Mostly sketches. Occasionally a painting. Nothing political other than caricatures reinforcing the truism "Politics is Show Business for Ugly People".
Quire fortuitous that I just checked out a big hardcover book of THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. His Doctor Strange astral plane stuff is the best visualization. I basically lifted it.
Very cool Ellis! Promises to be a wonderfully moody piece. Love the Ditko-esque quality. My only comment would be that the unusual perspective on the demon in the top panel confuses me a little at first.Perhaps the middle panel, (front view of the demon) should be the top panel, because it establishes what the figure is, (It's a demon headed towards a lighthouse). Then by the time I look at the second panel with it's "behind-and-under" POV, I know what I'm seeing. My very small two cents.
Good two cents and I may have to have a look at it both ways before I ink. I'm going to blast through the next 7 pages now that I'm finally off the dime. Give each page this much attention, look at it for elements to change, Put an adjustment layer on it, use that to adjust some contrasts. Crop, up rez it and take it into Manga Studio
Hey Ellis, are you up for other collaborations? I have an artist friend who's written a terrific comic but doesn't have the time to draw it himself. I think it would be something right you your alley.
Hey Ellis. I just read in Time magazine that Elmore Leonard died! Now that I have more time, I've gotta read some more of him. I really enjoyed "The Hot Kid". While reading it I realized that Carlos Webster was an earlier incarnation of Raylan Givens.
Yes. Absolutely. As is the guy in Cuba Libre. As is Hombre. The Elmore Leonard style badass. Guys that don't want trouble but when it happens, watch out. They're all in. Like Mr Majestyk.I've read them all. Great writer.Rick. I'd love to work for somebody paying me to work for them. Making money as a talent. Kind of a pitch house. Not terribly interested in spec collaborations.
Gotcha, and totally understand. I haven't talked to him about pay or co-ownership, so I don't know that the scoop is on that... but if I had to guess it would be spec (just as his writing of the thing has been spec).
Sure. But there's going to be writers out there with money to invest in this new way to pitch. The graphic "Novel."(More like boarding a script.)I wouldn't mind that being totally work for hire.Feel free to go make a million bucks. You become the client I helped to make a million bucks. My rate goes up.
That said, this 7 page horror thing is more like sub-spec. Almost certain to make no money. It's short, I like it, it should be a good sample, and it's short.
El-mo! Love this! Looks dang great. You + b&w digi-painting = GOODSON GOODNESS!!
Thanks Marty. More to come. Hopefully a bunch more today.Tom Carrol, that sounds perfect.I'm going to share Jeff Provine's script. I liked the tight, ease of use of his style. Here 'tis Jeff Provine Script StylePage rate, 100 bucks, the whole publishable deal, soup to nuts. It will be another great sample. The story sounds great.I'll be making Home Depot part time wages doing something I like.
Check out THE WORLD OF STEVE DITKO. I'm really hooked. No one has ever backed into semi-success in the way that Steve Ditko did in his life.
I like the revisions! An exciting, cosmic scene of underworld-types: what more can you ask for?!?!
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