Sunday, March 6, 2011
Here Comes The Nightmare
I did this three page comic as a sort of extra feature. I did it for fun, because I love monsters, but also for practice. I do enough of the same four-panel schtick every week, and I wanted to see if I could break away from that, and from the usual goofiness of the strip. Sometimes it's fun to put your characters in a completely different tone and setting.
I also need serious practice with shading, and I set this as a challenge to see if I could come close to my hero, Jeff Smith's style of dramatic black-only shadowing. I still need a lot of work, but I had fun doing it.
All credit for the ending to this comic goes to my big sister, who actually used to do this with her Calvin and Hobbes books to ward off monsters as a kid. I fully believe it would work.