Other Submissions by kenisu3000
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 14: Unwanted Visitors||
kenisu - #14
The line "George use to be a journalist" is my tribute to the Encyclopedia Mother, which gives a more detailed account of the history of George and Maria (tells how they got together and fell in love, etc.). By the time I finally got the Encyclopedia (a couple of months back?), I had already had in my head more-or-less what I wanted the entire prologue to encompass, so when I translated the George-and-Maria backstory in the Encyclopedia, I found that account didn't fit 100% with mine, and it was too late to change the pages I had already illustrated, and I was also unwilling to change the ideas I had for the remainder of the prologue. However, I was able to work in the idea that George was a big-time journalist for a famous newspaper, and that his work was what brought him to Mothersday Town, where he met Maria.
However, it's only this wink that connects my story with the Encyclopedia's.
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 13: George in Desperation||
kenisu - #13
I love that first panel on the bottom row. George is sitting on the bed staring at his feet like a naughty little boy and Suzannah and James are like his parents scolding him :)
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 12: Penetrating an Impenetrable Wall||
kenisu - #12
I wanted this scene to be extrememly tense. Hopefully I communicated that well.
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 11: In the Guest Room Lies...||
kenisu - #11
It wasn't until I gave James the line "Why did you bring the boy?" that I realized I must have unconsciously designed him after James "Jimmy" Stewart (the line reminded me of the movie "Shenandoah", where Stewart refers to his own son as "the boy", when speaking to his wife's grave after a huge mess of tragedy happens to the family - he names off everyone in his family that was killed, and since his son was sent into the Civil War against his will, Stewart's character had not heard anything of him for years, and so he adds to his wife "...and probably the boy..."
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 10: A Changed Man||
kenisu - #10
Hopefully the subtlety here isn't TOO subtle. The blank panel is because I wanted George to deck James in the face when Maria was mentioned, but I didn't want to show it, or insert some goofy sound effect. In the end I decided that it would be best to leave it to the reader's imagination, so I left the panel blank. It also gives it a certain quality which says "you can't even fathom what this punch was like" or that it was kind of an "other-worldly" punch.