Issue #5 Has arrived!

It’s here!!! ILLEGAL TENDER ISSUE #5: HELL OF A SEASON!! The listing will be up tomorrow 🙂 #comics #comic #manga #art #drawing #comicbook #illegaltender #illegaltendercomic #awesome #sugoi #illustration

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When 2 R in Love

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Oy man it has been forever since I’ve done a stand-alone with this much detail. Plus that water was hard to do (most of the time I do beach scenes the water doesn’t have to be contained). The last time I drew people in a tub was easily ten years ago. Maybe more. But I digress I’ve wanted to finish this pic since I sketched it a week ago at my temp job – something about being at work makes me wanna draw naked people. Sonya and Darkly are my favorite couple – not that I don’t love my other I.T. couples but there’s just something about Sonya and Dark that is so sweet. Sonya is the character that is most like me and Darkly… well everyone loves a confident man 🙂

You may be secure in your masculinity but you’re not Darkly-in-a-pink-flower-hair-tie-taking-a-bath secure. Not to mention that’s HIS bathroom their in. He already had the teak tub but Sonya decorated it and Darkly is totally fine with flowers and water color paintings. After all raspberry is his favorite color.

‘When 2 R in Love’ is yet another Prince song. It appears on both Lovesexy and The Black Album because… well Prince was complicated man.

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By All Degrees That You Will See…

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“… We’re causing quite a sensation”

Well well – while digging around in the basement I found the very first project folder for Illegal Tender and it contained the first (failed) pages of the comic and a hand written script about the first issue. Needless to say it’s come a long way since then. But the picture on the front of the folder was this very old picture

Not to toot my own horn but I’ve improved so much they hardly even look like the same group of people. Six years is a long time and my babies have come so far. Can’t believe the crew has been together that long

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Page 17 Remaster Comparison

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This isn’t the whole page just the panels with the most improvement. I’m almost done!! Issue #2 is looking as good as I always wanted it to. But this page (like many others) needed some work. The first run was never as intense as I wanted it to be. It came off too… cute – like Emil and Erol were play fighting. Well now the pictures match the words of this page and I love it! It’s amazing what a slight change in posture will do to improve the intensity of a scene. I always though that last frame in the original made Emil look goofy instead of angry. I need to fix the shading on Erol’s hair in the first panel but other than that…

I never realized just how terrifying Emil must actually look to other people. He’s got extreme heterochromia and his eyes slant which make them look mean without even trying. But on top of that he’s got those huge canines and I don’t care who you are – when sharp teeth are bared it’s scary. So yes, you don’t want him pissed off at you. Add to that his skills you get one bad mofo! I love Erol’s transition from ‘vengeful’ to ‘scared’ – if anyone remembers this is after Alpha shows up for the first time and Erol wants to kill him but Emil pretty much tells him ‘it ain’t that easy’.

Issue #2 remaster coming summer 2016!
Issue #1 available NOW!!