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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U’re Gonna C Me

“There’s never a minute that eye find , That you don’t ever cross my mind”

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Man I haven’t drawn Darkly by himself in a minute. It’s difficult finding poses for him. He’s not an action guy like Emil. Darkly is plenty sexy but in a different way. His vocabulary is bigger than his muscles. And he spends most of his time behind a computer keeping his fellow supers off the Agency radar. It a stressful job but luckily he has Sonya to… relax him. This pose was easy enough – I didn’t realize all the angles it had tho when I found the ref. And then all of his objects had to fit into it. Luckily CSP had content paradise and it save my life with it’s posable 3D objects. I haven’t done 3D in years so figuring out the controls was fun. 
I love how this came out. I just wish you could see the message on his phone clearer. It’s from a contact that he’s labeled: ‘Amor de Mi Vida’ which translates to ‘Love of my Life’. And all the message says is “I miss you. Come to bed.” Needless to say Darkly calls it a night after getting this message 😀 I say this every time but I absolutely love that Darkly wears a necklace with Sonya’s name on it. They’re my favorite couple cause they do cute stuff like that. There is actually a major spoiler in this pic and it’s very much in plain sight.

The words on the wall behind him are the lyrics to ‘U’re gonna C Me’ by Prince (he wrote his lyrics in short hand all the time, he was so precious)

Darkly was made by me and you can buy his comic here!!

10 years of Sonya Dey

I checked the facts and it’s been 10 years since I first created Sonya. The sweetheart telepath we all know and love! She’s come so far and changed so much. Back when she had long hair she was a romance writer with no powers dating a sullen, dark horror writer we all know as Darkly. Needless to say a story about writers was NOT exciting. Years later I would revamp the two love birds as part of the super powered crew of Illegal Tender. According to the time stamps Sonya first got her signature asymmetric bob haircut in 2010 (incidentally that’s when I had that haircut too). And she’s been getting progressively more ‘wind-swept’ ever since LOL

You can literally see her go from meek to chic 🙂 That’s how you tighten-up a drawing style, I was still very anime-esque during her creation. The second pic you can see where I started thick, western comic lines. Eventually I learned to color the lines and make them not so stark in her fair hair. My new shading technique evens out the tones. In a few years I’m probably evolve again and hopefully Sonya will still be around. 

Get Illegal Tender issues 1-4 now and see this woman in action!! 

I.T. @ Anime Weekend Atlanta!

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So excited for our next convention. Illegal Tender will be at Anime Weekend Atlanta Sept. 29th – Oct. 2nd in the Artist Alley – Table #1137

We’ll have free stuff AND fresh off the press the first two issues of Illegal Tender in print! Hope to see you there 😀

Dirty Mind

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This one is pretty self explanatory but I felt as though I hadn’t drawn Del in a while. And I made this just incase anyone needed a reminder of just how friggin hot the Boss Lady can be. I made her modest in the comics but when she gets in the mood Del can really cook can’t she? This for those that don’t know is referenced from the actual cover of Prince’s Dirty Mind album cover. Only it’s not in black and white. Her outfit is a mix between his Dirty Mind and Controversy outfits – with just a tiny bit of Sheila E thrown in here and there. If she was a mainstream superhero this would probably be her mission clothes LOL

I was going to give her a cross (as was the trend back then) but then I remembered she isn’t a Christian. Yup, a lot of people forget Del is actually of middle-eastern Hebrew decent. Might draw her hot, black girlfriend next

Pheromone

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“Wash over me like an ocean… controlling my every motion”

Yeah this is what happens when you listen to Prince for nearly five months. Your characters start to act out his music and there’s no avoiding it. The song Pheromone just screamed “Lily and Emil doing semi-kinky shit”. Given Emil’s powers – he can literally concentrate his senses to a near molecular level. Lily’s scent is rather distinctive to him. Take away his sight and he’d still be able to find her in the dark. Or… across a tri-state area.

Why the handcuffs? They match her bra, duh! These two don’t get together for a while yet in the comic but when they do I imagine they feel comfortable enough to experiment. His blindfold was going to be lace at first but it refused to look right. I wanted her to be smiling more but she just looks so cool like this.