Thursday, February 10, 2011

SPIROU COMIC - PROCESS AND DETAILS!!!



As an excuse to air my dirty creative laundry in public I thought I'd give you a bit of a look at the process behind producing the 2 page comic I just did for Spirou.


First off I sketched out a REALLY rough layout. This gave myself a chance to work out the pacing, composition and because there's no real dialogue, just basically write the thing in drawings.


Next I refined the rough. I developed what the characters look like, posing, expressions and got stuck into more details.


Then I did a rough colour script. At this point I could discuss colour choices back and forth with Etienne who commissioned the piece and land on something we were both happy with.


And then the final piece...


Here it is with Sylvain's strip added around the edges. Hope you like it!! Below are some close-ups of some of the panels.







12 comments:

Gabby Zapata said...

these are great! I love seeing the process work :)

Brad said...

wow! thanks for sharing this, so cool!

David DeGrand said...

Wow, you're really an incredible cartoonist! Awesome color choices on these panels, and I just love your character designs.

Ryan said...

Very awesome! I want to see more of these characters!

Bob Flynn said...

The final comic is just fantastic. You nail every panel, the drawings are spot energetic and loose—and Sylvian's border strip just adds to the fun. Clever use of purple there, too.

Thanks for the process, Chris!

Fred Blunt said...

WOW,just brilliant!!
Absolutely love it :)
Takes me back to great childhood memories of Groo.

Juan Bauty said...

very funny!!

TBiddy said...

Awesome! I love process blog posts!

diegoLARAsaltos said...

fantástico, me encanta!!

culprit said...

Lovely stuff as always fella!!

mp

Chris Garbutt said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone!
It means a lot coming from such talented artists as yourselves.

Artur Gorczyński said...

crazy'n'clever, as always!