We'd been driving the back roads through the valley to
Which I converted to this screen in the script:
Screen 2: A 70’s model Ford Bronco pulling into the parking lot. The place looks shabby – window-model air conditioners sticking out, one room window boarded up with plywood, shingles missing from the roof, trash in the parking lot, the burned out neon of the sign. The café’s lettering is half peeled off the window.
Caption: We’d been driving the back roads of the valley to LA, as an alternative to the 101 or the 5.
Caption: But I’d packed the wrong map, and now we were lost on country road that rolled forever past frostbitten fields and numbered gravel tracks.
Inset panel: A sign in the café window reads “Open All Nite.” We see an out-of focus figure wiping a counter, beyond.
Inset panel: A blue bug light over the office door.
Cesar thumbnailed it out this way:
And then worked from that to make his first pencils, which you can see after the jump -- only this time, he made one small mistake:
Notice the light over the door . . .
I realized that "bug light" was slangy and not translating, so I went and found some images on the web and sent them along to Cesar. He corrected it in the inks, here:
Afterwards, we sent it off to Steven for lettering. To speed things up, we would send inked panels to Steven who would letter them, before the color had been done. Later he would drop the colored, finished versions, in -- making any coloring changes that were needed once he'd seen the final tones. Here's panel 2 with the lettering:
And of course, the final version can be seen here at Zuda Comics. We hope you give us your vote so our team can continue the story . . .