Enter the Hawk no.1 pg 20

6th Jul 2018, 7:01 AM in Enter the Hawk
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Enter the Hawk no.1 pg 20
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yosarian13 6th Jul 2018, 7:01 AM edit delete
Sorry for the delay and all, lost an uncle last week and wasn't in a hurry to do such a death heavy page.


chk 6th Jul 2018, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
No need to apologize for a delay. Sorry to hear about your uncle.
yosarian13 7th Jul 2018, 8:52 PM edit delete reply
Thanks much appreciated
anonymous coward 6th Jul 2018, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
Yeah... a murderer joking about the bloody corpse they just killed is something that ought to bother most people and not just those who've lost family recently. The guy looks like he's on steroids though, which makes me a bit curious how he maintains that kind of physique in a traveling lifestyle.
yosarian13 7th Jul 2018, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
The page was even darker originally if you can imagine that.

His size is exaggerated as an artistic choice to make him more physically imposing to Jane.
anonymous coward 8th Jul 2018, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
I see, I have been uncertain about where on the sliding scale between realism and surrealism this work is, and if/when that shifts and how much so. Blending realism and the surreal is something I've mostly avoided in my own visual work by going for either well-referenced realism or the cartoonishly unreal with no crossover. If it's not much trouble I'd appreciate your perspective on it if you have references to point at or advice you can give about it.
yosarian13 9th Jul 2018, 11:33 PM edit delete reply
It's one of the trickier things when dealing with period specific stuff. Normally I try to stay era specific, however there are times where I'll exagerate things to help story elements read clearer to a current day reader. In this case I felt if I drew the Hawk with a more era specific physic he wouldn't read as physically imposing as I wanted (especially to a reader who's seen The Rock, a modern pro athlete, or superheros). You're generally limited to fewer scenes in comics than other media (for example, if this were a film I could use several different shots from various angles to convey his size) that's one of the downsides to a hand drawn medium, so, I try to make sure I'm getting across my point as clearly as possible on each panel.
anonymous coward 10th Jul 2018, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Thank you, that does make a lot of sense in a work like this with limited opportunities to represent and communicate about characters: Assuming people interested in comics set in America are familiar with the most popular kinds of American comics (superhero), and will judge your characters based on those norms, is a clear and useful choice. I must confess I was hoping for more generalized advice or observations on the topic, but I've found it to be hard to get good advice like that from anybody you'd actually want it from.
jamie59 6th Jul 2018, 8:53 PM edit delete reply
Sorry about your loss.

I think he should consider changing his name to Butcher.
yosarian13 7th Jul 2018, 8:56 PM edit delete reply

Or ripper...?
BUMBLEBEE 6th Jul 2018, 10:14 PM edit delete reply
This guys a monster.

Sorry about your uncle.
yosarian13 7th Jul 2018, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
And scary to write for:)

Chippewa Ghost 7th Jul 2018, 1:54 PM edit delete reply
Chippewa Ghost

Also, really looking forward to Hawke's eventual "Little Big Horn", the wanker.
yosarian13 7th Jul 2018, 8:57 PM edit delete reply

You've got a long wait:)
AmeliaP 11th Jul 2018, 4:09 PM edit delete reply
What a weird coincidence. My uncle passed away two weeks ago. I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss. That's rough and painful. I wish you peace in your heart.
yosarian13 12th Jul 2018, 9:12 PM edit delete reply
I'm really sorry to hear about your loss. Hope you're doing okay with everything. Wishing you the best.