Friday, September 11, 2009
The Strange Tales of Emery Falls – Review
Issue: The Strange Tales of Emery Falls
Writer/Illustrator: Jason Flowers
Letters/Logo: Nathan Morris
Publisher: Black Thumb Press
Release Date: 2009
“The Strange Tales Of Emery Falls is a story that chronicles the adventures of Emery Falls as she faces all sorts of crazy situations and evils. In this twisted tale are heroine is on a mission to get back a kidnapped unicorn from a mistrusting group of drug dealing werewolves.“
Artwork: 3.7 out of 5
What a strong solid effort on the artwork in this issue. I felt every panel was nice and crisp. I think that at times the shades of gray started to get jumbled but as a while it worked very well. The characters remained the same from panel to panel and some really stood out to me. The cover image alone is my favorite and I can see why it was chosen. Very cool work.
Story: 3.6 out of 5
Okay now there are two sides to this part of the review. Basing it on the story that was presented it was very solid. From start to finish the dialogue was clear and it kept my attention. Moved at a faster pace but it was an action issue so all is good. My gripe is that I have no idea who these characters are. For a first issue I was left in the dark on them. Now I’m cool with what went on but I would have maybe liked a page of back story at the beginning just so I know whats going on.
Dying Breath: 3.7 out of 5
This is a good first issue. While I had my gripe with no back story, what was presented to me held my attention and made me want to know more. The artwork was very cool and I think that there is easily something here to jump on board with. Some minor rough edges can be touched on but overall the creative team has my full support. Very cool start guys.
If you would like to know more about or buy The Strange Tales of Emery Falls go to www.emeryfalls.blogspot.com or www.jasonflowersart.blogspot.com
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
First up we have the script. Usually what I do with a script when I get whether its something I've written or work from another writer, is read over the script while making thumbnailed drawings off to the side as I invision the scene happening on the page.
From there I'll start drawing the page. I know it looks like Ive skipped a step and forgot to show the pencils of the page, but I usually do all my detail in the final inks so I dont really mess around to much with very tight pencils unless its something I know that I can do better there than when inking.
After the inks had dried and I've scanned the page into the computer, Im ready to start toning the artwork. I use a really old version of Photoshop that I've had for years to tone my work. Usually what I'll do is place down a layer of one solid grey tone, multiply that layer, and then go in and use the burn tool to add depth to the piece.