A MURDER OF KROWS - BROKEN CIRCUIT
Page 2 is here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1026529
I didn't listen to myself. I said to myself, 'draw this, then upload the whole comic as one big thing. It'll be better that way.' Then I didn't. Mainly because I wanted HR to know AMOK is still quite happily ricking along like the pilfered, twissted mechanical curiosity that it is, albeit Iggy and I are still busy in our own respective ways.
Anyway; this is the title page of AMOK - BROKEN CIRCUIT, the opening narrative of A MURDER OF KROWS. Following pages will follow shortly. I'm wondering about the upload - would you guys perfer it if I uploaded pages as I finish them (like a webcomic) or as a whole bunch (like a regular comic)? Do tell.
Anyhoooo. KROWS SIGNAL BOOST INITIATED.
KROWS: METAVERSE/ NARRATVE (_hayling) http://www.hitrecord.org/records/940953
KROWS: BROKEN CIRCUIT TEXT http://www.hitrecord.org/records/991164
KROWS: GRAPHIC NOVEL (SnickerSnack) http://www.hitrecord.org/records/942776 --------------------------------------
The third of the KROWS profiles: Lilly, KROWS' haphazard navigator. An orphan adopted into the questionable care of the KROWS, Lilly demostrated an early talent for navigating the unruly seas of inter-vector navigation, a process which has slowly eroded her already tenous grip on reality.
Little-sister to all the KROWS, Lil's found her niche as their spotter, pathfinder and resident magpie, locating potential stashes of useful tech in local vectors, and dropping her big sisters off to play thief.
'The girl who stared into the sun' is simply a term I used to push the profile a little further, and how I've thought of Lil recently.
----- STANDARD KROWS EMERGENCY BROADCAST
- ALL KROWS NARRATIVE CAN BE FOUND IN ATTATCHED COLLABS
- KROWS TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR INABILITY TO ENDURE OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
- KROWS TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY
- DO NOT ATTEMPT INTER-VECTOR TRAVEL WITHOUT NECESSARY AUGMENTATIONS
- If your stuff is shiny we will take it
KROWS RUN AMOK
Phew. This one took a while. Endured what felt like a few ice ages here, a few eons there. Also drank enough whiskey to kill a small dog. But: finished. Playing with a slightly different, more painterly style.
Behold Emmory, exile of House Barsukov. Em's the defacto leader of the KROWS. Parter in KROWS-Science Iggy's described her to me as 'going through the world half bored half amused, but if you get her attention, she's sharp as hell.'
But, as they say, show, don't tell. And there's plenty to show. As ever, go run A.M.O.K. in the various collab.'s attatched to this, where you'll find story, art, and happy fun KROW times. (I say happy fun. It's a lot of cyberpunk swearing. It's great.)
A mohawked Azu enjoys a rare quiet moment at the KROWS hideout.
More KROWS! This is a splash page I'll probably use later as a chapter opener for one of hayling's stories. It's a bit context free, as I'm still trying to figure out the art style for the graph novel side of KROWS. Cel shading seems to be working reasonably well. I'm still getting the hang of drawing our robo-girls, and wanted to play with jumpsuits and more subtle augmentations. And I wanted to draw a mohawk.
As ever, check out hayling's KROWS METAVERSE collab (http://www.hitrecord.org/records/940953), where you'll find all the story you can get your teeth into!
The first chapter, BROKEN CIRCUIT, is here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/991164
From there, find SPUN OUT here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/938026
and KROW HUNTING here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/941010
If you *still* want more, my graphic adaptation and the original KROWS artwork is over here for your perusal!
I'm working on adapting the prologue at the mo into a 5-page thing. Tune in next week for more dimension-hopping cyberpunkery!
Concept art for the vector-hopping mechanic of K.R.O.W.S. I've left it pretty open, and it's ripe for remixing for whatever if anyone wants to.But it's largely an articulation of one of the main characters of K.R.O.W.S. slipping between dimensions.
It's good to go back to my natural home of inking. I missed it.
Greyscale sketch for this collab. Could use a short story to go with it, if anyone's interested.
EDIT: Cheers, guys! It might be less clear than I had intended in the drawing, but here's my take on this:
At the base of the sign? That's a city. A collossal city, with thousands of roads entering from every compass point. The sign itself is at least a mile high, with tens of thousands of small signs running up its side. The signs change and move, depening on what the majority of people in the city are looking for, whether they know it or not.
tl;dr: that thing is BIG
A fake poster for an imaginary comic book, namely A MURDER OF K.R.O.W.S! K.LEPTOMANIC R.OBOTRONIC O.VER-POWERED W.ENCH S.QUAD Shut up, Robotronic IS a word! I had so much fun drawing this. I have very little idea of what the story would be, but I figure it would at least involve quasi-robotic wrench wenches stealing experimental aircraft and raiding parallel dimensions for their expensive shiny things. Or something. I'll upload the individual K.R.O.W.S if anyone wants to play with them or anything. Play nice!
The well seemed like the best place. Deep enough, and old enough to deter any of the curious, or worse, the lu...
Recent foreshortening/cel shading practice sketch. As ever, do with it what you will. Thus concludes my brief return to hitrecord! See you in a few months, maybe. Keep well.
Hours in photoshop: Would rather not know Number of espressos: Approaching triple digits Dress sense while drawing: Hipster scrooge It's pretty regular in the comics (and film) industry to start with a script and work towards a visual realisation of that script. However, sometimes it's interesting to work backwards. I was wondering what it would be like to start with the image and work toward the story. With that in mind, I drew this, leaving the story pretty open. It's be awesome if any of the more writerly of hitrecord would be interested in penning a (pretty short) science fiction story to go along with this illustration. If not, as always, do whatever you please with it. Enjoy! SnickerSnack