Sunday, 21 June 2009

Cousin of Death.

I know, I know, it's been a while, but I didn't want to post anything until I finally finished Sam's "Cousin of Death".
But now it's done and here are a couple of pages and some panels from the 17 page tale.
Yup, only 17 pages but it's taken ages to finish, and I don't know why.
The story was crackin'. Scary and creepy and about a subject that struck a chord with me.
(It's about sleepwalking and I used to do that when I was younger).
This is the third tale I've done for Sam, but this one was the hardest to do.
I didn't get to draw any slimy tentacle creatures in this, but I had to concentrate on people's expressions and I've redrawn each page about 3 times until I was happy with it.
I just didn't want to disappoint Sam.
But it's done and I'm happy with it.
Sam's yet to tell me when it'll be published on his site..Split Lip, but as soon as he lets me know I certainly post the dates on here.
So that's it fer this one, but there is no rest fer the wicked.
I've got two (yes TWO) projects to do next.
One's a graphic novel for Insomnia publishing and another tale with John Halfpenny.
There'll be updates on both of these in a week or so.


shane oakley said...

lovely, lovely stuff, gary. you've bin working bloody hard!
your eye for composition and balance of light and dark, is getting stronger and sharper. sam must be well chuffed.
and a graphic novel - when do you spill the beans?

shane oakley said...

'There'll be updates of both of these in a week or so'. when you spill the beans.

i must learn to concentr...zzzzzzzz

Dave said...

This looks like a cracking tale, Gary. You've been burning the midnight oil lately eh? How much is it, I really should get me a gallon.

Gary Crutchley said...

Cheers Shane.
I had a copy of Channel evil near, for inspiration, whenever I got a bit stuck.
Have I congratulated you on the masterful use of tone in issue 1, yet?

I'm just trying to keep up with all the crackin' work that you turn out.
And I have to say, I've got a long way to go.

John H said...

Looking good, Sir. Is this using your new fangled computer program?

Gary Crutchley said...

Cheers John.
Inking? err no, not yet, I'm planning to use Manga studio on our on little tale.
Fingers crossed that it'll all go smoothly.