Posts Tagged ‘graphic novel’

Sep 20, 2014

The Art of Jackpot Bloom

Art of Jackpot Bloom By Chongchen Saelee

Art of Jackpot Bloom By Chongchen Saelee

Wanted to try some different styles see what might be appealing for random viewers.

Sep 19, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Kickstarter Is Up Please Show Your Support

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1000450903/jackpot-bloom

I think this graphic novel is going to be a huge hit with your kids. Please show your support if you can. Thanks.

Sep 17, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel is Available To Order Now!!!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/chongchen-saelee-and-scott-harpt/jackpot-bloom/paperback/product-21787948.html

Order now and get 25% OFF!

My most ambitious yet earnest project, almost 15 years in the making! I hope you show us support!

Jul 23, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Cover Mock-up with new Logo Prototype

Jackpot Bloom Comic Book Cover Mock-up

Jackpot Bloom Comic Book Cover Mock-up

Jackpot Bloom Cover Mockup

Jackpot Bloom Cover Mockup

Not finalized.

May 3, 2014

Self-Motivation When Drawing Comic Books

By Chongchen Saelee

For those who dare stay tuned with my life, I’ve been busy working on an independent comic book called “Jackpot Bloom”. The script runs about about 100-some pages. I’m officially 34 pages in, and I have yet to color them. There’s also the marketing materials and covers I have to paint.

The problem when you’re trying to tackle these momentous feats of projects is you may get burned out. (more…)

Apr 9, 2014

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Jackpot Bloom Graphic Novel Comic Book Printed Proof

Some minor technical flaws, but it being only the initial proof, it can easily be fixed. But, man, am I proud today. Holy moly moly. Guys, set aside some money and buy this book!

Feb 6, 2014

Indie Comic Page 2 Work in Progress + Continuity Layout Test

Page 2 continuity and layout test

Page 2 continuity and layout test

Notice, if I follow my employer’s script, you might get lost with the continuity by page 2 (when you flip the page) because the word balloon just seems to be floating there. I might add a following panel just to clarify it is the same old man from page 1 playing this kid in tennis. What say you?

Jan 30, 2014

Character Ink and Coloring Test

Ink and Coloring Test

Ink and Coloring Test

Instead of just converting the pencils to black, I actually retrace it using GIMP’s Ink Tool. It creates a more comic book look. I also test coloring. What do you guys think?

Inking Test

Inking Test

It doesn’t look like a pro comic book inker, but it is my style. I might have to work on some of the line quality to emphasize shadows and highlights.

Jan 30, 2014

New Graphic Novel Character Design Concept Art

Character Design Consistency Test

Character Design Consistency Test

Hello, loyal readers! I’m starting design on my first commissioned indie graphic novel in a while. They say third-party eyes are better at judging consistency than the artist’s. So how does this character look? Is it consistent? Does it look like the same person?