Finally focusing on finishing Issue #4 of ECB Emerald City Blues. Beginning to think it may take a 5th issue to wrap it up. It's taken forever to finish it mostly because I keep thinking up new ideas that I want to add to it. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has read and supported it by buying issues of it. ECB had some to represent a transitional time in my creative development and I have enjoyed sharing it with everyone one Deviant Art.
I'm hoping to get it done by this year's Long Beach Comic Con.
Here is a link to the first issue of ECB: komickarl.deviantart.com/galle…
I have received my first batch of Me2 books and I am filling pre orders today. If you want to get your copy in the first wave and support indie creators like myself there is still time to order. Check the link below.
If you order today yours will go out tomorrow! karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/
You can see a video walk through of it here:
and you can purchase it here at the joyful place that is my Art Land karlaltstaetter.storenvy.com/
See you at the show!
The more cinematic styling/ movie storyboard style of layouts of modern comics pushes the readers away from the visuals as if they are viewing the action from outside through a window. The constant repetition of same sized panels is an icon in itself. Causing the reader to give every piece of visual information the same weight from a story perspective. I believe it has a deadening effect on the story. Everything is at the same volume.
I would like to see more comics embrace the entire spectrum of storytelling. For this to work I believe creators need to open themselves up to a more personal approach to the art that involves more risk taking and perhaps more failure before success. The risk becomes a key that will
open a new and exciting door.
Putting my commission/sketch cover list together for Wonder Con and Amazing Las Vegas ComicCon. Also arranging pickups at Free Comic Book Day as well. Drop me a msg to secure your spot on the list.
The biggest mistake I see in storytelling and branding is the lack of restraint. Sometimes less is more. The speed that you release information to the consumer of the content is your meta tool. All other techniques and ideas flow through it. Best to make the comings and goings of that information your primary concern.
I'll be at Emerald City Comic Con this coming weekend at table K-15. Come by say hi. I'll be doing sketch covers, commissions, selling prints, comics and original art.
See you in Seattle.