A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Reformatting Rose and Isabel

I'm probably getting a bit ahead of myself here, but eventually the ROSE and ISABEL and CORA stories will be combined into one mega-volume that chronicles the complete story of the three women. I've been reticent to re-format Rose and Isabel because it would be quite a jump from its nearly square format to one that is rectangular and vertical.

I've made a couple attempts (below) and it seems possible but no doubt will require some fancy footwork to keep the page breaks working in a dramatic way.



I'd also really like to redraw sections of the book, but I'm a firm believer in keeping the old stuff intact to preserve the progression of the work over time. There will be a few cosmetic changes made for an upcoming TPB of Rose and Isabel, notably a few drawings here and there, and an overhaul of the balloon placements. I had a tendency when I was starting out to cram the balloons into the corners and stuck to the tops of panels (as evidenced in these pages) so I'll be cleaning those up.

6 comments:

Bill Robinson said...

Nice to see you at APE, Ted! Sounds like reformatting would be a lot of work...but I look forward to the mega-volume.

Ev said...

Reformatting is great just remember ALWAYS FORWARD! As long as you're not add extra pages or inserting a secret sister we didn't know about I'm all for it. ;)

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Great! Can't wait to see the finished format.

Slightly Imperfect Role Model for Superheroes and Other Super Things ("Have no fear, imagination is here!") said...

"secret sister" clever, very funny : )

or metamorphosizes into XXX Hentai

Sam Lotfi said...

Hi Ted,
I haven't read any of your work before, but I LOVE what you're doing and I'm looking forward to diving into R&I. However, since you'll be putting together a collected TPB, would it be better to wait for that release OR get your books now incase it'll be a long while before the release of the collected TPB? Hopefully it'll be out for the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con... Thanks & I can't wait to see more!

Sam Lotfi said...

Hi Ted,
I haven't read any of your work before, but I LOVE what you're doing and I'm looking forward to diving into R&I. However, since you'll be putting together a collected TPB, would it be better to wait for that release OR get your books now incase it'll be a long while before the release of the collected TPB? Hopefully it'll be out for the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con... Thanks & I can't wait to see more!