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Illustrator, Cartoonist & Writer

Sea of Red Vol. 1: No Grave But the Sea

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Story/Script - Rick Remender
Story/Breakdowns - Kieron Dwyer
Finishes/Color work - Salgood Sam

Sea of Red is ™ and © Remender, Dwyer, Sam 2004.
All Rights Reserved.
Published by Image ComicsBuy this book!

Sea of Red tells the tale of a young sailor turned undead by the crew of a cursed Pirate ship, his century-spanning search for revenge and the tricks that time plays on the mind.

Marco Esperanza has spent the past 400 years tied to the bow of a sunken vessel, clinging to life in the dark, briny, deep. Now, discovered by a film director eager to film a live vampire battle, he seeks revenge on the man responsible for his torment.

Up top, is a short selection of pages from book 1, but if you explore the gallery, you’ll find me buried treasures! Arrr.

How the work was done

I had a lot of liberty with how I handled my share of the job on Sea of Red. Kieron provided me with very loose thumbs of how they thought the book would flow, but it was largely up to me to do the art. It was handy to have some of the thinking done for me like that, where the inspiration struck I revised and hopefully improved on layouts, and generally had more time and energy left to put into the art this way. Here’s a bunch of examples of pages in the works.

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My Pencils, very rough on this book, tried to do the second pass in the inks as a rule. thumbnail
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On a lot of them i just did the washes right over the art, but in this case i did this, funky colors from running out of toner... thumbnail
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Layout art by Kiron

He blocked out the action and layouts for me so i could jump right into drawing the page, i find thinking it out is a fairly time consuming aspect of page building. I like it but for a monthly it's good to have help.

My Pencils, very rough on this book, tried to do the second pass in the inks as a rule.

Inked mostly with brush pen, wanted to keep the pages fluid.

On a lot of them i just did the washes right over the art, but in this case i did this, funky colors from running out of toner...

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And this is what the page looks like done.

Layout art by Kiron
My Pencils, very rough on this book, tried to do the second pass in the inks as a rule.
Inked mostly with brush pen, wanted to keep the pages fluid.
On a lot of them i just did the washes right over the art, but in this case i did this, funky colors from running out of toner...
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marco-outofsurf-PumkinWeb
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Covers, Pin-ups and pretty bits.

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