Friday, April 25, 2008

The Beast: Updated

The Beast at 10,000 Feet

updated pages: 22 and 23

Oh, man, oh MAN!

The final battle has been joined! Man. That was fun to draw. The hardest so far was The Plane Crash Page. I've never drawn a plane crash before. Action is hard enough, but a good plane crash is really tough.

We're almost done! I'll beg big 'ol critiques when this is over.

Listening to while posting "My Brother Chris" by Apartment ( on the Soma FM station: Indie Pop Rocks.


Doctor Smoke said...

These two pages are great!
I love the 'shit' and the knife jarring in the ground.

and as long as I'm here...
ring ring ring ring ring ring


Arkonbey said...

Oh, shit!

Why do I keep forgetting about bannanaglass? Why? Why? Why?

I'll go look *looks sheepish*

Don Snabulus said...

good, good stuff. I await the aftermath of the knife thunk.

Doctor Smoke said...

because you are cruel and heartless?
I wanna see some comments, dear boy!

and a sheep monster.

Hypatia said...

AAAGGHHH! Always the cliffhanger Arkonbey!

Swinebread said...

This is what it's all about, the last panel on each page compels you to turn the page. Very good structure. I'm loving it.

The action great too. You're really good with the zip lines. It's not overdone it's just right.

The beast if fantastic. he's got the whole wendigo thing going on.

Arkonbey said...

Snab: It was a knife 'Shunk', get it right, geez ;)

Hypatia: Don't worry, we're getting close to the finale (on the other hand: 'mission accomplished')

Swinebread: I'm glad you think the action is okay. That's been the hardest part for me (even harder than trying to keep a semblance of character continuity).

Damn! Wendigo!

Dean Wormer said...

I'm enjoying this mucho. Are you goint to sell it commercially?

It sort of reminds me of Dan Simmons "The Terror" in that if you're alone with a monster at the arctic you're screwed.

My kids are also digging it, they love horror comics and this is pretty good as those comics go.

Arkonbey said...


If I want to sell it, I'd better do a better job with the art.

I'm glad the faculty is digging on it. I was just telling AndreZero that I hope the ending is up to everyone's expectations!

If not, I will certainly entertain ideas on how it should have gone.

AndreZero said...

I think there is only one logical way you can end this and I'll be disappointed if you do it any other way. It has to end with Johnson and Lopez forming Voltron and slicing yeti in half with Blazing Sword!

Arkonbey said...

Damn! You guessed it!

Now I have to go with plan B...