Does seeing the Dragon scare off our intrepid duo? Read page 10 and find out!
Ben and I are really pleased with how this turned out, so I hope everyone enjoys it. We’ll be updating with a new page every Tuesday and Friday. If you’ve never read a web-comic before, it’s a slow, agonizing way to read a story, but it’s going to get us started in the whole serialized publishing, so we’ll see how it goes. If you like it, please tell us, and of course share it with your friends — we’d love to have an audience someday.
“Year of the Dragon” is 21 pages, so it’s going to run through late October. In the meantime we’re still working away, so there will be more stories to come after this. Check back here for updates and lots of sketches and concept art. Cheers!
I’m so close to finishing the last few pages of “Year of the Dragon,” but real life has kept any real art from happening recently. After two busy days where I fell asleep early, the last two nights my daughter has been sick and restless, allowing only one hand for sketching, as the other has to be permanently on her forehead to keep her asleep (even now I’m typing this one-handed while stoking her brow with the other).
I managed to rough out the pencils for the last few pages, but need the solidity of sitting at a table with my elbows supported to do tight pencils or inking. I worked out a slew of banners (every site has its own dimensions), which didn’t involve any detailed work.
Also, I managed to ink the cover, as coloring doesn’t take quite as steady a hand as drawing. I did a black and white version and a color one. Ben liked the black and white but asked for a darker shadow, so I did a second version, which I do think is better. If I ever get a chance to draw again, you’ll get to peer beyond the cover in a week or so . . .