Oh yeah! Check it out it’s the second installment of my Weekly Comics series! This time I’ve got an awesome comic that’s been stewing in my head for nearly a year now, its first iteration done on a piece of receipt paper at my horrible restaurant job. It’s great to finally get it out there for world to see.
The Creative Process
This comic took forever to thumbnail. I could not figure out what I wanted to do for my first panel. Initially I had imagined a squire stumbling upon a bunch of knights getting torn to pieces by this dragon here, but I just couldn’t make it work. Again, I probably redrew the thumbnails 6 times or so, and that first panel at least a dozen times. Finally I just broke down and drew something to set the scene, a dragon flambéing some knights.
What I Like
I really like how the first panel turned out, and I think I drew the dragon pretty darn consistently up until the very last panel. I love the expression of my timid knight in the third panel and the way the dragon looks in the fourth and fifth panels. I also like how the speech bubble breaks the panel borders at the end. Overall I think I did a fine job with the pacing and created something that’s both readable and kinda funny. To me at least. Heh.
What I Wish I Did Differently
The last panel with the dragon… Gah I wish i drew that differently. I wish I had either gotten rid of the flames or showed more of his face or something! It just looks weird as is. Also I wish I had utilized the space on the page more… efficiently. I would have made the panels bigger and maybe moved the title somewhere else. I would aslo have made the title cooler, maybe using fancy medieval style lettering. Lastly, I probably would have made the dragon more dragon-y. Maybe giving it wings or making it look less like a dinosaur. I dunno.
Honestly I think this is much much better than my first comic. I utilize the majority of the space on the page and the story has a clear beginning, middle, and end. I think. I draw things a bit more consistently, and… yeah, I think it’s pretty ok. I tstill need to improve my materials I think, and not use a ballpoint pen for inking.
Let me know what you think! What do I need to work on? Help me help myself team!