Page frigging 20! Man I am seeing the end of the road on this current issue. So close…yet so far. If it wasn’t obvious enough, I’m going to really take advantage of the break after issue 1 to really focus on keeping a good buffer with the comic. Some of these days of doing it last minute, while juggling several other things, has been quite a task.
This page in particular kicked my ass so hard. The problem was that I put so much detail in these backgrounds that it just took awhile to get right. The funny thing is no one is going to analyze anything back there. It’s on of those weird things. It’s either right or wrong. When it’s right, people just accept it because the foreground is what is important. But if I get something wrong, everyone will let me know. It’s funny like that.
I’m sitting here pretty tired wondering what to write. I had a million different topics but the majority I’m drawing a blank on. Oh wait, here goes one.
So Loveless Joselyn let me borrow one of her graphic novels that she thought was similar to Loveless. The book in question is called “Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater” by Koren Shadmi.
The story follows a guy named “K” who was recently dumped (sounds familiar?) and starts online dating. I must admit, this book as quite fun, but I could see why she thought I would enjoy it when comparing it to Loveless. It did not shy away from the truth! No matter how unpopular with the masses the subject matter may be. It is our duty as an artist to escort people out of their comfort zones!
In the book, K ends up getting to sleep with way more women than he had his whole life. Shadmi beautifully illustrates the debauchery in a way that actually makes you for get you are watching sex happen on a few pages. The transformation the protagonist has is what great stories are made of. But no more of me spoiling shit. I just hope to never shy on the things that not only make Angel more believable, but just human.
Now Angel has to get through work and try to forget that the “love of his life” is gone. It’s cool to see the exchange from Angel and his mother whom we haven’t heard of since page 4. I mentioned they have a good relationship, but I feel exchanges like the one above really bring that ideal home.
Well I’m off to bed. For those who want more Shadmi after reading the above book, be sure to read The Abaddon. It’s not just a webcomic but a printed book as well. See how I’m always putting you guys on?
Tune in next week as we finish the bottom half to this page as well getting ready to see the last two until issue 2 comes out.
PS: Drawing that damn shoe store took for fucking ever *cries* I gotta draw it so many more times. All worth it though for you guys.