Scrapped Comic #3.5: RuneSpark, Take Two

And for our final entry, we have basically a second draft of Runespark, which would have been basically a more playful take on the story I already started.  I think at this point I was just burnt out, and the art and story just didn’t turn out quite the way I wanted it to.

Posted on 3 January '12 by , under Comics. No Comments.

Scrapped Comic #3: Runespark

Here we come full-circle into a version of my Punk-Pink! remake, RuneSpark.  At this point I was kinda trying to avoid hitting the readers with blatant fanservice, going for a more cutesy, old cartoon-style of storytelling.  It begins with Li (Tenkyo, from Punk-Pink!) singing a nursery rhyme “Kings of Old”, which more or less tells a bit of her homeland’s history.  She’s picked up by Phillip Marco, also a character from Punk-Pink!, who had just purchased a magic-powered car.  They discuss the sudden prominence of magic-powered technology, and Marco is curious about the basket Li carried on her back, to which she responds that it’s for a magic show.  As you can see, with four comics inked and two in the burner, I got a lot farther with this one before I started to realize that the story was going nowhere.  I don’t think it’s unsalvageable, though, and I may actually put this one aside for later…

Posted on 3 January '12 by , under Comics. No Comments.