Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

Rommel’s Play Page 03

December 31, 2009

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Rommel’s Play Page 01

December 21, 2009

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Back to drawing

November 10, 2009

Eventually back at my drawing table after several weeks of hard work for the organisation of a conference. Trying to get back to the boys playing. Looking for better ways to dispatch the balloons over the page, to drive the reader’s look through the squares… And I eventually received the Col-Erase blue pencils I ordered, Youpi!

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First page – researches

October 4, 2009

While Rommel went back after his journey to France to a city ravaged by floods, I went back to Brussels and started working again… Less time to focus on the comics, unfortunately. I rewrote the dialogues in French, changed a few pages of the storyboard and asked a few friends and relatives to give some feedback. Let’s see what comes out… In the meantime, I made a first attempt at drawing a page, testing the paper, the ink, the pasted patterns, etc…

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Finding Characters

September 20, 2009

Tried sketching my characters again. I was thinking of going full color. But now I’m wondering if I should limit the look of my pages to at most 2 to 3 colors.

Still trying to find my ending. My foreseeable number of pages has doubled from our initial proposal. Urk! But gotta keep going. 😛

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Residency Day 3

September 16, 2009
Amelie's storyboard at first stage

Amelie's storyboard at first stage

Book Format & Structure

September 14, 2009

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The format of our book has changed somewhat since we finally got a chance to talk. Ultimately, we think it’s for the better. The book can now be flipped and read from either end. Aside from our respective stories, we are currently designing a game that will be included in the package where readers cut out specially prepared images of our main characters and play a little game. 🙂

Isabel and Nina

August 31, 2009

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Isabel is 7 years old and Nina is 6.

Isabel is all prim and proper, with her hair always tied into a pony tail and not a strand out of place. Her movements are elegant and refined and her sentences are almost measured and crisp. She never throws a tantrum and often seems older than her years. That is, except when she’s with her cousin Nina, who’s like a sister to her.

Nina is the firebrand. Always active, hair tousled with a voice that can shriek and scare even a banshee. Funny thing is, you wouldn’t think it because of her slight frame. Nina loves pictures and images and fills her time drawing on paper and even on the walls of their house (much to the irritation of her parents.) Isabel on the other hand is all about reading and the power of words. The two girls couldn’t be more different but when they’re together they just fit.

Their adventures during the summer of their visit to their Lolo (grandfather) brings them in conflict with the ancient Nuno. A creature of the nether realms who lives in termite hill. The Nuno is extremely territorial and is often known to bring misery and injury to whoever disturbs his peace or trespass in his realm.

What follows in their encounter is a series of games that the Nuno will use to toy with the two girls who happen to trespass into his realm.

You Are Here

July 20, 2009
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Hey Amelie,

I did this after we talked about playing with comics form and it got me thinking about the game board. I just made this as a warm-up. More stuff coming soon. 🙂

Rommel

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