October 27, 2010
THE TRIBE, IN PROGRESS
I now have all of the final art from Edo for the first chapter, and it is quite gorgeous, in a somewhat Paul-Popish kind of way, somewhere between European cartoon-ishness and American independent comics.
Since the final book (at some point) has to be able to be put out in a variety of formats, I am lettering it in Illustrator and then finish it up in Photoshop to allow me to transform the lettering into vector files. It's more work than doing it all in InDesign, but InDesign locks you into formatting and size, and so the work will – hopefully – be worth it in the end.
A page is about two hours of work.
I like how the dialogue flows so far, and how it integrates itself into the art.