Comic 23 - 1.2.23

3rd Feb 2018, 2:47 PM in Book 1: End Zone, Canto 2
1.2.23
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Author Notes:

Cliff Hansen 3rd Feb 2018, 2:47 PM edit delete
Who else did you think would be at the door interrupting a profound dream?

I call this page, "Mormon Gothic".

Comments:

...(RockB) 4th Feb 2018, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
What's that green stuff on everybody's faces, and... I think they use to wear only white shirts? I already noticed it on page 20... Ambient light containing too much green?
Cliff Hansen 4th Feb 2018, 12:58 PM edit delete reply
That's just my drawing style. Each character has a color palette associated with them where I start with a flat color and paint on top if it with partially transparent brushes. For Thomas it's a muted green, Perez is red, and Joe is yellow. I like to keep my brush strokes visible so it does, as you say, resemble ambient lighting of various colors. To visually represent Thomas' depression, I desaturate and darken his most of his pages, so that made the shirts come out as grayish green when they are in fact white.
...(RockB) 4th Feb 2018, 8:27 PM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
I see, that's important to know. I just checked (because I didn't remember it), on the first few pages you seem to have used gray instead of green. ... the gray has worked better for me.

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(I can't help it, it looks to me like everybody has snot on their faces. That was my first idea on page 20 and I thought it might be possible, with Thomas having fallen asleep on the floor.)
Miguel1982 10th Feb 2018, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
Thanks for the breakdown on your art style Cliff.
I appreciate you being open enough to ask your questions Rock.
I have run into Mormans going door to door in my area and it reminds me of my Peace Corps days hanging with the Elders who could not drink Coca-Cola or coffee.
Lastly, I thought it looked like American Gothic, but your comment confirmed it:).