4x speed. Sorry for the dodgy framing and my big dumb hand getting in the way!
I was having a hard time keeping a point on the brushes: a well-used Winsor & Newton size 2 and a Princeton size 0. After this panel I broke out a new W&N brush and spent far less time struggling to get a fine line! The paper is Strathmore bristol 400 series, velum surface, with inkjet blue lines. (The lighting makes them look gray in the video, but they are really a very pale cyan)
Bandette 14 is now available digitally on ComiXology, along with all the previous digital issues for 99¢ each! It can be found at the below link, or in print at your local comic book store or bookseller.
Print Vol. one
Print Vol. two
Print Vol. three
I recorded part of the process of creating an alternative cover for Adventure Time Comics #6 in Clip Studio Paint. The original videos added up to more than three hours, and are here compressed down to six minutes, so it may be too speedy to get any instructional information, but hopefully it will be interesting!
Publishers Weekly has an advance review of Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection!
Coover’s cute, cartoony black-and-white artwork, reminiscent of Archie comics or Love and Rockets, keeps the characters charming no matter how naughty their behavior or filthy their dialogue. Everyone is so perky you can’t begrudge them a single orgasm.
Read the article HERE!
Small Favors is coming from Limerence Press on April 26, 2017. It is listed in Previews now, so ask for it at your local comic shop with the order code DEC161824. Pre-orders are also available from Amazon.com, but c’mon, use your local shop.
I’m happy to announce that after being out of print for several years, the complete run of Small Favors will be available in a handsome hardcover edition from Limerence Press!
Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, will reprint both volumes previously published by Eros Comics, plus the never-before reprinted issue #8 Color Special, plus a new short story, plus extras! If that’s not enough, there’s an introduction by the inestimable Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Small Favors will arrive in shops on April 26, 2017. It is listed in Previews now, with the order code DEC161824.
Pre-order from Amazon for delivery May 9, 2017. (No seriously, order it thorough your local shop, if you can.)
Look at what just showed up on my doorstep!
RaspuTinTin (H/T Paul Tobin)
Our new spiffy trophy has come home to snuggle with our old spiffy trophy! BANDETTE is now the winner of Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic in 2013 and 2016. We’re very pleased and proud!
Archie Comics has released some of the variant cover art from the upcoming Josie And The Pussycats #1, including this one by me! Here’s a quick GIF that shows some of the layers of design that evolved into the final piece.
Josie & the Pussycats #1 – On Sale Date: 9/28 – 32-page, full color comic – $3.99 U.S.
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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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.
Some 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).
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!
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!)