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Comic 43 - Nigel the Nosferatu Page 18

26th Jun 2017, 8:55 PM
Nigel the Nosferatu Page 18
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Kim Allman 26th Jun 2017, 8:55 PM edit delete
Kim Allman
Yes, another splash page. One of the challenges of doing a web comic is that your scanner bed can dictate how large your original paper size is. I know that in Photo Shop and in Gimp (which is what I use) you can scan larger pages onto a smaller scanner and then splice the images. I just do not have the skill or the patience to do that. So I end up cutting my paper down to just a bit larger than an Eight and Half by Eleven overall with an even smaller image area space. You might notice that most of the pages to date are three panels as that appears to be what works best within the confines and limitations of the media. Of course I could go into an entire discussion of the "limitless page" such as Scott MaCloud has suggested in "Redefining Comics" but I am something of a traditionalist and find the restriction a challenge to the overall story telling.

As for this page I am happy with a number of elements except the background. Backgrounds are my least strength and I am going to explore ways to improve this as I go forth with the story. The other challenge on this page was trying to position and get the image of Lucy prone on the cobbled path behind Nigel right. The position of the head was a bear and I am still not quite completely happy with it. The flatness of Nigel's lower body is a deliberate design device. I leave it to you as to whether it works or not.