For the seniors’ final major English project of the year, our teacher assigned us a detective fiction project. I chose to create a short graphic novel off of the ‘big reveal” scene from The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.I’ve only drawn a little over 50% of it so far, and I still need to do line clean up, but thus far, I’m really proud of it.
Here are two of the (mostly) finished pages, as well as some of the concept art. Out of all the characters I’ve ever designed, Carmen is probably one of the most fun character I’ve been able to draw. Th novel takes place in the 1920s, but I gave myself a few artistic liberties, as Marlowe’s outfit is modeled much more after the classic Sherlock Holmes getup, and Carmen’s hat is more reminiscent out of something from the 1930s.