Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jack B. Quick: "Smalltown Stardom" pencils and inks, page 4

There were only a few small changes between the pencils and the inks, like the Mayor's hat and the details of the town in the background of the last panel.  The thing I like most about this page is Alan Moore's folksy Rural American dialog.


  1. Two comments:

    1. The shading on Jack in the second panel is awesome. I love how the planet's glow highlights his face. Just darn cool.

    2. Did you ever have any suggestions or input to Alan when lettering the dialog? If something sounded different or if you thought a phrase could be tweeked a touch.

    And I'll sneak in another comment: I miss Jack. :(

  2. No, I don't think I ever changed any dialog. I don't know how he did it, but Alan really captured the sound of Kansas slang.

  3. Great stories, amazing art and a really really lovely character. Put all of this together and you’ve got Jack B. Quick.
    The first time I saw the piece with jack drawing on his table I think: It’s fantastic, I love this child, and plus; he’s a freaking genius! And I love the way Kevin draws his fingers :)
    You’re an amazing artist Kevin, thanks for sharing it.

  4. What kind of nib is that you're using to letter the J.B. Quick pages?

    It's kind of reminscent of Walt Kelly.


  5. It's a Speedball A4, filed down to a chisel shape. Pogo set the high water mark for comics lettering so thanks for the comparison.