Thursday, July 22, 2010

Celebrating Fogtown - pages 6 and 7

The prostitute shown here is supposed to be 14 years old. I found it difficult to keep her looking teenaged in the relatively realistic style I was using. It might have been easier if I’d chosen a more cartoony style.

The first 70 pages of the graphic novel were done in the smaller 6" x 9", two images per 11" x 17" sheet of art paper. This was the format chosen by the publisher, DC Comics, for their new imprint, Vertigo Crime. These books are 8" x 5 3/8". Comic books are traditionally 10 1/4" x 6 3/4" or 11" x 8 1/2". The original art for this larger format tends to be one 15" x 10" image on each 17" x 11" sheet of art paper. The smaller format for the original art was chosen because of the smaller size of the published work.

These images are from the graphic novel Fogtown written by Andersen Gabrych with art by me, Brad Rader, published by Vertigo/DC. Copyright 2010 by Andersen Gabrych and Brad Rader. Fogtown is available from Amazon.

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