Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Remember Randall?

When I first started LazyComix.com a few years ago, I wanted to use my comic, Randall as the "headliner" for the site. It was right around the time of 9-11 and with all the craziness going on here in New York City, I jumped head-first into this character that I came up with on a subway ride home. I wrote a long-winded script about a regular kid who reads comics and plays video games all day getting super powers out of the blue... I started character designs and decided to take this idea and turn it into my first comic.

The only problem is, when I look at this comic now... I see how indecisive I was... and in a way, still am about that strip. The script is just too much… some of the things are funny, but I take a year to get to the punch-line and my art is just crude…It’s not my natural style. I really have to struggle to draw that way. I inked the early chapters with a brush and pen… then I switched to a rapidograph… nothing matches up. And the coloring just sucks. I don’t like coloring and I can’t imagine how professional colorists do it… its just so time consuming and it gets boring for me real fast. I was first going to color the strip with Doc Martins inks… then I was going to use watercolors… after the disaster of those experiments, I switched to Photoshop. The last chapter was even “inked” in Photoshop…

So as you can see, I had no idea and still have no idea what is going on with Randall. I absolutely love the character and I will get back to it… just not now. I was going to finish the original script and then go from there… but I’ve decided not to. I’ve got some things in mind for li’l Randall… and I’ll get to them, I swear. But the next time we see him… he’ll be a bit different.

In the meantime… NYComix has taken over. And after I finish lettering today, I’m going to start drawing the first page for PixelStrips…

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