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Maelstrom 1 p7 – Behind the Scene

This is the page where the Raven, being our narrator, propels us into the story. In a way, Maelstrom is nothing but a campfire story. Only here, it’s a raven that has a flashlight under its beak. Ha!

Here is the thumbnail sketch used for the final page. Note that I decided to drop the top layout later on, it was redundant.

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Maelstrom 1 p5 – Behind the Scene

For this one, I hesitated. I didn’t know if this page (and the next) was just redundant and made the action slow down. I still don’t know. You tell me.

What made me keep it is the design, although I wanted to get the story moving progressively faster with more panels per page, the idea was too cool to throw in the dustbin.

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RIP H. R. Giger

In the news today: “Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic “Alien,” has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday.”

Strange how things only become clear in hindsight.

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