Monday, May 31, 2010
Pens and Divers
I had a lazy morning watching Dr. Who, pinching out and sniffing the tomato plants, yawning... and really I thought I might take the day off but I'm bored now. So instead I'll make a bean salad and then I'll transcribe all the changes I made in the graphic novel script while laying it out (quite a few, actually) so the editor can keep track of my scrawlings.
And then I'll try and draw something with lots of black pens.
Kate Brown. I like it very much indeed.
The main character is incredibly endearing - I'd have been imaginary friends with her as a child. She also has a great pet, lives in an adventurous world under threat, she has a serious job as a diver and she wears the best trousers ever. There's a map, and a how-to artwork extra at the end - nice!
It's all been rendered with loads of loving attention to detail, well-observed expression, vast imagination - and it's beautifully coloured. I'm amazed and inspired.
And I really want to read the other parts now.