Final Draft Pages

Post 16 / Posted May 19th 2020

The final Draft Pages: The Moogy Roo Series.


This Blog is a retrospective look back on my self publishing journey which took just on 12 months from the day I decided to publish my first story, mid January 2019 to finally collecting my first 534 copies from customs at Brisbane Wharf late January 2020.


Date in History 31st May 2019


Receiving the final draft illustrations to check for approval before colouring process.

Hi Darren

Please find attached final pages for your feedback.

We look forward to your reply.

Regards Sharon



Draft Illustration (Below Left) Final Illustration (Below Right)



Spot the differences above? Apart from Moogy Roo increasing in size to better show she is older than Jack, you will notice the change to Jack's expression from fear to a happy acknowledgment to keep playing along and the fact that Moogy Roo is asking Jack a question. This is where you can see the subtle talents of a good illustrator as Jan has slightly tilted Jack's head and added strokes just above his cap to show movement. Perhaps the most critical change was to the layout of the speech bubble. The two speech bubbles on the left would have confused the reader as we naturally start reading from left to right so the sentence would not have made sense even though the bubble actually starts from the right above Moog Roo. Changing to one speech bubble on the right fixes this.

Draft Illustration (Below Left) Final Illustration (Below Right)



Spot the differences above? Initially Moogy Roo wasn't included in this scene, however we thought best to include her to show her growing excitement in the build up as well.



Draft Illustration (Below Left) Final Illustration (Below Right)



Spot the differences above? We decided to remove and create an entirely new scene for the sentence "Because the Giggly goo is about to appear and..." which will make sense in the new scene shown below. This created extra page space so we zoomed in and focused on Jack's face to better show him imaging the Giggly Goo, whilst we also increased the size and spacing of the other illustrations.



Draft Illustration (Below Left) Final Illustration (Below Right)



Spot the differences above? This is the new scene created on the right. Having it's own scene helped build anticipation of what's about to appear.



The big reveal when the Giggly Goo "Really Moogy Roo" tickles Jack.



Coming up: Story revealed in colour


Thanks for your support.


Please check out a portfolio of Jan Pimping's amazing artwork at www.behance.net/mrjan

and creative talents at Queensland College of Art / Liveworm www.liveworm.com.au

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