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ESPERANTOS Poster Comic by javierhernandez ESPERANTOS Poster Comic by javierhernandez
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ESPERANTOS....

Poster Comic for August (made it with a week to spare!)

This is a character I've had in mind for a few years now. Like most artists could attest to, there are tons of characters and ideas swimming around in our sketchbooks, some waiting for a chance to make the leap. This Poster Comic series gives me an outlet for some of these ideas.

The biggest influence on this particular story? It's got to be LIVE AND LET DIE, the 1973 James Bond movie. The original Ian Fleming novel (published on 1954) also provided a lot of creative inspiration. While far from a spy story, this comic also deals with my fascination with the supernatural. At least as an engine for creating stories.

Esperanto & Javier Hernandez 2012. All Rights Reserved.
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jasinmartin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
Another great one Jav.
So different from anything else (as most of these are), which is a testament to why you should keep doing these (and I still need to start), you've so many cool ideas.
Love the character/design, and am intrigued to learn more.
And love the panel 12 quip :)

Like Eric, I'm left wanting something more to close the story... as it feels like it should just continue on the next page.
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javierhernandez Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks, Jason. I always wonder if these are getting too formulaic, so I'm glad that you mentioned it seemed different from the others.

Regarding your comment, and Eric's and Rico's..... Perhaps an ending caption, something that signals some type of closure for this episode. I can see where the momentum of the character jumping into the mirror can indeed lead someone to want to read more, or 'turn the page' as you said.

I consider myself pretty confident in my storytelling, but I do indeed realize that if I hear similar comments about a particular panel from several sources, it's worth taking a step back and giving another look at the piece. The page has to be the strongest it can be.

Since I have yet to order a stack of this Poster Comic from my printer, I have a little time to ponder.

Thank you all for your comments, both complimentary and constructive advice.
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jasinmartin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
"who was that masked man dear reader?!?!? perhaps we'll found out more in a future poster-sode!!" lol :D

I meant different in terms of the subject, how it can be anything... but I don't find the structure/layout/story framing to be similar between them either.
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javierhernandez Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Yeesh! Stan the Man couldn't have said it better himself!
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NeoHec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Te quedo padrisimo Javi! It reminds me of an old school Diabolik page.
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javierhernandez Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Whoa...Thanks!

And seeing as how you Faved a Kaliman/Peso Hero drawing on your page, you probably appreciate the turban Esperanto's wearing, too!
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NeoHec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Oh yes!
"El que domina la mente, lo domina todo"
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javierhernandez Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Dah-mmmmmm!

I should have used that line for THE COMA... [link]
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NeoHec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Wow.. yes.. that Kaliman quote describes The Coma. I got my numbered collectors copy. Great detail inks.
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