Thursday, February 26, 2009

ANATOMY OF A FREELANCE JOB COMIX(based on a true story)








Been doing a LOT of in house freelance jobs lately, and after one particualrly "killer job" I decided to make a comic about it, as best i remember it

First thing I recieved was the deposit check and samples. The client overnighted it as promised, and I was confident they had followed my instructions to the letter. This was a massive twenty person caricature for a company poster and I emphasized that I needed good samples. To my horrow when i got into the studio i found these teeney weeney almost postage stamp sized pictures that were blurry and washed out looking. I thought my eyes were gonna roll outta my sockets to make them out. My Client had also given me a killer deadline. I called my client in desperation pleading for better pics, and also an extension if I was doomed to work with these. their answer was concise and immediate. I immediately got myself a pot of coffee on and went into automatic pilot, sketching erasing redrawing, ripping pages up, throwing them all over the studio..... Finally in the wee hours of the morning I managed to scan everything, photoshop held together and I scanned everything over.

The client loved them.

3 comments:

cabap said...

I say it again:
ELGIN,
YOUR CARTOONS ARE AMAZING !!!!!!!!!
WHY DO YOU DON'T MAKE A COMIC BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JAN

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

who sez I'm NOT going to do that? heh,heh. patience young jedi....

Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling said...

The Comic book Idea is in the back of my head and I will be submitting these to Exaggerated Features as well. When I draw these toons my emphasis on more on animation and character design. I want them to have an "animated saturday morning" type of feel to them. I Hope on some level I'm accomplishing that. The project sure has been fun to do thus far.