Wednesday, April 3, 2013

William:Keeper Of The Cosmic All No. 7

It's been over three years since the last post here, so time for a new one! I've actually had this sitting on my computer for over seven years (!) ready to post, but for whatever reason never got around to it.

There are 23 episodes in total for this comic, plus a few episodes in the continuation, 'The Chronicles Of William'...hopefully I'll upload some of those in the coming months. 

For now, here is Episode 7.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

William : Keeper Of The Cosmic All No.5

The extras for this episode include a drawing of one of the priests, though I think this drawing is from around a year or two after I did the comic. I've also included a full-size layout rough I did of the whole comic. Not sure why I did the layout full-size like this, but it's the only one of the episodes I did this for.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

William : Keeper Of The Cosmic All No.3

I noticed when I saw the layout page for this episode, that I had given William a last name, but never used it.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

William : Keeper Of The Cosmic All No.2

By the second episode, I was starting to get a better feel for the character. Here's a sketch from around the time I did the second early on. The Samurai blank face dude doesn't have anything to do with William, but I liked it so left it in the scan!

William : Keeper Of The Cosmic All No.1

Here's the very first episode of 'William,' along with a rough sketch of the first panels and an abandoned finished version of them. Also shown here are some early concept drawings I did of our protagonist. You can see from these early drawings I was drawing him with brown hair, which I later changed to blond. The style that I drew William in was a continuation of a character of myself I had been doing in High School. I had first been influenced to draw his head in that shape from some graffitti drawings I saw painted large across the top wall of one of my High School classes. I thought the style was very cool and sort of appropriated it for myself. I wonder sometimes if I'd never seen those drawings how differently my art my have looked.

As for the finished Episode 1 presented here; I won't be doing much playing around with the original art on the remaining episodes posted, but I felt compelled to go into this first episode a bit. Some of the art was very crude (and still is!) and the page itself wasn't in the greatest condition. I went in and cleaned up most of it, getting rid of lots of purple pencil marks, especially when it was making some of the words hard to read. I also did a bit of redrawing in a few panels. Not drawing the new stuff as I would today, though...just cleaning up and keeping in the style of the original art.