Issue Two, Page Twenty

December 9, 2019 in Issue Two
Issue Two, Page Twenty
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Author Notes:

MattSchofield 9th Dec 2019, 9:00 AM
Full-page Splash!!

I kind of went to town here with this background, wearing my Jack Kirby and John Byrne influences on my sleeve. I love the way both of those artists drew technology, and I tried to combine elements of both of their styles in this page.

I know some people hate to draw backgrounds, and I used to be the same way. Over the years of my career I've had to learn how to draw in perspective, and have learned that the true value of a background is to use it as a device to focus the viewer/reader's attention on what you want them to look at. So, the more I was forced to draw backgrounds for my job, the less intimidated I was by them. Like anything, it all comes down to practice!

I hope you enjoy this page!


Lee Lines 27th Jan 2020, 11:33 AM
Lee Lines
Pardon me, but I just can't stop staring! Amazing!
MattSchofield 27th Jan 2020, 9:25 PM
Thanks! Glad you got a kick out of it!
Robert V Frazier 27th Jan 2020, 10:29 PM
Is all that science powered by Kirby Krackle, or does it produce Kirby Krackle?

Or . . . both?

Both is good.
MattSchofield 27th Jan 2020, 10:40 PM
Believe it or not, I have actually thought about this question and the answer IS both, in fact! The Kirby Krackle is obviously a reference and homage to The King, but within the context of Steamroller Man's world, that particular visual effect will eventually take on more significance. I just have to keep producing pages so I can get all the plans I have in my head out into the world!
Saeriellyn 9th Feb 2020, 3:38 AM
That top-down perspective is so hard to get right on figures. Your storytelling is so funny that I keep forgetting to comment on how flawless your drafting is.
MattSchofield 9th Feb 2020, 7:58 PM
Wow! Thank you!
Mrremoraman 17th Mar 2020, 8:16 AM
Wow, nice background!
MattSchofield 17th Mar 2020, 8:51 AM
Thanks! It took a while!
skowog 16th Nov 2020, 11:12 PM
Amazing page. I appreciate science studying and harnessing the power of the 20 sided dice!
MattSchofield 17th Nov 2020, 1:48 PM
Thanks! The 20-sided die was not necessarily supposed to be a D&D reference, I just thought it was an interesting shape!