James Waley asked if I would contribute 4 to 6 pages for the The One Tribe benefit comic book anthology, a non-profit book to be published in 2014. The collection is being produced in support of improving First Nations’ reserve schools in Canada.
I thought that I would try to illustrate a little incident that happened a couple of summers ago while anchored in a small cove on Killarney Bay combined with some thoughts that Shel had jotted down at the time.
At the very least it would nice to draw summer scenes as relief from this long, cold, cold winter.
This is my initial, small, very rough sketch of the first page:
Then I sketched it out full size...
...then I decided I needed some reference, especially for the writing hand in the first panel...
... the shoreline and dinghy...
...and the little cove we were in...
...then I resized the reference pics and pasted them into the sketch with the lettering...
...then I inked the whole thing. I decided to do this "size-as". The finished, printed version should be the same size it was drawn.
Then I coloured it on the computer.
This is page one of a six page story that James said is, "simple but so touching."
Which is great, since that what we were going for.
Please support this project by buying one or more of the books when they come out in late August, early September.
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