What happens when you lock up the most beautiful woman in the whole kingdom?
Well, this of course!
Panel for Princeless: vol. 2 issue 4! This image has a few easter eggs, because I couldn’t help it. Gold star if you can spot them!
Or perhaps the best gif in my folder if you find them all. Hint: I only need the three most specific hommages you can catch.
The two I caught right off were the giant yellow chicken-like mount so that’s maybe a Chocobo. And there’s a cloaked rider with blue pants and brown boots with tufts of white furr around them riding a giant wolf so that makes me think of Korra from the Avatar series.
You got one out of three! Well, one and a half. I will give a hint: wolf riders are rather common, I know, but this one rides like the wind.
So Chocobo it is, but that’s the only one guessed so far!
No one’s going for Arzach? No love for the classics…
Also dig the spiny wolf-lizard guy in the foreground. If it’s not one of the references, it’s a lovely design.
Uh, Megamoth, I need you to rule on some of these
Interview with Jeremy and Emily all about Princeless, comics, princesses, gender in comics, and everything else you desperately want to know about. It’s a great interview where we go way off topic and way on topic!
Nerdy with Children has a brand new interview up with Princeless artist Emily Martin! Stop in and check out her great insights into the series and learn more about her art!
Also, check out her tumblr
Who that is in that article? Is that Emily C Martin, artist of the comic called Princeless? Is her bookshelf possibly more full of comics/manga than mine is?
Seriously, if this picture doesn’t make you fall a little bit in love with Emily, then you’re just not my kind of people.
So, anyone who doesn’t know, Princeless is going to be featured in Action Lab’s Free Comic Book Day book alongside Jamal Igle’s Molly Danger. What you will get in that free book is a brand new story featuring a brand new character.
Allow me to introduce you to Raven Xingtao.
Learn more about her in May in the brand new (and free) Princeless story called “Girls Who Fight Boys”.
Free Comic Book Day preview pages!! Colored by the wonderful Soojin Paek
Important note! Colorist Soojin Paek is awesome! Also, follow mega-moth, she arted this!
Princeless Volume 2 Issue 3 is in Previews NOW!
Your new issue of previews arrived in your comic book stores just this morning and in it you will see the lovely picture above.
POW! Dynamic right? That’s the amazing Emily C Martin (aka Megamoth) on the pencils and inks and the debut of our new colorist (and quite a large moth in his own right) Mr. Brett Grunig.
If you’re not already ordering Princeless, there’s not a better time to start! Tell your comic shop you want this book! For more details, see the official Action Lab press release: http://www.actionlabcomics.com/princeless-vol-two-3-now-available-for-pre-order/.
That’s great! I’m amused at the pointed feet on the fake cover too because that’s something that’s in a lot of these types of covers.
Remember, only a few more days left to pre-order Volume 2 Issue 2 of Princeless! Make sure your comic shop is ordering it!
One of the funnest parts of volume 2 is going to be getting to know the rogues gallery of knights who are being sent after Adrienne. These guys are…well, they’re everything. Some are crazy. some are smooth, some are just plain hard. Here are some of Emily’s early concepts for the new bad guys in town. Any early favorites?
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!
Time’s almost up to order the new “Princeless: Short Stories for Warrior Women”! There’s less than a week for your retailers to get their orders into Diamond so they can get your orders into us! At this point it looks like it may be on pace to be the highest selling single issue order for Action Lab so far! So let’s make those numbers really sing.
While you’re there, you can also order issue 1 of my new series “The Order of Dagonet”. It’s a very different book from Princeless and not for all ages, but if you enjoy my sense of humor, I think you’ll dig this one as well.