Issue Two, Page Twenty-Eight

February 3, 2020 in Issue Two
Issue Two, Page Twenty-Eight
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Author Notes:

MattSchofield 3rd Feb 2020, 9:00 AM
Master cartoonist Will Eisner used to sometimes do this thing in his seminal comic, The Spirit, where he would have the elements in the background setting shaped like letters to spell out the title of the story. Here's a link to a great sampling of Eisner covers as well as some modern-day work that was influenced by his technique. I thought I'd experiment with that technique for the sound effect here.

Finishing this page was a struggle. As I was drawing it, I started to feel a bit negative about the comic and my own artistic ability. Ultimately I decided that I just had to let it go and move forward. Looking back it it now, weeks later, I'm pleased to say that negativity has faded and I'm pretty happy with how this page looks.

Onwards and upwards!


Francis 4th Feb 2020, 10:00 AM
Hey. If you ever feel negative about your work, just check out how much better it looks since the first issue. you've improved about 110%!

Anyway. Another awesome entry! The BG spelling out the SFX is super fun and looks great.
MattSchofield 4th Feb 2020, 8:16 PM
Thanks Francis for the encouraging words!
Miaubol 7th Feb 2020, 6:32 AM
"how you wanna roll... let's roll"

*rolls on the floor laughing.
MattSchofield 7th Feb 2020, 12:21 PM
This comic runs on puns!!
Panda Cop 8th Feb 2020, 12:00 PM
Panda Cop
Hey steam roller man is so wacky, i used to come up with the most useless and stupid heros with my friends when i was a teenager.

I had seen your comic a few days ago and thought it was hilarious.

Then i saw your comment about kung fu grandma, my heart swelled with pride being noticed by steamroller man.

Thank you for your comments
MattSchofield 9th Feb 2020, 7:27 PM
Hi Panda Cop,
Thank you so much for your kind words and for subscribing! I'm glad you're enjoying Steamroller Man!
Saeriellyn 9th Feb 2020, 3:42 AM
Binge read done. Absolute blast. So glad to have found this and will absolutely continue.
MattSchofield 9th Feb 2020, 7:56 PM
Saeriellyn, thank you SO much for reading, and for all your kind and thoughtful comments. I'm really glad this comic that I was really only making for my own amusement has connected with you!
Saeriellyn 9th Feb 2020, 8:01 PM
I gotta tell you, man, I almost didn’t look at it (I found you at the forum) because I’m not at all into the superhero genre. But the character design is so over the top ridiculous that I clicked your banner out of morbid curiosity and was wiping tears away after two pages. You’re not only a skilled artist but a clever storyteller, your thoughtfulness and love of the comics that inspired this are evident, and I have great appreciation for that kind of labor of love, since it’s what I do myself in a different genre. So my pleasure - and welcome to comicfury!
MattSchofield 9th Feb 2020, 8:12 PM
Thank you - I'm so glad I found Comic Fury, it's just the kind of community I was looking for! Seems great so far!
I subscribed to your comic, also - I'm not a huge fan of the fantasy genre but your artwork is really beautiful.
...(RockB) 12th Feb 2020, 12:15 AM
(sometimes I find new comics because someone made an interesting comment in the forum ;p)

While I noticed the "K" immediately, it took me a bit to find the next letters after reading your remark about Will Eisner, the "R" and the "!" were the last I found :) This is awesome, I lurrrrve such things -> instant sub'!
(AFAIR, Will Eisner had a tendency to "overdo" curves sometimes, especially in facial features, making them a bit... "dramatically caricatural"? and thereby removing some seriousness from the scene. That's something I don't see here and I like this here better :))
MattSchofield 12th Feb 2020, 6:15 AM
Thanks for subscribing, and welcome!
Mrremoraman 17th Mar 2020, 10:39 AM
THose catchphrases are AMAZING!
MattSchofield 18th Mar 2020, 7:14 AM
Thanks! One of the most fun parts of writing it is coming up with new catchphrases and steamroller-related puns!
Mrremoraman 18th Mar 2020, 8:49 AM
I'm PRESSED for time, so I'm ROLLING forward! lol
MattSchofield 19th Mar 2020, 7:07 PM
skowog 21st Nov 2020, 11:30 AM
Great page on so many levels! I truly love the background on panel 2, the hatching is awesome!
MattSchofield 22nd Nov 2020, 1:47 PM
Thanks so much!