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Issue 1, Page 3 - Dick Enters (Get It?)

Issue 1, Page 3 - Dick Enters (Get It?)

March 18, 2008 in Issue 1
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Caley Tibbittz Collopy 9th Mar 2012, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
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I just edited the balloons on this page. It was the first one I lettered,
and it looked like it.

I hated how Richard's (Jack's dad) balloon turned out in the original, so I made it rounder here. And the radio balloons in 4 and 5 were originally cut off by the top of the panel, which kinda made it look like it was Richard talking, so I lowered them -- they are now the only example in this project of a balloon overlapping a character BUT IS HE EVEN THERE?????


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cdmalcolm 9th Oct 2013, 7:43 AM edit delete reply
Your art is tight man. Loving the action and angles from panel to panel. Ill be watching.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 9th Oct 2013, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks! Even with all the pages I've done since, I still have a great fondness for this opening action hook. Hope you enjoy the rest of the ride as much.
Sleeper 25th Oct 2014, 11:26 PM edit delete reply
I love this scene.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 26th Oct 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy

The conceit that Jack legitimately doesn't know if he's crazy or not was fun to play with, as well as showing that beneath the Captain-Ahab-terrible-cop was a guy who could still be goaded into helping people.
sealbus 4th Feb 2015, 12:13 PM edit delete reply
I mean you can draw, and you can draw much better than me. But what I really love here is the color selection!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 6th Feb 2015, 5:29 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Oh, thank you so much! I got crazy atmospheric and lit it like I was lighting a movie. I like my other color pages, but this is the best in a lot of ways.
Coydog 3rd Jun 2015, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Beautiful artwork! And encountering a swordswoman on a horse would be just crazy.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 19th Jun 2015, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thanks for the compliment! And yeah, that's why I liked writing and drawing this scene so much -- the juxtaposition of modern and medieval was a hoot to balance.
evolnine 15th Jun 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Beautiful work! It indeed has a very professional quality to it! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 19th Jun 2015, 2:45 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Oh, thank you very much for such a glowing compliment. :)

I'm happy to share, I love comics and storytelling. I hope you enjoy the rest.
Wargyrl 7th Feb 2016, 9:49 AM edit delete reply
I read this comic twice, and then I read this page twice, and then I read the comments, and at last I finally got it. The second man in the front seat is not really there, not in the usual, corporeal sense. Instead, the man in the shotgun seat is either a ghost or a memory. This would be easier for the reader to understand if the character were drawn as transparent, like a ghost in an old Atlas comic. A good example is at

Also, I finally realized that the 'ghost' is the father of the policeman driving the car. This would be easier to understand if the character addressed his son as 'son' more than once on the page. Using the word 'son' this often would be less 'realistic', but it would serve the needs of a graphic novel better. For example, the father would phrase his first sentence as "Son, as your father, I have to warn you. You can't just discharge your weapon anywhere you feel like..." That would be much more clear, and there is space in the panel for the extra words in the bubble, as well.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 23rd Jun 2016, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Caley Tibbittz Collopy
Thank you for your in-depth comments, and you are very right -- the version you had should have been clearer.

So, as of 06/23/2016, I have edited/rewrote this page to make the Jack/Dick father/son thing clearer, along with making the ghost/potential figment angle clearer.