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Here is the process of what all happens in the creation of Rasputin Barxotka. Sometimes, a single staff member may be responsible for doing every single step, but in a best case scenario, there will be a full team with a penciller, inker, colorist, flatter, color holds person, painter, cleaner and shader. In this case we’re low-budget, so it’s just me and the always efficient, Paul Haskell for flats and holds. Click on the image to see the evolution of this week’s page and read below for what the ideal process should be.
- The penciller sketches out the page.
- This step is optional, especially since the flatter usually lays out the colors for the inker to work with. However, since color line holds are involved, the inker the draws the page out beforehand.
- The colorist adds dots as guides for the flatter, and if necessary, the holds person.
- The flatter masses out the colors so the inker or painter have an easier time finishing the page digitally.
- The color holds person marks boundaries between body parts, backgrounds and objects to speed up the workflow for the inker/painter when dealing with colored lines.
- The colorist decides on the final colors that will go into the composition and places them as flat colors, using the flatter and holds person’s work as guidelines.
- The inker/painter will go over the image. This staff member may change line weight, erase and redo lines, move or add color masses and work towards finishing the composition.
- The cleaner will make any final corrections. The shader, (painter or, colorist) may add shadows, highlights or special effects if the color work is dimensional rather than flat.
- The letterer will add text to the word balloons. This sometimes happens concurrently with the coloring process for the sake of speeding things up.
The Rroma woman talks to Romeo.
RROMA WOMAN To Romeo
Camello confessed and as part of his sentence, an annulment will be granted.
ROMEO To Rroma woman (on-screen) and Benson (off-screen)
That means I have to deal with his wife. Benson, your wife died in childbirth with your first born. Could you...?
Romeo’s son, Benson, looks at Gloria. Gloria cries with relief.
BENSON To Romeo (off-screen)
Sure dad. I will marry her.
GLORIA To Benson
I am so grateful for your mercy. I will be a good wife.
Tatiana looks dejected.
RROMA WOMAN (off-screen) To Romeo (off-screen)
As for Tatiana, we must investigate as to whether she is unmarriageable...
TATIANA To Rroma woman (off-screen)
No need. I’ll leave and I won’t come back.
Tatiana sobs as she leaves. Other villages express outrage at the proceedings.
TATIANA To herself
ANGRY MAN To crowd
That woman is a harlot!
ANGRY WOMAN To crowd
A woman judge? Leniency for deviants? This kris is a farce.
Redditors are harsh critics, but they notice stuff. We have corrected this week’s comic. Here’s a token of our appreciation. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Check out the progress Mandarr and I have been making on redrawing the first twenty-four pages of Rasputin Barxotka.
For a Christmas present, Mandarr gave me a bunch of re-inking and re-coloring. Mandarr is the best assistant artist I could ever ask for! She’s also a great friend to boot.
Needless to say, things are moving a lot faster. I too have been redrawing coloring as well. Her enthusiasm is honestly quite motivating. Here’s a sampling of our progress in the last twenty four hours. If all goes well, I should have the pages lettered and online by the end of next week.
Wish us luck!
It’s not being unleashed until a few months from now, however I’d like to announce that I’ve begun working on Rasputin Barxotka: A Superkiller Rusalka Week. I’ve already finished scripting a few pages and I am working on the character redesigns for the book. I am not sure whether I should keep the style the same, make it more cartoony or try my hand at something more realistic. Here’s some of what I’ve worked on so far: ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
I am still working on the transcripts to make this site more searchable and accessible. (Volunteers are welcomed.) Since, I have to retype everything from the beginning, I decided to redraw and reletterer the first 24 pages of Rasputin Barxotka. My style was very different when I began Rasputin Barxotka and that look never fit in with the style of the rest of the graphic novel. When this makeover, the result will be a much better comic. This means that the reprint of first Rasputin Barxotka book will be delayed until next year. It will be worth it!
In a few weeks, the current chapter will be over and a new one will begin. I will be getting some help with the coloring. My second-in-command Skaja, and my personal assistant/husband Loki have approved Mandarr as the new colorist. I personally scouted this manga artist and was immediately struck by her passion for color. My biggest concern about Mandarr was the possibility that as a manga artist she would not get my style. Thankfully, those fears were allayed when Mandarr adapted beautifully to my drawings. Here’s the test color sheet that she sent me:
Mandarr was very good about keeping the brushiness of Rasputin Barxotka, but approaches it in a much different and crisper way than I do. This is very good! In The Webcomic Lists Forum, one of the biggest criticisms of how I approached my work was the fact that my lines were not as clear as they should be. Mandarr approaches this problem like a champ, without messing with the unique stylized approach that I’ve worked for years to develop. Her lovely work is a drastic change from what you normally see here. My visitors are what make Rasputin Barxotka possible and your feedback is more important than ever. Is there anything she can do better, or do you think that she’s nailed this comic? Please leave your comments below. Mandarr and I would love reading your feedback!
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