Monday, March 28, 2011

Another sneak preview page.

I planned on posting this the other night, just didn't get to it, and actually just noticed I need to change one thing. In that bottom split panel young Chris is holding a biplane toy. Ha, I need to erase that and either replace it or just will probably leave his hand empty. As with Chris being born at the turn of the century I don't think at this age there would be bi-plane models or toys yet. I guess I was just trying too hard to get the symbol of flying or him wishing to fly over too much. Oh well.
Anyway I am posting this as a full page preview, it is the end of the 'intro' piece at the front of the comic. Remember I had mentioned this intro to get people who know nothing of the character or time or place into the comic. To make the story more accessible to a wider audience if you will.
So in other words the sneaks from now on will be panels or sketches, so as to not spoil anything for you. Also as a bit of torture too. ha. Not really. Well there may be parts I could post as things move along. We will see.
Anyway this proves I am still working at it. Again just a very slow process.


  1. Another tease! I love seeing the art, as it keeps me excited for the comic, but, then again, it's Captain Spectre! Don't post too much, I want to be surprised/shocked by the comic.

    Lloyd, Loyal Legionnaire

  2. Looks awesome, pal! Perhaps replace the bi-model with a kite...?

  3. Tom, I think you can have some type of model (or a kite). Take a look at the following:

    In 1878 their father, who traveled often as a bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, brought home a toy "helicopter" for his two younger sons. The device was based on an invention of French aeronautical pioneer Alphonse Pénaud. Made of paper, bamboo and cork with a rubber band to twirl its rotor, it was about a foot long. Wilbur and Orville played with it until it broke, and then built their own.[13] In later years, they pointed to their experience with the toy as the initial spark of their interest in flying.[14]

    Paper airplane gliders may be related to kites originally, but that isn't known for sure. Leonardo DaVinci was known to be interested in flight, but according to the San Diego Aerospace Museum, whether he actually tried to fly a paper plane is unverified. Not much else is on record until the 1800s, when experimentors such as George Cayley tried flying linen gliders. Paper airplane gliders appeared at some point in the early 1900s.

  4. Plenty of awesomeness on the page layouts.