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October 6th, 2018, 5:30 am

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Reply skyangel, October 6th, 2018, 5:30 am

I spent a couple of hours playing with my mannequin to get a nice worms eye view of Nikki digging a hole in a dramatic perspective before I transposed my sketch to an overlay and realised it didn't really work as a small panel! As a child I was always drawn to the cover arts for their visual impact and thought why can't they do great art like this for the whole comic and I guess this is the same thing, the art was great throughout but just lost it's impact by being reduced. Like watching Star Wars on a mobile phone.


Have a nice week :)

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Reply MichaelHartman, October 6th, 2018, 2:21 pm

Calling out to the dead only has two things happen. One nothing or something scary that will keep you up at night.

Reply skyangel, October 13th, 2018, 9:42 am

@MichaelHartman: Trueeee! She should have learnt her lesson by now!

Reply kidcthulhu, October 6th, 2018, 4:33 pm

That last panel has the British-est dialog I've ever read; I love it ^_^

Reply skyangel, October 13th, 2018, 9:43 am

@kidcthulhu: Haha There's something about saying 'Fish and Chips' that seems to set people off!

Reply Fruitbat44, October 7th, 2018, 1:35 am

Okay . ..

Firstly, well, I think it's a great opening panel. Giving a sense of space, and yet activity with that space. The way the track skirts the Scarecrow, giving it the appearance of being on a little island is interesting. Is it significant though? Hmmm . . .

Secondly, I'm surprised. I was expecting them to unearth a Witch-bottle. Or maybe a skeleton, but nothing? That was a surprise. Does this mean we are moving away from the Supernatural and back to the everyday world? Is this all a combination of old tales and Sarah's imagination? And is Sarah's "Sod the bitch" comment acknowledging this? Or will tonight see Sarah's dreams disturbed by a visitation from beyond?

For a rather quiet strip it's given me a lot of questions. :)

Reply skyangel, October 13th, 2018, 9:40 am

@Fruitbat44: Sorry for the late reply, I've been dragging my heels so much over finishing the pages and work that I've barely had time to respond to comments lately.

It's not over yet ;)

PS: The island was Becky's idea! lol I was quite expecting to see a grassy patch but she chose to colour it that way. Either way I also felt it made the scene more interesting so I never queried it!

Reply Fruitbat44, October 14th, 2018, 4:07 am

@skyangel: Thanks for the reply & don't work about it taking you awhile to get around to it. I appreciate you've other things on your plate.

"Not over yet?" Hmmm . . .


And good idea from Becky. It does indeed add something to the scene.

Reply ohanyname!, October 7th, 2018, 5:08 pm

@skyangel: if you want a follow up to Simply Sarah, but need a storyline, I could put Alisha on a train to you. She's albina, and therefore functionally blind, and her story starts with 'I was born in a Palestinian refugee camp' and gets more eventful from that moment on. The sad thing is that she'll never see the comic you draw, she can just about tell light from dark. What is even sadder is that she doesn't know how beautiful she is.

She can use a white stick but, when they're not at school, she prefers a twin. Who can bring the North Circular to a screeching halt so she can cross the road.

It's usually male lorry drivers who look like the shaven-headed unsympathetic types in Simply Sarah who jump out of their cabs and help my twins help Alisha across the road. The twins can actually do this quite well by themselves, but the help is appreciated.

Alisha isn't my girlfriend, she's just a friend, but she's really pretty. You might consider her as a model. She's in Lincoln. Three stops on the train from you, change at Newark. Albinos are a bit like alabaster sculptures. White all over, sightless eyes, but these ones will give you a hug and ask you for a gin and tonic.

Reply skyangel, October 13th, 2018, 9:49 am

@ohanyname!: I'll think about it.

Reply Lordcholmondlywarner (Guest), October 8th, 2018, 11:58 am

I love the way the wind whips at Sarah's hair as she shouts in panel 4. It's touches like that which elevate good work to great.

Reply skyangel, October 13th, 2018, 9:48 am

@Lordcholmondlywarner: I love doing hair. Sometimes it frustrates me when the close ups become too convoluted as I feel I'm drowning the atmosphere I want to create but when it looks nice I get off on it! lol :)

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