Sunday, 31 January 2010

CHAPTER 3, PAGE 26, PLATES 1-4

10 comments:

paulhd said...

The chapter title from a Mitchum line?
Two new characters with a lotta promise too. Worth the wait, Faz.

D.TAYLOR said...

Well worth the wait! That first pan (again!) is a charmer, followed by a bang on taxi (we all know the pitfalls here!) and then a monkey in a hat!! What more could we ask?!

Dave Shelton said...

Lovely stuff, Faz. That's some confident car work you've got going on there. And that first panel is just wonderful.

Faz Choudhury said...

Spot on, Paul. It's from Out Of The Past (aka Build My Gallows High in the UK) and was used by Lee Server as the title of his fantastic Mitchum biography.

I was worried about adding a chimp to Noir but my thinking is that a lady cab driver is probably a rarity, in those days anyway, and a little bit of protection doesn't hurt. Howie may look cute but chimps are dangeroulsy strong, I'm hoping for some chimp on goon violence at some point. They also attack midgets more readily than regular size people, according to Penn Jillette. Something to do with them being smaller than the chimp.

Ta Dave, it's confident car work from a photo! The main pic of the car and the street scene were me trying to use photos and to draw over them without making them too traced or stiff. Still working that one out.

geraint ford said...

"OOK!" ... :D
An absolute joy man - ditto Dave's comments, thanks for such an ace chapter opener.
...spot on.

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Rob Davis said...

2 brilliant pages, Faz. Given the story another shake. So this is Sleepy's sister right? The one he was going off to meet before Lothar dragged him off for interrogation?

She drives a cab with a chimp... Ha!

The black and white on page 25 is so well balanced btw.

geraint ford said...

HUZZAH!!

rastapitan said...

very cool drawings man

Faz Choudhury said...

Hey, rastapitan, good to hear from you, thanks for the nice words and for stopping by and taking a look at Huzzah!! Noir!