These pages are finally getting some color and dialog!
POLIS: The Trial of Socrates
A historical graphic novel that examines the events that led up to the trial and execution of Socrates in ancient Athens.
Previously I uploaded the inked page. However, I'm now working with Luca Blugheroni for the coloring, and I wanted to show off the finished page. (I've done the lettering. I may hire a better letterer down the road once I get the book funded on Kickstarter.) What do you think?!
This is a scene that takes place in 404 BCE just after the Peloponnesian War has ended. Sparta installed an oligarchic government at Athens which severely restricted citizenship. Even this limited 3000 were controlled by thirty men who would come to be known as the Thirty Tyrants.
After Theramenes makes his speech criticizing the unofficial leader of the Thirty, he expects the other citizens to back him and curtail Critias' more vicious policies. We see here, however, that Critias has his own plan.
For anyone just finding me, below are the sketch and inked page:
Art by Daniel Becker.
Other colored pages: Page 14-15
Thanks for your support and any feedback! Your upvote is definitely appreciated. I hope you'll stick around and watch it all come together.