If you’ve been following me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook you’ve seen me mentioning the Outsider comic for the last few weeks. The reason I haven’t properly announced it on my blog yet is because I wanted to wait till the first two pages were out so you could sink your teeth into it at least a little bit.
Before you ask, no, I did not draw the amazing art work for this comic. The sketches, portraits and character designs that you have seen on my Instagram were done by me as reference material for the phenomenally talented Nicoy Guevarra who is illustrating the comic, and as I’m sure you can see from the photos above, they’re beautiful!
As for the script, that was (and is) being written by the amazing Chloe Owens. I can’t wait for you all to read and see what she has in store for the second issue! I’ve already read the script and started on the concept art for Nicoy and it’s going to be epic!
So, what’s the schedule for uploading pages?
We have two pages a week going up. One on Monday and one on Friday. While it is going to follow the storyline from the books we we will be expanding the world of Ammasteinn a little further in the comic. We’re planning on explaining a little more about Sylbil and Arnbjörg‘s past, and a lot more than is currently in the books about Ragana once we eventually get to her part of the story.
A little bit about the colours…
Some of you will notice that between the first and the fourth pages the colours change quite a bit. There’s actually a little bit of a story behind this, so let me explain. When we started working on this comic there were two things that I knew I wanted to do. I wanted to have each frame with darker more earthy tones but brighter colours to draw attention to the focal point of each frame. So what we decided to do is start off with bright saturated colours which would reflect how Astrid views that stage of her life, and then, as the tone get’s darker, the colours become darker.
It starts happy and carefree in the Aldwood. She’s never know anything else other than this perfect bright world she’s lived in. But once she hears the horse hooves everything is viewed through this muted view of the world. Once she meets a certain someone (if you’ve read the books you know who) these colours might change, but you’ll have to wait and see ;)
Once we are a few more issues in, I will make a video on my second channel all about the process of making the comic, the sketches, corrections (me obsessing over ridiculous little details) etc. But for the moment enjoy, and I can’t wait to share more of the world of Ammasteinn with you! P.S. If you’ve read the books which character are you the most excited about seeing in the comic?