GIANNI UNVEILS WORKING PROCESS FOR PRINCE VALIANT
With the limitations of newspaper print quality, this is a rare opportunity
for comic strip fans to see the level of detail that is put into comic strip
art by the artists. Gary's meticulous attention to detail and historical
accuracy is very evident throughout his work on King Features' Prince
Straight from Gary Gianni's studio to his official web site. Gary has
provided us with some of the sketches and pencils he used in creating two
recent Prince Valiant strips. "To some extent John Cullen Murphy and I work
the storyline and plotting of of a strip or story arc jointly. From there,
I'll do some loose thumbnails to plot the action itself around teach weekly
strip. Once I have things the way I envision them, I begin with a very loose
preliminary which I use to establish some of the action. From there it
begins to tighten up quite a bit as I begin to do more precise pencils.
Finally, it's inked and is used in the strip itself," says Gianni.
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