Another attempt at a familiar idea. If I could be bothered I think there are some interesting comparisons and contrasts to draw here in terms of execution and themes.

In a sudden, productive burst of clarity I bring you a sketch

and a song.


[edit] Worked a teeny bit more on the sketch.

[edit2] And then it changed lots!


Pencils for a comic page based on this dialogue.

This initially looked like it could easily be two or three pages but since I was having trouble identifying the best places to split the pages I challenged myself to fit it all in one. The dialogue’s pretty dense as a result. It’s funny how right I was in places about the space the text would take, and how so very wrong I was in others.

Interpreting the text and turning it into something visually interesting was tricky too. I didn’t want it to be talking heads the whole way through the page so I injected some personality, emotion and body language. In fact the driver behind this interpretation was the visual of Cedar’s outstretched arms as he displayed the marks on them to Nirri. Of course I then gave him an outfit that changed his movements doing so, but I’m glad I didn’t stick steadfastly to the original image in my head.


Was going to use this as the first post of March Blog Madness then completely forgot.

Drawn from life at one of JP’s Miyazaki Fridays.