Let’s start the year off with a bang… It’s official: Danish comic book sensation Peter Snejbjerg has signed on to do a new cover for the US edition of “The Devil’s Concubine“. Peter is known for his work on books such as “The Lords of Misrule“, “Books of Magic”, “Starman”, “The Light Brigade” and “A God […]
Christmas snuck up on me again… But I did manage to send out a few Christmas cards. If you didn’t get one, here’s what it looks like. See you back here in 2011. Please note the new and simpler url: http://www.palleschmidt.com/
Just got word that I have received a travel grant to promote “The Devil’s Concubine” in the US this summer. Thank you, Danish Art Council! The plane ticket is now paid for by Danes’ hard-earned tax money. I assure you that any leftover funds will be spent on comics and colored drinks. I can’t wait. Looking […]
Perhaps introductions are in order. Here are the two protagonist in “Stiletto”. The smarmy guy to the left is Alphonse Ruiz, his older partner to the right is Maynard. This is just a pin-up I did, trying out some new loose techniques. If the pair seem familiar, it’s because they appeared in “The Devil’s Concubine“.
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Part 5: Milestones Making a 120 page graphic novel, you need a set of landmarks or you’ll get lost. I started with dividing the story into three parts. Seemed like an appropriate number. I have now finished the first 40 pages and printed a sample for presentation. The three acts don’t completely follow the Hollywood standard, […]
A friend of mine just e-mailed me this picture he shot in New York city. Seems the publicity people behind the new Willis actioner “Red (Special Edition)” have paid a visit to the “Devil’s Concubine” website. Thanks for the homage!
Some time in the early Nineties, I was involved in a grandiose project of making a generic role-playing game for the Danish market. Somewhere between 20 and 30 writers participated in what was supposed to be three books; a rule book (“Vision”), a fantasy book and a near-future one (working title “Fusion”). I was – […]
Part 4: References I mentioned earlier, that films such as “The French Connection” and “Bullit” are some of my major influences on this project. It’s a contemporary story, and yet the cops look like they wandered out of an episode of “Streets of San Francisco”. I wanted them to look off, like they’re relics in […]
Part 3: Shark Sequence What’s the first color you think of, when you think of a cop drama? Blue, right? So I decided I wouldn’t use blue in at all. I started doing the book in monochrome, yellowish-grey tones, with the plan to go over it again on the computer. But having done the first […]