Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I know. It's confusing. You might've thought we stopped numbering the panels, but we didn't!
So, here's the weird thing. As I was inking this, Róisín Murphy's Off On It started playing on the ol' random setting. If you know the song, then you know it's all a game.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
A real quicky, once I actually sat down to do it. I've been thinking about Paul Grist, lately (the answer to the question: What if Alex Toth...). The anatomy basically went from bad to worse, but that's ok. SPEED before quality, I say sometimes.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Well, I missed my deadline for last Monday. In a way, I'm glad that Marcos didn't pick up the slacks. And now I'm kinda happy that Kenny didn't pick them up afterwards.
It's Hiatus time again! There will be a post sometime after this week is behind us. I plan on making it extra-special, to make up for the laxity. You may need to set up multiple monitors just to see what happened just before Kenny's panel.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
An hour and a half from conception to posting. Not bad. I wish everything went this way. Bear done with a Pilot gel ink pen. Everything else with a #12 brush. Rough was done on a yellow legal pad. Final on Tracing vellum.
I'm thinking more and more about a theory of awesome panels. Going back and forth between my MoCCA books and Kirby/Ditko readings is making me think that all our mature "literary" comicking has over-corrected the super hero panel dynamic. We need to bring back the awesome.
Lucky for you, you have Cliff Face Comics. Aw, SNAP!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Of course, Panel Number 23 goes to me. It couldn't be any other way, really.
Unfortunately, I drew this panel before reading one of the greatest lines in comic book history:
"Come on, Mister Big! Don't rattle your gonads in my ears! Mama Nature doesn't give a damn!"
_Jack Kirby's Silver Star
If I had, I might have had to quote it in there somewhere.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Swipe! WWJKD? I wondered, What Would Jack Kirby Do if he were doing our little webcomic. So, I went to the man himself. I cracked my Fantastic Four Omnibus and found a panel of Captain America shield-punching the Hulk while Rick Jones stood dumb-struck in the background. The I did a quick modified study of it with a felt-tip on a yellow legal pad.
Then I traced that with a brush on tracing vellum. Then I free-handed a Kirby-lite close-up on another sheet of tracing vellum. Then I did the words underneath on the scraps I cropped off. Then I took a piece of paper with pen ink shakeoffs for the blood splatter.
Then I put it all together in photoshop for biggens.
Now, it's Kenny's turn!
Friday, June 1, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I thought of this at work, when we started talking about doing a reverse-order story. And I drew a quick pen sketch of it during my downtime. I took that sketch home and scanned it into my computer, blew it up and printed it out. Then I traced and slightly refined the image with a felt tip pen before scanning and uploading it.
The people are supposed to be Normans, bears' natural enemy.
Welcome to Cliff Face: How Did This Happen?
Marcos, Kenny and I have decided to do a jam comic. Hopefully, we will stick with it and make the beautiful love.
The concept is simple. Since blogger puts the most recent post above older ones, we'll be writing this story in reverse narrative order. So, the first panel will be the last in the story, and the last panel will be the first.
Here are the rules:
1. Look at the panel that's been posted most recently.
2. Make a panel to proceed it.
3. Your panel should in some way set up the panel posted before yours, beyond that there are no content restrictions.
4. Try not to take too long posting your panel, as someone else is waiting on the wings.
5. Panels can be of any size or shape. It's the web, feel free to take advantage of that. Also, use color if you want to.
6. Feel free to provide some commentary on your panel when you post it, but don't suggest any sort of instructions for the cartoonist following you in the order.
7. There's a possibility, however remote, that this could turn into something good that we might want to print. With that in mind, keep a 800 dpi file of your panel handy. Panels on the blog should be 72 dpi jpegs.
8. Don't talk about Fight Club.
Posted by Justin Fox at 5:31 PM