Alien in the Outfield mostly takes place in the summer of 1986. We initially conceived of the story as a forgotten eighties movie so it was always visualised as a period piece. The eighties was the decade of my actual childhood and – probably not coincidentally – the period I most associate with the classic … Continue reading Time Travel, Easter Eggs and Getting Lost in a Rabbit Hole…
Hi there sports fans! Just a quick update to let you know how we're getting on. At the moment, I'm taking scans of Mat's completed inks, copying the individual illustrations, arranging them over my initial sketches and drawing panels around them. The text and speech bubbles are also repositioned at this stage. I think the … Continue reading Inked update!
Getting my ink on!
I’ve realised my initial approach to the art of Alien in the Outfield might just be a little old fashioned and possibly not the best way to hit our swiftly approaching deadlines. Using Jacks script and rough sketches as a guide, I pencil an oversize page layout on A4. This means that when the final … Continue reading Getting my ink on!
Drawing the line under barcodes
Hi Sports Fans! It’s your friendly neighbourhood pencil jockey and I’m here to talk to you about barcodes. I’m still not sure it should be me dealing with this particular bump in the road. Nevertheless, I'm conceding this as a technicality: as Jack handles the words, I suppose it makes sense that it falls to … Continue reading Drawing the line under barcodes
Hatching the Brain Eggs
Hi there. It's Jack. Thanks so much for stopping by, checking out the blog or liking the Facebook page. We appreciate it a lot. The following is a little update as to how we came up with our idea and how we're turning it into something tangible. I remember quite clearly how Mat and I … Continue reading Hatching the Brain Eggs