Here's the first page of final art for my next ongoing comic project. Stay tooned to this channel for more updates, process pics, art samples and more.
The BUNKER 16 is in stores TODAY and things are coming to a head…literally. Go grab yourself a copy (if you haven't read 15, nab it if you can) and strap yourself in for the most explosive issue in the series so far. Here's a short preview to whet your appetite.
Here's a snap of the final version of a page shared last week on Instagram. Below, you'll notice I have rough placeholders for the balloons and a general blocking in of the figures and shadows. From there I tighten up the drawing with a nib tool and erase stray lines or strokes. I think the analogy to sculpture applies here. The rough version below is like the crude clay shape that roughly blocks in the forms. By carving into this mess of lines and shadows, I can pull features, hands, faces and…suppurating disfigurements!? Oops! That's for later pages!
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Imagine, if you will, an entire organism made of these little terrors. When necessary, all their fine filaments for legs disentangle and release each unit to scurry and hide this way and that. Inside they have a dymaxion-like bone structure that neatly interlocks with its neighbors. Now imagine during your day that the person next to you on your commute or in your adjacent cubicle is made of these. Happy Monday!
Here's a quick gif animation of the development of an upcoming page of The BUNKER from the thumbnail stage all the way to final inks!
If you want to guarantee a copy of The BUNKER 16 when it arrives in stores, you need to pre-rder your copy today. Simply give your Local Comics Shop the special code, JAN161584 and your future self will thank you. Heck, I don't think I'm overstepping if I say everyone who works on this book thanks you, too! Pre-ordering makes everyone's future self just that much happier.
The BUNKER's fourth arc kicks off as issue 15 hits shelves tomorrow and you're not going to want to miss out. When this arc comes to its jaw dropping finale, you'll regret that you weren't on board from the beginning. Do your future self a favor and pick this up at your LCS! You don't have to take MY word for it, however, here's the official scoop (with more words by me):