Wednesday, December 05, 2007


A month ago, I finished inking issue 2 of the AWOL'd series. The day after, I had a Skype chat with comic icon Larry Hama about my work on issue 1. To sum things up, he listed all the faults in my technique in storytelling and art and left me devastated. Then I looked at the freshly-inked work from the day before and I felt sick of it. Hama was right. So the next day after our chat, I took all of his advice and applied it while redrawing issue 2.
Now that I've finished redrawing issue 2, I'm going back to redrawing issue 1, and by then ... the third chapter should kick ass.

The majority of chapter 2 takes place in a train station where Karli, Norton, and Leeves talk about their game plan after escaping their covert-ops unit. Lots of talking for 15+ pages, and I had a habit of drawing too many close-up shots and less shots of the characters 'acting'. The second draft fixes that.

Here are sample pages displaying the before(left) and after(right).

page 5

page 14 - Notice the first two panels in the first draft of page 14 is similar to the last panel in page 5 (first draft). Some pazazz is added to the second draft.

page 15 - When I add the ziptone, it'll help show Karli, Norton, and Leeves being followed by an agent then split up.



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Artshow shout-out!

Breaking out!

It feels like it's been months I haven't blogged with new work. Well, most of my time is spent on new pieces for my art show which is top secret. Though, a while ago my friend Steve B hooked me up with an illustration spot in Chart, which is pretty awesome. I did a two-page spread on 2007's Break-out artists. Here's some process work I sent to Steve as we corresponded through emails.
These are rough ideas I came up with on the feature.

Steve wanted to go with the third one, but the positions of some of the figures needed to be reworked. So I did a quick sketch to fix the composition and got the thumbs up!

The linear drawing before it gets coloured and rendered, or should I say "Loo'd".

The final piece can be seen in February's edition of Chart! Make sure to pick up a copy.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Golden Scarab, now found on Amazon!

Hey, would you like a copy of the Golden Scarab, the graphic novel I originally did for Rubicon/Scholastic Canada? Now you can get yourself a copy on by simplying searching "Jason Loo", or by clicking this link!