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 💖

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. 🌃😎🎵👍

Taking the first tentative steps into finding ways to monetize my comic work. Corbie will remain free to read on, 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!

(Also, why did I destroy myself to get this out in time for Corinne's birthday? I can't even reuse this after today. Not for another 365 days, anyway. What am I even doing...)

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.

4 in the morning and I can't sleep because I'm thinking about the logistics behind Corinne actually suiting up in the Corbie armor and how it works.

"It's about precision, it's about *precision*. Things gotta be pushing other things. Swoosh swoosh swoosh swoosh!"

Issue 3 and 4 page layouts are done. Oof, that was a tiresome process. I'm hoping the extensive amount of planning done in advance will allow me to breeze through the pencilling stage.

Now I'm off to back all these pages up because there's no way in hell I'm doing this again. (Until issue 5, I mean.)

"Duck Tales, Uh Uhhh"
*Trumpets play*
*You can't get the song out of your head now*

Prompt: Cartoon from the 1980's, Scrooge McDuck.

If you're looking to learn about comic layouts and composition I highly recommend the (admittedly dated) How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way, and Will Eisner's three instructional books: "Comics & Sequential Art", "Graphic Storytelling & Visual Narrative", and "Expressive Anatomy for Comics & Narrative".

Let me know if you'd like to see more threads like this about making comics - hopefully this will be of use to you if you ever find you (Marge laugh) GOT THE DUD! (6/6)

The background of the original panel was dropped as the scene had already been established, the focus instead became on making full use of the frame for the characters, action and dialogue. And of course, the colouring style had changed by this point and wasn't over-rendered anymore. I could have tried to colour this panel to match the earlier ones for better visual consistency, but that would have felt like a backwards step. (5/6)

In the original art, Josie and Ruby pummel Corinne with a golf club and a baseball bat, respectively. To me it was way too much, in fact it may have been my primary motivation for redoing this sequence.

In the redrawn panel, they hold Corinne back and make her watch as Maxine destroys her project. To me, this makes for a much more dramatic moment and helps to convey where Corinne is at the beginning of the story - powerless to do anything as Maxine & Co. walk over everyone. (4/6)

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