Issue Three, Page Eighteen

December 28, 2020 in Issue Three
Issue Three, Page Eighteen
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MattSchofield 28th Dec 2020, 9:00 AM
MattSchofield
I'm very happy with this page. The week I started to draw it, I saw a tweet by comic artist Phil Hester about some advice he got on his art. Ice hockey?!! Hmmm... I didn't look at any photos of ice hockey players, but I started to think differently about my drawing, and as a result, I redrew the poses of both figures to get much more of a sense of motion into the drawing. Originally I had both of them just standing in upright, heroic poses, chests out, hands on hips - very static and stiff. The wonderful thing about being an artist is that, hopefully, you are always learning how to improve. The flipside of that is going through bouts of self-doubt, thinking your own work is not very good. Boy oh boy, did I go through some MAJOR art doldrums after completing this page! I guess that all any of us can do is keep working at it!

This will be the last update before the New Year!! 2020 has been a hard year for so many of us. I want to sincerely thank you all for reading the comic and following me on social media this year. I really, truly appreciate it, and I hope Steamroller Man has given you some laughs, or at least a smile, to distract from the trials of everyday life this year.

Here's to a better 2021 for us all!

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Comments:

skowog 28th Dec 2020, 9:12 AM
Thanks for the commentary, I will be studying this page for a long time! Night Knight's pose is so dynamic! I really like his legs, and the costume is comic genius! "Fighting crime till bedtime!" Love it! Been waiting eagerly for this page, was not disappointed!
Peter Wulfdane 28th Dec 2020, 9:41 AM
Peter Wulfdane
Wish I looked that good in a sleeper!
TheHiddenElephant 28th Dec 2020, 10:05 AM
TheHiddenElephant
....the pillow-fisted hero of the night. These puns are...something else again.
MK_Wizard 28th Dec 2020, 10:13 AM
MK_Wizard
Don't judge me, but I think Sleep Tyke is so cute. He reminds me of my son.
jellyfishin 28th Dec 2020, 10:15 AM
jellyfishin
Awesome splash page! Definitely a good choice to go with more movement here when introducing Night Knight and Sleep Tyke.

The comment about use of ice hockey as a reference was interesting. I wonder if other ice sports (ice skating, skiing, etc.) or other spots with fluid movement (roller blading) can also apply here.
IronHorseComics 28th Dec 2020, 10:18 AM
IronHorseComics
Five stars just for that goofy hero alone, this is just amazing.
Marcel 28th Dec 2020, 10:44 AM
Marcel
Ditto the others' comments, and his cape is held on by a diaper pin? Oh gawd! Those must be getting hard to find nowadays!
Amazing Chris Godbey 28th Dec 2020, 11:47 AM
Amazing Chris Godbey
The concept, costume, and name of Night Knight had me laughing out loud.
Can't wait to get to know these two better!
dougwarner59 29th Dec 2020, 6:09 AM
dougwarner59
Night Knight...love that.

Hey, I was sort of right...there is a teddy bear in the picture.
Guest 29th Dec 2020, 8:08 AM
This is fantastic!
Francis 1st Jan 2021, 4:00 PM
Francis
What's his Achilles heal? Bedtime stories? Rock-a-bye-Baby? Melatonin?! Another beautiful page!
MattSchofield 2nd Jan 2021, 7:17 AM
MattSchofield
Thank you for all the compliments on this page, everyone!
Miaubol 5th Jan 2021, 4:01 AM
Miaubol
Oh dear (again), they won, they're way worse than our Steamroller hero! xD

and Happy New Year!