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APL PRESENTS #6 PHOTO GALLERY

   
     

GETTING STARTED
A glimpse into the process that got the book rolling, from writing the script to
creating characters, and laying out the individual pages.


This is the scripting session during the first workshop, with Crystle, David, and Josh included.


This is the second session with the full main crew on board polishing the rough edges of the plot.


Matt is putting the finishing touches on his hero character, Alex.


Makayla sketching out Afro Duck, who was originally her villain character.


Jenna, using reference stick figures, lays-out he rough page with her character Anaya.


Kyle prepares to start on his rough with Shopie, who had a distinctly different slogan on his shirt.
(His disguise was a shirt that said:  "I'm Not Evil".)


Teanna is laying-out her rough version of Cashew's ski spectacular.  She simplified the story
somewhat in her final draft.


Katherine sketches in Biker Squirrel and Nom Nom Crunch in their now infamous BMX confrontation.
 

 

   

TOOLS OF THE TRADE
In the comic illustration business, we use some familiar, and some not so familiar
tools.  Here are the staff members making use of some of them.


Mr. J. gives the staff the ten cent tour of the operation and application of everyone's favorite art tool, the Light Box.


Ms. Henderson helping Teanna mark off her frames with a common ruler.


Makayla blocking off the frames of her rough with a graphic square (or tirangle).


Jen helping Gavin find reference images for his finished pages using his iPad.


Mr. J. giving the short version of Photoshop 101.  This is the 'layers' part of the presentation.


Makayla transferring her enlarged roughs to her final pages using the Light Box.
 

 

EXERCISES IN UTILITY
During the course of the workshop, we offer several helpful exercises to improve the level of the overall art, including
figure reference and facial expressions.  Here is a selection from a few of those sessions.


In the first action pose, Kyle and Mr. J. clash with 18 inch, wooden swords (known as rulers) in a duel to the death.


In the second, Gavin's 'sword' swing is deftly blocked by Mr. J.


Matt thows a karate kick with a little help to hold the pose, a distinct refinement of the original stance (see the Bonus Section).


When Teanna needed a skiing pose for her page, just about everyone got involved to help


Gavin strikes a precarious 'thinking' pose, and the others rush to finish their sketches before he falls down.


Kyle strikes a 'surprised' expression, and Matt gets caught up in the moment.
 

 

THE SIGN-UP MEETING
Every year, before the actual worship, we hold a preliminary session to give the potential staff members a taste of what is to come.
On top of Mr. J. at the board rating a character by committee, the attendees are encouraged to draw on their own.  This section would
ordinarily have the results of that meeting, but, with another complete listing elsewhere, we decided not to repeat ourselves.

To view the art and photos in their complete, unadulterated form, please click the link below.

CHECK OUT THE SIGN-UP MEETING
 

 

A WHOLE LOTTA DESIGNING GOIN' ON
For the story, we needed a few running backgrounds and props like the Toon-Lympics logo, and the gold meals, and the
coliseum where the games were to be held.  The following are the original drawings of what some of the students conceived.


This is the gaming center designed by Matt with its original name.  We also dropped the Chinese characters on the billboard.
That is the Toon-Lympic brazier burning overhead.


Matt finishing up the drawing.


Also by Matt, the final gold medal design he refined from an earlier version.
This one still with the original Chinese Character.


Katherine adding color to a photocopy of the original Toon-Lympics logo design.


This is the finished color version of the logo.  Although the cover is a redraw of her design, the color scheme is based
solely on her finished concept of of wild pinks and teals.
 

 

AND A FEW ALMOST WASN'TS
A few of the students had their characters appear only in Mr. J.'s pages.  Here they are
as they originally appeared, rendered by their own creators.

             
Katherine with Nom Nom Crunch sans his evil disguise (which was originally supposed to work the other way around).

      
Joshua with Garfeld in an action scene with lots of arrows and a plug for Smarties.

  
David with his hero character Respectfulmania, his villain Evilzilla, and Evilzilla in disguise.
 

 

AND A MILLION ZILLION ALIENS!!!
AS an intrinsic part of the plot, we needed a bunch of dignitaries from all the other planets, that were participating
in teh Toon-Lympics, to make an appearance in the end of the book, so a number of alien races needed to be created.
Here are their original forms as penciled by Jenna, Katherine, and Kyle.


Clockwise, the critters are:  Bahb by Katherine, Banaman by Katherine, B.B. by Kyle, Galumph by Jenna, Big Mouth by Kyle, Bob by Kyle,
Ium by Jenna, Zamie by Jenna, Magneighfalus by Jenna, Notar by Jenna, Olden Octo-Knitter by Katherine, Jumipers by Jenna.

For more aliens, check out the Bonus Section on the main issue page.

 

CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS
SOME OF OUR LESS GLAMOROUS MOMENTS.....


(Our Mascot)
 

 

Well, that's all the photos that were in the book, but keep in mind that that only covers a fraction of all the pictures that were taken.
To see more of those extra images and a truck load of other exciting bonus material that just wouldn't fit between the printed covers,
click  the link below to see the deleted material and other behind the scenes moments.

BIG BONUS SECTION
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