Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lost Boys: Bonfire Blues

[Joel]

Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs #4 came out recently and, as a fan of the original film, I gotta say I had a lot of fun working on this book. I felt the writing retained quite a bit of the nuances and dark campy humor of the film. I hope the readers enjoyed the twists and turns that writer Hans Rodionoff put our dark young vampire hunters through...anyway, just wanted to share some tidbits from issue 4, and the thought process behind it.

In the last 9 pages of the book, we introduced a new major villain to the Lost Boys mythos and I felt it was a great opportunity to try something a little different. We shot straight from the pencils and I did mostly tonal work, as well as speaking with WildStorm colorists Randy Mayor and Gabe Eltaeb to see about creating a nice monochromatic tone that would really utilize the mood of the moment...as well as be a complete departure from the way the art had been handled, up until now- to create a distinction in narration.

For those who didn't follow the book; Edgar Frog narrates most of the series...and, well, let's just say he's definitely not the most reliable source for information...so I wanted the end of the book to be more 'realistic' to give more credibility to the narration...and because it just looks kick-ass! JOEL

8 comments:

fjm said...

man..this looks gooood..should have done the whole series in this style..

Anonymous said...

I think that the tree presents too much of a dominant graphic element in this picture. I don't like staring at trees. There should be a stand out guy in the group that is flying as well. Meaning they are all posed the same.....

Gelatomettista said...

hmm...interesting point...well, the tree actually plays as a sort of character as well...it is the tree shown in LostBoys the movie...in the script it was reffered to as the killing tree and needed to standout as it does in the movie; for this sequence takes place between scenes in the movie...with the only tying element....the tree. So, I guess it isn't so much an excuse, but a reason for why it's so prominently featured. As for the characters and having one standout more, y'know- I could see that working better than what I have...but hey, live and learn, right? Thats the beauty of putting yourself out there and trying things- cause if your up to it, you could constantly grow as an artist!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am no expert but I am just giving my opinion, I hope I haven't offended you or come off as a a know it all.

Gabe_Eltaeb said...

I had a ton of fun working on this book.

Roz@Aspen said...

Looks great Mr. Gomez!

Super Edco said...

Nice monochrome, and blue prints so well.


-Edco
CupDoodle

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