Thursday, January 22, 2009

88-08: Looking Back Part 2

For obvious reasons, the above images made me laugh. These were also part of Star Clipper's 20th Anniversary art show (see prev post). Therefore the above pages were also drawn when I was in 8th grade. The storytelling in these pages is what really cracks me up. It's obvious that I was thinking about the storytelling and the composition...I just came to all the wrong conclusions. The best part is the burnt panel borders on page 01--eat that, Wil Eisner!

Below is my reinterpretation of these pages, done 20 yrs later. It was a lot of fun to go back and reimagine this sequence. Also, this is the first time I've done any sequential work in pen (Microns), instead of brush, and I was really happy with the results.
Hope you like it!

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Unknown said...

Holy shit, force field decapitation for the win! I wish, at 25, I could draw half as good as when you were in 8th grade.

Dan C said...

Cool pages, Brian. As always, I dig your use of black and the dynamic linework... that's a pretty tough thing to pull off with microns (at least it is for me)!

Nice job!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Brian, this is brilliant!