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This is most likely going to be the last teaser page from Much Ado that I can show, as I'll be done with my pages by the end of this month! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENot for release until May, so I have to be patient - but I'm so close.Thank you all for the support you've given me throughout. It's your lovely comments that motivate me to carry on. So, a nice angsty one for you - but no text! MUAHAHA - so hopefully, unless you know the play, you won't know what's going on here.But you can enjoy the pain all the same. XD
It's been getting harder and harder to find pages that I can actually post up that won't spoilerise the story of Much Ado, haha. But I think it is about time I added something!So, I think these should do for now.... :)I've smudged out the DUN DUN DUUUUUN line...so those of you who don't know the play can have a think about what on Earth happened to this happy play? ^_~So - I have just 40 pages left to ink, though 20 of those still need pencilling...but I'm getting close enough to feel a slight panic now. SQUEEE
Boy has this play taken a turn, buahah.It's hard to post much without spoiling elements of story, so here's a teaser instead. What could be happening here? Those of you who know the play - ssshhhhh ^_~Dum de dum....
Up until now, Much Ado has been largely about the laughs....but something tells me that young Hero is going to get more than she bargained for when she turns up at church, don't you? NYOHOHOHO!
So, Doug reminded me that I haven't updated in a while! oops. I'm beavering away here and pencils have nearly hit that halfway stage. That 'oh my god, I can't believe I'm only half way despite having drawn 100 pages' stage. haha. It can only get better from here ;)Seriously though, it's coming along nicely and I'm really liking these characters. Currently, I think Don Pedro is shaping up to be one of my favourites, but in a cast like this, it's hard to know who I'm liking more. I hope readers will feel the same. It truly is a sitcom!So - pages to hopefully interest you ^_^
Yep - the good ship MAAN is steaming away and I just completed a batch of 30 finished pages yesterday. *much rejoicing* Just 160 odd to go *wilt*But - I feel up to the challenge!While I get on with that, I wanted to share a taste of how the book is shaping up so far with you.I've been working in spreads rather than single pages thanks to Manga Studio's lovely page setup, so it feels weird seeing single pages here in the previews, hehe.Page 1 - The tone has done interesting things when shrunk to a jpg, but you get the idea. ^_~ As you can see, this time we're not in Space - hehe - but in the mountains of Italy, 1860.And here are some more samples for your perusal.... So yeah - it's all go. As always, graphic novel work can get very lonely *sniff sniff*, so I appreciate all of the nice comments so far, really! ^_^
Real life has had to take quite a priority at the moment, with my wedding just around the corner, but work continues of course. I've been enjoying the pencilling stage hugely, as it's given me a chance to chill away from the computer with a sketch pad, but it's about time I got on with some inks - so alas, I'll need to chain myself to the PC very soon.Here are a few sneak peaks of the messy, pencils stage. ^_^
The characters are coming together and the first part of the script is apparently almost ready to wing its way to me. I'm getting excited now ^_^See if you can work out these dependable looking chaps are, hehe.
I have been working on a few more of the colour section pages while putting the finishing touches to Violet, my comic for the DFC. That's a whole 'nother story ^_^But yes, work is continuing and, next week, the ball really starts rolling as I'll be meeting with Richard and Emma to talk shop. I'm sitting in that strange, floaty place between projects; doing bits here and bits there, knowing that very soon I'll be incredibly busy - so you can't entirely relax. haha.News as I get it! ^__^
*brushes away the cobwebs*I've no idea who's still set to read this old thing, but it's time to give it a dust down as work on my next Shakespeare graphic novel has begun.Something a little different this time - less angst and more humour and romance in the shape ofMuch Ado About Nothing.I'm amazingly happy to be able to work on this gem as it's my other Shakespeare favourite. The whole team agreed that we'd be fools if we didn't give it a shot at the graphic novel treatment. As always, I just hope I can do it the justice it deserves.Things have changed a lot for me in the three years since making Hamlet, but it feels good to be back in the bard's house for a while.And now, the all important unveiling of our first four key players in this piece. Simply click the thumbnails for full views:Benedick - A young count and companion of the Prince, Don Pedro. His quick wit and carefree nature often entertains his companions, but infuriate the lady Beatrice.Beatrice - A fiery and strong woman with a wit to match Benedick's. She has no desire of a man - or at least, doesn't believe that one exists to suit her high tastes.Claudio - An even younger count and companion of Don Pedro. He is retorted to have 'performed in the body of a lamb the feats of a lion' in the war, but his mind is occupied with something very different from battle now.Hero - Cousin of Beatrice and a sweet girl who finds herself the object of young Claudio's affections.