Saturday, May 10, 2008

Frostlick Character Concept

These are some concept sketches of the main character of a short graphic novel I've been flirting with over the last couple of months. Basically it's a planetary romance/sword and sorcery tale with an uber-sexy female lead who crash lands on a strange and brutal world.

This one is still in the very early concept stage. I did about 10 thumbnailed pages of layouts and I have 4 or 5 different versions of the story roughed out so who knows which direction this will take in the end.

I think it's both exciting and enraging how stories are birthed by a process of inspiration pumping you up like a cheap hooker then focus and realism beating you down like a bad stepchild. In the end you either make a comic or you have a folder stuffed with neat sketches and half-baked pages.


  1. I'm a big fan of the "making of..." sections of a DVD. I love to hear and see the process involved.

    I love the title "Frostlick". Why didn't I think of that!? Wait for AP. Furtado's "Snowlapper" coming soon! :)

  2. That's a superb description of the comics making process in your last paragraph there.

    I like her look in that last colored sketch best

    As always you are an inspiration!

  3. It's an eye candy story for sure. And the way it's heading, it might be a silent story. I'm almost positive that's the direction I'll go. Been wanting to do a big silent piece for a while.

    But it's not on the front burner so this is going to be a slow one. At this moment I'm actually working on Catgirl Mojo...which is also basically eye candy.