Sunday, September 28, 2008
Well there sports fans, Al here with the latest:
New images for volume 5 of Pandora's Garage. It was about time for another issue to be put together and since my other art partner has gotten back to me on some the topics of putting together another issue I decided like I did for the Volume 3 that I would make this an Alan Bennett issue.
Page count is a pain in the ass for everybody, especially when you are the one laying out a new book and realize "Ah jeez! I need more pages. Well this couldn't be more true than with the fifth volume and with the last black and white installment of Johnny Vega.
Printing up four pages just to complete the original story would have been a major let down and honestly I didn't like the way I had finished that story line in the first place. It seemed to rushed when, in fact, you should savor the final chapter of a book or the last few minute of a good movie.
So I added seven new pages to round out the rest of the story. Eventually this story will be reprinted but in a entirely different format, digital color like the color Johnny Vega books out right now. The other thing is that Johnny Vega is that these stories will be printed in chronological sequence as to jumping back and forth over the different periods in Johnny's life.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Work moves forward for the Box as the second issue of Johnny Vega now has arrived. As I have looked at it and the viewed the digital proof which I can only think is a way to save on paper to make sure everything is prefect. Well I like to think that any one of the books can stand on it’s own. Yes there are mistakes in each one of them I kinda like to think that they are like the mis woven threads in a Native American rug. The imperfections for rug show that we are not gods but mortal.
I seldom start writing philosophical for the blogs, I usually let the books do that for me because nobody wants to be preached at, especially from a comic book writer and artist.
But observation is what drives the art.
Transfers for both Misguided and the new additions for Johnny Vega, both slated for Pandora’s Garage Volume 5 are looking good. It is only working on Johnny that I am trying to go backwards capturing the flavor of the story that I worked on years ago. So far it’s been pretty cool.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Website is up and running! YEA, Black Box Comix! You should come by and check it out when you get the chance. Also you have two new images one is the Black Box Banner the other is a jpeg for the second part of the Misguided story that I am currently working on for the fifth issue of Pandora's Garage. Talk about being busy! Whew!
So stop by www.blackboxcomix.net when you get the chance.