Well, it's been busy few weeks for sure. Juggling two projects (Roche Limit and X-Files) has had it's ups and downs. Lots of conflicting deadlines. Luckily all my collaborators are understanding an amazing.
X-Files: Year Zero #3 came out this Wednesday. Here are some B/W pages from the issue and some thoughts them.
Karl Kesel delivered a great script, once again. This time giving us a
fun resolution to the events that began in the previous issue.
The cabin interior in the first few pages was fun to draw. I probably
went a bit overboard with the dry brush on the walls, but I found it to
be a quick and easy way to lead the eye to the important information in
each panel. Did I mention that due to the deadline for this issue and
me taking a trip while drawing this, some of these pages were drawn on
the beaches of Prince Edward Island. That sounds more glamorous that it
For the Manitou, the show never really gave a good glimpse of what
the beast actually looked like (Season 1 episode “Shapes”). In the few
screenshots you can find online it just looks like a bad werewolf
costume. The close-ups on the face looked better. Either way, I just
made it up for the most part. I wanted to embrace a bit of what I saw in
the show, the part that was kind of like a cheesy costume.
The rest of the pages I’ve posted here are mostly just me finding
interesting ways to stage conversations. Finding framing devices,
changing the angles (up,down) and trying to bring across the
personalities of the characters across in there body language.
On page 5 panel 5, I opted for a good ol’ Hugo Pratt neck up panel. I always liked these panels in his Corto Maltese books.