Hello My Fellow MillarWorld Pickles,
I just this day finds you all well?
As some of you know I write a few comics that I self-publish…why?
Because I love making comics.
As well as some more CHUNKS, TRANSFER and a Cordelia one shot that I am putting out this year, with the help of some amazing new collaborators I am going to be releasing a load of NEW titles too.
One of which I have been keep pretty close to my chest, this one!
Not telling you the title or what it is about yet, but I wanted to show you a page and ask you a question about the colouring for it.
I am working with a incredibly talented chap called Wayne Lowden, (who I found on here)….
check out more of his stuff here: https://www.instagram.com/noliverlowdy/
He has been sending me some amazing pages and I am loving the way this comic is shaping up!
Wayne is such a nice chap and I am really enjoying working with him…
Wayne isn’t a lover of colour in comics, (which is cool, i agree, some look better in B/W) however he was incredibly complimentary on the colour work i did for my HUCK strip that I posted last week:
So, on the basis of that, we decided to give our new comic a splash of colour.
I asked Wayne if there were any comics (colour wise) that he would like ours to look like and I will try to recreate, while at the same time hopefully make ours stand out.
Wayne pointed me towards a French comic that I had never heard of called Jazz Maynard: http://www.europecomics.com/serie/jazz-maynard/
After reading the first couple of issues (translated of course, I’m not THAT intelligent) and as well as being a great story, it looks beautiful and I have fallen in love with the colours.
So, I did a test page...Wayne loved it, as did i…even more so, because i do like all the comics I work to have a distinctive look to them.
We both showed the test page to a few people and got some mixed feedback.
Out of the six I showed it to, I got one, "nah", four thumbs up and one “I’m not sure, I would need to see it in context to the story, because colour helps dictate what’s happening in the scene” Which I totally get, because it does…
This is where you lot come in and I’d love to know your opinions on this for a general consensus.
The first is a straight forward flat colour in a “white Light”, which I’m not 100% happy with yet…if I go this way, I’m gonna change the palette.
Next you have the test page that is did in “MY” Maynard-esq style…along with two other variations on that.
So, what you think?