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Process post - Love Is Love: Shots

Author Ellie Ann, Letterer Crank!, and I contributed a page to the "Love Is Love" anthology to benefit the victims and families affected by the PULSE nightclub shooting last year. It didn't end up in the print edition, as happens sometimes with these things, but it's in the Comixology digital edition.

I never got around to posting process stuff from it last fall, so I thought I'd drop some stuff here now. You can see the final lettered and colored version if you purchase the Digital edition. Proceeds benefit a great cause and it's chock full of amazing creators.


Since this was just one page and I knew I was going to do a grid layout, I didn't try to lay out the page as a whole at first. I worked on the individual moments to get them the way I wanted and then dropped them into the page as a whole to adjust and rework as needed.

This was penciled and inked in Clip Studio Paint. The colors for the final were done in photoshop.

Rooster by Joe Eisma

I'm a huge fan of Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma, and I feel fortunate to have gotten to know Joe a bit over the last few months during Skype chats with he, Nick Pitarra, Juan Castro, Charles Wilson, Robert Atkins, and Jason Baroody. (Yeah, that's some name-dropping. What. Do something).

So needless to say, I'm humbled and flattered and just plain awesome'd that Joe decided to do this sketch of Heart's Oren "Rooster" Redmond as a warm-up the other day:

Check Joe Eisma out on DeviantArt

And if you're not buying Morning Glories already, get on it.


Heart 2 process

Haven't posted regularly in a month, if not longer. Sorry about that. I usually am good to do about 3-5 posts a week and the last few months it's gotten harder to do so as I wind down to working on more and more stuff I can't show.

So here's some pencils and thumbnails from Heart # 2, with Crank!s letters. Done in Manga Studio and Sketchbook Pro and in my sketchbook.

Issue 3 is out this month. Get on it, kids.