You can also get this amazing Battle of the Bands collectors cover of ARCHIE #650 by Fiona Staples at your local comic shop today!
zombieseatyourheartout asked: Hi Fiona~ would you be sketching at Gosh on Friday? Or is there a commission list for sketches at Thought Bubble? Cheers! -Mad
I’ll be sketching at Gosh, if it’s a really long line though I might try to get through all the signatures first and ask people to line up again for sketches (just to make sure I see everyone).
See my last post for Thought Bubble info!
I’m going to be in the UK next weekend for the Thought Bubble festival and associated signings! Here’s what my schedule looks like:
Thursday Nov. 21, Travelling Man Manchester: signing 4-6 p.m. with Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Ramon Perez and Richard Starkings (wow!)
Friday Nov. 22, GOSH! London: signing 5-7 p.m. with Brandon Graham and Eric Stephenson
Saturday Nov. 23 - Sunday Nov. 24: Will be set up at Thought Bubble! I’ll be with my art dealer Essential Sequential selling prints and sketchbooks. Come on by and I’ll be happy to sign whatever you’ve got!
I expect it to be busy, so I’ll reserve sketching for the LAST HOUR of each day- this is to keep things moving throughout the day, I hate making people wait in line for ages when they just want a simple signature or hello. Also to save my hand. Quick head sketches will be £10.
Edited to add: On Sunday I’m doing a sketching panel from 12:50 - 2:40 in the Bury Theatre.
See you soon, Leeds!
I’ll show you how I colored my RG #2 cover!
I colored this cover similarly to how I did the Red Sonja one. Click the link if you’d like an in-depth explanation, but basically, I create color versions of the main colors, and use layer masks to create shades and highlights.
The first image was what I started with—the standard colors I use. I added some pink on her face and highlighted a couple areas before copying the layer three times. In this case, the layer doesn’t show up in the final version.
Instead, I created dark blue, light green and light pink versions because I felt it would create a nighttime urban 80’s vibe. The dark layer was on the bottom and I used the green and pink as highlights above it.
This isn’t how I normally color, but it’s great when you want to use dramatic lighting, rather than use color to delineate objects from one another.
Make sure you pick up Rocket Girl #2 this Wednesday!! Last time it sold out on the first day, so GET IN THERE!
james was reading this comic called saga (apparently its very good) and there was this scene that looked so much like my dads wedding
except that the ppl appear to be fairies so it like plays into my conceptual twitter presence
* side note : i feel like in the illustration the daughter doesnt look like she likes the step mom, but sarah is actually the chillest and an animal rights activist and a writer and has some really cool ideas about education and also is a sick cook
*** additional info — so apparently saga is illustrated by this girl fiona staples from calgary — sick! — so few women in comics and shes canadian too!
this is her tumblr: http://fionastaples.tumblr.com/
Made my day!