Bedelia Smith comes to #HeroesCon
Some excellent pencils on the Young Bedelia from Jules Rivera (follow her on Tumblr).
Check out the story of how Bedelia came to be the world’s only female blacksmith in Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2.
Check it out on Comixology!
Bane of bad guys and oversized novelty nails.
Princeless: Save Yourself Issue 4
Adrienne is not the only one with dreams…Bedelia has dreams too! Check out Princeless Volume 2 #2 for more of this brand of…wonder!
An outstanding review for Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2 from everybody’s favorite all-ages comic review blog, From Friendly Ghosts to Gamma Rays. Check out the review, then check out the book when your store gets it in November!
Read it here: http://comicattack.net/2012/10/ffgtgr1052012/
An excerpt: ”In “The Runaway Prince,” we find Prince Wilcome of the Lumderia trapped in a prison when someone in the cell next to him bargains with him so he can get out. In the second tale, “The Smiths,” we are introduced to Bedelia before her time in the main title, and see the separation of her parents..”.
The largest (and hardest) part of a good collaboration between a writer and an artist is communication. There’s nothing like seeing the story and the characters you imagined fully realized on the page, but there are lots of points along the road for that to go wrong.
Think of the last time you saw a movie based on a book you had read. How much did the person on the screen vary from what you thought you read on the page? Description is largely about degrees and while it’s easy to overdo it and leave your artist no wiggle room, it’s also easy to underdo it. If you forget to tell the artist the color of the character’s hair or the way a character stands, you may lose something. Worse yet, somebody may have to rewrite or redraw something when the two visions don’t gel.
Jules Rivera is one of the most communicative artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with. When she was designing a younger Bedelia for her short story, she wanted to make sure that I was happy with the way things looked and that it didn’t conflict with my vision of the character. What resulted was a great short story and collaboration.
So, I’ve been talking alot about Volume 2 and pretty soon you will all be able to see it for yourselves. But, while you’re waiting, I thought I’d share a page and show a little demonstration of how a page becomes a page.
Emily C Martin, aka Megamoth in the Tumblr-verse, is working hard on putting together pages for volume 2 and here’s how:
First you’ll see the initial thumbnails, where Emily does a quick run down of each page, doing three or four pages on a single sheet of paper. The idea is to do a quick run through to make sure that she understands what I’m looking for on a page before she spends hours doing it perfectly.
Once she and I talk and address any concerns we have about the way things are shaping up, she moves on to the pencils. Now she can hit the details that weren’t visible at the smaller size. Sometime adjustments need to be made even after this, but hopefully their small.
Now the inks, I don’t have those here, but the next step is the color. The color here is done by Kelly Lawrence aka thesweetprince. You’ll notice it’s quite beautiful and incredibly radiant (and you’ll get that on every page when she colors).
Please enjoy and reblog!