Wednesday, May 27, 2009

More inks!

Here are a few more recent inks.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More inks

Here are a few more inks to tease you. There's a couple of places I'd like to change on page 10 when they enter the crossroads hallway, but it's nothing backbreaking. I'm pretty proud of these. (Also, the first page is missing tails on the word balloons. I actually have a version with the tails on, I don't know how that one snuck past me.)

The story is heating up, people! I've almost got dreamweaver figured out too, and when I do I'll start making sure the website is nice and pretty. -Z

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Here's a few more of those first pages again. This should give you an idea of what the inks will look like.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More pages!

Here's a few more pages from later on in the story. There's a gap between the last few and these, so don't try to make sense out of them.

Also, I'm working on the design for the TR website. It's slow going because it's the first one I've ever done, but hopefully it'll look good.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Since I've been working on lo-fi for awhile due to wiping my computer, I did this as I waited. With some help from Jarret ( that will hopefully be solved tonight. And then you'll see a lot more work. I'll watercolor the second page too- it's already partially done.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Computer stuff

For those that didn't know, I've been having computer problems going on a year now.

I wasn't able to access the net through my personal computer and everything I updated had to be done through the school lab, which is part of why updates were so scarce.

This has been fixed.

My computer can now access the internet freely, which means faster updates and more work more easily done. I just have to iron out the kinks. In order to get it fixed I had to wipe the hard drive, which means I no longer have photoshop or even word installed. I'm also missing some pivotal parts of my personal scanner which I'm working on replacing, and the cd's I don't have are all back in Chicago. All the important images and documents are backed up on an external hard drive so no information has been lost, but it'll be a week or two before I'm back to producing at the same speed as I just was. In the meantime I'm going to work on doing some quick fixes to the first few pages, since I have the time, and I'll work ahead on thumbnailing, lettering and other low-fi things I can do to move TR ahead.

I've settled on a size- 9x7 inches. Don't go anywhere, we're just experiencing technical difficulties. -Z

Saturday, March 14, 2009

More pages!

I can't describe how good it feels to actually sit down and DRAW this. Writing is great, it's the most important part of the whole process and it deserves the time I gave it- but damn if it doesn't feel good to do something physical.

Here are more pages. Some of these will change slightly before inks- I feel like the backgrounds are kind of uninteresting here. I've done some research and I know what I'm going to do to change it.

Pages one and two are inked- I really like how they look just as landscapes, so if I can find the time I might watercolor them for fun. If so, those will make their way on here.

In a perfect world I'd be able to watercolor the whole book. If I only had the time.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oh yeah

Back in business, baby!

Here are the first four pages of pencils. You've probably noticed that things have changed one last time. I rewrote the beginning- when I first wrote it it sounded great, but after finishing the book I realized that it was badly paced and unclear. The new one is much simpler.

I'm waiting on a verdict as to whether or not I should use pens or brushes for this, so if you have an opinion shout out.