Thursday, July 13, 2006

An Illusive Reality preview

An Illusive Reality was one of two short, painted comic stories I worked on while in my first and second years at the School of Visual Arts, in 1990/91. (The second, The Vicious Cycle, was a vampire story and will appear on this blog later this year). All the art for both books was done on 15"X 20" Bainbridge Illustration board in mixed media...pen and ink, oils, pastels, pencil, photographs...

Back in school I color xeroxed the entire thing (11 pages, plus cover and interior front/back covers for each) and made a little book, complete with a spine and bound in string. Looking back on An Illusive Reality with 2006 eyes, I saw things I wanted to change or fix, so I've gone into the pages, in Photoshop, and done some 'remastering'...some pages have gotten entirely new panels, others have had texture added, or certain parts repainted and cleaned up. I've also rewritten some parts.

Here's the cover for An Illusive Reality. The full story will be up soon.



13 comments:

Charles said...

Very cool technique, J. Good ol' SVA and the ol' skool training!!! (You've come a long way!!!)

Looks like Gene Simmons!!!

FrogDaddy said...

been meaning to comment on this for some time-Justin....I like the look of it
wanna see more....
lol! charles he does look like Gene!
But i think he's the guy who hates as he loves-Unreasonably."

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Thanks, guys. Sorry I haven't posted more of this...but you know when life and work get in the way.

Yeh, I kinda see the Gene resemblence, now..but it is the guy who hates as he loves..unreasonably. guy.

Dan Springer said...

Easy Frogdaddy!

Dan Springer said...

So where's the rest of it? I want more.

FrogDaddy said...

what'd I do Dan?
Justin come back!
whatever I said, I'm sorry!

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

Yeh, I don't know what you said that got Dan to say that...nuthin' that I noticed!

I plan on getting some more pages from this story up by weeks end!

Dan Springer said...

Rmember from the last post?

(It doesn't really mean anything.)

Dan Springer said...

Btw, who are you, frogdaddy? Have we met?

Dan Springer said...

Why this reality gotta be so elusive????

Dan Springer said...

"The full story should be up soon..."

Justin Leigh Leiter said...

It's all relative...

Dan Springer said...

I can dig it, brother.