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Raven Chronicles 13: Leader of the Pack
After we did Daddy Dearest for Marvel, Scott asked me to draw a story of his for Caliber Comics‘ Raven Chronicles #13.
It was 95 i think, just after I finally burnt out working as a freelancer for Marvel.
I was very adamant with him upfront that if I did it, that I’d be taking my time.
I’d get it done but not fast.
Think I took a month and a bit doing these. Only working when it felt right, and reworking it a few times.
Doing it right. I’d been rushing at Marvel, all the time. Hated it. Good work takes time. Least more than I was being given.
So trying to do it right for once. Being methodical and going deep.
Was also exercising some daemons. Disappointment with my initial making comics for money experience.
In the end it was too slow for Scott, so I bowed out.
The book was published a year later with art from Laurence Campbell.
It look pretty good from what i recall but I’m very fond of these pages.
I’m glad I drew the line for myself, but it’s too bad this didn’t get finished.
This was all pens and markers on Bristol.
Except the last panel on Pg4,
that has some pencil crayon on it.
These here are scans of photocopies. I have the originals but the paper has yellowed.
I didn’t use brushes at all then, not until i did Sam & Max did I touch one for drawing.
It was liberating doing a B&W book, not having to think about colour.
Had a lot of fun doing these.