December Sun – A Web Comic

March 31, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 9C

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“Hey Rob, getting a little long-winded with the pre-battle dialog, huh?”


March 25, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 8B

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Bullbeast demonstrates here to December Sun his mastery not just of brute strength, but of subduing someone easily using pressure points.  He’s the leader and instructor of these two kids: one was just accidentally blasted on the last page, and now he’s taking the other out, in order to get down to business.

March 24, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 8A

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Bullbeast chastises his foul-mouthed accomplice.  Notice the photoshopped building behind December Sun: listen, this comic is about learning and experimentation, so it’s not perfect.  As I look back on this, I see that I would have drawn the building either freehand with brush or with pen.  Oh well…

March 23, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 7C

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March 20, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 7B

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Ah, wacky slapstick comedy…

March 19, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 7A

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Looking back, these pages were a little heavy with the linework.  I’m pretty sure that I did the panels on this page with a Speedball lettering nib, and looking back, I’m really not sure why.  The character of the brush is absolutely missing here…

Oh well, the narrative is still there…

March 18, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 6C

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The perspective is a little wonky, but hey, it’s all fun…

March 16, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 6A

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John hits the wall and the folks inside get moving.  Good idea, as things are about to get messy.  A note about issue #2 is that I drew this one to be little more than an action issue.  There isn’t much substance to this one, although there is some interesting dialog along the way.

March 13, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 5C

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At least, I think this is how it’s supposed to look, if a massive super villain jumped down on to the back of a car, upon which a super human was crouched on the rooftop. I sort of played with this one in my mind for a long time, trying to figure out if this is how it should work. Granted, I never studied physics (I have a general disinterest in anything having to do with science, actually) but my thinking is that the mass and speed of Bullbeast, dropped from a window onto a car, would be enough to launch December Sun into the air at some sort of 45-degree angle. Where he impacts will be revealed in the next strip…

March 12, 2009

December Sun #2 – Page 5B

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Ground level, and more photoshopping at work here.  An observation is that I’ve been working with black and white in DS for awhile now, and I still haven’t quite found the right balance for things such as grayscale values (see buildings in the far background of this panel.)  I added these, then “grayed” them with the PS halftone tool, and I sortof like this effect (and I’d be curious to try more of this with trees and clouds) and yet, this effect lacks a solid quality to it.  So I don’t know yet.  December Sun has been a learning vehicle in many ways for me.

Anyhow, the next panel is noisy…

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