Over the past few weeks, I’ve been rocking through pages of comic book art like nobody’s business. I had mentioned that I was planning on getting 3.5 pages complete per week. That was November 21--eleven days ago (1.43 weeks); or about 5 pages ago. Since then, I’ve put down over seven new pages. Yowza. If I keep up at this pace, I’ll get the whole shebang done before the new year (it’s not going to happen).
Anyhow… being as I had a little “free time” on my hands (and oodles of energy), I spent a few hours yesterday digging through my cluttered studio and tossing out loads of stuff. In the process of digging/tossing, I happened upon some old Blink-related artifacts. Many of which have never seen the light of day outside of my (no-longer-quite-so-cluttered) studio. So here’s a little treat for any of you long-time readers… the rough layouts for the first story that appears in BLINK: SO FAR, back when the chapter was titled “Don’t Leaf Nostalgia Behind.” Ugh.
Heck—here’s a double panel “secret Blink history” sneak peek from page 12 (I’m currently working on page 17). Even though I’m a non-smoker, I like it when I can have Sam smoking. There’s something to be said for how a character can express themselves with a cigarette that accentuates their thoughts/emotions. And drawing the wispy trail of smoke is cool, too.