December 29, 2015

Howard the Duck : art process

 Hello!  I'd like to share my working process for Howard the Duck issue #2 which came out a few weeks ago.

Chip, who wrote one of the greatest short stories I've ever read (and I'm so happy I had the privilege of drawing) sent me layouts since we had a somewhat short deadline.  I was able to pencil, ink and color the 21-page issue in about 2 and a half weeks.

Chip gave me freedom to go off of his outline.  Although I agreed with many of his choices anyway, it's always fun to put your own touches on things.

Below is one of my favorite panels - where Shocket touches Linda's arm lovingly - a little thing I slipped in because I adored their relationship so much. 

Chip's original layout:


My pencils + inks:
 And with color:
 My loose lines:
 Pencils + Inks:

 My wonderful husband (who knew Jack Kirby in life) did color assist on the Silver Surfer pages - because I really wanted to get the Kirby-ness in there as much as possible!  And he nailed it!

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Japan Instagram posts


Andy and I were visiting friends and family in Japan from October until December, and now after two months we are headed home and ready for the holidays.

The first week of our trip was spent in Tokyo, visiting friends who were recently married, and celebrating another couple's first baby, and then we headed to our family's house in Nagoya.

We brought out work and Cintiqs with us, so I drew about 66 comic book pages and 4 covers working remotely from this lovely little kotatsu.

Being away has made me really appreciate our home, our routine and of course, our friends who I never realized were so close by.  

In case you aren't following me on Instagram, here is the account:

 Yuka in the park