Concept art for Sunnyville 11

At the time this post goes live, I have a lot of things I’m doing.  Among them (and my top priority) is Sunnyville Stories #11.  As one of the goals is to make the series mature and really show off what I can do, I’ve been aiming to open up the world some more.

To that extent, I’ve been developing some concept artwork.  

I had to go back and check out my photo references.  On top of that, I had to consult my copy of Scott McCloud’s Making Comics.

episode 11 concept artwork

In some of the first stories, I had a wide open establishing shot and this is a possible idea I may use.  It’s my intent to use this to “guide” the reader into the story.

episode 11 concept artwork 2

As you noticed in the script, I wanted to show a short montage of the other shops in Sunnyville and this is another concept I had.

I’m glad also I don’t have an editor looking over my shoulder; in the interest of “protecting the children”, he’d probably command me to take “tobacco” off the store sign.  The thought of an editor looking over my shoulder and saying that I can’t draw something is really aggravating to me.  And also there’s one more thing…

Flaming Carrot by Max West

The Flaming Carrot will be making a cameo in Sunnyville #11.  I have gotten permission from Bob Burden.  He’ll just be a background character and will have no bearing on the plot of course.

That’s all for today.

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About Max West

I am a freelance artist and the creator of Sunnyville Stories, an independent slice-of-life comics series.
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3 Responses to Concept art for Sunnyville 11

  1. lil says:

    I don’t understand. What’s the point of putting in the Flaming Carrot if he will “have no bearing on the plot?”

  2. Fudd says:

    Lil – it’s just a marketing ploy, riding the coat tails of famous characters

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