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!
This week’s “Friendly Ghosts and Gamma Rays” is up at Comics Attack and they’re talking about Princeless. Check out what they have to say:
“The art on both stories is quality, giving off the vibe of the main title, but in their own slight ways. The layouts by Rivera on the second story, “The Smiths,” specifically has a nice flow to it. The writing is quality on both too”
It’s almost here!
Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #1 is coming out at the end of the month. Are you ready? Have you ordered #2? It’s in Previews right now! How about a sneak peek of what you’ll get inside.
Kelly Lawrence is the new colorist starting in Princeless Vol 2, but you’ll get to see some of her work on pencils as well when you pick up Short Stories for Warrior Women #2. Kelly is working with a familiar failed prince and a new cellmate who’s about to make his life even more interesting.
If you have a local comic book shop, be sure to stop in today and let them know you want the book. If you don’t, pre-order it now online and get it the same day the comic stores do! Do that here: http://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=princeless
Also, to see more of Kelly’s work, check her out:
Deviant Art: http://crazyfox.deviantart.com/
And be sure to pick up Princeless Vol 2 to see more of Kelly’s radiant colors!
There’s a wide range of art in Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2 and it’s all good. Rivera gets full run on “The Smiths,” showing why she has a complete handle on the vibe Whitley is going for. Lawrence’s work on “The Runaway Prince” is very reminiscent of an old-school JRPG, so much so that you’re waiting for the menu box to pop up and offer you equipment options. And it’s great.
The pin-ups by Moriarty and Leuver are nice intermission pieces. They really capture the Princeless universe quite well and are also great to look at. Action Lab could easily offer the pin-ups as standalone prints and they’ll likely be snapped up by many.
Say what you want about comics from the big two, but it’s books like Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women #2 from Action Lab that offer readers something a little lighter. That’s not to say they don’t tackle the bigger issues, as the Princeless series always deals with issues such as racism and feminism. They do it in a way that’s not preachy though, instead relying on good storytelling and art to subtly get the message across.
This is in previews right now!
You can order it from you local comic shop or if you don’t have a comic shop you can go here: http://www.dcbservice.com/search.aspx?search=princeless
This lovely cover is courtesy of Jules Rivera, who also illustrated a short story inside. It also features art by Kelly Lawrence, Meredith Moriarty, Nancy King, Sarah Leuver, and series artist Emily C Martin. Don’t you want to be holding this book in November?
THIS IS NOT A DRILL! I REPEAT, PRINCELESS FANS, THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
New Princeless is in Previews TODAY! Your comic shop got Previews magazine, from which they order all of their comics TODAY and in that hefty volume is the advertisement for:
PRINCELESS: SHORT STORIES FOR WARRIOR WOMEN #1
The order code for your comic shop is JUL120704
It is written by Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Order of Dagonet)
It features an awesome cover by Jules Rivera (Valkyrie Squadron, Hard Graft, Marsh Rocket)
It has amazing interior artwork from:
Nancy King and
and beautiful pinups by:
and Laura Guzzo!
Your first look at the first four pages of Princeless Book 2, with art by
Emily C Martin
and colors by
So, now for the fourth and final of our short stories. This one is a story that I never intended to write and is a sequel to a story that was never meant to be anything but a one off joke. However, when it came as a backup to issue 1 of Princeless, I got huge amounts of love and positive feedback for the story. So here it is:
THE RUNAWAY PRINCE
Yes, Prince Wilcome, the man raised to be charming and subsequently rejected and humiliated by Adrienne and Sparky is back in his own short story. Now that he’s locked away in the King’s dungeon, he must break out. Charm school never taught him how to do that, so he’s going to need a little bit of help. However, the form that help takes will be something he never expected an a real charming prince would never abide.
The Runaway Prince will be taken on by Ms Kelly Lawrence, colorist for volume 2 of Princeless and fantastic sequential artist in her own right. Kelly is a good friend and right hand woman of new series artist Emily C Martin and I was so impressed with her chops I had to ask her aboard for this short. Here she’s giving us a special treat as we get a sneak peak of a new character!
Find Kelly here: