Ah, the last issue before I quit. This one was awesome! The art hasn’t been better. The story was concise — albeit heavily influenced by LOST. The characters and their relationship to one another was growing. I even figured out how to make panels a part of the story! It was very exciting!
I had a full script written for this one (both parts) and even started work on issue 6, while a script for issue 7 was nigh complete. However, I had the baggage of issues 1-4 to work through and that caused the hiatus.
I wanted to rework the story and really make it something great, not just practice. I finished this one in 2010 (early 2011) and immediately went back to basics. Since then I’ve had starts and stops. I’ll go over those in the next post though.
Even the word bubbles look glorious! (Kib’s reading The Denial of Death by the way.) Also, Iaka has curlers in her hair to justify that ridiculous hairstyle, haha.
Love this outfit for Kib too and the spaceship design — like I said, modeled after the A-Wing from Star Wars. One note, I added these neck things as though they helped them breathe… because, I thought I needed to explain it. Jesse said, yeah, they do that in Star Wars Episode 1, which I thought was his way of saying, “You don’t need to justify it,” but I think he was actually saying, “Don’t do that.”
This tennis court is modeled after the one by Casey’s parents house. Also, this kneepads thing is something I’ve always wanted to do.
I think I fucked up the points-system… but if you follow along for who scores and when, there’s a meta-narrative.
I love that tennis match, but this is another favorite, the evolution of man! Not only does Kib come out from the primordial soup and slowly walk, but I made the background stuff mirror his evolution — going from swamp, to tree, to cave, to the castle, to destruction. So proud of this one.
Always felt like Kib looked like Gene Wilder here — that’s only a good thing.
Those panels just came together… I’ve tried to repeat it since and can’t, that was just awesome.
An ACTUAL two-page spread. I taped the back of two pages together and worked on them concurrently. It was glorious!
That hand…!!! And even the way she rests in his arms, they’re actually interacting and not just blocky figures. Iaka actually hangs limply, I love it!
This was showing the progression of last issue’s powers. He takes her pain (as seen in the first three panels).
I love every panel on this page. Although, I gotta say, my characters look very old in the faces.
This didn’t happen on purpose, but the panel layout is almost identical to the first issue’s last page.
Kinda my philosophy for religion at the time. Let people believe in their myths, so long as it makes them better off.
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