Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Librarian: Page 1

This is page one of a 12 page strip I drew from a script by the mighty Shaenon Garrity, she of Narbonic fame. I have it up on my portfolio site & at deviantArt, but it hasn't seen the light of day all that much so I figured I'd post it here too.

I had mentioned to Shaenon at a party at the Cartoon Art Museum during Wondercon 2007 that I was thinking of experimenting with something other than Pewfell & possibly working with other writers. The very next week she sent me the script for this. I loved the story, the fact that it was a bit more female-focused than much of what I have done before and that it was nearly wordless. I spend a long time on the character & setting design and really planned the whole thing out a lot more than I usually do. I also really wanted to push the coloring and layout further than I have before, and the script offered some great opportunities for this.


  1. Dig the coloring and the lizard camel's toe cleavage. :)

  2. Oh a giant phallus! I see now that it was written from a female perspective :) very nice storytelling on the layout.

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  4. Err.... I guess I hadn't thought of it that way but OK... The script did say a tower, but perhaps I should have done it as twin domes??! :)

  5. Ha!

    Impossible to avoid those phallic symbols. My wife says all my backgrounds are incredibly phallic.

    The colors here are great. You guys are fantastic with digital color.