Thursday, December 20, 2007

"Blood on Christmas" part 1, Dec 20,2007

Blood on Christmas
Hello dear Pulp Fans,

I hope you didn't think I forgot about you all since I am a bit late with this week installment ;) The fact is that I am pretty busy with my upcoming Zorro book and, also, I was looking for some Holiday themed episode of the Shadow but I couldn't find any. (if you have any pointers, feel free to let me know).
That's why I decided that, if there is no Xmas Shadow story, I should do one of my own :)
Starting today, for 5 days, you will get a strip a day (in the tradition od the Sunday paper cartoons of yesteryear) of this Shadow Christmas tale titled "Blood on Christmas". Is that a pulpy way to get to Christmas or what? :D
To make it more interesting, I'll try to have it without balloons (just SFX and, of course, the Shadow's laugh, if needed). Since the radio show are all about audio, I thought a sequential strip should be all about images ;)
Here's the first strip to get things started.
Hope you , Ladies and Gentlemen, enjoy the strips and feel free to let me know if you do (or don't ;)).

Enjoy and have a Pulp Christmas!


Blood on Christmas

Blood on Christmas


fedemilella said...

Francé, these strips are great!!!! :D
I will be spotting your work every day for sure. The window sequence is just great!!!

Frogze said...

Francesco I love it, great pacing, now the tension is set for page 2!
This "old paperprint" rendering is also delightful
And I loved the previous entries of this blog, you're such a kickass illustrator too!

Kyle Latino said...

Man, you're the greatest! But I feel bad cause I didn't get you anything.

Happy Christmas.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Hola Fede, how is the wedding life treating you? :) Grazie mille per tenermi d'occhio :D
Merci, Emil :D I am glad you dig the pacing and the tension: being a daily strip, it's all about those two elements to keep the interest up. Hopefully I can keep at it for the whole 5 days :P
Thank you, Kyle :) You are still on time to get me something - we are not to Christmas yet (besides I accept also late gifts ;))

Gotta work on strip two now, don't I? ;)


Bill Cunningham said...

Francesco -

You ARE the pulp, man.

Francesco Francavilla said...

yep, I am made of pulp alright ;) Or maybe I am just old :P
Thank you, Bill, glad you're digging this :D