James Turner's blog
Submitted by James Turner on February 21, 2008 - 10:51
Personally I'm going to hold out until they remake 'Hungry Hungry Hippos'.
Submitted by James Turner on February 4, 2008 - 13:54
Last week I got my first editorial feedback on the two rough strips I have sent to the publisher - my first feedback as (kind of) a professional comic creator! Ooh! The verdict: 'you have to do these again'.
Ok, so it wasn't as bad as all that - they liked the script (yay!), and they liked the drawings (woo!), but (and I know I am pretty much always guilty of doing this on Beaver and Steve) in some of the panels I had so much text that it squashed up the pictures, and that has to change.
Submitted by James Turner on January 16, 2008 - 11:59
Well I've got 3/4 of the first episode pencilled, which is not really on schedule exactly, but at least it means I am approaching the fabled 'zone'. Soon unstoppable drawing power shall be mine!
Submitted by James Turner on January 14, 2008 - 08:07
As deadlines for the super secret comic project loom I am finding it hard to actually sit down and concentrate on getting it done. I'll get home and think to myself, 'oh I'll just check my email / flip on the TV / read this comic I have read 10 times already first, and then I'll get started' and before I know it 3 hours have passed and I'm ready to fall asleep without ever touching pencil to paper.
Submitted by James Turner on November 25, 2007 - 20:52
So it looks like I'm going to have to be inking and colouring my super top-secret project myself after all. Here's what I have finished so far (with all the useful bits removed just to spoil it for you all):
But I also had a go at trying something a bit new - have a gander at this:
Submitted by James Turner on November 10, 2007 - 22:36
Ok, after spending all day in bed I finally decided to get up and do something productive and redrew the neurosurgery shirt design from scratch:
I think this one has a lot more potential - what do you folks think?
Submitted by James Turner on November 6, 2007 - 08:59
I really like the idea of comicsby.us (which in my head I always pronounce as 'comics-bee U.S.')- whenever I go on digg or reddit I am always disappointed by just how rubbish the things on the front page are, and so for someone of my minimal attention span the idea of applying this concept only to comics sounds good.
Submitted by James Turner on November 2, 2007 - 11:21
I have periodically been getting requests to join Virgin Wines (a wine delivery 'club' here in the UK) in my inbox, each with an offer more generous than the last (first case half price, and comes with a free corkscrew made of diamonds that can predict the future!) and usually they just get deleted automatically. Earlier this week however, I got an email titled 'reasons not to join' which piqued my interest just enough to get me to open it and see just what they were up to. And so it was that I got a chance to read the email's opening pitch:
Submitted by James Turner on November 1, 2007 - 13:04
Oh, and I forgot to post the last member of the team: Agent 'K'
I'm not sure there's going to be any comic at all this week, not because I have been working on this project though, just because I am useless.
Submitted by James Turner on October 29, 2007 - 07:19
So, I'm back at work today, but the 'project' is almost finished. One of the cool things about this project is that I'm going to be working with another great artist - while I love doing the pencils I've always hated inking (it's basically like drawing everything you've just drawn all over again, and you can't rub it out if you make a mistake) and I'm terrible at colouring, but fortunately my pal Brandon swooped in and offered to do all the boring parts for me (haha! The fool!), so here's a look at what he's done to my characters: