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"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.).

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Hi! I'm John Porter. INFJ, enneagram 4, Transformers collector, Xennial. I'm starting an ongoing superhero webcomic for introverts and HSPs called "Corinne Morgan, Corbie". My plan for this account is to share some insights into what I've learned so far.

Here's another little peek at the art for next issue of Corbie. I wanted to have a super productive weekend and get a bunch of pages finished. It didn't happen. Thankfully the few pages that did get done look pretty good IMHO, so there's that...

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 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 πŸ˜…

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.

The feeling when you realise this comic has nineteen pages and so far you've managed to draw five of 'em

It's after midnight and I should be going to bed. I have work in the morning.

But instead I'm gonna start pencilling another comic page. I've got my headphones, a playlist of the hits of 1991 and a glass of lemonade.

(Rolls up sleeves) LET'S DO THIS

Corinne sports six different outfits throughout Corbie issue 2. This school uniform is one of them, and is unique in that there's little or no parts reuse. Subsequent Corinne model sheets were assembled using her main design as a framework to save time!

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.

A work in progress panel from tonight's pencilling session for "Corbie" issue 3. Hoping I can really knuckle down this weekend and get at least a few pages though the draft stage. πŸ‘ # webcomics

This is probably a good cross-section of my :

- 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!

So yeah, after spending the day recording myself talking into the microphone, I've reached the conclusion that I have a voice suited to a tiny frail Scottish lamb.

"I thought you l-o-o-o-o-v-v-v-e-d meee"

Prepping to record a voice over for a video showing how "Corbie" is coloured. This is completely outside of my comfort zone as I'm one of those people that are mortified at the sound of their own voice.

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.

Happy Friend Day!

In Finland we say happy friend day (in Fennoswedish) instead of Valentine's Day. Remember that love for friends, family and yourself is just as important as romantic love, and it's worth celebrating too πŸ’–

A spot illustration I did for the local newspaper (the Morning Sun) in 1996. If memory serves it accompanied an article about fossil fuels?
I also did the ruby lith spot color separations on the piece. Wish I still had the transparencies.

"Don't you already have this CD?"

"No mom, you idiot! I have City Nites and Quiet Flite and Quiet Nites 2, stupid."

"Oh, I'm sorry honey. We'll take a Nite Flite."

Quiet Storm jams for late night comic making. πŸŒƒπŸ˜ŽπŸŽ΅πŸ‘

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! ko-fi.com/corbie

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