Work continues on the new issues of Father Robot. Check out this sneak-peak from Issue #3. Is this the end for our hero?
The writer and co-creator of Father Robot, Kristopher White, came up with a great idea to promote our book for Father’s Day. Basically, Father Robot should participate in an old-fashioned photo op for the holiday. I couldn’t help but taunt Reggie (the real father of Clarabelle, the heroine of the story) in the piece, as seen below. Both Kristopher and the publisher like a friendlier version, but I still like this tongue-in-cheek version.
It’s been hard waiting for this day, but it’s nice to finally see my comic available for purchase. Thanks to Kristopher White, the folks at Comixology, 215 Ink, and especially our supportive fans for making this possible.
Please check out the available download here.
There’s a definite art to the proper composition on a comic book panel. I’ve experimented a lot with this one. It’s supposed to show an evil robot getting what’s coming to him. Here’s one of my earlier “framing” attempts of the panel. In the end, I set up the whole thing significantly differently. If you want to know how, you’ll have to check out issue #3…
So, Father Robot is supposed to be an all-ages-friendly kind of comic… except for the occasional gruesome death. Just like real life, right? Anyway, I like how this panel came out, and I thought I’d share.
So, I’ve decided this is Father Robot during his little-known high school football years. Here we have him executing some deft maneuver before catching the pass to score the winning touchdown, bringing the home team victory over the evil town just to the south…
Anyway, this is FR with a little variation in design. There different elements to him here than in the comic, and the colors are all changed. My favorite are the wings upside the head.
I worked the pencils for this at Emerald City Comicon, the inks at Wondercon, and then added the colors and value with my treasured Copic collection this week at home (and at work). At first, I was sure this drawing was a lost cause, as I didn’t really like where it was going in the sketch phase(s), but I like how it’s turned out. You never know what a piece can turn in to if you give it a little love.