"Corinne Morgan, Corbie" issue 2 is here! Really proud of this one - I feel CMC has started to find its feet now visually, and this issue has more of the "Corinne as HSP" theme that, to me, is the heart of the series.
(BTW, I recommend enjoying Corbie in PDF or CBZ format as it was originally intended! It's a better reading experience and includes the bonus Birdy Rappinghood column.).
I was feeling blue last night and struggling to push through with pencilling the next page of the comic, so I decided to switch things up and create some new chalkboard art instead.
Some days I grapple with self-doubt, but I always believe in Corbie, and that having a superhero for introverts / HSPs to identify with is a good "caws". If you'd like to help support it, you can donate to the CMC Ko-Fi at https://ko-fi.com/corbie
Highlights from today's Corbie pencilling sessions. Rough art is always subject to change, especially when I drop the ball like I did with the second image. Corinne had removed her helmet during this scene and I accidentally drew her with it on, so now I need to partially redraw it.
Welcome to the wonderful world of sequential art, where you get to manage not just props and wardrobe, but continuity too 😅
Found this pen doodle of Corinne from... I'm gonna say about 2012... while rummaging around in my desk drawer.
Not super different to how she looks today. The most notable change is that she used to have braided strands of hair above her temples that met up around the back of her head. That element didn't last long as her design was cleaned up / simplified for comics.
Preview art from CMC issue 3. Corbie will face a lot of challenges over the next two issues. Some will be exciting, some will be funny, some will be *serious business*.
Trying to document as much of the production of this issue along the way as I can (in photos and video). I'm conscious that I might be overextending myself, but for now, I'm enjoying putting the work in and making some progress on these pages. #makecomics #readcmc #comics
This is probably a good cross-section of my #comicsDNA :
- Transformers UK # 40: My first "proper" comic. My gateway into writing and drawing my own comics as a kid.
- TMNT Adventures I love for the art style and how unapologetically socially conscious it was. A big influence on me as an artist and as a writer.
- Batman: Year One is one of the all-time great superhero comics.
- Giant Days is my fave comic currently in print, can't say enough good things about it!
A very rough first preview of Corbie issue 3's pencils. This will go through a good few more iterations before it's done.
I'm recording myself drawing this issue, which is taking some getting used to. It's funny how seeing my work via monitor as I draw almost feels like a second set of eyes, and highlights issues I otherwise wouldn't have seen.
Taking the first tentative steps into finding ways to monetize my comic work. Corbie will remain free to read on readcmc.com, but if you'd like to make a contribution to help support it, you can now do so via Ko-fi. Donations of all sizes will be greatly appreciated! https://ko-fi.com/corbie #comics #webcomics #readcmc #digitalcomics #comicbooks
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