Yeah, it's Saturday, I'm late.
The Dead Pump
Ages ago, before the seas drained away, in the long forgotten time of the Sky Kings, the Dead Pump functioned as an atmosphere factory- dispersing valuable oxygen and regulating the local climate. Corrupted by some unknown alien influence at some point during its eons of active service, the factory became, slowly, over the centuries, a place of sudden and macabre death. The Sky Kings abandoned the facility, ritually sealed the entrance and left a huge warning marker at the entrance of what is now called Shadow Canyon, as was their custom.
The Skull Monolith marks the Entrance to Shadow Canyon.
Next week I'll go into either airships or continue posting pieces of this. Everything thus far is of course a work in progress.
If there's anything you'd like to see in this segment, give a shout out below.
I missed posting this weekend because of the Holliday, not so great consdering I am tryng to get started again.
Anyway, I'm building a new underground base, working in sections, I finsihed sealing the floor for section one this morning. Hope to have it framed out, plumbed (is that the word?) and wired by xmas time.
Fyi, painting a basement ceiling is no fucking joke. It is hands down the hardest part of this job. Each consecutive day doing it you lose the power to lift your hands over your head/ hold a brush a little sooner. Day one I did eight hours easy. We found that 2 coats plus touch ups were needed- at least. The ceiling is thirsty as hell. The last few days we worked an hour at a time, with two hours off in between- and I'm actually fit with a serious completion compulsion issue. My buddy Chris who is staying with us and helping out is even worse. My shoulders hurt just thinking anout it.
As an aside,,when I first started working in this style I suddenly realized why some cartoonists have assistants. I could totally use a flood-fill slave.
This is tenative choice for the cover. It may get demoted t frontispiece.
This was my original conception of Star-fIst, and I was trying to nail an action pose. Everything got out of hand, really.
Next tuesday we'll delve more into what Haunted Islands is, with perhaps a sample layout page and maybe some more art- but I'll be back on Thursday or Friday with some other stuff, time allowing.