Game On!

Oct 16, 2014   //   by Mark Maia   //   So-Called Living: The Blog  //  No Comments

Game On

Game on! Everyday Hero rewrite is complete!

That took a while.

Although I’m still waiting for some feedback on the rewrite, I’m confident enough to start working with Ray on character concepts and blocking out pages. I’ll be posting samples and such as they are created.

To help out Ray, I’m blocking out page panels, and prepping word bubbles (sans tails). Now I know having the writer block out the panels on a page might not be the norm, I want you to keep a few things in mind.

  1. I am an artist myself, and work as an art director 5 days a week, so I do have experience with layout/composition.
  2. Ray and I see each other almost every day and are in close communication about art, layout and framing.
  3. Last but not least, I worked with Ray to come up with a system that works best for him. This is not a case of me imposing my will. I’m all for supporting an artist’s vision, but if there’s anything I can do to help I will. So if laying out panels in Photoshop helps, that’s what I do. Every artist is different, and as a team it’s important that you adapt to each other to figure out a system that works for the both of you. This is what works for us.

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