Ghost Squirrel Scene Two – Layouts version 2

Right-o!  Reworked boxing scene in full.  Page 5 has an extra panel.  The original (second version) was fine and all, but it didn’t quite match the pacing of the rest of the scene.

The scene is meant to be a quick paced teaser to establish the rather important plot point that Squirrel is…well…already dead!

Comic book pencil layouts featuring a ringing boxing bell, a cheering animal audience, and a bobcat taking a swing at a squirrel.

Comic book pencil layouts featuring many small panels. An owl watches a boxing match, looks a little worried, and nervously holds a pocket watch. Meanwhile, the bobcat and squirrel fight.

Comic book pencil layout featuring a continued boxing match between a bobcat and a squirrel. A nearby guppy has unkind words to say about the squirrel.

Comic book layouts featuring a boxing match between a squirrel and a bobcat. The squirrel gets up off the mat to take on the bobcat. Meanwhile the owl looks intently at the strange pocket watch.

Comic book layout showing the squirrel punching the bobcat. The bobcat winds up a punch in retaliation and the owl, for some reason, looks happy about this.

Comic book page pencil layout showing the final "tock" of the pocket watch while the audience looks shocked. The owl is extra pleased.

Long Pose, Stange Knees

Drawing featuring long pose illustration of a nude man reclining on a board.

Another weirdly drawn guy.  Longer pose.  I think his proportions are a bit off, but the energy of the line work is nice.

He also has two knees on one leg.  Or maybe that’s skin flap.

And So It Begins…

I’ve occasionally posted character designs, early page sketches, and test illustrations for a comic book (or graphic novel, if you will) I’m working on called Ghost Squirrel.  I think it’s time I officially turned this website into a development blog for the title.

Well…here we go.  The mostly finished pencils of page 01.

pencil layout version of a comic book page featuring Squirrel character looking at clock and mirror

That’s the lead character at the end.  Also, that clock is important.

Expect updates once a week!