A raging work-in-progress panel of Corbie - one angry bird! I've still got some work to do on the draft pages before I can move on to the finalized pencil art. Fortunately the remaining pages in this issue take place indoors and don't require me to lovingly render any more woodland areas or grassy fields...

First rough pencil art preview from Corbie issue 4.

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It's here! The third issue of "Corinne Morgan, Corbie", The Long Way Back Home, is now available for download and online reading. This one has been a huge undertaking but the end result is (IMHO) the biggest and best issue of CMC so far. I hope you'll enjoy the first Corbiefest of 2019! readcmc.com/comics/

youtu.be/INptXPDNDGo An introduction to Corbie in less than three minutes! Please enjoy this trailer showcasing our introvert / HSP superheroine.

readcmc.com/2019/05/05/spring- New blog post! A quick round-up of everything that's going on in the world of Corbie - issue 3's status, YouTube, Ko-Fi and plans for expanded / remastered editions.

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After almost two weeks of doing digital clean-up for issue 3's art, I'm somehow - finally - almost at the finish line. Next livestream this afternoon (4pm UK time) should be something of a celebration as I get the last two pages completed.

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Livestreaming today at 4pm UK time! I'll be talking about the pros and cons of doing digital cleanup on pencil art for comics versus the traditional inking methods, anxiety that artists can experience, plus more.

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Corbie is now officially on YouTube! Please enjoy this encore presentation of today's inaugural livestream, which sees me pencilling a page from the next issue and talking about all sorts of subjects related to making comics.

Playing with my new camera setup in OBS Studio. (Hot dang! No more dangling my phone above my desk with hairbands.)

Trying to gauge if there'd be any interest in comic making livestreams. If me and my frail little Scottish lamb voice talking about funny books while I draw them sounds appealing, let me know.

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 😅

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!

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! ko-fi.com/corbie

February 7th is Corinne's birthday! (She's still 16, thanks to floating timeline magic). To celebrate, here's some new art from just prior to the events of issue one. Fortunately for us, she didn't take the hint, or "Corinne Morgan, Corbie" would have been a short-lived comic.

*** A mini-thread on fixing up dud comic panels ***

Sometimes it's not until you've had some distance between drawing a comic and re-reading it that you spot issues. In the case of Corbie issue 1 it took so long to draw that it was almost a completely different animal by the time I got to the last page.

Top panel is original page 3 art, beneath it is the redo. Read on and I'll point out everything that bugged me and what I did to fix it. (1/6)

Final set of Corbie expressions drawn over the festive period. Looking forward to getting back into my normal routine and making some progress on the next two issues of CMC this weekend.

"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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Before Corbie issue 2 is released on Saturday, here's one last piece from the archives for issue 1. The final page revealing The Morrigan was redrawn completely months after the original was finished. By that point, the new, simplified character designs had been established, and the focus was on producing *super* clean pencils as efficiently as possible.

"CNN International is available in these fine hotels". And by "CNN International", I mean "Corinne Morgan, Corbie". And by "these fine hotels", I mean social media platforms.

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