Snake Eyes #13 page start to finish! - 260Here is one of the pages coming up just to show the different steps in making this comic. I get the approved script from Chuck, then work out the storytelling and draw the page with a level of finished pencils:
The next step is for Juan Castro, our inker, to go in over my lines with the inks. Even though I usually take the time to fill in my blacks, it's really up to Juan to establish the contrast necessary for the printing of the line work to come out clean and crisp. It's also his job to help create depth by adjusting the line weights and making my rendering indications clear and concise.
Finally, Simon steps in to work his coloring magic. I remember I told my niece once about the comic process, and she stopped and said "wait, wait, someone actually gets paid just to color all day?" heh, she was around 6 at the time and thought I meant with crayons. Im pretty sure that was her dream job for about a year. Here you can see how Simon adds a ton of atmosphere to the scene, especially in that first panel for the background city. It helps push that silhouette of the train yard more to the foreground.
So this is our team for the upcoming arc on Snake Eyes (just like in issues 1-4). I couldn't be happier, this has been the closest knit creative group I've ever worked with. Every piece of art, with each step of the process gets sent to our editor's, Chuck, Juan, Simon and myself. We all encourage each other's work, and it puts an extra set of eyes critiquing the work as it comes in. It's been a fantastic camaraderie throughout!
I'll go into more detail with Snake Eyes' redesign tomorrow.
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