This is page 5 of 5 pages I did in 1986 or ‘87, as samples to help me break into comics. They are adapted from a storyboard I did for “Jonny Quest” in 1986. The storyboards are cleaned up/inked by Joe Pearson, an artist friend who later founded Epoch Ink. I’ll be including the storyboard pages I adapted along with each page of the comic story-fragment.
I inked this page myself. It seems a bit fussy and overworked to my eyes. As I stated in the previous installment, these pages seem really influenced by Russ Heath. In fact, I think I actually SHOWED these pages to Russ when we were both freelancing at DIC in 1989 (perhaps these pages are of later vintage than I remember). As I recall, he told me the silhouetted figure in panel 1 looked like his back leg was cut off, recommended I find a way to put his foot in the pose.