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Top Ten portfolio samples

Post by Jason C-M » Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:22 am

Well, I've finished these pages for my portfolio. I've got tweaks and fixes, and in the case of page four, burn and do over, but thought I'd share anyway.

Doing this sort of thing (art just for the portfolio) can be a lot of fun, as it's almost always stuff I wouldn't ordinarily get around to drawing.

It's a pantomime story, but to understand it, you'd probably need to know that ToyBox (the woman with the short hair) and Peregrine (the woman with the wings) are from Alan Moore's Top Ten -- they're part of a police force that patrols a city full of superhuman characters.

Anyway, I'm only posting the first 3 pages here rather than have all the dial-up patrons of the board hate my guts. The link to the last three pages is at the bottom.

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Two
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Three
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(the cover of the magazine says "Tara SExposed!)

Pages four through six are posted here.

Hope you had fun, harsh critiques welcome.

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Post by Johnny Neat » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:12 am

:shock: Awesome 8)
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Post by Atomic Monkey » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:27 am

WoW :shock:

Definitely my favorite stuff from you yet. I can follow the story fine, and I dont know anything about Top Ten. There's a lot of great angles. That first panel is friggin' sweet! I'm not real good at crits on sequentials...this is real good though.

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Post by Vince » Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:07 pm

Nice work, Jason.

That curvalinear perspective must've been hell to plot out! It looks great!

Quick question -- I'm just doing a few pages for Comic-Con myself... and I was wondering: do companies mind if you show them pages from other companies' stories? I'm working on a Ghost script, which is Dark Horse... would Marvel be pissed off I didn't do an X-Men comic or something?

Thanks, and cool stuff! Best of luck!

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Post by Jason C-M » Thu Jul 01, 2004 3:05 pm

Curvilinear perspective is one of my pet projects. Glad you liked it.

The only company (worth mentioning) I've heard of being pissy about wanting to see their own characters is Marvel.

I've shown dark horse stuff to DC, DC stuff to darkhorse, nobody's seemed to care. Most editors are smart enough to figure out that if you can draw Ghost, you can draw Electra.

Now, what does that say about Marvel?

But Marvel doesn't even bother showing up for Comic-con anyway.
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Post by Johnny Neat » Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:25 am

Don't even go there with Marvel. That's a huge can of worms.
That company needs some help. They couldn't even get something as pity as their website right, what makes you think their way of doing business would make sense :?:
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Post by Mikie » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:16 pm

:cry:


It's...it's really good.

damnit!

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Post by Hupselipup » Fri Jul 02, 2004 12:31 pm

Why is Peter Parker not wearing his mask?

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Post by Johnny Neat » Fri Jul 02, 2004 1:11 pm

Does it matter? He's pimp.
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Post by Vince » Sat Jul 03, 2004 2:07 am

Jason,

Quick thought --

Maybe for second panel on page 2, you could pull the camera back... I was thinking the dialogue and/or body posture of the character might be enough to show the "WTF" emotion, and it would be more dramatic to emphasize what exactly the webslinger has done. It might even be nice to show a wide shot in deep perspective that essentially shows where Spider-Man has been.

I dunno, what do you think?

P.S. Oh, and thanks so much for answering my question! I appreciate it! :wink:
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Post by Jason C-M » Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:32 am

Mikie wrote: It's...it's really good.
Is that the High Fidelity quote I think it is? Either way, Thanks!
Hupselipup wrote:Why is Peter Parker not wearing his mask?
'cause while I'm not much of a spidey fan, I have read a lot of the stuff from his first three or four years of existence, and I just looooved every time Steve Ditko or John Romita would have Peter take off his shoes and go wall-crawling. Spidey's costume is cool, but not as fun as a barefoot guy swinging 50 stories above the pavement.
Vince wrote:Maybe for second panel on page 2, you could pull the camera back... I was thinking the dialogue and/or body posture of the character might be enough to show the "WTF" emotion, and it would be more dramatic to emphasize what exactly the webslinger has done. It might even be nice to show a wide shot in deep perspective that essentially shows where Spider-Man has been.
That'd be a great shot, but I really want to keep that cu of peregrine telling him off, because for me the story is about ToyBox comparing herself to Peregrine.

okay! Question!

From the last panel on page one to the first panel on page two, Peter switches the hand that's holding the wall and the hand that's got the web. It's physically possible, but does it still come across as a continuity gaff?

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Post by weatherwise » Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:59 am

If it weren't for the fact that he had shotted web and was still holding it, I wouldn't say it was a continuity gaffe. As it stands now, though, yeah, it probably is, since it's much less likely for him to drop a web line, switch hands, and then shoot another one by hte time Peregrine gets there.
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Post by Mikie » Sat Jul 03, 2004 8:29 am

Jason C-M wrote:
Mikie wrote: It's...it's really good.
Is that the High Fidelity quote I think it is? Either way, Thanks!
Yes! And you are welcome.
Jason C-M wrote:From the last panel on page one to the first panel on page two, Peter switches the hand that's holding the wall and the hand that's got the web. It's physically possible, but does it still come across as a continuity gaff?
Didn't even notice.

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Post by Vince » Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:52 am

Hey Jason,
That'd be a great shot, but I really want to keep that cu of peregrine telling him off, because for me the story is about ToyBox comparing herself to Peregrine.
Ah, makes sense now. Cool deal, thanks for clarifying that!

And I actually agree with both mikie and weatherwise... yes, I read it as a continuity gaff, but only since you pointed it out. I didn't even notice it the first time I read it. (I think I was distracted by Peregrine's cool wings... :wink: )

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Post by Johnny Neat » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:25 pm

I had to come back and have another look at this.
I love the Page 3 panels 3 and 4.
Great old school cameos.
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