On page 8’s roughs, I didn’t write any dialogue summaries in the balloons. Perhaps I had been chastened by Ed Brubaker’s reactions to my having done so on previous rough pages. Perhaps, I realized the implicit snarkiness in my dialogue re-writes was inappropriate.
Whatever. I must say, I was really channelling Alex Toth on these pages, at least in regard to my spotting of blacks. I had fun with Catwoman’s black costume in terms of when to use it as a silhouette and when to lose it in the background. I’m not wild about the coloring though, in terms of helping the artwork “read”. Frequently the black silhouettes are placed next to dark colors and thusly disappear.
I am serially posting each page from Gotham Adventures #33, published by DC Comics in February, 2001. I will be posting Ed Brubaker’s script, my roughs, pencils and printed versions of each page. This is day 8, page 8. All posts in this series are archived on my website blog, http://blog.raderofthelostart.com