Question for Dave about pencilling his two X-Men stints

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Question for Dave about pencilling his two X-Men stints

Post by czeskleba2 » Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:06 am

Occasional lurker here with a question. I was looking at the www.comics. org database and I noticed that on your first X-Men stint they credit you with pencils, but for your second stint they credit you with breakdowns. So I was wondering first of all is that true: did you do full pencils on your original X-Men tenure but just breakdowns when you came back to the book? And if so, why?

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Question for Dave about pencilling his two X-Men stints

Post by Dark Bamf » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:01 pm

They're wrong. I did loose pencils in blue. Editor Ann Nocenti referred to them as 'shakedowns'. But everything was there.

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Question for Dave about pencilling his two X-Men stints

Post by czeskleba2 » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:52 am

Thanks for the reply, it's interesting to learn more about the nuts and bolts of comic illustration. Pardon my ignorance, but why did you use a blue pencil? Was your second X-men stint the only time you pencilled in blue, or did you ever do so on other books?

(edit: I've notified www.comics.org and asked them to correct the error in credits).

[Edited on 26/4/06 by czeskleba2]

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Question for Dave about pencilling his two X-Men stints

Post by Dark Bamf » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:38 pm

I nearly always do blue pencils now. Originally, I'd do blue pencils and then tighten up in black. The blue pencils were difficult for the camera to see, so I didn't have to erase them. Later it occurred to me that basically, I was penciling the same job twice.

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