Monday, January 23, 2012

Page 4

Here's page 4 of issue 1 (sorry about the randomness of the page sequences so far, the coloured, lettered pages shall definitely be posted in proper chronological order). In this sequence the marine squad stumbles across a hidden Nazi base camp, where you can see my most blatant nod to Raiders yet, the Flying Wing. The plane used in Raiders of course wasn't actually a real Nazi design, Raiders production designer Norman Reynolds designed the plane purely for the film, based on proposed Nazi 'Flying Wing' projects of the time, specifically the Northrop Corporation designs and drawings for the Horten Ho-2-29, which was to be Hitler's great secret weapon, a stealth plane that could avoid the Allies radar.
So I figured, in for a penny, in for a pound! Was lots of fun to draw.

Monday, January 16, 2012


Apologies for the lack of new posts these last few weeks, I had to divert my attentions to some work for a different company. That'll be the last break I take from this book until issue one is done and dusted though, so ye can expect fairly regular posts from this point forward. I'm planning on completely finishing the first issue (ie ready to go to print) before pitching Half Past Danger to any prospective publishers, just to be able to put my best foot forward when offering it around and to give any potential suitors a real feel for the flavour and tone of the series.

This art is for the frontspiece of the first issue, to run with the credits and indicia. I've always enjoyed it when there are these kind of extra little bits and pieces peppered about a book, so I figure go with what you know, right?