Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newsarama Hellboy interview















The Hellboy one-shot, "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish" will be going on sale next month. Here's a Newsarama interview where we discuss some of the behind-the-scenes work.

By the way, you shouldn't be alarmed by the unfinished art you're seeing. The book's all done, at the printer and on schedule. For once, I finished something a few days ahead of the deadline.

7 comments:

  1. Nice. Really looking forward to this coming out.

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  2. Always makes me laugh when I see your buildings and specifically old farm house drawings where I can't get Albert Thorne out of my mind.

    They just look so fine and slick it reminds me of his artwork.

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  3. scott (the other one)March 24, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Do you actively like having balloons break the panel borders, or just not care when they do? Do you prefer having the balloons have round/oval shapes, as opposed to flattening out where they hit the border?

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  4. Thanks, Uko.

    Patrick, I know not this Albert Thorne you speak of but I'm glad you're enjoying the buildings. I like drawing them, especially when they have some personality. For the old farm house on this page, I found a real home a few blocks from here and took some photos for reference. Nothing beats being able to see your "model" in 3D, from several different angles before you start drawing.

    Scott, I don't mind when the word balloons protrude outside the borders a little but I usually avoid making them flatten the way you described. Sometimes it works but if you don't draw them right they can end up looking a little strange. Round balloons are okay, especially when they contain a single, short word. But I work pretty viscerally on things like this and generally try to avoid having too many rules. If it looks okay when I sketch it in with a pencil I don't give it a second thought. If it doesn't, I erase it and try a different approach.

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  5. Ladies and germs,
    today's understatement: EXCITED!

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  6. looks like a great page! lookin forward to read the story

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  7. Wow! Wonderful composition, wonderful framing, wonderful backgrounds, wonderful architecture, wonderful lettering, wonderful characterizations, stunningly wonderful glimpse at your process,...wow!
    The sound you hear is my jaw hitting the floor.

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