Recently I attended 1 of the 3 major annual Comic Cons in London. At the event I met Chris Ryall, the Chief Creative Officer/Editor-In-Chief at IDW.

I showed him my portfolio and he liked it very much.  He then gave me his card and asked me to email him!  He wanted to give me a ‘test assignment’ to see what kind of pencils I could produce.

The assignment he gave me was a 6 page segment from Judge Dredd #13 French for Black, pages 1 through 6. The script was very descriptive in terms of panel layout, so this isn’t what I would’ve done… if I was given Carte Blanche.

Below are the pages that actually made print Vs the pages that I put together.  I just thought it would be interesting to share this whole scenario.

 

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 1

1

My Version

1a

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 2

2
My Version

2a

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 3

3
My Version

3a

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 4

4

My Version

4a

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 5

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My Version

5a

Nelson Daniel & Brendon McCarthy Judge Dredd #13 Page 6

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My Version

6a

 

Chris Ryall rejected my services but, I’d love to know what other people think?