Kristen Gudsnuk on March 6, 2009
Hi everyone and welcome to my new comic, The Optimist. It'll be a relatively short run-- I'm expecting somewhere in the ballpark of 30-40 pages. I'm hoping to DO something with it, someday. But not yet. Right now, it is for your enjoyment-- and most of all, your CRITIQUE. Yes, please! I'd like to hear not just, "OMG Kristen you are such a genius, wow, what beautiful drawings and what an ear for the music of dialogue!" no. well... maybe.
Anyway, here's my first page. I'm not sure if it's too internal monologue-heavy, and my computer's broken and so I can't use any fonts that aren't already in my school library's computer. So the font... I'd like your opinion on the font.
Also, I drew with pencil, colored it in and then took a photo of it. Should I ink after I paint? Does it lack firm lines? I can still go back in and fix this guy up. Since this is going to be short, I'm going to try to make it "worth it"-- make all the pages right.
Since this is the intro, it has more text than the ensuing pages will.
I painted this with watercolors. Page 2 coming soon, with a cameo appearance by MIKHAIL GORBACHEV HIMSELF!