Here we are, in the thick of it, at a time where before bulletproof glass didn’t exist.
Maelstrom has been on hold for a while, but this is a brand new start! Here’s what happened on the way to 2016.
For those who have been waiting for a new Maelstrom page, you probably have noticed there was some delay. Don’t you worry, there’s a new one slated to be published in the next few days. In the meantime, here’s (another) reason why the rhythm has slowed downed a bit.
Huzzah! Croquis, my sketchbook going to press as I type this! After all this time and all this work, I must say that I’m real proud of the result.
Let’s follow up with another page from the “old” scene. Some of you will remember it, but in a slightly different way. There I was, rewriting the scenario and realizing that I needed to change this sequence.
I’ll never take any credit for this but it is nice to know I’ve been part of one of the ten best eras of the Captain America comic book according to Comics Alliance. They seem to think the Operation Rebirth storyline is worth mentioning as one of the best.
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…
Here’s how I did MAELSTROM page 2. Compared to the Photoshop illustration on page 1, this page here is done in the most traditional manner. Yes, it’s pen and brush with india ink, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t use the computer at all.