I want everyone to take a moment and say hi to Ben Hunter. He is taking the task of coloring “the Bean”. A fantastic colorist and illustrator, Ben and I have worked together before and our styles compliment each other quite well. I was elated to find out that he wanted to work together again and so as I continue updating the story twice a week. Ben will start from the beginning and update the comic from page 1 every tuesday.
Ben has the ability to take the comic to the next level. He and I see and think the same and he is able to pull out extra details that b/w does not offer. I hope you take a moment and continue to encourage him and his talent. I really love seeing “the Bean” in full color. I hope you do as well.
So what happens to the books and the story? Actually nothing. The books will continue to be b/w. They are actually funding a full color graphic novel in the future. The comic will also update still twice a week on mondays and thursdays. Now with Ben dedicated to adding color to the tale I can still focus on telling the story. So I am moving on and have finished over half of the pencils to issue 7. Plus issue 6 goes to press really soon.
Ben’s main goal is to start from the beginning. We talked about just jumping in, yet we both felt that the beginning was a much better way to approach the comic. That way we could still work stress free. Work smarter not harder is idea. So enjoy the tale as it continues and then go back and start it again in color.
Thanks again Ben- you are making this dream an incredible reality.
Also take a moment and go visit Ben’s incredible work
Ben’s website www.ironhenry.com
Well back to the drawing board… oh and remember to vote for us:)
@amy_geek » 1 Sep 2010 »
Wow! This is awesome, I love the colors. It's really adding so much depth. 😀