Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Behind the Scenes - If Dr Seuss was actually a doctor...

By now you should know that I'm publishing strips at the amazing website www.wiseguypictures.net written by two extremely talented comedy writers. Well, here's the story of the first one we worked on, basically what if Dr Seuss was actually a doctor.

Now this one was probably one of the easiest ones we've done in the sense that consensus was reached early in the process. For my first design I created a Dr Seuss based on the way he actually looked, combined with the hat from his famous cat, and a little of the hairiness that characterizes most of his characters. The script had the patient saying one final line: "Are you high?!" But me, being the pretentious asshole that I am, decided not to include it (lol):

Some changes were made (basically just removing the "hairy" aspect of the Dr Seuss character), and I proceeded to create a more detailed strip. I created 2, one with the line and one without it.

As you can see, the changes from the original draft and the polished strip are minimal. Finally consensus was reached, and it was decided that it would be an alteration of the second option.

To see the final version of the strip, go to www.wiseguypictures.net and check it out! And come back soon for more behind the scenes and other stuff! :D

- Gus

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rejections 1 - Sonny Bono Strip FOLLOW UP!

I forgot to include the first concept art for the Sonny Bono strip.


- Gus

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Wee Bit of Fun: Superman VS John Constantine

Oh, he has superpowers alright!

Rejections 2 - The M&M's Strip

Continuing the saga of the comic strips, here are some behind the scenes on a different one. Today we talk about the M&M's trip to the doctor's office.

Now I got the script for this one and drew it quite fast. Here is what I came up with:

It obviously got rejected. While I was trying to stay away from the actual characters to avoid them being the same, I went too far, making them unrecognizable.

I did salvage some things, like the background or Red's expressions: 

On the way, he also lost his doctor's coat. All in all, much needed changes that made the strip a lot better.

If you haven't seen the finish product, run to www.wiseguypictures.net and check it out!

- Gus

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Work in Progress - The Legend of Zelda Parody

Not much to say about this yet, but hopefully I'll have time to actually finish it. For now, enjoy this concept art:

- Gus

Friday, August 13, 2010

Rejections 1 - Sonny Bono Strip

By now you should've seen the super awesome website www.wiseguypictures.net where I publish comic strips written by two extremely talented comedy writers.

One of them was the "What really happened to Sonny Bono" strip, where we find out that an encounter with the Abominable Snowman from the Ski Free videogame was the reason for his demise.

For that strip, I drew this panel:

The writers thought that my non-pixelated interpretation of the monster might've been a little confusing, so they asked me to change it to the more recognizable version of it, the pixelated monster straight from the game:

And now, in all it's rejected glory, the first version of the strip:

Please be sure to check the finished (and far superior) version of the strip on the website, and come back soon for more drafts, rejections and original work.

- Gus