll come back and check them out. If you'd like to catch up on the previous pages in the story, they're all HERE.

Thanks for reading!

Best,
Kevin


Friday, June 6, 2014

One More Week Until New Moon Prince Pages!



Dear Readers:

Thanks for being so patient while I've been polishing up the early pages of The Moon Prince! New pages are currently underway and will start running again on June 13th.

In the meantime, here's a little animation showing how I made page 207, starting with the “thumbnail” rough sketch I did on typing paper when I wrote it, then showing the collage layout I made with photos and 3D renderings, then the line drawing I made from that, the colored version, and finally the finished page with word balloons and “gutters” between the panels.

You'll notice that the same person is posing for all the male figures - that's me, because I work really cheap! Queen Melissa is modeled by my lovely wife Melissa, the real-life mom of the real-life Max and Molly.

Thanks as always for reading!
Best,
Kevin