Sunday, March 04, 2012

My Comic Book: Issue #2 first test print!

Yay! I got the test copy for Bomb Squad #2 in the mail last week! Sorry for just dropping off the posts, but after coloring and sending off the files to be printed I just stopped to a halt with my comic book work! I got sucked into video games again (I've been sucked into Yakuza 4, Binary Domain and Rhythm Heaven Fever lately!)

Anyhow, the print came back, and I am so excited! The paper quality's better than the first run of the first issue, but the color ink seems a little sparse, it's not QUITE a solid color when it's laid down on the page. Still it's a nit-pick; the book looks pretty sweet in print and in my hot little hands!

Temporary cover. I need to get a-crackin'!

The first two page spread looks like it's working. Still I need a few color
tweaks on the highlights on the window in the panel with Kid Hotshot.

This page is almost there, the highlights on the building need a little tweaking as well.

It's nice to see some of the colored pages when they're side-by-side like this.

The print is a little strong on the blue, the sky is supposed to have a little more green and some of my really subtle light tinted grays aren't picked up, so they just go to white. I'm actuallu using the same chade of blue for the sky in the first book, but they turned out pretty different. Still, I like the print from Ka-Blam. I'm excited to finish off the cover and sell it at a con! But the only cons (close to me) are A.P.E. and Wondercon (if it comes back to SF) next year!

I need to get back into the regular groove of working on the book again, then ride that flow into issue #3! The idea was to do a book a year, so I'm already late! Story of my life! Seeing my book in print though always gives me a second wind. God Bless you all, and see you next post!
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