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So, once again, due to a rigorous schedule, no 24 or Planet X this week. This is starting to get annoying.

But, I do want to show that I am in the process of getting next week's done, and here's just a sample of it:

Believe it or not, this pencil only took about 10 minutes-- it's the inking, coloring and layout that take most of the time.

As I was sketching this morning, I popped in Season 5's extras disc and watched most of the material-- there is a really great piece of the supporting players. The affection the actors have for the show is truly astounding and genuine-- but the really interesting thing is that if you look close in the Logan's L.A. retreat, you'll spot a picture of them much younger together in a pic.

Only the thing is, that's not a photoshop job-- it's real. Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart were actually in a play together decades before and just happened to get a picture taken together in the cast photos. How screwy is that?

Oh, and about this week's episode:


Well, my theory that Tony used Larry Moss's death as a way to re-establish cover in a very dark way has gone flying out the window. Tony's bad. That's it, no arguing about it.

However, I do believe though that there will be a form of redemption for him by this day's end. There's no way they'd just turn Tony into a villain of the week. For all the love the fans have given the character, I can't see them chucking him into the bin as just a heartless monster-- though man, this is highly disappointing, since both Tony and I are from Chicago, and I guess I expect better from my brethren, real or not. (But Carlos himself is from Chicago, so, y'know...)

Anyways, I was surprised that Tony tipped his hand so quickly this hour, but then again we do only have what, 5, 6 hours left? They have to get this endgame started sometime I guess, right?

Anyways, see you next week with a new strip!

...I hope. :P


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Apr. 22nd, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna be optimistic and say he'll get his chance. Just wait.

Also with the sketch, I used to do some freelance inking with Marvel and people never understood, that shit takes TIME.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I agree. I've not seen any of this yet, being UK terrestrial TV based, but it's far too obvious/easy for Tony to actually be the bad guy after all this.
I thought it was too obvious when they said he was the bad guy on the Redemption disc, and I still think it even after this twist.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
If you're hungry to start watching, consider surfthechannel.com to do so-- it's a site that finds all the streaming feeds all over the world of shows and even movies. I love using them when I need to catch up.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Let's hope!

So tell me about this inking! What titles did you work on? I'm always looking to improve my ink abilities-- or maybe just handing them off to someone else who's good at it. Some strips I think I'd have been better off leaving them in pencil form than ink. It really does take time-- I often find myself groaning when I'm RUNNING OUT OF TIME!-- sorry, spirit of Jack there-- and need to get a strip up ASAP.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
This was back in the day, like 97' when Marvel was going up shit creek without a paddle. They put out a call for people interested in doing some side work, intern type stuff so I did it. I didn't do it for long but I got to do some X-Men mostly. Back when they split up the titles into like 13 comics you had to buy to get the story so they could make more money. *rolls eyes*

I'm completely lame in that I don't get to do much art anymore and the few things I have done have been either digital or paintings, some photography. But inking is pretty much coloring for grown ups! Heh.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
X Men? Wow. NICE. I remember those days-- they did it with Web-head and his four or five titles-- irked the hell out of me because the art was always radically different between them, and I didn't necessarily like some of the artists. Mike Weiringo was my absolute favorite on it- had a great pseudo-cartoon style to his that still remained very realistic. His faces were so expressive.

If you ever want to guest ink a strip, let me know-- I'd love to have collaborators!
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. They were outsourcing so much stuff, our names didn't get put on things. The lead artists were still listed but a lot of the stuff wasn't all them. It was annoying and a bad business move, but they were desperate.

Holy crap man, that's an honor! I'll let you know if things slow down enough for me to try it. I'd hate to ruin your stuff because I'm so rusty. =(
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
I know a little something about not getting your name in the credits--I've had a few shows I've worked on that didn't include my department. Kind of a kick in the nuts.
Things will definitely be slowing down by the middle of May-- when DWTS is over-- but I don't have to wait until then-- maybe the week after next's strip? I'd even let you try this week's, but I already have an idea of the look being more stylistic so it's better to wait until I just do a normal strip again.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh I meant things slowing down for me, LOL. Granted I'm sure my work isn't as hectic as yours but this year for us, the porn is hopping. This one project I'm on that will (hopefully) be off my plate this week has been nothing but a nightmare.
Apr. 23rd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Just in case you wanted to see some stuff I've done, Here is the last painting I finished (a while ago). And here is the painting I am currently working on (really taking me a long time).

There just isn't enough time in the day.
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