Open Studio 5/9/2012

I think that any Superman poses would be TOO hopeful, too confident. Kinetic will be doing the kind of leap where you expect to land hard enough that you will use your hands to stop.If he is looking coming in like this and looking either right or left, he will seem to be looking up. In fact, if we are at a low angle, anything but down will seem to be up.

-Josh

I think it's time for the action figures dude-I'm stumped.

-kav

I will try to do something for you tonight. Josh

Open Studio 5/8/2012

Almost done with crimson Mask #2 dude-then I can start hitting RC again here's an excerpt from recent CM page.  I keep a sean phillips page open while I'm inking to inspire me.

what about something like this with Kinetic in city just chillin on the street? -Kav

Again, a great cover. But too noir. Notice the character is, again, looking down and back. Atthis point in the story, Kinetic needs to be looking up and forward. Believe me, there will be plenty of time for Kinetic and other characters to look back in regret. I still really like the idea of the low angle shot looking up at Kinetic coming to rest. Do you want me top see if I can pose something like that with toys? -Josh

If you come across something send it my way I'm pretty sure superman returns will have a pose I can use though-there are lots of scenes of him slowly descending to earth.  But how can it be a below shot of him showing him looking up and forward?  all we will see is his chin.

-kav

Open Studio 4/24/2012

Hey, Kav, I know that I owe you some money for the pages you have done. How much do I owe you. Sorry that I've been a bit out of touch lately. I was getting ready for the Boston Comic Con, but now that is done and I am ready to get back into making Rapid City comics.-Josh

you owe me for 7 pages that's $140 but you can wait for the next 3 pages and continue to pay in 5 page installments-i had that dr death 5 page proposal and crimson mask deadlines that's why you haven't seen pages recently.  ps i forgot monkey's tattoo on p 6 that has been corrected.

Pages 11 and 12. [gallery link="file"] -kav

Monkey has a tattoo? Cool. Those pages look fantastic. Of course I was worried about those scenes coming across as boring. And, of course, they will be boring. They are supposed to be a bit boring. One of the real struggles I faced with this story arc was showing the LACK of conflict as a problem that Kinetic is facing. It is a significant character moment that he is staying out there despite the fact that there is NOTHING for him to do. No crime to fight, no people to rescue. But he sticks it out. This is a hard thing to SHOW, but I think that you did a great job of it on these pages. -Josh

Well it worked dude becaue that's EXACTLY how it came across to me.  And, it wasnt boring.  I'll tell you what IS boring, superheroes fighting CONSTANTLY and wisecracking the whole time and saying things like "you really are as evil as he always said you were!"  That's boring.

PS dude what was it that made you hire me in the first place was it a certain image? Tony liked the way I drew stacks of money:

-kav

Open Studio 4/24/2012

Hey, Kav, I know that I owe you some money for the pages you have done. How much do I owe you. Sorry that I've been a bit out of touch lately. I was getting ready for the Boston Comic Con, but now that is done and I am ready to get back into making Rapid City comics.-Josh

you owe me for 7 pages that's $140 but you can wait for the next 3 pages and continue to pay in 5 page installments-i had that dr death 5 page proposal and crimson mask deadlines that's why you haven't seen pages recently.  ps i forgot monkey's tattoo on p 6 that has been corrected.

Pages 11 and 12. [gallery link="file"] -kav

Monkey has a tattoo? Cool. Those pages look fantastic. Of course I was worried about those scenes coming across as boring. And, of course, they will be boring. They are supposed to be a bit boring. One of the real struggles I faced with this story arc was showing the LACK of conflict as a problem that Kinetic is facing. It is a significant character moment that he is staying out there despite the fact that there is NOTHING for him to do. No crime to fight, no people to rescue. But he sticks it out. This is a hard thing to SHOW, but I think that you did a great job of it on these pages. -Josh

Well it worked dude becaue that's EXACTLY how it came across to me.  And, it wasnt boring.  I'll tell you what IS boring, superheroes fighting CONSTANTLY and wisecracking the whole time and saying things like "you really are as evil as he always said you were!"  That's boring.

PS dude what was it that made you hire me in the first place was it a certain image? Tony liked the way I drew stacks of money:

-kav