Thursday, 3 June 2010

John Cabot's voyage, Newfoundland 1497

My comic begins with a two page prologue that introduces the Native American tribe on Newfoundland; the people and their lifestyle.
It also serves to set up the tone of the rest of the story. The final panels show the explorer John Cabot stepping onto the shore with The Matthew anchored in the shallows, thus marking the very moment that inspired the British colonization of Newfoundland.

This image specifically does not feature in my layout roughs, it is a variation in perspective from Prologue page 2, panel 6.
The original panel rough shows the Native American hunters in their human forms watching from a distance as the British settlers step into the island (Click here to see it!). So here I've just flipped the perspective to view in detail Cabot and his crew, with the mountains that the hunters will be watching from behind.

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