The Bean 234
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I am a fan of transitions. I believe that they allow for a nice balance in between scenes. The transition lets me build even more on my world. It allows me to show that the world is alive just as the characters are and helps me create a nice flow of tempo.

Ok I understand it can get frustrating if you are caught up and have to wait a day or two for the next page. Yet they make things much clearer as you read through the comic as a whole and when in in print enhances the book even more.

Transitions are key, especially in an epic, where we move in-between places and characters. They also help me move things along when I feel a scene is toooo long.

So in a nutshell, they are a moment to take a breath and wait for the rollorcoaster to begin again. Now back to tea and a little quiet creativity.



Trav the bean » 23 Apr 2011 » Reply

i havn't lost myself yet.:)

Trav the bean » 23 Apr 2011 » Reply

no vanishing allowed:) I am so glad you are back and hopefully you were able to beat the thief. I actually ink these by hand

    Kiarelle » 30 Apr 2011 » Reply

    Haha, no not yet, as you can see another week went past. Finals are looming so that's what's eating up my time. I will try to check in at least once a week though, that I promise 🙂

    And awesome 🙂 You do the writing and lettering too? I actually have a slew of questions to ask if you would be open to that because for my final project in one class I'm writing up a comicbook/graphic novel proposal…

      Trav the bean » 2 May 2011 » Reply

      I write and with the help of indesign – letter:)

      Plus you can ask anything you want. I might take a few days to answer but like you i am busy as well:) Hope you make it through your finals.

        Kiarelle » 2 May 2011 » Reply

        That's good to know ^^

        And thank you. There's never any rush of course, I'm just really happy that you are so willing to answer questions. Hope its a good busy over all and thanks for the luck 🙂 I am enjoying finals over all this semester, doing book cover art as well at this proposal and a few other things.

john » 21 Apr 2011 » Reply

I am a bit dunk. And in this state I realize that I have always other things to do, like enjoying my life (not drinking of course) when it comes to getting frustrated when "you are caught up and have to wait a day or two for the next page. ". I am happy when you are happy for your own work (which is great).

    john » 21 Apr 2011 » Reply

    "I am a fan of transitions." :)) A kernel is not efficient either when if switch from a task to another to often. Don't lose yourself :p

    Trav the bean » 23 Apr 2011 » Reply

    well i am glad you are happy cause that makes me happy

Hoomi » 20 Apr 2011 » Reply

Transitions can be tricky, but you do them well.

Kiarelle » 20 Apr 2011 » Reply

Loving your story telling, sorry for vanishing a bit in my comments; school stole my life. Curious, do you do these completely traditionally with just pen and ink or some of it on the computer or what?

Susiewan » 20 Apr 2011 » Reply

I love your transitions. It's 1 of the main reasons this story reads so pleasantly. 🙂

Glennnn » 20 Apr 2011 » Reply

At least these transitions are interesting to look at in their own right.
I seem to have a sound track for each frame!
Thunderous confusion, voice-over-
Oncoming clanking march, drums, shouting commands-
Forest sounds with bird-calls-

    Trav the bean » 23 Apr 2011 » Reply

    one day i am going to have to post my soundtrack for the bean:)

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