Monday, October 25, 2010

Going toe to toe with the blues.....

Thanks to everyone writing to me about curing the blues, beating the slump, or whatever you want to call it. Again it happens all too often anymore....but I am duking it out with the muse.
So sometimes you just have to go back to the beginning and start from scratch. So I thought I would work on some concept sketches. All characters start with the concept. So here are a few I have going at the moment. As it stands right now most of these characters will be in Issue one. Not all will make the cut as I tend to rewrite a few hundred times it seems. Just thought I would keep all you very loyal Legionnaires up to date, in the battle with the blues. Also think I finally am happy with the 'Jack' character. She has been kind of nebulous to me for awhile. But now she is pretty much set in stone. The pic of her is from a full sheet of face studies. Since one of the problems with creating characters, especially in a strip where not everyone has a costume on all the time, is trying to make them look the same from all angles and each time you redraw them. But I am happy with her appearance now.
I will keep all informed on the on going battle. And once again thanks to all who write and post on the site.....I do appreciate it. It keeps me going. Thanks.


  1. Tom, your cast of characters are shaping up nicely! I like the look of JACK, I'm glad she is set. Keep the update coming, I'm enjoying it.

    I'm glad you are plugging along, it has to get better, and working on these should help getting your mind off of some of you blues.

    Take care, my friend, and keep going, you will get out of your blues, at least until winter sets in and you go out side.LOL

  2. Wow, I don't know if you have beaten the blues, but they must sure be looking pretty ragged and bloody. What a stunning burst of creativity and drawing output.


  3. Love the pencil sketches, looked like some new characters with Mary & son, and the third Aunt/or whoever. It would be hard to fashion a character out of thin air, no less make them whole on paper. Seems as though as you are. Good going.