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

Monday, June 29, 2009

CORA2 :: teaser images

Here are a few images from various pages throughout Cora vol.2. Color proofs should arrive today. The book is on target to be delivered July 14th and will go on sale on the blog shortly after that!

Monday, June 22, 2009

R&I technical issues

Blogger is failing to redirect the R&I blog to the custom URL roseandisabel.com, so for the time being I have moved the address back to roseandisabel.blogspot.com (roseandisabel.com is not accessible at this time). It has been almost a week and Blogger has not fixed the problem, so I'm looking into Wordpress (and potentially getting an actual site up and running), so please stay tuned.

UPDATE: (6/23) Redirect has been fixed.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Down to the wire

The date for Cora Part 2 to be delivered the printer is rapidly approaching. June 15th is the day that all material has to be uploaded. It's an intense time and I'm still scrambling a bit trying to get the book done. The B&W pages have gone out to a couple of folks for notes and I'm busy incorporating those as well. It's really important to me that I share what I'm working on and get opinions and suggestions from others. For me it's not good to work in a total vacuum.

The panel below is an homage to Norman Rockwell. I grew up with books of his stuff around the house and the panel is based on a painting of his that has stuck with me over the years. In designing the old man's home for the Cora book, the image kept coming back to me as a source of inspiration. It is one of my favorites of his; I love the layering of space in the Rockwell -- looking through a window and through one room into the next where activity is taking place; dark is played against light, where the light (and active) area is a significantly smaller portion of the composition. There is also a bit of Rosemary's Baby influence in the panel below, from the shot when Mia(?) is on the phone and her face is hidden from view. I can't find a still of it at the moment, but will upload it once I find one.