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night of the italian ferry

Post by enrico » Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:50 pm

A silly comic here:
http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/?page_id=89

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more to come ... watercoloring the last pages ...

later

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Post by marco » Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:09 pm

I just saw this on your journal (which i am enjoying as well) and loved it.
especially the scene with Miyazaki :D
can't wait to read the rest.
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Post by bluebottle » Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:04 am

very cool so far.
your style is very engaging.
those watercolours are great
'something really witty/funny or profound here!'
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Post by gau dog » Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:19 pm

Nice! I saw the movie version of "Marco: 3000 Miles in Search of Mother" the scenery was great.

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Post by Mat Barton » Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:36 am

this is great. I'm looking forward to see the rest.
I shaved my neckbeard for this?!!
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Post by enrico » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:52 am

thanks guys ... trying to finish it this week ... 4 more pages to go ... hopefully will upload a couple of more pages tomorrow ...

gaudog- nice movie wasn't it ? Indeed nice layouts from MiyaSan ...

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Post by Kazu » Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:01 am

Enrico, this is some of your best work. The character of you is one ofthe most charming I have read or seen. Heheheh. I love the bittersweet quality of the scene at the end. Reminds me of so many trips that are supposed to be romantic or adventurous, only to be laced with the sights, sounds, and smells of reality. In the end, it makes the stories more endearing and down to earth, which you capture so well in these journal comics. I love them! They make me happy... :D
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Post by enrico » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:05 pm

thanks Kazu ... very kind words ... glad you like 'em ...

I think what you put your finger on is a quality that you can only get when you are actually doing these comics at the moment ... I drew these panels minutes after I looked out on the sea with that huge moon ... I drew as the night unfolded ...
The experiences are so fresh and immediate that it's hard not to have some of that reality seep in the comic ... that is what I love about doing these ...
it's like "performance literature" done in comics ... you experience and put it on paper at the same time ... X)
Interestingly it also made the potentially and actually unpleasant trip a lot easier to take !! Where usually one would just get annoyed at an uncomfortable trip ... I ended up not beeing all that lonely, tired or pissed off, I filled the time pretty welll ...

A little misadventure=more interesting comic ...

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Post by B Moore » Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:41 pm

Beautiful work, Enrico, especially the panel above. Even the Airbus is charmingly rendered. :)
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Post by Nick » Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:51 am

Reaaally nice. You take us on such a beautiful journey, I completely forgot where I was while I was reading it. I like your sense of humour too; 'one bag too many' heh heh, yeah I know that feeling. :)
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Post by Lee M » Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:50 am

I thought this was fun, although it doesn't seem to have a point...not that it really needs one, of course. The text size is a little small, but that's a minor gripe.

I do have one serious factual quibble. The plane on Page 2 can't be an Airbus 320, which is a shorter-range 2-engined jet. It must have been a 340, which is a very long range 4-engine plane. Trust me, people notice these things. Hey, I did, didn't I?
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Post by enrico » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:12 am

Ah thanks for your notes man ...

Now if I can only darn finish these last 2 pages ...
I just wrote a whole dissertion on how hard it is to finish that last 10% of a project ... sometimes harder than doing the first 90%.
It's here:
http://enricocasarosa.com/wordpress.1/?p=150#comments

do you ever feel the same ?

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Post by Los Fokos » Thu Oct 20, 2005 10:48 am

Oh man that is so true, Enrico. I never really saw it that way.
I wonder if there's a way to avoid feeling like that. Motivational
tactics?

Wow, I bet you can come up with some sort of cheesy infomercial
on this topic. :roll: Hmm.....
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Post by Kazu » Thu Oct 20, 2005 11:17 am

Yep, I totally get that way, only I must be less disciplined than you, Enrico, because I hit a wall at 20 percent! Heheh. So by the time I've slogged through to 90, I'm just "let's get this damn thing over with. I'll be happy again when it's done..."

:D

I think most of the time I just have a hard time STARTING.
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Post by neil » Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:18 pm

I always get inspiration when I'm busy working on something else, so I understand being frustrated by distractions. And really all of what you wrote hits home. That you can apparently power through 90% of the project without much worry over these problems shows how really professional you are! And I believe that you're right that your identity will be all over your work, despite shifting media and styles.

I have to see that show somehow!

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