Above: A piccy from this wibbly wobbly timey wimey... story.
Owen Watts editor of the 'Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel' sent me a script on the 4th of April 2013. The script was writen by none other than Greg Meldrum. If you have read my blog before you may be aware that I co-created Martillo and worked on various other fantastic scripts written by Greg. I had a fair amount of artwork on the go which meant that I didn't start drawing this story until the 9th of July. I think the deadline Owen had given me was January 1st 2014, so I had plenty of time. As usual I've provided thumbnail sketches, rough layouts and finished pencils with comments detailing my process below. I sent Owen the fully coloured and lettered artwork on the 22nd of July.
Above: After reading the script a couple of times I produced really rough thumbnails of pages one and two.
Above: Then based on the first impressions from the rough thumbnails I produced more detailed page layouts for pages one and two. As a matter of course I made sure that I included word balloons in the layouts to make sure that I had room for everything.
Above: Finally I produced the finished pencils for page one which can be seen above.
Above: The finished pencils for page two.
Above: Rough thumbnails for pages three and four.
Above: Then as with the page layouts for pages one and two I produced more detailed page layouts for pages three and four. This story had more than a few complex panels to visualize and these layouts helped me to make sense of them.
Above: Finished pencils for page three.
Above: Finished pencils for page four.
Above: Rough thumbnail sketches for the main character and creatures appearing in the story.
Above: Cover by Carl Pearce.
Steve Hargett provides a review of 'The Boy who invented Anti-time' along with all the other fabulous contributions inside issue 3 on his excellent blog here: http://judgetutorsemple.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/the-psychedelic-journal-of-time-travel-2014-an-anthology-edited-by-owen-watts-spoiler-free/
How to buy this comic.
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