*clings* Thank you, so much, more than I can ever express, for being willing to show us the "before E.K. took levels in should-be-Eisner-nominated" drawings. Because for me that's incredibly inspiring. I WILL LEVEL UP, I WILL I WILL.
Oh my god 2008 Amal. I didn't realize he looked like this back then. I'll have to look back at my art from high school again and compare between then and now, it's surprisingly encouraging to see how much change has happened in what seems like a really short amount of time!
And the best portmanteau I can come up with for anime-esque Amal is "Animal". Most unfortunate.
Wow, the differences are quiet big, especilly with the style. The left one looks more "Manga" than the right (I have to say I am thankfull of that, since there's to many comics of "this kind" out there witch only use manga).
Wow, that's such an amazing improvement. I hadn't realized it was a revamp of old work of yours. It's wonderful that you kept with the idea to make it into such an amazing series. I'm still waiting to see if TJ's reaction to Amal sleeping is what I think it is.
Wow... what I find interesting is how TJ doesn't seem to have changed too much with time like in his overall look but Amal got a bit more beefed up. I also love the growth evident and how the scene moved from being in the car to being out... it's great, I liked this chapter and them looking out at the horizon at the end
Wow, this is so awesome! I feel like I've been following your work for a while, and sometimes I don't really immediately notice the improvement, but it's so cool to see it side by side like this, how incredibly obvious it is how much you've improved! You're so awesome!
The 2008 pages were set sort of free-floating. I wasn't focusing as much on the environment (which I'm glad I do now, since it keeps the scene grounded), so it could have gone anywhere. It was originally supposed to happen pretty early in the story, but I moved it later to keep Amal's "bam" speech tied in more closely with Chapter 29.
Yeah, you're right; it makes for better storytelling. Though, geez, it honestly wouldn't have surprised me if you'd said yes to the former. You're one of the best (and subtlest!) storytellers I've ever seen. I can only speak for myself, but this comic's been an emotional rollercoaster. I always look forward to - and, I won't deny, dread - reading the next page page. You rock.
Oh, just lovely how you can see that you improved a lot, not that the right panels aren't drawn well, on the contary they are pretty amazing and left panels just wonderfull. I so love tj and amal, I adore the comic
"KEEP DRAWING KEEP DRAWING KEEP DRAWING LEVEL UP AND LEVEL UP AGAIN SO MANY MORE LEVELS TO GO" that cracked me up I should better think the same way about drawing, could help to keep me motivated in drawing