Posted by Sam Garland
Up to a few months ago, I was working on a project about the experience certain children (young adults?) have when they have to go in the hospital for fairly serious procedures. It was a difficult project because of the subject matter, and very personally challenging for me because it was a drastic change-of-subject for me. No robots or spacesuits in this story…
Anyway, I posted a few panels from the pages while they were in-progress, but I wanted to share one of my favorite pages as well. The finished page was colored and has some dialogue where the poor kid is being warned that he’s about to be put under (breathe deep!), but I kind of like just the cleaned-up line work. I feel like the “fading” visual works better in black & white.
One funny thing, when drawing this POV, I used my own legs as reference. I guess it’s not enough that the poor teen had to be in the hospital, but I had to go and give him 40-year-old-man-legs.