Thursday, October 20, 2011

New Story

Sharing the Wellington Division was more fun than I expected and now that it's done, I wish I had another graphic novel to post. ...So I'm writing one. :) I've been thinking about this particular story idea for about a year, and unlike the Wellington Division, which was already complete when I began to share it, this comic will be posted page by page.

I'm still polishing my outline/script, but in the meantime, here are a few character designs. There are several female characters in the story, and they need to look very different from one another.

Thank you to everyone who has commented about the Wellington Division. I really appreciate all the feedback. I hoped to respond to every comment personally, and still plan to. Thank you for your patience. And thanks for making your way through all seven-hundred and sixty pages!

After I posted the last sequence of the Wellington Division, my family and I took a trip to see extended family in Canada. While we were there, I dug through old boxes of artwork and unearthed early Wellington Division character designs, as well as a map of Daklore. I'll share them soon, but be prepared, it's ten year old artwork and probably deserves to be hidden in a box. :)


AmberWriter said...

So Excited! I'm glad your back! I was wondering where you went! I can tell this is going to be just as great as the last story!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I'm so excited for a new story! Just so you know, it was because of you and The Wellington Division that I became interested in and am growing to absolutely love graphic novels, so thank you! :)

sarah said...

Thanks AmberWriter! I kept meaning to write while I was in Canada, but it never seemed to work out and I only had access to other people's computers. It was a fun trip, though! :)

And Anonymous, that's awesome! I got a late introduction to the world of graphic novels myself. I always like comics sort-of, but it wasn't until a few trips to comic cons that I realized that comics didn't have to be just about superheros (as much as I like superheros) or have to be in a specific artistic style.

Sarah Schanze said...

Oh maaaan, a new comic! So excited to see these designs. And even more excited to see those old Wellington Division drawings. ;3

sarah said...

Thanks so much, Sarah! :D I have to do some digging for that WD post. I know I have some other old art on my old servers too!

L ROSSI said...

Congratulations on completing the Wellington Division!
And all the best for your new Story!!!

scylla's revenge said...

Such pretty character designs!! I'm glad you'll still be posting some stories/Wellington Division stuff. Good luck with the new story, and I can't wait to see it! :)

dori said...

Wow, I can't wait to see your first visions/ideas for the Wellington Division! I learn so much from your sketches - you are truly amazing! I started checking your blog regularly since you started your novel...(sigh)I had so many questions about it and your art in general, but I'll keep quiet and just follow you faithfully :) big fan

Craig Phillips said...

Great news! Can't wait to see it. Sounds like you have a nice feeling of momentum coming off posting The Wellington division and getting such good feedback. Really looking forward to the new one! Sketches look great!!!

Benjamin J. said...

I can't wait to see what comes next. You did excellent making each girl look different in this sketch. That was always my problem when attempting a comic or graphic novel was getting my characters to be the same character in the next panel. Any advice ?

sarah said...

Thank you so much, Laurent. Thank you also, scylla's revenge. And thank you dori, and feel free to ask anything you like.

Thanks, too, Craig. It definitely was nice with the WD to have a reason to update my blog so regularly. :)

And thank you, Benjamin. I find drawing model sheets (like you'd have for an animation production) helps me, but I have to admit that I don't always have the time to do them as thoroughly as I'd like. Even just doing some drawings of your character's profile, front and back and keeping them near your drawing table, can help. :)

Alys said...

Hello! You have a new fan! I was first introduced to your graphic novel The Wellington Division by a friend and have since fell in love with your art style! It was definately something I looked forward to every monday--reading the next panel--and now that it's finished, I'm a little sad, but I'm glad you're starting another one! I look forward to it!

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Alexandra Kate said...

I love the new site!! I know how much time, thought, and hard work it takes to bring a new site to fruition. You've done it, and beautifully! I'm raising my glass of tea to you in celebration of this enormous achievement!!! Hopefully, one day I'll have the pleasure to clink glasses with you personally!