My Second Life: A Graphic Series

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Lettered Pages

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

My Second Life - colored pages

At long last, we have finally finished the colored pages. You can scroll down to see how everything looked before coloring, at the inking and pencilled stages.

These colors were done by Chris Summers, who uses a pretty interesting flat+tone style of coloring. There were a few delays but I'm happy with the way they turned out. Particularly the very last page.

All that's left now is the lettering, which I'll do myself, as I have some experience in that field. Luckily there's not too much dialogue here. Then it's cleaning up my official synopsis for the pitch, and off it goes!

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Page 12

Page 13

Monday, November 20, 2006


I'm proud to announce that "My Second Life" has an inker, and his name is Jeremy Colwell. His inks are fantastic.
EDIT: Now with all 6 pages in ink.

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Page 12

Page 13

I am very excited to see these pages finally come together. The way Jeremy's inks work with Daniel's pencils really works in my humble opinion.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

My Second Life pencilled pages

Well, at long last we've pretty much finished the pencilled portion of these pages. If you scroll past this post you'll see a number of different interpretations of Page 8 in particular.

here is all five pages in sequence by daniel lapham, the artist on these pages. He did some pretty great work here

The story is, our heroine Jenal is in a hospital bathroom, and is remembering some painful things:

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Page 12

Page 13

This is of course just the first step, but probably the most important ones. Now it's on to find an inker and colorist. Then I'll do the lettering myself.

I'm also considering going straight to colors, Daniel's pencils are sharp and dark enough that it just might work. We'll see. I wouldn't risk it unless the colorist in question has already done pencil-to-color work and is good at it.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My Second Life - more pages

It's been a while but at last there are more pages from the pitch to show:

A still rough unfinished version of Page 10

Oh, and hey look at that, a close to completion page 11!

Ooh and it gets better, Page 12!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Page 8 - redone

It's been a while since the last update. The artist, Daniel, recently had a baby girl, which delayed things for a while, but he has returned to working on the pages.

Not only that, but he's redone Page 8 in a new fashion. This is interesting because between this post and the previous post(s), you can actually compare two different interpretations of the same page. It is a good look at the kind of interpretation an artist has to do when drawing a script. Different people script in different ways. Some writers put every camera angle in the script while others let the artist interpret. I go halfway, for close-ups and establishing shots, I put the angles but for many panels I just describe what's in it and let the artist handle some of the 'directing'.

You can see the older version below, as well as the script for this page. This one is more rough but it has some more energy to it. It feels less 'static'.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

My Second Life - Update 2 - Script to Art

I thought I would just do a basic script to image comparison with Daniel's WIP image of page 1 below. This is a really basic script snippet, but you know, if some random soul finds their way here, one might find it interesting.

When writing this portion, I deliberatly left off any dialogue or narration, instead hoping for the images to tell this part of the story and deepen her characterization. I think Daniel has done a great job in making that happen.


(Panel) 1. Jenal at a sink in the bathroom, splashing water on her face.

2. She gazes into the mirror at her reflection.

3. Cut to another flashback, to a few hours earlier – we’re inside the nightclub, chaotic strobe lights, the works. Jenal’s dancing in a sea of people.

4. Back to Jenal and her reflection, but closer on her reflective eyes and face.

5. Back to the club, Jenal drinking some alcohol.

6. Another shot of her drinking.

and once again, the WIP: