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Post by Royden » Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:51 pm

Hey guys,

This is a sample from my new graphic novel series. Let me know if it's cool or not. It's called Jet Jones.


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Post by Scott Hallett » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:16 pm

Fantastic! I really dig the art here. A few crits if you're looking for them. I found the smoke when he hits the grating to be a tad distracting...perhaps if it was a little more solid. Also some sound effects would be nice. Great work though. I like the stuff on your website as well.

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Post by willmj » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:05 am

Love this! would love to see more!

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Post by Lorenzo » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:19 am

Man it's cool, it's VERY cool! Makes me think of the Iron Giant movie, really good work.

Actually, this is brilliant!

Lorenzo!
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Post by Og » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:54 am

Nice stuff. I enjoyed your whole site, actually... the David series is particularly nice. Is that available somewhere?

As for the Jet Jones GN, how far along are you? How long is it slated to be? Do you have any idea when you'll be releasing it?
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Post by Royden » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:16 am

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Ya, now for the bad news - if you like it, it won't be out until fall of 2009. There will be four, 150 page books in the series, manga sized. It's taking me so long because I'm keeping my day job in video games while I complete the series (games pay the mortgage). I just finished the first book, it took me just under a year, so I'm sleeping in and taking it easy for a week before I start book 2.

If you like - you can get my other books here

http://www.amazon.com/s/104-1006543-573 ... C%20Royden

Those How To Draw books for kids just came out this month. Thanks again for the comments! It fuels my fire for book 2.

-royden

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:38 pm

Looks great!

I am sort of in the same boat...I work for a game studio...go home play with the kids then work for animation studios at night...gotta pay the bills. So my personal work takes me time too.

Anyway from the looks of it this book will be worth it when it comes out.
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Post by KevinR » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:39 pm

That's very cool, Royden, EXCELLENT stuff indeed. It reads nicely as well, your storytelling flows easily.

I can sympathize with the doing-it-in-your-spare time thing as I am doing the same. It's a killer some days, I get really tired but force myself to get it done. It's great to see other people also working on their passions in their spare time and doing such a great job.

Take care,
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Post by Mike Wieringo » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:09 am

I think that to call it 'cool' would be a vast understatement... it's just AWESOME...!

Now I've got something ELSE to look forward to in the future. I'm very excited!
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Post by Og » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:25 am

I'm in the full-time-game studio / part-time comics/animation routine myself. Guess there are a lot of us about. Games may pay the bills, but there's an artistic satisfaction itch that only Your Own Thing can scratch.

Royden - if book one is finished, why is it so long before it comes out? I'd love to see that 150 pager now.

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Post by Royden » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:38 am

wow - a lot of of positive responses from a lot of kick ass artists here. That's humbling. Thanks guys.

Og,
Because I'm on a 10 month per book schedule, It would kill sales to release them that far apart. A lot of the younger audience would actually "grow up" before I finished the series. I think the publisher is doing the right thing by waiting till they're almost all done , and then releasing them a few months apart.

Again - sorry to show you stuff that won't be out for years. I've just had my head down on this thing for so long I needed some random eyes on it to see if it was as cool as it was in my head before I put it on paper.

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Post by mr cow » Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:37 am

totally, fantastically cool, royden! thanks for showing that. congrats on getting the first book done and enjoy that week off. you deserve it.

looking forward to 2009!
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Post by dknowles » Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:25 am

i do believe that's the first time i've seen photoshop gradients look downright great! very nicely done :)

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Post by Og » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:00 pm

Looking forward to it.

Roll on.
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Post by willmj » Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:17 am

Hi Royden, Checked out your The Clockwork Girl drawing in Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge (which is EPIC) and remembered your wonderful Jet Jones... Any news on this because its great! :D

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