Saturday, 10 August 2013

Troll's progress

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I'm reviving one of my old characters for Jonathan Green's new book, You Are the Hero: A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He contacted me a while ago regarding bringing back a 1980s character of mine, Derek the Troll, and I'm drawing the strip this weekend. 

Above is a snapshot of the first panel from the page in rough pencil stage. When I'm lettering my own strips I tend to rough the page out first, do the lettering, then proceed with tightening/correcting up any pencils if necessary and finally inking the strip.

I'll show part of the completed strip here on Monday.


Anonymous said...

Lew baiting the troll like this does you no favors. Go draw a Rasher instead or some thing.

Lew Stringer said...

Er, this is a commission for a publisher, Anon. And the character itself is one I created 29 years ago!

Dave C said...

Don't rise to their misdirection Lew.


Harry Rickard said...

Typical that around the time you've started working on the return of Derek the Troll, there has actually been a troll bothering you - it's rather confusing! Ah well, I for one know that you're certainly not "baiting the troll" and I look forward to seeing more of Derek's return! :)

Tiniebras said...

Hm, time to dig out those old White Dwarf mags. Wonder if my wife threw them out.