I have been a bit missing in action lately regarding my blog, but don't for a moment think that means things have stalled. Quite the opposite - I'm now inking and colouring the last 15 pages of Hometown Otto (possibly being renamed Big Top Otto). I thought you might like a snapshot of the book so far:
|Oh, really, did you think you would get to see it full size?? Be patient.|
And I suppose I should mention that Big City Otto now has its own Facebook Page. I'm told this is important. Honestly, I have no idea why. But here it is.
I have three "Likes" so far because I have yet to lean on my family and friends to go "Like" it. I asked my publisher why they simply couldn't be "me" on Facebook and do this sort of thing, but they said it wouldn't be authentic. I told them "authentic" is what they had - nothing. But now that is no longer true. I am now "authentically" half-heartedly engaged.
I think social media doesn't work so well for the anti-social …
Okay, I guess I should at least show what I was working on today. I really like this page - the half light effect was achieved in Photoshop by putting a 50% transparent grey/purple layer over much of the interior. It's this sort of thing that I love about colouring on the computer - doing something similar on my art board would have been almost impossible for me to puzzle out!
|Page 69 of Hometown Otto (possibly to be renamed Big Top Otto).|