Damn son! This ain’t your grandpa’s online comic. Awesome detail. The stone-cold look on the killer’s face is perfect.
I still love this one.
I give a nod to the effort, but the work just isn’t up to any Heavy Metal standard that I remember. This looks like the best example of how NOT to use Photoshop.
Everything is very mushy, smudgy, powdery, cutout-looking and is often not consistent with itself – much like the amateurish airbrush art of the 80’s.
Sorry man, I know there are some skills there somewhere but the photo-to-Photoshop technique you are trying to employ needs a lot of work.
Can’t really comment on the story quite yet.
Sorry Frank, I gotta disagree with your assessment. As heater noted the detail is great, very life like. It’s a “comic book” style remember. I know I am enjoying the story and the art and can’t wait for Tuesday.
Hey Murph – I can appreciate that you enjoy it. I probably will also by the time it’s all said and done, though it will likely never be among my favorites. I understand completely that it’s a comic book, and that it is stylized (I’m in the industry and have enjoyed comics INCLUDING HM since around 1979). My comment was focused more on the problems with the undeveloped technique. Hefner is obviously going for a more realistic/photographic style, but technically it just falls short. Like I said in my original post though – I commend the effort.
Well Frank sorry you feel that way but as an artist and creator who puts themself out there for others to critique—what can I say? You seem as passionate about dissing my work as I am making it. It’s all good though. People like you who feel the need to comment negatively are the best form of inspiration. If I listened to everyone who ever put me down in life I’d never get anywhere in life. But you sir, are the first, “hater” to come by. I am very grateful to all the amazing support I’ve received and the people that love my work. I am a pretty lucky guy actually. But thanks for stopping by and thanks to all my fans who do appreciate my art and the hard work it takes to be a one man comic book company. The great thing is, this comic is free and it’s online, so if you don’t like it you don’t have to come back.
Hey Hef – I’m certainly not a “hater,” as you’ve melodramatically dubbed me, and I never suggested that you quit your work because of my critique. Don’t be ridiculous. Not sure where you got that impression. I’m not “passionate about dissing” your work – I was under the impression that this was an open forum. I thought that my assessment was absolutely straightforward, blunt and without any insult-for-the-sake-of-insult kind of diction. I will, as I stated before, continue to follow the story and wish you the best no matter what.
Frank. Seriously, you are lame. First off nobody gives a rats ass about your assessment or critique of anyone’s work. 2nd, who the hell are you in terms of status to critique anyone in the ART world or the toilet for that matter. 3rd, if you have nothing nice to say, why say anything at all. It’s obvious that these folks at Heavy metal and moreso it likes like Hal Hefner in particular are doing this for free. FOR FREE dude! So why do you have to come here and say nasty shit? 4th, If you don’t like it, don’t come back—it’s as easy as that. I wish I had half the ability Hefner has–but no, it’s not good enough for you. 5th, what the hell are you talking about picture to photoshop? you don’t know how he does his work personally do you? To me it seems like a style. 6th, I love how you are passive aggressive and back off when he called you a “hater”. Dude you certainly are a hater. Then you are like ” I will, as I stated before, continue to follow the story and wish you the best no matter what” ohhhhh well thank you for allowing us the honor of you to come back and join us REAL fans.
Anyway, just shut up if you have nothing good to say. Others of us appreciate awesome work. Thanks HEF for making this comic. I can’t wait to see more.
Peace out…and remember to sing my song it’s FRIE_DAY FRIE DAY!
I am a passionate reader of HM and the like for many many years and this work here is exceptional. You may want to re-read your orginal post as if you didnt write it, because honestly it was a bit harsh and unncessary, in my opion. I am just curious….Where is your on-line comic book or any of your published art-work.
Haters gonna hate.
Hey it’s all god man. Ironically at the same time you posted your comment I was talking to a group of students at a high school about having a thick skin when people put your art/writing etc down. There was a career day event and I was speaking to them about how to become an artist etc. So your comment actually came a perfect time and I was able to read it to them in real time. So actually it was great. I hope you do stick around and check the story out because its about to get crazy in the next 20 pages and hopefully I’ll be able to convert you!
This page is awesome! Are you kidding Frank? I love it! Keep it comicng and avoid HATERS hal. This fool doesn’t realize that it’s a style of art. he doens’t like it whatever.it’s obvious you have MAD Photoshop skills. I bet he doesn’t even kow what Photoshop even is. I’d love to see HIS art!
FRANK is obviously just some troll who is a frustrated artist or something. What good does it do anyone to go into detail about how you don’t like the artwork. SO what WTF? Nobody gives a shot about your critique or take on artist’s work. Who the hell are you to judge anyone you smug prick? Well we like this comic and the art…so you should leave and don’t come back man. Who gives a shit what you think dude. If I was you I’d worry about the last time I saw my own penis. Frakkin jackspanker
Is that hypocrisy? What a big surprise. So much hate speech from people calling me a “hater.” You don’t even know what hate means.
It’s an opinion folks, deal with it.
ok…let’s all get along or I will make voodoo dolls of everyone and force you to have sex with Snookie and Lady Gaga
Wow, those are pretty extreme measures Hal… 🙂
seriously, the work is Stellar. I am hanging on the edge of my seat with the plot and the artwork.
Everyone is entitled to thier own opinion & sometimes they can either be harsh/critical or they can be loving/supportive…either way you’ve def. got an audience here. so enjoy. i know I will continue too as well.
EVE! Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words!!!!
I love this artwork!
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