October 1, 2015

Betty concepts for Archie Comics

I looked at Poppy Stopnik a lot for Betty, her clothes and general vibe. 

I have a tendency to draw women looking very young or cute, so I also looked at some old Urban Outfitter catalogs to get the high school senior thing happening.

September 29, 2015

Veronica concept art for Archie Comics

What crazy dream is this that I get to throw my two cents in the new Archie reboot?  A really good one, that's for sure.

Here were some initial concepts I had done for Archie Comics back in May 2015.

For Veronica's wardrobe I looked at a lot of J. Crew, (staying away from Madewell, since that felt too casual for her) and Marc Jacobs.

In a small way I am so happy her character gets some real depth in the subsequent issues.

Growing up I got the Betty/Veronica jokes a lot (my grandma's name is Betty and she is blonde and super nice) and I was brunette, feisty and opinionated.  So I was under the impression that Veronica was "the mean one".

But I have to tell you, Mark Waid writes women really, really well and it fills me with an almost selfish joy that finally - the classic snooty rich-girl Veronica gets some deeper layers.

Starting to draw issue 5 this week while wrapping inks on Howard the Duck #2.  So exciting!!

More to come later!

September 27, 2015

Kiso Valley 木曽谷

I think I'd like to live here...

Hoping to be able to visit here at some point in the future!
But I hear it's very hard to get to, even from Nagoya...

September 19, 2015

Happy End of Summer

This has been a real gem, this summer - can't wait for fall and more projects on the horizon.

ALSO can't wait until I get to share them with you guys!