Friday, April 18, 2014

Page 211: A Little Secret

Dear Readers:

Today's page marks the exact halfway point of The Moon Prince story -- there were 210 pages before this, and there are 210 pages to go. Before we get to the second half of the story, The Moon Prince is going to take a break for two months, with no new pages until Friday, June 13th. 

This is so I can go back and polish up the first 50 or 60 pages to make their style more consistent with the rest of the book. To show you what I'm doing (and hopefully keep you in the habit of coming here every week!), I'm going to post animated examples each Friday showing how certain pages looked when they were first drawn, and how they look after all the polishing. The first of these, for page 10, is just below today's new page, so scroll down if you're curious!
Thanks as always for reading The Moon Prince!


Click HERE to see the whole story.

The Page 10 Polishing-up Animation:


Anonymous said...

Going to miss the MP while it's on hiatus! But I'll be coming back to see the befores and afters!

Kevin Fraser said...

Thanks ee!

Norder said...

Wow, the polishing looks pretty impressive.It would be nice if you could have both versions online for comparison. Other comics like "What birds know" or "Luka's journey" did that and it was quite interesting to see how polishing can change the tone of a comic.
Besides, the terseness of Latin can be put to use to let Simon say some more within the existing bubbles:
Scimus lapillum gemmam.. [familiarem esse](We know that the little pebble [is] a [familiar] stone)
Nos hac noctu duces... [in specus vestros](Tonight you will lead us [to your caves])

Happy easter!

Kevin Fraser said...

Thanks Norder! As always, those are great translations - I've updated the page above. Glad you like the polishing - I'll check out those other comics you mentioned!
Happy Easter!

Norder said...

You're welcome. The parts in the brackets weren't meant for the bubbles, only to show how the sentences would end.
Anyway, here are the links for the comics I mentioned:
"What Birds Know" Original: (under "old beginning", polished version:
"Luka's Journey" Original: , reworked version:

Kevin Fraser said...

It's fascinating to see other artists' process like that, Norder, thanks!