Friday, July 17, 2009

Rabbits, Fairies, & Dwarfs...oh my!

A number of years back I took stab at drawing  ing a fantasy comic. The story followed the adventures of POKE & SILVER, a fairy and her rabbit companion, relentlessly pursued by a sect of fanatical druids bent sacrificing the poor rodent (he's kinda special).

A dozen tales were plotted out in text. Two were thumbnail sketched to completion, and a whole 13 pages actually penciled before I abandoned the project. Since the pages are just lying about getting yellow I felt they might as well serve as blog fodder.
                                                             

Startled awake by Silver's approach, he tells her of his foreboding dream. 
She reassures him then casually dismisses the matter...


Pay attention to your surroundings.
Silver heads down to the barroom.
Seeking to hire a guide, she is pointed in the direction of the rude and prurient Harry Calico, who is about to get into 
trouble with some humorless dwarves.
 





















                                        

Cutting off Dwarf beards...not good...





                                                     

Later, in Silver and Pokes room








Silver's hair changed several times over the period I drew these pages, because at the time I hadn't settled on her look. Those dreadlock things didn't work for me; most annoying to draw. Inking that spaghetti page after page...nightmare!

Looking back I have to say it probably wasn't bad stuff although at the time I really thought the stuff sucked.