"The Scale Pirates of the outer reef
Exiled from the Scale World millennia ago
Dance their fluorescent adventures between distant stars
Far from the old earth empire”
I read Prophet Strikefile #1 today finally. It was excellent. My fave pages were Sandra’s Jaxson page, Brandon’s Scale world page, and the page by Onta.
So I sketched out this Frog Scale Pirate dude and was thinking like…Frog Harlock thoughts. The throat thing is this modified dolemantle that the frog pirates have genetically grafted into their line during their ages in exile. Also poison tipped finger claws and prolly some kind of ancient sword taken from a raid.
Fun times. It was cool because I usually just draw people, I don’t do cartoony anthropomorphic stuff really ever, so it was cool that it worked out. I also didn’t ink anything which also kinda worked out.
Mumon-Seki page 11
I really didn’t cram enough words in a small enough font on this page.
Leopard Color Super Detail
So nice to get back to something I can color and be like “and the water will be green in this panel, and red in the next”
Also this shot is a quote from my favorite Tarkovsky movie. In case you’re wondering if it looks familiar. The words are a quote from my brain.
Detail from The Leopard. This is Marla. Matriarch of a particular vicious band of rich people.
The Image Comics solicitations for October 2014 are live, which includes ZERO #11 with Ricardo Lopez Ortiz handling the art, and a variant cover by Sarah Horrocks. The colour scheme is a call-back to issue 2.ZERO #11
story: ALES KOT
art: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ & JORDIE BELLAIRE
cover A: RICARDO LOPEZ ORTIZ & TOM MULLER
cover B: SARAH HORROCKS & TOM MULLER
OCTOBER 22 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $2.99
Iceland, one year later. Zero’s past comes knocking.
Those eyeballs were the bane of my existence for a minute.