Wednesday, December 10, 2008

21 Speed!

So as the last two posts implied, I was incredibly busy this past semester. I was putting together a comic that would be my senior project for college. It took about three months to plan, thumbnail, draw, color, print and put together. After all of that work, it turned out pretty well, and I was able to finish the rest of my classes after the book was finished. As an act of celebration, I'm doing a "making of" post, documenting some of the earlier parts of the process and the tail end of things.

Drawing the actual pages...





...scanning those pages, putting them together as spreads, and coloring them in Photoshop... 


...making a mock-up and printing the spreads accordingly...




...getting the screenprinted covers ready along with the print spreads to construct the book...




...printing out the black and white copies...


...and skipping through a few tedious steps, we finally get to the finished products.




I'm pretty stoked about how well the comic turned, as well as the awesome reception it's been getting. I'm already getting ready for my next comic, but before I get too far into what's on the horizon, I'll leave you with a few pages from "21 Speed".







5 comments:

Daniel Felts said...

I have never looked so intimidating.

Derrick said...
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Derrick said...

What? Someone had to delete a comment on my blog? Was it scandalous or obscene? Did it make fun of my dear old mums? Intriguing...

But anyway...

Daniel-
It can difficult sometimes to assess how much fear one can inspire while masked, topless, and aggressively posed with a ping-pong paddle.

Derrick said...

Quick corrections/Admission of bad short term memory-

Mystery solved: The deleted comment was made by me while signed in through some other email account.

Daniel-
I meant for the first phrase of my response comment to read as -It "can" be difficult-. Okay, I'm proofreading comments... I need to get off of the computer.

Jessica Eves said...

I have to be honest. Derrick, these are INCREDIBLE! you should be so freakin proud of yourself. I wish i could have a copy of your comic!