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Page details from The Mice book three

The Mice book three page detail. © Roger Mason 2014
The temp, Wade, gets stuck into some serious data input in the forthcoming Mice book. Page detail. Art by Roger Mason

So, major drag, orders for The Mice from UK retailers, through Diamond, were terrifically low so new readers may like to go to scarcomics.com to get a copy – as it won’t leaping off the bookshelves in the near future.

Storyboarding commitments have been very time-consuming this year and some of the ads have been really interesting to work on. Can’t tell you what they were though.

When I get time I will continue with book three of The Mice, in the meantime, please take a look at these page details.

The Mice book three page detail. © Roger Mason 2014
A runaway flying alien forklift nearly takes out a worker in the forthcoming third Mice book. Page detail art by Roger Mason

 

Rough layout from The Mice

Detail from a layout rough for a page from the next Mice graphic novel.

Production of the next Mice GN continues apace. Here’s scene featuring an alien pilot leaping out of his cockpit. Pencils first, then biro, then sharpie. Scanned and turned into blue line in Photoshop.

New alien characters from The Mice graphic novel

Aliens from book three of The Mice, currently in production.

This is the full-length character study of the aliens who work in the offices of the factory Order Nine. From left to right: Wade, Lona, Myrl (seated), Q (sort for Quar) and as-yet unnamed. A lot of the action in the next book takes place in the factory’s planning department which gives us a taste of how the humans’ disruptive activities wreck the day-to-day running of the factory. Also there’s going to be some office romance and more than a little bit of back-stabbing.

On The Mice’s facebook page I asked for suggestions as to what to call these aliens, with Myrl a great suggestion. Coming up with alien names is something that can bug me at strange moments, like when I am in the shower. Each name can only be four letters long – a peculiarity of the alien culture and a limitation which I set years ago that bugs me to this day.

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