So, I wanted to try something different this week. I’ve been drawing the comic for almost a year now in a style that was more cartoon-like. The original plan was to follow some of the more popular webcomics on the internet. Jeph Jacques beautiful artwork on Questionable Content was an inspiration for me to start this webcomic. It’s been fun, admittedly, but isn’t really my natural style.
My natural style is more akin to a mainstream comic. So, I figured, I’d try our Epic Escape Webcomic drawn in a more traditional dynamic American comic book style. I also changed the dimensions of the page to be more fitting to a standard comic book size.
So, I’m not sure I’m going to stick with this. I’m trying to see if there’s any reaction from you, my audience. Do folks prefer the style that I had before, or this more dynamic style? Please let me know. I’d love to hear some feedback.
Anyways, I’m going to try a few pages like this, just to see if there’s any reaction from folks. The script for the next couple of pages is going to be a little more dramatically focused, so the style may be fitting. Besides, sometimes, change can be good.
Now, I’m no Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, or Todd McFarlane, clearly. But it’s fun to shake the artistic dust off, and draw some sharper more aggressive illustrations. Now, I’m not entirely without precedent. Todd McFarlane’s change between Hulk Issue 330 to Hulk Issue 331 and 332 was a drastic change to the style he was using as well. So, here goes nothing I suppose. I’m even publishing a few days early to get reactions.
Hope you all like it!
I’ve included below some links to some classic Todd McFarlane books. Spiderman was reshaped by his run on the series. Also, his comic, Spawn, was and is one of the most successful independent comics of all time. Take a look at the trade paperbacks available on Amazon.
Spider-Man: The Birth Of Venom
Spider-Man Legends: Volume 2
Spider-Man: Spider-Man vs. Venom
Spawn Origins Volume 1
Spawn Collection: Volume 1