six panel stories no. 1

(Sep 18, 2009)

So a project that I’m assigning to myself to do once or so a month is going to be called ‘Six Panel Stories’. The idea is to tell a story in six panels. I thought it would be a fun way to experiment with storytelling and to fool around with things that I feel I need to strengthen in my drawing.


Looking at this now, I feel like I failed at both elements I was trying to accomplish with this exercise. This is more of a rushed scene than a total story, and I think even within the scene I didn’t capture the key moments I should have. And even though there is a lot of spot blacks on the page, I’m still relying on line.

Anyhow, it was fun to draw – and if anyone reading this has read some of my earlier comics, it gives a little spoiler to one of the Johns’ origins. And I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. The point it to draw and have fun.

Oh, and the plug of the week: My friend, the amazing illustrator Meg Hunt, is trying to muster together some serious monies so that she can move to Portland. To do so she’s having a ridiculous sale on awesome artstuff. Please visit her blog to see what she has left. But act quickly, because this stuff is going fast!

Meg Hunt’s Studio Sale

2 Responses to “six panel stories no. 1”

  1. You never disappoint me when I come here needing to see more Onis. Unfortunately the panels are a little small and I can’t tell what happens in 5 that leads to John in 6?!?

  2. yeah. i was worried that panel 5 wouldn’t be clear… which is just sort of another way the comic doesn’t work.

    do you want me to tell you, or do you want to read it when i actually get around to making this a longer story? though it might be awhile for that…

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