Friday, April 18, 2008

Sweatbox



A bit more progress on page 4 of the book... almost halfway done with this nightmarish task...
I'll drop the full page on this post once I finish with the color chores completely.

This panel is far more yellow-green in it's full resolution to push the hot, hazy atmosphere of the panel...
I hope that even in this compromised version, the oppressive heat of the crowded city streets can be felt.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are those robo-guards or really advanced armor? Neat.
-Jenny

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Yes, I feel the heat- good job and good color sense.

The Keeper's Notes said...

I'm schvittzinng just looking a this page!!!

Greg said...

Thanks folks...

I appreciate the feedback!

Jenny... those big armored guys are the "Skullies"; my world's equivalent of the heavy SWAT squads that get called in during mob riots...

I just wanted to have that sort of weird, anonymous martial law presence to the city scenes in this story. Notice that the cops have no badges or name tags... only big stenciled numbers to identify them.
Watch the background in the next panel or so... you'll find some interesting activities going on if you look closely...

Later on, I plan to have them featured in a future story as antagonists. When they speak through their intercoms... their voices are so distorted that what they say actually becomes gibberish (empty word balloons with agitated nonsense in them), rendering even their "warnings" before firing unintelligible...

Bad men with big ordinance...

the-never said...

Hey Greg, this is great.

I wonder if you remember me-- this is Peter Seckler. I went to TTU with you and was looking at some old sketchbooks where you had shown me a couple of corrections and I started to think about ya. Your art is as amazing (well, even more so) than ever. I'm still drawing, still suck, still having fun. I live in Baltimore now.

Anyhow, i'ma check out the rest of your blog!

Greg said...

Hey Peter!

I must admit... my days at Tech are a bit blurry to me these days...
I'm trying my best to recall you.

Thanks so much for your kind words regarding the goofy work on the site!
I'm hoping to get more stuff up there soon once I finish the recent glut of freelance work that it piling up on my drawing board right now!

Let's touch base again soon so you can help the old man figure out who you are;)

gogojira@earthlink.net

Looking forward to hearing from you again!

GREG

Greg said...

Peter,

Lost my hard drive recently... DISASTER!

Still hoping to get some of the work back... along with my old address book;)

Please write me back if you read this at my old e-mail address to resume contact...

GREG

The Keeper's Notes said...

wow, did you lose files?? I hope you had back-up...we all know the importance of backing up our files, but a lot of us don't do it...must...back...up...!

Greg said...

NOPE... I was doing last minute saves before burning them to a DVD when it crashed... can you fucking believe it?

All the pages... gone.

I'm back to scratch on color again... utter disaster.

My last bastion of hope is that Drive Savers in Cali can salvage a few of the files... it's incredibly expensive, but worth it to me if they can get at the first 3 pages (I was saving the 4th page when it went down... AAAARGH!).

Wish me luck...

I'll be posting results in my next post...

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Man, that sucks.
My hard drive crashed about a year ago, and I luckily got everything back after having Mikey's Hook Up in my neighborhood work on it for a couple of weeks...

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