Friday, May 01, 2009

The White Library

Here's a preview page from "Seaweed and the Devil's Cookbook". (Hopefully it will be ready for the San Diego Comic Con 2011!) It shows the interior to the White Library and the first look at the Basilisk that guards the main hall. Sometimes Basilisks are portrayed as large snakes but I prefer the image of a dragon body with a roosters head. Of course he spits rocks and if you look directly into his eyes you'll turn to stone.


At 11:46 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Great stuff! Thanks for showing the progression.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Chris B said...

Hey Ben!!

Great to meet you at the LA Book Fair. The new book looks great. I especially like the library. Very detailed. Hope to see it at Comic Con. Take it easy.


At 4:24 PM, Blogger Jesse said...

Wowzer this is awesome Ben.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Kacey said...

So flippin excited! Can't wait for the next installment, and it is awesome to see your sneak peaks:)

At 5:02 PM, Blogger Scribbler said...

beautiful work man fantastic attention to detail, lookin forward to the book.

At 5:04 PM, Blogger Jaume Cullell said...

Hi Ben!

I've just recieved "A Cure for Mildew" and I'm absolutely fascinated with the drawings.

This page looks gorgeous!
THe library kick-ass!

Just a question: is it inked with ink or do you inked it with the cintiq?

Your job is always inspiring!


At 5:53 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Looks like everyone beat me to it, but I just wanted to say I loved the first book and these images only further cement my excitement for the sequel.

At 9:29 AM, Blogger samacleod said...

Beautiful Ben. You're amazing! I like the sketch of that orangutan statue.

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Ken Chandler said...

Stunning character design work and inking.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Eric Bloom said...

My comic shop happened to have a few copies of your book and I really enjoyed it. Especially the slew of roughs at the end.

I'm glad you decided to say "fuck it, I'm making this book huge" too.

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Leandrus Felix said...

Fantastic work!!!
i have a few questions about your method: how did you clean up your roughs? Using a lightbox?

At 8:51 PM, Blogger Graham Ross said...

Can't wait! I love your last book. BTW, thanks for being so nice to me at wondercon :)


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