Monday, August 8, 2016

"Hat Trick", Page 32, August 8, 2016

I’m posting (continuing over the next 6 days) scans of my original artwork for “All-Crime Comics #3, which was published by Art of Fiction Press in 2014. I’ll be posting my version of the color art alongside the black and white. The publisher decide not to use my coloring. 

This is page 33 from the story, “Hat Trick”, the third installment in a story continuing from “All Crime Comics” #1 and #2. Dodger meets his unceremonious end. I don’t know why, in panel 4, I didn’t put the reflections of the opposite side of the arena stands on the foreground glass plane, especially since it has that big bloody bullet hole on it . I can’t imagine that it didn’t occur to me to use that design element. Perhaps I thought it would make the panel too difficult to read. On the other hand, I didn’t show the opposite side of the stands in the  reverse angles in panels 1, 2 and 3. Perhaps I wanted to give Dodger and Carla some privacy in the moment of their deaths.

Panel 1 of this page is meant to be the second panel in a sequence starting in panel 5 of page 31, i.e., Carla is shot in panel 5 of page 31, sinks out of frame in panel 1 of page 32, Thug #3 steps into frame (panel 2), shoots Dodger (panel 3). It’s not perfectly done; the angle in pg 31, pnl 5 should be more straight on, but I cheated it slight to left/right for readability; Thug #3’s shadow should have covered Carla’s face in pg 32 pnl 1 as it did in pg 31, pnl 5, but I left her clear for readability.

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