Well, in theory, if Halloween Comix ever happens! This is the reprise I mentioned here. I haven’t done any tones or colour yet, but, compare away! I probably will colour it, but I don’t think I shall bother with tones; it was something I was experimenting with fleetingly back in 2016 (a kind of electronic version of the old Duo-Shade paper they no longer make)—and I think it also masked some of the finishing deficiencies, which hopefully are rectified in this new version.
I am working on the art for some new Club Vamporama pages—an initial run of five, followed by a bunch more. Some of this stuff has been scripted for quite a while, and in fact what would be page five of this sequence was originally started and abandoned back in February 2013! (New version will be all-new, I stress. BTW, the four pages leading up to it, including the two below, are newer scripts anyway.)
Well, hey, Vamporama Films has been busy trying to get a live-action version off the ground! This is currently on hold while the whole approach is reconsidered, so, back to comics for a while! Anyhow, the complete strip may go into the mooted Halloween Comix project, so this is all you’re getting for the foreseeable, I’m afraid…
Incidentally, these are the first two complete pages that use my new font. Let me know what you think, but be gentle!! 🙂
So using the new font I made, I roughed up a possible logo for my mooted project, Halloween Comix… a very theoretical project, as I’ve procrastinated about it on-and-off for three years now. In fact, I had made a cover image for it—here with tones and here with colour—featuring Jenni & Marie (and friend)—which, although only three years old, I recently did a new version of… because, it ain’t bad but it coulda been better. Anyhow, I’ll post that later. Meanwhile…
And a question, re the Marie portrait posted here—colour? Yes? No? I have done some work on a colour version—I don’t consider myself much of a colourist, to be honest, but…
I’m calling it 2019 because I wanted to revisit a piece I did back in February 2011. I just liked the concept, but the execution was really quite poor—at the time a few people were positive about it, but one person was quite critical… and basically they were right, whatever their motives. It was very amateurish indeed.
Well… see for yourself here. And compare and contrast with the new version…
Did I get better? Just a little bit? I think everyone is entitled to improve, yes?
You can follow the Club Vamporama tag for more on this project. The newest news is that we’re planning a crowdfunder for a full, 30-minute pilot episode. Liz wrote the script ages ago, and completed a new draft of it quite recently; most of the main cast are in place, all being well; currently, the theme song is being worked on… we’re looking to recruit a couple of ‘name value’ cast members and get things on track very, very soon.
So we’ve had a bit of radio silence over the holidays, pondering what comes next (and there was an abortive house move in there, too, but that’s another story). Hope everyone is feeling good and all the best for 2018… lots of news & new stuff coming soon!
The official site for Vamporama Films is now live. Check it out for the latest news and etc!
Another taster of our first short Club Vamporama film, “Who Is Bette Noir?”
An adaption of the image posted here.
Firstly, apologies for radio silence. Secondly, All Bad Things news: the shoot will now take place on August 20th. A couple of people dropped out at last minute and we’re currently looking for someone to handle the sound tech. More VERY soon!
Anyhow. Yesterday was the fourth shoot for Club Vamporama, this time uniting Dru and Lizzie (for the first time, as they appear to just miss each other in previous item, even though their scenes were shot five weeks apart!) for a scene set indoors—the so-called “Cthulhu Sketch”, which we previously did an abortive screen test on some months ago—plus a title sequence shot outdoors (storyboards for which I shall be posting tonight or tomorrow).
So, here are a couple of promo shots of Jenni (Dru) and Marie (Lizzie)! Photography by me. More on this very soon too…