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Story Boards

By Steve Leeper

Storyboards-Off to Work

On 17, May 2011 | 7 Comments | In Brother Thomas, Story Boards | By Steve Leeper

It’s sooooo nice to get back to work on this after a crazy three weeks of wrapping the semester.  I’m still trying to figure out just how much of my preliminary work to post…and when. I’m posting the first completed sequence of storyboards (completed for now anyways).

This is the third scene in the film in which Br. Thomas  is headed off to work.  It is his first encounter with the dragonfly…who is about to make a mess of his tidy little life.  I’ve had the overview of the story written for almost a decade so you can imagine how exciting it is for me to see these shots emerge.

The story itself isn’t changing but with each new story panel there comes new layers of ideas and meaning.   The biggest change in this sequence is the addition of the animals.  I realized the action was moving forward too quickly to properly introduce the main characters.  They also serve as a great prelude to the second act where these animals are joined by there friends to help Brother Thomas celebrate his day of unabashed epiphany.

If you click on the 8 panel image you can see the entire story sequence.


  1. I like the strength of the quill point hitting the paper–makes me want to see what comes out of his pen!

    • Me too! I was hoping you might have some suggestions. 🙂

  2. Jacob Drogowski

    Hi Steve, you got a cool website here, I am going to get a facebook soon so I’ll keep in touch with you.

    • Thanks Jake!

      Friend me as soon as you do. Look forward to hearing from you!

  3. John

    Beautiful boards, man. Glad to see you working!

    • Of course I’m working…though never making as much progress as I would like. Glad to see someone is paying attention. 🙂

  4. Beautiful! I love the feel of this!

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