Saturday, July 17, 2010

Around the World via My Studio

This summer, I'm hard at work on the art for my next graphic novel, Around the World (due out in 2011). The first of the three stories in the book that I'm drawing involves the unstoppable Nellie Bly. Above is a picture of the 6x4' bulletin board in my studio (I love that thing).

Heather, the book's amazing designer (she also designed Storm) made this incredibly useful mini-version of the rough sketches for the story with temporary placement of the dialogue. This way we could all get a sense of how the story was working. As I drew each page, I started marking them with scraps of post-it notes.

Here it is about a week and a half ago... which means that now I've finished drawing the whole Nellie Bly segment. So now I'm painting and finishing all of the pages. When that's done, I'll start on the second of the three stories. Then repeat.

OK, break over...


6 comments:

Casey G. said...

woot! That is so exciting to see. Another Epic tale, hope we get to see some more sneak peaks before 2011.

Dan Santat said...

OK, that's just way too much work just on the thumbnails. Start over.

matt said...

Start over?! You sound like one of my recurring nightmares. Unfortunately, this only about a third of the book.

Lauren Castillo said...

WOW, I can't even imagine...so so impressive!

Michelle Henninger said...

So interesting. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see future sneak peaks!! :)

Ben Hatke said...

What a good way to work! It definitely beats my system, so thanks for sharing. I'm always interested in process posts.