i have been super busy with the last few weeks of school. i will continue to be busy until may 7th when my last papers/stories are due. however, i took a break last night to do this page.
my zombies look more like morlocks or nosferatu…but there is a reason for this which we will get to eventually. i am not doing the trademark zombie for this–but altering them a bit so they work with the story better.
and they’re naked.
also, moses is using a staff instead of her usual katana. i’m not sure she has a katana at this point. maybe dusty will be the dude to train her and then give her a katana. but it is good to be versatile when fighting zombies & cannibals, so a staff it is.
i’m still having a bit of trouble with consistency of character. and i forget to be consistent with shadows as well. i put shadows some places, and not others…. maybe over the summer i will go back over all of my pages and touch up.
cannibals are assholes in the world of moses jones. they are entitlement to the nth degree. i’m not anti-cannibalism, per se. there could be a time and a place and a natural reason for it, but in moses jones’s dystopian world of tomorrow, cannibals are jerks.
i had fun drawing & painting this page. but i gave moses jones a tattoo in the flashback…& she doesn’t have one in the present pages. so i either have to go back & add the tattoo, or explain why it has disappeared…or just ignore it for now & either go forward with it or drop it again. lots of choices. but i like some consistency–which is frankly why i don’t give my characters a lot of piercings or tattoos. i have forgotten to put susan’s ear piercings in a page or two. but piercings are removable. tattoos are not. if i commit to a tattoo, i have to stick with it (just like in real life!)
i like moses jone’s tattoo. i think i will keep it. i will probably go back & add it to the older pages. it’s a pain–but so are real tattoos (haha.)
sigh…i need a new tattoo….
i feel like i’m starting to get somewhere.
i also suspect that lucy does not like jacob. i’m not sure if it’s because of the reference to a messed up supplies run–or if this is an on-going thing. i suspect that she just does not like him. i was looking at the cast picture, wondering when other house members would appear, and i realized that i have lived in several roommate situations where there is that certain housemate that i barely ever see or interact with. ha! so that might happen in my comic as well. also, on the lucy/jacob thing–i have met several people in my life that i just don’t like. there doesn’t have to be a concrete reason. and i have lived with people whom i like, but whom one of my other housemates just hates. people are weird–especially if you put them in close proximity. hopefully, i will be able to show that in my comic!
we are very close to a flashback that will hopefully explain a couple of setting/plot points. there might even be some action.
cannibals & zombies! oh my!