Thursday, November 20, 2008

14,000 Winters Ago...

About 10 years ago or so I did a couple of comics entitled The Adventures of Browser & Sequoia. It is a fictional account of life around the Saltville, Virginia area pre-ice age. The creator of the series has kept the characters alive in a science book for elementary schools, some plush toys, and a novel. The last of which is in the production stage. It will be incorporating some story pages from the comic. This is where I come in. I am doing three new pages for the book to cover some back story. Pencils, inks, and colors.

Above is the first page of pencils. It's interesting trying to work in a style that wasn't natural for me back then. I didn't hit it exactly. It needs to be a bit more cartoony. But that is something I can do in the inks. I will post the pages as they go. It might be a bit interesting.


Royce Thrower said...

Sounds interesting. Working in a non-routine style really lets you flex your creative muscles I bet.
Enjoy! I am sure it isn't something you get to do very often.

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Reminds me a bit of you Tales of the Cherokee. Any linkage between the two projects?


Gene Gonzales said...

Royce - I'm lucky in that I do get to work in a variety of styles. The funny thing is that commercial artists seem to be told to find a style and stick with it. I never have. Seems to work for me. :)

Gary - I did this comic first. A couple of years later I was looking for something to self publish. I had been reading various native myths and legends and decided to illustrate some. Other than Native Americans featured in both series, there was no connection or inspiration. I guess because this one was complete fiction and Tales of the Cherokee was based on actual legends and myths.