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Character Break Down: Jill

Mar 4, 2012   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

The second character sheet I worked on was Jill. She’s a bit of a bitch.

The Beginning

Mar 2, 2012   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

Welcome to the beginning of something really cool! This is the official blog for So-Called Living, our newest (aka. first) comic book project. Here you’ll be able to follow along with me and Jamie as we try to get this thing up and running. We’ll also upload some art samples and story tidbits from time to time, so keep checking in.

Character Break Down: Jack

Mar 2, 2012   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

One of the things I like to do early on when writing for a new character is to create a simple character sheet. Nothing too detailed, just a little something to keep me focused on who they are.  Jamie (our artist extraordinaire) also uses these break downs to determine the final look of the character when he’s doing his drawing thing (we’ll post those when he’s done).

Below is the leading characters, character sheet. Edited for public display ;)

 

Face to a Name

Mar 2, 2012   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

I’m just going to come out and say it. I love reading comics, and I love talking comics, but when it comes to remembering the names of writers and artists, I’m at a loss; and when I do remember a name, I have no idea what they look like! I was watching an interview with Robert Kirkman (the writer for The Walking Dead) and I had no idea it was him (so sad). So I thought to myself, there must be others out there like me, there must! So, I’ve come up with a solution. Why not include a picture of the artist, writer, etc. next to their name on the credits page just inside the cover? It’s got to be easier to remember a name if you have a face to put it to (well for me anyway). Therefore, So-Called Living will do just that, and it’ll look a little something like this.

             

Mark Maia: Writer                        Jamie Riehl: Artist

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