Beantown #040

posted Nov 18, 2011
Where are they going?
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I always find people/character's motives interesting. Why would a pretty girl talk to a lonesome cowbean anyway?

Unless of course they share something common.
What is it?

You shall see...

by The Jinxmedic on 11/18/2011 @ 9:35am
Beatrice simply likes nudists...

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 9:36am
keep your eye on wallet kenny!  

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 9:37am
(strategically placed hat box)  

by CaptainBritton on 11/18/2011 @ 9:49am
Nice variation of camera angles, panel three being the perfect example. Beantown has a good cinematographer. So much fun to look at.

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 11:32am
Beantown is immensely enjoyable to draw, I'm glad people like reading it.

...and wait a few episodes until my new shadowing style shows up.

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 11:50am
do you have a copy of 'how to draw the marvel way'  Mr. O'Tool ?  Great tips for camera angles and all kinds of goodies.  Recommend A+++ 

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 11:51am
I also love how you draw each cell.   No recycling of the same image ***coughstowecough**

by CaptainBritton on 11/18/2011 @ 2:38pm
Not only not recycled, but the background moves with the story! It's a real place! New shadowing style? oh baby!

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 5:24pm
@ RR:
Sir, I do not have a copy of "The Marvel Way". Although, I do have a print-out of "Wally Wood's 22 Panels that Always Work" as well as the book "The Comics: The Complete collection".

I particularly like the Complete Collection book, as it's wonderful to read about the lives and works of the pioneers and the titans of the genre. Here's an awesome thing about E.C. Segar (the creator of Popeye): he started his art career doing sidewalk chalk advertisements for movies at the theater in his hometown in 1906.
Cartoonists and chalk go waaaaaay back.

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 5:38pm
@ Cap'n B:
I do recycle, but not true "recycling". In some strips (coming up soon), I draw the same panel a few times. But it's not just re-used. It's redrawn each time.
Also, I'm glad that Beantown has some realism to it. It's not supposed to be "Prince Valiant" realistic, but real enough in context with the beans.

Not exactly a spoiler, but here is a shadow preview. I'm trying to balance natural light shadows vs artificial light ones.

I love drawing this strip!

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 5:38pm
will need to check out that wally wood book!

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 5:40pm
The one I have isn't a book, just one page.
However, a Wally Wood book would be hella interesting to read.

by NineInchNachos on 11/18/2011 @ 5:44pm
nice use of colors.   will make a great book.

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 6:31pm
I'm on my way there...
What you're reading now is months behind what is done...

by low bar on 11/18/2011 @ 6:42pm
i've got to get a pair of bean town boots

by L.S.Erhardt on 11/18/2011 @ 9:03pm
Hmmm.... nerch options?