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 😀
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
“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.
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
So yes if Kiddo is the most beautiful girl in the world stands to reason her boyfriend is ‘the beautiful one’. Sad thing is Emil doesn’t think he’s beautiful or even good looking. His entire childhood his father would tell him he was ugly because of his heterochromia. In fact Emil suffered abuse for years simply because he didn’t look normal. Yeah, his dad was a jerk – he still refers to Emil as ‘a demon’.
It’s taken him a few years to realize people might actually find him attractive – compared to Darkly (who I consider very handsome) Emil falls under the category of ‘pretty boy’. He has slanted eyes, long lashes, high cheek bones and head full of silky hair. Emil in turn would say that he’s ‘too pale’ has a bump in his nose, his teeth are scary, etc. It’s not that he’s fishing for compliments he just doesn’t think he’s good looking. Poor baby.
Haven’t drawn Emil by himself in over a year so yes, this happened 🙂
I don’t draw Darkly nearly as much as I should. This is his first cover in a good two years, maybe more. Darkly is just so cool. Everyone thinks the smart character has to be shy, meek, or stuck up. Not my Darkly. How did you think he landed a hottie like Sonya – little Dark has serious game on and offline
Happy November! Getting closer to 2016 means getting closer to the release of the remastered issue #1. These page needed a minimum of fixes but they came out great!
Illegal Tender issue #1: Nice to Know You will be available for digital purchase soon!!
Illegal Tender now has it’s own domain!! I’m super excited 😀