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The Adventures of Cordelia Swift


#1

Hi Gang,

Finally found an artist for my Steampunk series: The Adventures of Cordelia Swift after a VERY long search and sitting on the story for a couple of years…
So, i thought i’d show you the test page my guy sent me last night…
Interested to know you thoughts?
Cheers

Matt


#2

Looks great, Matt!


#3

Looks good to me!

Second panel could be a bigger tilt to emphasise the shock maybe. And Cordelia’s style (hair and outfit) looks sort of 60s, not Victorian. But I pick nits.

Love the font style, very From Hell.


#4

Your guy has a very nice style, I really like it.

Have to agree with Michael though – the very small inset panel gets sort of lost. That’s the only fault on an otherwise excellent page.


#5

I meant the second, big panel, forgot about the inset! Yeah, you could tilt that too.

But I worry we’re not stressing the positives enough - he’s got a strong, 2000AD look to his characters, think you’ve got a winner there. Slightly Kevin O’Neil, although that could just be the Victorian backdrop…


#6

Hi Guys,

Cheers for the advice.
I’ll mention it to the artist about small panel to see what he can do to beef it up.

Glad you like it :smiley:
Makes me happy!

Thanks again


#7

Another page…because I love ya!


#8

started adding some colour the weekend! :smiley:


#9

Got some more pages back…
I’m getting excited about this comic!
1st issue is nearly done! :smiley:

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#10

That’s really great Matt, sort of reminiscent of a Will Eisner Spirit kind of vibe. I particularly like the last panel. Your eye is drawn in one direction, so that the silhouette is only noticed after. Very nice work.


#11

Thanks for the kind words, Si

I wish i could take credit for that, but thats my artist bringing the story to life…
:smiley:

Not the 1st person to say that about the similarity to the late great Will Eisner.
Which i love!
I suppose the story itself could be considered a Spirit-esq tale.
Its a murder mystery, with a pluck detective…with a little steampunk thrown in!


#12

That is a cracking page. I can really see the Eisner thing now that you mention it.


#13

Well, it’s pretty good company to be in, if you want my opinion. My compliments to the artist.


#14

My artist Aleksandar is killing it.
I’m so happy with what he is doing.

What do you chaps think about it being coluored?
I like it black and white, but…


#15

I think that Black and white works for the starkness of that image.

But as a disclaimer I’m not an artist. I have no idea what palette of colours would work.


#16

It would be interesting to see an attempt at colour, but I think it works great as it is.


#17

I like it in black and white. And yes, now it’s been mentioned, there’s a strong Eisner feel to that last page you posted. Great stuff :thumbsup:


#18

me neither! hence asking you lot :smiley:


#19

I am not a colourist at all, but i have been playing about to see what it looks like.
I mean the colour palette is completely wrong, but what do you chaps reckon?
plus its on cmyk rather than RGB so screen wise it look shite! :smiley:

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#20

Matt, mate, these are looking bloody great man! You at Thoughtbubble? Would love to chat in person man, finally! Haha!