Sunday, September 5, 2010

The evolving character

This page is going to be fun, it's one of those great examples of why I'm doing this. Oink just doesn't look like Oink in the original. The page layout is also wonky. I was still pretty new to layout design in 1993 when I started this, so I was trying all kinds of weird stuff like the trapezoidal frames that just make it hard to read. I was fond of abstract backgrounds, mostly because I was short on time and backgrounds are hard, haha. I was also learning how to draw the character in 3/4 which is his most challenging angle...this page has 2 good examples of me failing at that, ha!

The most important thing I'm focusing on this page is getting the environment around the scene. This is supposed to be a city street at night, Oink is attacked by some thugs who are after a reward for run away slaves. I think it's pages like this that made the original more of an art book than an easy to ready story...but I am on the case!

I just want to the art to let the story come through man!!!


  1. I left a coment on concept art, about shit I think about Oink and all of that.

    I discovered your work a los of years ago, and I remeber me whith your boock in my hands=)

  2. This is great. I was leery of redoing your old stuff digital, but it looks great. I can't wait to see the whole book... and the next one... and the one after! I'm patient.

  3. Hey Oriol I totally took your comment to heart, thanks for taking the time to write it.

    JP, thanks for the encouragement. It will be fun to watch me lose my mind doing this, the danger if digital is over doing it. I think I did that on one of the first test pages, the Spigot one I just reposted.

    To undo or not to undo...that is the question.