Saturday, 29 January 2011
Yesterday i met up with 'Sugar Glider' writer Daniel Clifford for something to eat and to discuss ideas for doing a project together. Having recently finished the SG poster for their anthology i was keen to work with Daniel. This will be the first time i have had someone write for me and the work will be fully fictional. Although the ideas are still in the early stages i believe we have a solid story and we plan on a finish date of May. This will be a stand alone comic and i will keep the blog updated with its progress.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
The comic went on sale in Traveling man in Newcastle but im looking to expand on were i can get it sold, so watch this space.
My first step was to practise drawing the character, having not drawn a costumed character before. The sketches (one of which can be seen here) were placed on the fan art section of the SG facebook page. My approach for the poster was to marry to two key elements of character and city. I tried doing a sketch of the centre of life with Susie running across the roof but the character element was lost in the scenery and it became a picture of the building rather then Sugar Glider.
What came next was the idea of climbing, so as research i got myself a copy of a very good magazine called 'Climb' and went searching for buildings to use. Daniel took me down a alley! and showed me a great building with a beautiful art decor arch with a vampire rabbit above it. This will be the focal point of the picture hopefully blending both Susie and the rabbit!