Surrounded by hustle and bustle of getting everything ready for Comic Con this past week I took a small break to reflect on how I was feeling. Stress can be very bad for me, (as far as I know stress is a trigger but there is no way to test this) it infuriates my IBD and no good times are to be had. I was a little worried, getting closer to the con date, and with my already weakened system I was scared I may flare up again but to my surprise it didn’t. In fact I am quite happy, I am really enjoying the experience of this stress, seeing my work printed out, my comic self bound and ready to go, and working with friends. I am really super excited for that exhilaration that working behind the scenes of such a huge event gives me.
The simplest way I could sum up my demeanour right now is that I feel like an responsible adult thing. That may sound strange cause who really likes to be an adult, its all bills and responsibilities, but I like something about being responsible, but perhaps I’m a boring person.
Some warm up sketches while I was at work. Harpy bird thing I thought of, I like the stiffness of it just needed it out of my head. The other image is from Saiyuki by Kazuya Minekura, I really like his positioning so I did a copy of it. It’s one of my favourite series and her art as really inspired my own.
I did a lot of figure drawings which I was gonna show, but I don’t know where they are at the moment. I’ll show them next week.
But, here is what my cover will look like for my comic!
Im super happy with it, I wanted a pulp fiction look to it and oh man I’m geeking out over it. You can’t really tell (or I can’t) but its a little darker than this and the colour is a little more saturated so it looks more vintage than whats shown here. Also I hand printed and bound the book so I’m impressed with myself.(and only one screw up! Glue went wild on one page, but I replaced it.)
Cover design for Mad Magic Sexy Times. I did the cover and Drea will be doing the text for it, we will be printing and binding it ourselves. I think we are gonna do it so the wood grain goes onto the back side as well.
Thats it for now!