Friday, July 10, 2009

The road to "Underwhirl"

A couple of nights ago, Mike Getsiv posted this strip, "Whirlover," at the Abstract Comics blog.

I felt like playing around with it, so I downloaded it, then freely traced it, drawing each panel in one continuous line:

I then proceeded to draw over this, turning the abstract shapes into more concrete forms:

Then I redrew it all over again, regularizing the panel borders and playing around with two colors:

Finally, since I wasn't sure it actually read like a comic, I thought I'd add words that might prompt the reader to see some connection from panel to panel and an overall arc to the story:

And I may still not be done with it...

Thanks to Mike for allowing me to muck around with his drawing!

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