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VanHeist
April 16th, 2018
Not a lot of plot to unpack here, just some movement.

“Just”, heh...

I don’t have a lot of action scenes in my comics, at least not much that immediately comes to mind. There must be a few, but generally speaking, I wouldn’t describe my work as a whole having a lot of dynamic movement. It certainly FEELS like less familiar territory. Like detailed backgrounds, cars, and crowd scenes, choreographed action is one of those subjects in creating comics that’s exciting to imagine, but that might not come as easy (or well) in the execution. Even so, this page—and the next few—are pretty fun, and they feel a little different, too.

You have to walk before you can run, and run before you can execute flippy jumps, and execute flippy jumps before...ah well, baby steps...

-van
Okay, so most of you knew this was coming, more or less, and Andy oughta know better too. In fact, he seems appropriately aware of getting faced by the most basic of shake-offs. I'd be red-hot myself. Gogo, getting bored of the street Q&A, is either gonna make her getaway, or make the kid work for it, the poor sucker. Shrimp. Sucker-shrimp.

And she didn't steal no bike, neither!!!

:D

- van
Fire demons WOULD be a matter of concern, what with their dastardly eye-poking shenanigans and all. We can't have that, no sir.
-van
Speaking realistically, if it were me, I'd have tapped out long before this point.

Andy presses on, though, and though he's circling ever closer to the possibility of a Misunderstanding happening to his person by doing so, he seems to think there's yet some room to get some answers out of Gogo. Generally, you're better off not persisting when a woman essentially tells to you to piss off, but under the circumstances, we'll see where this goes, eh?

(YOU will, I mean. I already know where this is going...heh heh)

- van
Gogo makes a fairly solid point here. Admittedly, this sort of assertion works a whole lot more convincingly if you're tall, clawed, and sporting some nasty facial scarring. Many people don't have the advantage of such traits when trying to shuck off pestering during difficult times in their life.

Pablo, for his part, also makes a succinct contribution :D

- van
VanHeist
March 13th, 2018
A day late with the update this week. Sorry! :D

Catch up! Get it? HAHAHAHA...yeah you do.

-van
Back to the comic! Where the awkward silence following Gogo's affirmative declaration seems like a good point at which to wrap this whole thing up and hit the ol' dusty trail, thank you very much. We'll have to do this again sometime. Have your people call my people, that sort of thing.

Certainly, this concludes the matter, and Andy will pursue it no further.

...heh...

-van
VanHeist
February 19th, 2018
If this conversation was a trap, someone just decided to spring it and see what happens :)
VanHeist
February 12th, 2018
Andy shoots for it.
VanHeist
February 5th, 2018
The monstrous event in question is actually just a really complicated reboot idea for the Kool-Aid Man.

OH YEEEEAH!!!
VanHeist
January 29th, 2018
Over the course of this story, there's been a fairly significant variation in artistic choices, like color schemes and gray tones, use of black inks, etc. Most of these changes came about as I started to figure out what I could do without adding too much production time to each page.

The biggest difference between this comic and most of the previous Bomango work was my early decision to physically draw the line art with pencil and ink. I believed that this would help me with the composition of the page, and be a faster method for getting the line work done.

I did find that penciling in the page helped a great deal with realizing the layout of the page, and physically inking the page was fun. But I wasn't terribly skilled at inking that way. Even though I got more confident with the pen as I progressed, the net result was that even a page I thought looked good just didn't look...right.

You may or may not agree with that, but I decided with this page to try my hand at going back to digital lines--something I'm much more practiced at. I still did the initial page layout with pencils, and the rest was done in Photoshop. The result, to me at least, is a cleaner set of lines, crisper detail, and a look that's more familiar to Bomango.

Anyway, enough shop talk. Hope you enjoy!

- van
VanHeist
January 22nd, 2018
"Tall...and tan
And young-and-lovely
The weird gal insists
That she's from Milwaukee
And when she does
The skeptical boy says
'BULLLLL....'"
Feastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time!