|Posted by nocashcomics on September 9, 2011 at 6:05 PM|
ALLEY CATS - Comic Book
UPDATE: A couple of unexpected outcomes from Alley Cats.
ONE : It's been far more popular among women than I thought it would be, given the characters are a "Street Walker" (to be polite) and a bit of a Con Artist Alley Cat.
I guess it proves women really like cats a lot or at least enough to over look the female character's obvious profession.
TWO : Alley Cats has gotten me a lot of praise and kind words about my artwork from people that I respect in the field of comics, many of whom have never really seen my work before.
THREE : This little book helped me come very close to winning an award, that was a surprise.
Anyway ... Here's the Cover and a page sample from my latest "Micro" AshCan Comic "Alley Cats". I call this one "Micro" as the story itself only six pages long. But don't let that fool you, for what seems on the surface a simple story I packed in a lot of underlying meanings and layers to the characters, you just have to think about it to discover them for yourself.
The stories title is ALLEY CATS "Birds of a Feather" and it's indirectly about people (or in this case a cat and a person) and how we perceive and treat each other, that we are all more alike than not and finding each other and each fore filling a need for another and receiving in kind. And like Aesop Fables there's at least one moral to the story.
Now before you think I’ve gone all “touchy-feely” in the head or something, that’s the under lying story (or one of them at least) , the story is still lovingly written and illustrated in my best tacky gritty urban cheese ball style and humor.
Why… because only I can make “trashy” adorable.
The artwork for Alley Cats was done in a traditional comic book style of ink on paper over penciled layouts using 11 x 17 Blueline Pro Comic Book Page Paper, Kurtake Brush Pen, Kamimei Drawing Ink.
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