Wednesday, April 04, 2007
First up I wanna say thanks to everyone who has posted on the threads or online here. I only check out the 9th Wonders boards. Are there any others I might enjoy the discussion on about the comic?
I was really burnt out last night. Imagine working a 60 hour week and then coming home after every 10 hour day and drawing for another 6 hours. All work and no play makes Jas a dull boy.
But after reading all these comments, and seeing the passion and love that people have for the series, and the appreciation for all my hard work... well it really pumped me up.
The other thing that fired me up is that I'm on the last two pages. I don't have to draw the village, GI's or the jungle anymore. It's so refreshing. I've been stuck drawing that for the last 10 pages and I'm a little bored with it.
Now without all the mud on his face you should be able to have a really good guess at who Dallas is. Especially on panel 3.
Now I offerred to post or confirm about the blacked out bits, but I cannot. My script is different to the one that was used. There has been subtle dialogue and caption changes to make it mesh with the art better. I never noticed this before, but I'm flattered that they would go to this extra detail. It reads so much better now. But I will say that anything that's blacked out is basically Dallas talking about Au Co's powers.
The job that Annette did on this page was beyond superb. The mud on the faces makes them almost look like photos! I ran around the room pointing at it and emailed Annette going, "That! That! That's what I want our stuff to look like! That's it, right there! How do we do that again?"
Annette replied back with, "I dunno. Put mud on everyone's face?"
Back to the drawing board. =)