Saturday, January 19, 2008

I Want More Of This

OK, first check out the latest installment of Tozo. Not a lot of story happening this week, but take a moment to savor the illustration. Aside from the technical skill on display, I'd like you to notice that everyone's expressions are slightly different. Everyone has a different personality, despite the fact that most of these characters are background folks who probably won't ever have anything resembling a significant part in the story.

I'd further like to point out that there are different races represented here. And not just, "Oh, I need to put a black guy in here to be politically correct." It looks like there's a genuine mix of people. Like creator David O'Connell actually barged in on some fancy party, snapped a reference photo and left.

I'm not sure what impresses me more now: the story itself, or the apparent ease with which it seems to flow out of O'Connell. Have I said before how much I've been impressed by Tozo? I have? Well, I'll say it again: go read this and give the man some love.

3 comments:

David O'Connell said...

My website hit counter is showing a pattern I've started calling the 'Kleefeld Spike'... I'm definitely feeling the love! Thanks again Sean - glad you're enjoying the tale.

Sean Kleefeld said...

Heh -- the "Kleefeld Spike" -- never figured I'd have a trend named after me! :)

I'm glad I can help, David. I think you're doing a great job on Tozo and all the associated marketing/web site/not-exactly-directly-related-to-the-comic stuff. I think it's definitely something worth sharing and the type of story that all sorts of people could get into. Keep up the stellar work!

plok said...

Hear, hear!