I visited fellow artists in Malmö today. Though only a half-hour train ride away, Malmö is actually in Sweden. Yes, it’s another country. No, Denmark is not the capital of Sweden, that’s Ikea. I hooked up with Niklas Asker, creator of “Top Shelf” published graphic novel “Second Thoughts” and exile Dane Allan Haverholm in their working space at […]
This is what I love about doing comics. That’s a vintage car I’m blowing up, two “actors” risking their life… What would that scene cost if this was a Hollywood movie? But in a graphic novel, what does it cost me to do? Nothing! If I can draw it, I can blow it up. The […]
I’ve gathered some reviews of the Danish book. They’re in Danish (surprise) but I thought I would share it with you anyway: Seriejournalen:“De gode takter var allerede at spore i “Skyggen af bevis”, men med “Blodets konkubine” realiseres de næsten alle sammen. Alt er super-prof fra selve værket til dens indpakning…”Læs resten af anmeldelsen her. […]
Here’s another excerpt from the book. I think that song is going to be my mantra for the new year…
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“.
Before and after: Page 5 Click for bigger versions.
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, […]