Thursday, July 3, 2008

24 Hour Comic DAGON

The basic idea was to see what we could do in 24 hours. The concept was borrowed from other comic book artists who do this yearly. Three NKU alumni and myself sat in a room for what ended up only being 8-14 hours but it was still advantageous for me. It was an interesting experience which forced me to do my least comfortable job as an illustrator, layouts. Each person had their own goals. I believe Adam and Oliver were actually trying to complete a comic while Tj was just there to make some collaborative art.

My goal was to thumb out and shoot reference for a short story by H.P. Lovecraft titled Dagon.
I have earlier posted an image I had done for this story and here I wanted to sequential explore the rest of the narrative. The night started out oddly by trying to find a suitable place to make the art and grabbing food. The event then degraded into a Gambit card throwing night of flute playing and other oddities. When all was said and done I had my layouts complete and some kick ass photo reference thanks to all three but especially TJ. After the San Diego Comic Con I can't wait to jump into the story and start working on these images.

1 comment:

Oliver Meinerding said...

you were definitely the most productive, altho you also didn't participate in our "planned" evening.
kudos anyway, you were the smarter one. you got out with a bunch of work done, and i got out just realizing how bad i do sequential art in a 12 hour rush.

great photo group. really captures what most of the night was like.