John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey
the_gneech

A Good Night's Work

Roughly 25% of the way through retouching ancient NeverNever strips for the second edition of Childproof the Unicorns — not bad, considering I just started over the weekend. Doing very little to the artwork, but converting all of the dialog from Comic Sans to Creative Block, the font we switched to when Sue first took over the art duties, and touching up the color -> B/W conversions to make them a little less muddy.

Depending on how the layout goes, I may end up making a few new bonus art pieces for this edition, but that's yet to be seen. I am planning to draw up something new for Attack of the War-Cats, but I haven't figured out exactly what yet. NeverNever fans, now's the time to make a request!

Looking at early NN is always a bittersweet thing for me. The art makes me cringe, but the story makes me smile. :) You can really see the Peanuts influence, not to mention my art style going from very muddy, line-heavy art to something that was streamlined almost to the point of being sparse as time went on and my energy to do a lot of shading wore down. That daily grind becomes a killer after a while! I'm hoping the new way I'm organizing my work now (by book, rather than trying to hit a weekly schedule) will keep it from wearing me down again.

-The Gneech
Tags: comics, nevernever
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