Thursday, July 17, 2008

TORO Magazine :: Bad Beat City

Been doing some comics again for the newly re-launched TORO Magazine online . Latest installment can be seen here with links on the page to other episodes. The strip is providing me with a great opportunity to experiment with my storytelling and with my drawing style. I've been inking the strip with some new croquil fountain pens from Japan that I'm really liking. Enjoy!


17 comments:

=shane white= said...

Wow...this looks great too.

I'm feeling that P. Craig Russell sensitive line come through here and there.

Are you doing any regular books?

=s=

Claudio Cerri said...

You have a great talent, dominic!

Dominic Bugatto said...

shane - thanks for stopping by , at present , this is the only comic work I'm doing. Don't know if my style really jives with the Vertigo , Oni , IDW set .

claudio - you're very kind, thank you

The Passenger said...

I like your style and we could work toghether on my project! let's keep in contact!

Monkeyfeather said...

Awesome work man. Fantastic drawings on the rest of your blog. Stellar!

Jeff Durham said...

Beautiful. Don't worry about your work fitting in anywhere; it stands alone! And you keep getting better. Excelsior.

Dominic Bugatto said...

passenger - thanks for your interest, I'll be sure to check out your site

monkeyfeather - thanks for the props

jeff - cheers mate

Rich Dannys said...

I had no idea that TORO was relaunching.. Will it continue to be a newspaper supplement -type mag? Or, are they going for traditional newsstand sales?

The comic strip turned out rock solid.. Did you paste in a photocopy for the countless bottles behind the bar? It has that kind of feel..

Dominic Bugatto said...

Rich - Toro Magazine will only be online , alas the print edition is extinct. This is it's re-born state ;)

As for the bar panel , that's a manipulated photo inserted with Photoshop. For a lot of the BG's in this comic I'm trying to integrate locations I photograph with the drawn figures. An experiment I'm enjoying.

Dylan said...

Very nice page! What's the pen and where do i get one lol.

Dominic Bugatto said...

dylan - thanks for stopping by . Here's a link to the place where I picked up the pens. Cheers.


http://www.akadotretail.com/product_info.php?products_id=8015&cPath=31_14_69#

Roberto Zaghi said...

Hi Dominic, very good work. I like the first panel, the PS experiment really works fine! I've checked the link above, did you use the Tachikawa pen?
rz

Dominic Bugatto said...

roberto - many thanks , yes , that's the pen I used .

lotusgreen said...

man i love it! the pouring liquid!!! loving the shifts of focus too.

Dominic Bugatto said...

lotusgreen - thanks , I always try to approach my storytelling in the same manner a director would his film. There's not been a lot of action so the challenge has been making the 'talking heads' look interesting.

Anonymous said...

Wish this was part of a complete graphic novel 'cause I'd buy it for sure. More refreshing than the crap that's out there.

Jateender

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