I'd like to hear some thoughts on the comic itself as well as the layout of the websites, both here at Comic Genesis http://roblopez.comicgenesis.com
and over on the new site http://www.forsakenstars.com
I'm also wondering if I should revamp the CG site to mirror the new one on which I installed Wordpress and Comicpress. Is it possible to do the same here at CG what with the keentags and stuff?
Anyhow, Forsaken Stars, Premise: A thousand or so years from the Second Coming of Christ, the Vampire Azzi that led 13,000 refugees from Judgment Day now hopes to return to the Solar System, but he needs a ship to get there and a weapon to breach the Godshield that separates the Earth from all the alien peoples in the universe. Along the way he meets Captain Sera Besh, a pilot in need of a crew, and Kyton, the cybergremlin who would rather build than destroy, and a host of fantastic characters like fairies and mermaids. I know it's high concept, but at it's core it's about an old boy and a young lady, one trying to find redemption and the other trying to find herself.
I don't have photoshop, but I should be getting Corel 4 soon, in the meantime I've been using a host of programs to put each page together: Hand drawn and inked (flashbacks I decided to keep in pencil) and scanned, I run it through GIMP for panel lines clean up, Painter Classic for blacks and gray watercolor washes, an open source word processor for the word balloons, I save it as a PDF file, then I have GIMP format back into a JPEG for smaller file size and accurate page scaling. Then it's posted.
I feel like I've made some progress since I started, and I'm drawing every chance I get, and I just got a host of new fonts and I'm hoping to get a new WACOM tablet to further streamline things, but I feel like I could benefit from some feedback on everything from story, art, tech and techniques.
Thanks in advance for your time and attention.