David Avallone Shows Us How He Sees A Page He Wrote

David Avallone is the writer on Dynamite's new series Legenderry: Vampirella. We show the artistic process all the time how a penciller goes from thumbnails to finished work and so on. Well, here we have something really unique. It seems that Avallone sometimes likes to sketch out his own thumbnails for a page he has scripted… not to send to the artist, but rather just to see if what he is describing in the script will work on the pages. Avallone recently shared this on his blog along with a side-by-side comparison of his rough and the finished page…

Process.  Sometimes I like to see if the panels I'm describing in the script actually work on the page.  On the left is my horrible sketch, made before I wrote the script. On the right is the finished art by David Thomas Cabrera (and colored by Robby Bevard.)

The cool thing, for me… is that DTC has never seen the sketch on the left. In fact, that sketch looks like a five year old tried to redraw his beautiful page with a broken hand.  His panel shapes and angles are way better than mine, too.


For more on Legenderry Vampirella, click here.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.