Lookey what came today! Illegal Tender issue #4 hot off the press! Get all 4 issues NOW!!! http://www.squareup.com/store/illegaltender
Surprise Preview of Issue #3 remaster! Yes, I decided to post the whole page instead of just a segment because this WHOLE PAGE had to be done over and it came out fantastic. The wip of this got so many faves that I wanted to show everyone how it turned out. Le sigh – it’s never going to be that easy for these two. But they’ll get there… eventually 🙂
“Color you peach and black – color me taken a back. BABY!”
Sonya and Darkly cause I haven’t drawn them together in a long time. And I love illustrating how different they are from each other. Especially when it comes to their ‘club’ look. A lot of people don’t think of Darkly as a big dancer but he damn sure isn’t gonna let Sonya dance alone. Plus all he really has to do is stand there while she does her thing. This was originally going to be them in a park or something until I remembered the video to U Got the Look is actually a stage performance made to look like a club. I gave Darkly a summer hair cut cause it’s friggin hot here!
U Got the Look is yet another Prince Song
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!!
Not everyone knows Kiddo and Emil used to be completely different from his they are now. Back in 2004 they were part of an anthropomorphic whatever-that-comic-was-about-who-cares. Anyway I still love this page of how they met and how sweet little Emil was. Just like in I.T. he is the first person to call Lily ‘Kiddo’
Not that I didn’t like the old postcard but ever since I finished Lily and Zen’s covers I wanted to do one of just the ladies of Illegal Tender. After all the comic is mainly about them… the boys are just there for eye candy and comic relief. For those who don’t know my girls from left to right:
Zen Love – super speed
Lily Breland – energy manipulation
Del Landau – super strength
Sonya Dey – Telekinesis and Telepathy
Issue #1 will be available for digital download 2016!!