A short comic produced for Alexis Ziritt who has a table at the New York Comics Convention this year. All the characters are his but this short story is written and drawn by me.
Working with sequential art is a labourious and time consuming process, I get quicker at it with every completed page but the challenges it throws up for pacing and storytelling and the amount of research you have to do for reference makes it an intimidating task. That said, its fantastically satisfying and a labour of love.
There are little tricks and visual tools that I have been picking up from my comic creator heroes like Paul Pope and Geof Darrow and I'm surrounded by a pile of comics for inspiration whilst I'm working. Although it is important to refer to the work of my peers and learn from their experience, I look forward to the time when I can 'think' about it less and put more focus into the pace and flow of this unique storytelling medium. The last short comic I produced took me at least twice as long as this to complete and had less going on in the panels so hopefully that's a good sign.
The main character in this story is named Tuerto (one eye) who is up against fascist future robot police, gangsters, mutants and a post apocalyptic Venezuelan wasteland.. good luck with that Tuerto.