Well, when I decided on doing V12 it was already Christmas 2006 -- by then I've already made a few things that circled the subject of Fallout 1.
(Most of these were already posted online on NMA forums.)
2006 photo of a watercolor picture
A reeeeally short mixed media comic that amalgates Fallout and Lost universes.
2006 photo of a watercolor that was the base for this image (back then I transferred analog images to a computer using a camera because I didn't have a scanner -- and to be honest, six years after that I still don't have one)
I started to work on V12 on paper -- wanting to color it with watercolors.
At one point though I got to read Ghost World -- and that obsiously inspired the looks of v12, with it's sharp and clean duochrome. Way different than the watercolors I wanted to stick to back then.
After seeing that the tests don't look that bad, I decided to finally start working on V12
At first ot was quite organic: I drew every frame individually on a small piece of paper, and then placed it to fill blanks on pages. Not consecutively at all -- after panel on page 7 I went to work at (for example) page 2. Unsurprisingly, the comic grew and changed (and also kept the more or less steady artstyle, since gradual change between the art at the beginning and at the end was simply not that obvious). I still try to keep similar workflow, no matter if it's comic books or animation work
It's probably worth mentioning that at one point I bought a tablet. I kept the workflow though.
Courtesy of No Mutants Allowed staff, I established the v12 website and started posting pages weekly, starting friday, Sep 27 2007. Right in time for Fallout's 10th anniversary!.
Though the first pages were done by then, the rest was still more or less fluid -- I had the weekly challenge of finishing the drawing and putting the text in before friday morning (And I both loved it and hated it).
I had some trouble writing dialogue in English back then (it's not my mother's tongue) and I wouldn't make it without two great guys, whom I still know only by their nicknames -- Crowfoot and Quietfanatic! I can't thank you enough, guys. I can't even say how much they had helped me with both proofreading and scenario.
(the funny thing is, time difference between me and Quietfanatic was 10 hours. It certainly added the flavor to already frantic Thursdays)
...And after twenty-four consecutive Fridays it was done.
No special stuff today, just these two photos.
Of course, even after finishing of V12, I was not able to leave the subject alone (there's also the "mastering of v12" saga, but it is scheduled for some other time)
I guess I'm going to stumble onto my V12 stuff while browsing my old hard drives for at least next two decades...
Oh, and by the way:
there's quite a lot of behind the scenes!