Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 026/27

Untold Tales of Bigfoot: Crossing Paths page 026/27

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WHOOMP!! Double-page spread! CLICK HERE to see that flying tackle in all its bone-crunching glory. This was going to be a single splash page, but the longer I worked on it, the more it seemed to need a big, bombastic 2-page spread. I know it doesn’t give you a lot of new information, but hopefully it’s big and loud enough to hold you over until next week’s page.

To help make up for the minimal narrative this week, I uploaded some of the process steps for this spread below. Pencils, Inks and the Flat Color step right before I add any shadows, highlights or other color details. And, though I see him like this all the time, Scout may look funny to those of you who don’t get a chance to see him without his brown markings. You can just pretend he’s so scared that he turned completely white.

Oh, one more thing. I’ve been told Untold Tales of Bigfoot made the short list of the Cartoonist Studio Prize for best webcomic of 2012. The award is a collaboration between Slate and the Center for Cartoon Studies. It came as a huge surprise to me since I hadn’t entered UTOB in any sort of competition. Winners will be announced March 1, 2013. I don’t know if Bigfoot and Scout will get any further in the competition, but all three of us are very honored to be considered and thankful to whoever thought we were good enough to put us up for nomination.  -v

Next Week: The Rumble In The Jungle!

UTOB Page 26/27 pencilsUTOB Page 26/27 inksUTOB Page 26/27 flat colors
Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to hear what you think of the comic. Just remember, Untold Tales of Bigfoot is for grown-ups and kids. So let’s keep the comments appropriate.

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28 Responses

  1. I was hoping that would happen!!! :D

    • I bet Scout was too! Glad Bigfoot didn’t disappoint either of you, Cheryl. -v

  2. Dramatic. Nice job, and congratulations on making the short list. : )

    • Thanks! Well,after 3 pages of chase sequence, I figured we should go with something big. And thanks for the congrats, Beth! -v

  3. And thanks for keeping this one kid-friendly.

    • Of course! Wouldn’t want to disappoint the kids. -v

  4. Congrats, Vince!

    John Manders Illustration http://www.johnmanders.com http://johnmanders.wordpress.com/ 412-400-8231 Studio #27B 206 Seneca Street Oil City, Pa 16301

    • Thank you, John. It may just be a huge accounting error, but I’m milking the press while I can. -v

  5. Wow! Awesome spread! Definitely the right decision to do it as a spread rather than a single page. It has a lot more impact this way. It’ll be great in print too.

    • Thanks, Jeff! It was a lot of fun to draw BIG. And a lot of fun showing Bigfoot’s tough side. -v

  6. I absolutely love the artwork. I bet kids are gravitated to it just on that alone. Great job!

    • Thanks, Hunter. I’m really glad you’re enjoying the artwork. I’m having a lot of fun drawing this comic. Since it’s all a big experiment for me, I’m hoping the art continues to improve and impress. Thanks for stopping by! -v

  7. Very nice Vince, and love the process pictures!

    • Thanks, David. Yeah, I’m hoping someone gets a kick out of the process stuff. I always find that stuff fascinating. Thanks for commenting. -v

  8. Go Bigfoot!!
    Congrats on making it into the running for the cartoonist studio prize, Vince!

    • Go Bigfoot is right, Jerry! Finally! I finally get to show the big guy flexing his muscles. And thanks for the congrats on the nomination. It’s an impressive list to be on, so that’s a big thrill for me. -v

  9. You really delivered on your promise there, and to great effect!

    • Thanks, Wouter! Most people seem to enjoy this spread. I oughta’ have these guys attacked by lions more often! -v

  10. This sure gives a good reference to Bigfoot’s size and bulk. Poor Scout had the spots scared off him. They are hiding on his back. :-) Atta Boy.

    • Yeah, Ol’ Gul, Bigfoot’s a bit bigger than a man…maybe 7 or 8 feet, and years of surviving in the wild have given him pretty dense, strong muscles despite his gangly appearance. Still, it’s gonna be a tough fight, so tune in next week to see how he fares. And yeah, Scout’s one lucky puppy. Thanks for stopping by! -v

  11. Love the detail in the fallen tree!

    • Hey, thanks! I actually had a lot of fun working on that. In fact, this whole page was a blast. I should’ve been doing double-page spreads from day one! -v

  12. Perfect!

    • : ) Thanks, Michael! -v

  13. I just found your webcomic! It is really well drawn and I am enjoying the story. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks, Carol! I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Stop back anytime. -v

  14. Glad to see Bigfoot has the full range of emotion. P.S. This frame just blew my mind.

    • You have no idea how fun it was to draw this spread, so I’m glad you like it. And yeah, Bigfoot has, as you say, the full range of emotions. It just takes certain situations (and, at one page a week, quite a while) to bring them all out. He’s as many-layered as an onion. A big, hairy onion. -v

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