Honestly, was discouraged for a spell. Got started on this for a reason early this year then, all of a sudden, that reason was no longer valid. So moving on with just the comic ..
While I won't be splitting my attention anymore between the WZ "Triumph...." hybrid cinematic and my non-WZ "Masquerade.." animation film short, the X-mas / Pumpkin Studio spirit has moved me to proceed for a bit with this little WZ comic. Let's see how far I can get by New Years eve and my subsequent essential hiatus past the summer of 2013... The need is becoming more and more compelling.
First this -
Well the paneling style I finally came to was a combination 90° boxes mixed with triangles and trapezoids. Basically, STERANKO meets Manga.The story segments and dialog are written but I'm still exploring what visual style is gonna work best. My visual style experiments will be obvious in the samples that follow. Another thing I'm trying to figure out is how to make my paneling more cinematic, not so predicably bounded by symmetric boxes all the time. This last is a main stumbling block for me right now, to be honest. Hopefully I'll work through this so I can settle on a consistent and more energetic visual style (translation: less boring) within the next week or so then I will start posting the comic book itself dramatizing the story sequences that I am not animating in the FMV. That's the plan anyway.
Style settled, I have to make new assets for the part of the story I was NOT dramatizing in my hybrid cinematic WIP.
Here's an early sample of that current process. It depicts the Scav leader Chandar, after reaching out to the Project Protectorate and making an initial overture for a truce, is told he must come alone and unarmed to a remote specified location where he will be met, and led, by Commander Boudica to the new Project Protectorate Council HQ.