Bandette panels starring BD Belgique

A couple of panels from Bandette 14! Here I’m refining my rough layouts into finished “pencils” that I will later print onto physical paper and redraw in ink wash. Notice that I use the software to flip the art a lot, so my eye can better see when the characters’ features are asymmetrical.

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A Look Under The Hood

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Archie Comics’ new Betty & Veronica series ships July 20, with a choice of 25 variant covers, including this one by me! (I think the order date for this title is coming up, so ask your retailer to order you a copy ASAP if you want to be sure to get one in July.)

I didn’t capture a video of the making of this cover, but I was able to put together a process GIF to show off some of the layers of work that went into this piece.

BnV_UnderTheHoodSome of the coloring was done in Photoshop, but the lion’s share of the work in this cover was in Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint).

 

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Bandette Tough Guy Design Video

Trying to work out this guy’s look. My first go was too young, too handsome, and had too many facial features in common with another tough guy character in Bandette. Second try was much better!

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Bandette Character Design Video

Another new character to be introduced in Bandette 14. I decided mid-way through her hairstyle was too similar to that of another character from earlier issues.
Clip Studio Paint (formerly called Manga Studio 5EX–I’m trying to remember to change the name!)

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Bandette 14 Character Design Video

Working out the look of one of several new characters to be introduced in Bandette 14.
Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint).
Bandette 13 will be available digitally on ComiXology in mid-May!

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Diving into the next script of #Bandette.
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Bandette 13 cover: The Green Mask

A 5 min. video capture clip of me painting the Green Mask part of the new cover in Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint).  Bandette 13 will be available digitally on ComiXology in mid-May.

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From the upcoming 13th issue of Bandette!

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Bandette 13 cover painting video

A short video capture clip of me painting part of the new cover in Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint). Not the final version of the cover–I decided not to leave Bandette’s face blue! But I didn’t get a video of all the fiddling and noodling I did after this, boo. Bandette 13 will be available digitally on ComiXology in mid-May.

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Cover Layout for Bandette 13 Video

Preliminary layouts for the cover of Bandette #13, done in Manga Studio 5EX (now called Clip Studio Paint). I start out with the logo and subtitle and a very rudimentary sketch and take it from there. The mask was drawn with the aid of Manga Studio’s Symmetrical ruler–very handy for designing such objects!

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Bandette Nominated for 3 Eisner Awards 2016!

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Just announced!

Best Continuing Series: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art): Colleen Coover, Bandette (Monkeybrain)

Best Digital/Webcomic: Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)

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