Page 2 Inks/Colors Comparison
Leave it to a bit of color to spice things up. For most, this is your first look at the meat and potatoes of what will be the Roscoe and Alice story; though a detective/mystery tale is sort of what comes across from the first page, you’ll see it diverts greatly.
I wanted to show the inks and colors of this page side-by-side, because I think it’s a testament to Jonathan’s great work. The inks, once again, are completely satisfactory in and of themselves. Roscoe and Alice could be a black and white book and look phenomenal. But it’s the things you notice with the colors that show off the meticulous detail that went into the page. Things like the duct tape on the car seat, the piles of snow on the road, the hazy smoke filled car interior, and the reflection of the school building on the icy road all become apparent through the color work.
Jonathan also gets a chance to stretch his muscles a bit with very subtle body language, and delivers to a T. I love that even without the lettering done yet, the basic emotion is already captured through Jonathan’s pencil – something quite unique to the comics medium. And dammit, isn’t that Luanne just one of the scariest looking woman you’ve ever seen?
I promise that fully completed pages are on the way.