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Jonny Crossbones

Post by Kean » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:53 am

I figure a bunch of you will get a kick out of Les McClaine's latest endeavour (if you aren't already, that is), Jonny Crossbones. It updates daily, Tuesdays-Fridays. Can ya dig the Herge influence?

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Post by Phil C » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:20 am

Super!
The Herge influence is more like a Herge channeling in some respects.
I don't dig the crossbones guy--I'd rather him be 'normal' looking--
but the comic looks cool! I love the classic look.
Thanks for the link!

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Post by Nofret » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:38 am

Haha! Looking great!
That's funny, when Les was doing Highway 13, I had commented on how one of his cover's reminded me of Herge's Flight 714 for Sidney. Now he's going even more for the Herge influence, and looking good doing it. Yay!
Many thanks for the link Kean. Glad to see Les is still doing stories.

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Post by Kazu » Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:48 am

That's great! :D I agree with Phil. The lack of facial expressions may get a bit constricting, but the comic as a whole looks really, really nice. Les does Herge very well....
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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:47 pm

Dang I have this skull nd crossbones character that I have been toiling with for years oh well....


Looks awesome though!
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Post by dik pose » Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:51 pm

Wowsers...this is pretty darn nice lookin...I will have to bookmark and read it later...Yeah, Herge even down to the word balloons!!!

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Post by Les M. » Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:16 pm

Yeah, the lack of expression has already made it a little tough, but I like throwing challenges at myself to make the drawing more fun. It makes me work harder on body language and stuff. The layout constraints are even harder.

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Post by Phil McAndrew » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:08 pm

I've been really enjoying this so far :D

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Post by Sweet_Baboo » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:23 pm

wow - it's like Tintin's walking around in a holloween costume

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Post by Kean » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:56 pm

I thought the "here's your shoe" gag was hilarious.

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Post by Azad » Thu Aug 19, 2004 9:06 pm

is it coming out? it looks great!
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Post by Mothos » Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:28 pm

I like the look of Jonny Crossbones. Great iconistic character, he's perfect for the cheesy ghost mystery theme Les seems to be headed for, I just wish the pages would come faster. Perfection takes time I guess.

Les- Great tutorial! I love to see the process of my peers.

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Post by matt spangler » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:54 am

very cool...the process if very nice

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Post by Dek » Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:49 pm

Heh - the Hergé influence is obvious in this one - except for the girls, though. Les M. draws a very different woman than Hergé. I like it, though. I saw the two villans at the bottom (Forsythe and the other guy), and immediately thought "Tintin!". I have a Tintin book (King Ottokar's Sceptre), and the unnammed guy looks like one of the Thompsons.
As well - the police officer is Captain Haddock dressed up, I swear. Slubberdegullions!
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Post by bluebottle » Sun Aug 22, 2004 8:39 pm

'wailing washington' what a great comic! :wink:

this looks and reads great so far
'something really witty/funny or profound here!'
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