11 thoughts on “The Railmen help, page 9

  1. Love the header. Also, have to agree with Cathy about the names- especially love Finn. The blocked out compositions look good too.

    • I spent a lot of time finishing the first several pages, to establish the “look” of the characters, landscape, and text. Now I have the vision in my head, but I only need to get the ink lines or rough sketches done of the rest of the book. I will go back and do all the gray shading and colorizing later. It will be more consistent by doing the entire book in stages, rather than page by page.

  2. Seems like a good novel so far. I am from WT and am currently writing a novel of my own though not graphic and is Fantasy. Seems like quite a good novel

    • Thank you for the great critique. I began writing this novel back in 2007 as a written work, not graphic. The critique group I belonged to at the time (all well-published children’s book authors) loved the writing, but were not sure about how this tragedy would go over with young adults or middle graders. I put it away for years but always wanted to finish it. When I came across the idea of a graphic novel, I felt this was the perfect genre for a story of this sort. Sorry for being a little vague, but I don’t want to spoil the ending for you. Good luck with your novel! I’d love to hear more about it.

    • Thanks, Cathy! But I can’t take credit for Kelley… that was his name and his role in the tragedy. As for the fictional characters, it’s fun to imagine their personalities and then name them.

  3. Am I the first to catch that still has an s at the end, stills? Not sure you should ever end in a preposition, but sounds better to say that Burrell finds himself in.
    I am not sure I like the word terrible either.

    • Good proofreading! The “S” at the end of “still” is a typo. Thanks for finding. This is what I need! As for the writing under the page image, that is just for this blog… not a part of the book. I figured that I could add some explanation of the story now and then, if I have nothing technical to say about the page. The only thing that will be in the book is what is actually on the page image.

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