Volume 8 Page 73
Posted April 30, 2021 at 12:01 am

Panel 2: Those trailing speedlines and/or motion blurs streaming off the dropping Emp were drawn with a French curve, I should note. Some inhumanly skilled artists can draw such sets of long, curving lines freehand, but I am definitely not such an inhumanly skilled artist.

I wouldn't quite describe panel 4 as a proper "L-shaped panel"; more accurate, I think, to say that panel 3 is a wee "insert panel" tucked away in the leading corner of panel 4.

Also in panel 4, behold s'more French-curve-assisted speedlines! I prefer to use such curving linework over straight speedlines whenever possible, as the curves add some ineffable degree of additional interest and character to visual riffs like these. Howeva, such linework is limited in scale by the size of the French curve, so they don't work well at all on very large shots such as a double-page spread; at that point, time to break out the 18" or 36" ruler to handle large-scale speedlines.

Next week on this here webcomic, the Superdead training mayhem reaches its action-packed climax! Wheeeee!

Today’s Patreon update: Probably another dose of Vintage Con Sketches, from the late-90s/early-2000s era when I was cranking out a ton of ’em.

-Adam Warren

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