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pandayboss 07-31-2020 11:31 AM

Paid work: LADY ALCHEMY GN Page
 
Here's one of the pages that I'm working a client's personal project on at the moment. I thought it's fun to show here as I have, for the first time, my cameo in this page. Just for fun, can you take a wild guess where I am in the panel(s)? :D

Media: Digital inks with Clip Studio on Wacom Cintiq

http://www.pandaystudio.com/archive/..._b&w_small.jpg

DJA 07-31-2020 02:40 PM

Looks good ,man! Dig the style!

DJA 07-31-2020 03:51 PM

Second panel , dude on the left foreground?

TimR 08-01-2020 09:28 AM

That was my guess too. Nice layout and linework.

pandayboss 08-03-2020 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by DJA (Post 1884859)
Looks good ,man! Dig the style!

Thanks man.

pandayboss 08-03-2020 10:40 AM

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Originally Posted by DJA (Post 1884860)
Second panel , dude on the left foreground?

Yes, good guess.:thumbs:

pandayboss 08-03-2020 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by TimR (Post 1884866)
That was my guess too. Nice layout and linework.

Thanks TimR! Yes, you guessed right. My cameo is on panel 2 left foreground and on panel 3, right at middle. :D

TimR 08-03-2020 02:06 PM

Adding... I've been focused on gag panels lately, but every now and then I have a hankering to work on some straight ahead superhero action comics lol... Especially if they were commissioned by someone! Don't think I really have the portfolio to get work like that, even in the small press market. But I KNOW I could pull it off, somewhat, or like to think so... :laugh:

pandayboss 08-03-2020 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TimR (Post 1884877)
Adding... I've been focused on gag panels lately, but every now and then I have a hankering to work on some straight ahead superhero action comics lol... Especially if they were commissioned by someone! Don't think I really have the portfolio to get work like that, even in the small press market. But I KNOW I could pull it off, somewhat, or like to think so... :laugh:

Of course, my friend. you should go for it.

Our style might be different in some ways, but there are clients who like something different. I'm sure your work, if you have a few page samples to show around, would give you the advantage to get noticed. If you haven't signed up with Deviantart, you should do it now. It's a protfolio site to showcase your work even older. Lately, I've got an offer to do a short story super heroes and when I asked the client how did he finds me, he said Deviantart. It does mean that the site are lurking with prospects. Even if you're not looking for clients, they will be looking for a proper fit for their projects. You never know, right? :D

TimR 08-04-2020 03:07 PM

Good idea, thanks Dario. Kind of a pipe dream in a way because "serious" comics are so much work, and I'd have to have a strong portfolio to get even semi decent pay.

If anyone wants to just TRUST me that I could pull off a 3rd rate Sal Buscema or JRjr or Gene Colan or Kirby though, hit me up! :laugh:
If I fail miserably in a test batch, no charge! Lol

pandayboss 08-07-2020 09:07 AM

Yes, you're right. This page alone took me two days to complete using the tablet while I can finish a page in a day traditionally. I find it that I sit down on a page too long because I want to make sure that I'm happy with it first before I submit it to the client. Versatility is also important as I also got a page reconfigured by client's request. Thank God I did it digital, I only spent half a day for it. :laugh:

In my opinion, comics now a days are totally different from the Kirby, Buscema & Jim Lee era. If you have seen some of the topseller comic books lately, details are overdone on top of sequential. Details such as building backgrounds, vehicles and people. Making it authentic makes for awe but the basic imagination is gone because everything are all taken from references. It's like putting traced photos in panels. I find it that's hard to compete in this new market. I wished that I had gone and follow Kirby, Buscema or Lee because they make good comics from imagination.

If you have Kirby style stuff, please show them here. I'd like to see them. :)

TimR 08-07-2020 01:42 PM

Yes absolutely, old school comics are superior!!! LOL

I think JRjr is still in that tradition somewhat, although nowadays he may have colorists who add a lot of painted details that make it fit with the current style. But his underlying drawing is still dynamic and simplified forms, like the old school guys.

I haven't seen much lately because a lot of libraries are closed where I am, and that's where I would check out any new GNs they had. Last I heard Diamond was not even delivering(?) but maybe that's straightened out now, and comic shops are getting product... If any are hanging in there!

TimR 08-07-2020 01:43 PM

A long while back I did do a comic that was kind of a Kirby homage of sorts... I would like to think I'd be better now, but anyway, I'll try to dig up some pages from that. I'm sure I posted them here long ago.

pandayboss 08-08-2020 09:44 AM

What I usually do is go to Amazon or Comixology websites and check the latest there. You don't need to buy but you can read the previews. You can see some of the latest work or freshly published. You can see what's happening in the comic scene. I'm impressed with the titles from the big guns in US and also from European market.

pandayboss 08-08-2020 09:53 AM

By the way, if you haven't heard or seen my announcement on my studio forum here, I'm closing shop probably next year. I'm leaving comics and moving to my long awaited dream to do self-publishing of my own illustrated digests. I love comics but it's hard to make a living doing it when I can't get a good paying project. I have three commitments and I'll complete them but it just tells you that in order to make ends meet, you have to have two projects at the same time. It takes a toll on your health and sleepless nights. As I'm getting older, I realized that I'm not cut for it anymore.

Check out some of the pages I've posted in my Panday Studio forum here.:laugh:

TimR 08-08-2020 01:14 PM

Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I would not expect there's much money to be made these days, unfortunately... Are you writing the digests yourself? I'm not seeing the links to your forum page...

pandayboss 08-08-2020 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TimR (Post 1884898)
Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I would not expect there's much money to be made these days, unfortunately... Are you writing the digests yourself? I'm not seeing the links to your forum page...

Oh, it's here in DW forum I have a sub-forum: https://digitalwebbing.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=182064

pandayboss 08-08-2020 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TimR (Post 1884898)
Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I would not expect there's much money to be made these days, unfortunately... Are you writing the digests yourself? I'm not seeing the links to your forum page...

To answer your question if I write my stories?

I actually get a writer to write it for me. Most of the stories I created myself and I outlined them for the writers. The outlines are pretty much based on the vision which I'd like to read when it's written. I'll leave the details and the creativity to the writer to form the manuscript as long as my vision is in the prose. You see, the way I created a story to be converted to prose, I visualize it like in a comics as I wanted the sequence of the actions read like a panel to panel movement. Give or take the writer/s would laid down this format and translated in words. I have about four writers I've partnered with through the years and wrote some really good prose of my creations.

TimR 08-09-2020 01:54 PM

I see, okay. Hope you'll post some here when you get to it.

pandayboss 09-15-2020 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by TimR (Post 1884910)
I see, okay. Hope you'll post some here when you get to it.

Definitely. Once I have something...I'll be happy to share here. Thanks TimR!

midknight 10-31-2020 05:35 PM

well done dude

pandayboss 11-08-2020 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by midknight (Post 1885162)
well done dude

Thanks bro!


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