The Pencil Pushing Area — One Man's Work-in-Progress

WIP- “The Sacrifice”

Posted in comics, sketches, the works by R.L. Bertulfo II on February 16, 2009

Yesterday, me and my collaborator and very close friend had a little brainstorming and discussion. We were pitching some ideas to and fro which eventually took shape with me having to make an 8 page short story plot and my friend doing some rough sketches for the characters we were pitching in for the story. It was a productive exercise (hopefully will not gear unto futility) of sorts and real breath of fresh air to get to have a chance to talk and discuss somethings other than the mundane that plagues our lives from day to day. Jogging our brain so to speak and let them creative fires burn. Rakenrol!

Well, hopefully we can wrap this thing up this coming March and get it print out together with another friends upcoming indie comics release to tag along with his pages as an filler of sorts, tnx Mot. We were somewhat inspired by the people up north in our nations capital. They still actively churn out inpedendent/self published/non-profit comic books/releases and very note worthy indeed. All for the love of the medium and me and me friends hope to do so as well though measely and meager we may be. Me and my friend (or collectively we both called ourselves Metal Works Studio, though no studio can be found, just a name we tag ourselves with…hehehe) are starting with collaborating on this 8-page endeavour now and hopefully we get to finish this and get on with our lives.

Me on plots/scripts (and maybe, just maybe be inking the pages but seriously considering Mot to do the job, oh lazy moi or terrified moi) and him on pencilling duties. Character definitions and overall look and feel by the both of us and we already did it yesterday primarily.

The story is a short based on the concept that “what-if on your 21st birthday you were whisked out of our routine life by powerful beings and help you shape to be the destined champion for the world against an invading horde hell bent on destroying the earth?”. Well, that about sums things up for now. Below are the character sketches that my good friend and collaborator E.J. Espinosa thought up with (all sketches made by him with me ranting and raving along the side and yeah, pitching in)…by the way, wish us luck:

Our Protagonist for the WIP-Sacrifice
Our Protagonist for the WIP-Sacrifice

Our Antagonist for the WIP-Sacrifice

The evil Horde/Minion for WIP-Sacrifice

The Horde/Minions of the Antagonist for WIP-Sacrifice

The One who will aide our Protagonist in the WIP-Sacrifice
The One who will aide our Protagonist in the WIP-Sacrifice
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  1. rey siasar said, on February 16, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    me is very excited! just don’t stop!

  2. R.L. Bertulfo II said, on February 16, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    tnx as always bai, time and being lazy or productive procrastination will be the key factor in determining this one…hehehe…

  3. Markus said, on February 16, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Bay, thanks for dropping by my blog too and also for your kind words about Overdrive. Being a musician and basing on his color scheme, I’m pretty sure you have an idea about where I got the name. Heheheh…

    Anyways, I think Bayan Knights #1 is already available at NBS Cebu. Do check it out if you get the chance and tell us if you’ve found any copies.

    I’ll put you on my links too, man. Nice meeting you (online, at least 😀 )

  4. motmot said, on February 16, 2009 at 3:22 PM


  5. R.L. Bertulfo II said, on February 16, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    @ Markus does eHeads sound oK?!heheheh..ill be looking for them Bayan Knights at NBS soon enuf… 🙂

    @ Motmot ur partly responsible of this entry and to the WIP so kudos to ur (bleak?!hehhehe)vision and project bai.

  6. rey siasar said, on February 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    pyter pyter! tiwasa na ninyo ha! para mkasubmit ko ug mga fill ins!

  7. Markus said, on February 19, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    No, not the band.. Its that BOSS pedal! Hahaha.. Hey, goodluck on your project by the way. Your character designs look interesting 🙂

  8. R.L. Bertulfo II said, on February 19, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    @rey Hahahah…as they say pre, basta “mayng lawas” ug way tapol, mahuman tingale 🙂

    @Markus My bad! 🙂 my pedal is a DOD so I hadn’t thought of that hehehehh…tnx for dropping by

  9. […] site and my hands busy with work as usual. The good news is that relative to my previous post (here), the the most part, momot is almost done with his piece, pencils and inks and all, a 22 page wacky […]

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