Issue 3 page 5 preview

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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 🙂

U Got The Look

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“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

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!!

Promises 2

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Finally found a sketch app for my Cintiq that’s half way decent and didn’t cost anything to save my work. So of course I drew Kiddo and Emil. I was still in my feels for them since yesterday’s tbt post was of how they first met way back in the day. My kids have come a long way since then 🙂

Throwback Thursday: When Kiddo met Emil

TBT page 43Not 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’

Electric Lady

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Electric Lady

It’s been years since I’ve done a mock cover on my leading lady, Lily. I love how this came out – which was a great pick up after this weekend of failure. I have always liked the idea of the unassuming super hero. Del has the same look – she’s super strong but she’s this little 5’4 Jewish woman. Same with Kiddo – she’s the most powerful being in the universe but she’s this skinny, 17 year old volley ball player. She wears frilly shirts, writes in a diary and wants to be a doctor – she can also destroy everything in her path with a flick of her wrist. Alpha and John don’t have nearly as much raw energy as her. She even has the potential to control the energy and powers of other supers. Which is why the Agency will be gunning for her in issue #7.

Speaking of Murder Ink, I’m afraid this awesome pic comes with bad news. The premiere has been pushed by another week. I just don’t have nearly all the pages I want to have. So Murder Ink will (hopefully) premiere on the 20th. In the meantime… pics

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Illegal Tender

cropped-zazzle-banner.jpgIn a world where having super powers is illegal, all super humans are required to register themselves and serve an insidious corporation simply known as ‘The Agency’. The organization has spent years amassing a virtual army of Supers and spreading propaganda that supers are contagious. Those who do not want to serve are detained – indefinitely.

There are a few supers that have formed a resistance. Using their powers to stay under the radar and out of the Agency’s control. They operate out of a small bar – teaching others the truth about super beings and fighting for equality. This is the world of Illegal Tender

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Kiddo’s Evolution

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This year I’ve officially been drawing Kiddo for ten years! TEN YEARS!! Man has she come a long way – there’s just no words for it. My style back then – if you could call it that was all over the place, I had just finished my fixation with manga and was starting my fixation with Bruce Timm which might explain the anime eyes and pointy shoulders. Half the time when I drew her I forgot her moles – the part in her hair kept switching sides between panels. Thankfully I got better… very slowly.

Kiddo was ‘shelved’ in 2007 and for three years I barely drew her but when I brought her back to be in I.T. in 2010 she still had her red hair despite not being an anthro-fox anymore. By 2012 I finally realized her head was too big ^^; I can’t believe that was already two years ago! Time sure flies. And just look at my Lily today… Just realized I’ve been making her jeans progressively lighter ^^;

I never realized just how… analog the original Kiddo was. I got photoshop when I started college in late 2004 but didn’t really become comfortable with it until 2011. The original comic had hand written speech bubbles, I only updated it for an art project in school. Notice how the black parts of her paws and hands are actual ink. Emil’s evolution will be similarly enlightening. What do you think of my little lady’s progression?