Thursday, December 30, 2010
Gorgeous Web Graphic Novel
WormWorld by Daniel Lieske. Interesting how each panel is just a new jpeg, so it just scrolls down, seems to be taking advantage of the medium. So much effort though, hopefully he finds the time to continue it. Looks like he worked on it straight for a year from the moment he got home from work until he went to sleep, that seems to be the only way to accomplish anything stop doing useless down time things to recover from your day and just toughen up and work on your own stuff (not like life is ever gonna give you a break to make it easy, so you have to make it happen).
"I realized that, compared to stories like 'Princess Mononoke', 'Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind' or 'Spirited Away', my own story framework looked quite dull - an evil beast spits out a dark Lord who wants to destroy the world. The only way to save the world is, to destroy the villain first. From a western point of view that might have developed into a robust story but there just had to be more."
and he has a retrospective of his art so you can see his evolution from meh to awesome
"I painted a total of 45 hours on 18 panels so I'm way over my estimated 26 hours from after the first milestone (which had only 9 larger panels)" and how he thought about and planned his time