Monday, November 02, 2009
The Infidel: Stages
A look at some of the stages I go through to get to my final page design. It all starts in pencil on newsprint paper, then on to tracing paper, where I make up to a dozen rough sketches in pen and marker until it gets to a point where I'm ready to transfer it to bristol board paper.
For new visitors:
This is a page design from my upcoming graphic novel, The Infidel. It's of Killian Duke, the cartoonist hero of my story, who creates the Pigman superhero character after 9/11. I currently have available a collection of my blog work promoting The Infidel, which includes a number of essays on the threat we face, called ProPiganda: Drawing the Line Against Jihad, which mainly features Pigman ripping into the enemy in word and deed. Here's how I break down The Infidel:
A story about twin brothers, Killian Duke and Salaam Duka, whose Muslim background comes to the forefront of their lives on 9/11. Killian responds to the attacks by creating a counter-jihad superhero comic book called Pigman, as Salaam surrenders to Islam and becomes a Born Again Muslim, following the faith to wherever it leads him. The Pigman story is the comic book within the graphic novel that's a super echo of the main story.
Here's a look from ProPiganda at The Majors in The Infidel
So thanks for visiting, take a look around and leave your thoughts.