I don’t post very much here about the project that takes up the vast majority of my time. Vattu is nearing the end of Book 2, and I’m very excited about some things that will be coming together in the near future… This page initiates one of those comings-together; finally we approach the Imperial Tower that has been looming in the distance since page 204.
Started this thing in summer 2010 and about halfway through it now and I think you should read it if you’re interested.
Books have arrived. 2000 Vattu books (some hardcover) and 2000 of the new Rice Boy edition (mostly same insides but different cover and design scheme). Vattu books to Kickstarter backers go out when I get back from home for Christmas.
Process for page 497 of Vattu, from sketchup model to finished inks and colors. I love doing scenes like this but they do take forever.
A big part of what I want to convey in Vattu is a sense of place that feels organically learned and consistent, which is why I work from the model on panels like this one. If you look closely, bits of the city seen on pages 204, 366, 399, and a few others all come together here.
Quick drawing to finalize upcoming costume changes for Vattu. The story is turning out to be all about identity and self-representation, so I’ve been trying to emphasize clothing and how it changes and reflects characters’ places in the world. Internet comics.
I didn’t do a whole bunch of push goals for these books because the quotes I got were for exactly the books I wanted to print, BUT the Kickstarter just go to the push goal that will have nice partial dust jackets on the hardcovers. 40 hours left!
We have reached a couple of stretch goals that call for every backer who gets a physical reward to get TWO extra Kickstarter-exclusive prints. This is the art for one of those prints! The NEXT stretch goal is 50,000, at which the hardcovers will have a partial dust jacket.