I could draw Hermione Granger all day. When asked for a commission of her with Ron, I immediately jumped at it (suck it, Comfort! ) because I already had this image in my head of Ron getting attacked and being all scared and Hermione being all like "Outta the way, cutie-pie-- Momma's got this one!"
She's such an adorable bad-ass. Which, of course, is my favorite kind.
The cover to Rainbow in the Dark issue #9, the final issue of the series.
This was a simple concept. I don't think I'm that good at cover design. I don't like doing them, and always struggle. But I like this image, at least. Luke gets to take center stage for the first time on a Rainbow cover, and that's cool. Kenji freaks out, Raina's ready to rumble, so you know... no change there.
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Completes a triptych of covers, this time with Donna ascendant. We weren't sure if this would work as well as I thought it could - one character on a blank space with a splash of color can be risky, design-wise. But I think it all turned out in the end. Sometimes you've just gotta take that risk, I guess.
Commission from Dragon*Con 2013; Copic marker, ink.
Madoka is easily one of my top 3 Anime of all time, no question. There's nothing I don't love about it, but one of the best things is the characters. They're all so well-developed and interesting and well-drawn. I frequently compare Madoka Magica to Watchmen, and like that seminal work, while each character may be archetypal, they all manage to break out or spin their archetypes in some way.
Anyway, watch this show. You'll like it. You might even love it.
Here's Remus and Tonks' kid during his Hogwarts days. Been listening through the HP series audiobooks for the first time and loving them thoroughly. It was fun doing one of the next generation, trying to put a little of each parent into him.
I later added blue hair to the drawing for the girl who commissioned it. Of course, I forgot to get a pic of that, but I think it was the extra touch it needed. He looks a lot like Remus, but needs that extra punky edge from his mum.
Commission from Emerald City Con 2014; Copic marker, ink, white paint pen, colored pencil.
I was commissioned to draw something for a person's "Alien" book; any character from any of the films. For whatever reason, Bishop immediately jumped into my mind. I briefly toyed with the idea of doing his split torso, slopped in his own mess, giving that great "Whaddyagonnado?" look he has at the end, but decided to spare them that.
Lance Henriksen has a great face for illustration, by the by. If any of you artists who enjoy doing likenesses want to have a good time, I recommend him.
The cover to Rainbow in the Dark #7, now available from ComfortAndAdam.com! Digital downloads (PDF or CBZ) just .99 cents - paper copies shipped to your house for $5.
This issue finds the survivors of issue 6 lost in the woods, struggling to survive on the run from the Veratu and the monsters of the Gloom. It's the Exodus issue, and the beginning of the final act in the Rainbow saga - a very exciting time for us and, we hope, for all the readers out there.
This cover came together kind of at the last minute. We were struggling to get the issue finished so we could have copies for Heroes Con (we succeeded!) but the cover kept getting pushed back further and further. It was Comfort who hit on the idea for how the final three issues' covers would work, and I was excited to dig into the drawing.
We wound up liking the finished product here so much that we'll be offering it as a print at conventions in the future. Hope you like it too.
Commission from Otakon 2014; Copic marker, ink, white paint pen, charcoal pencil.
One of the things I miss since Rainbow in the Dark ended is Donna. Just... everything about working with her - writing her dialogue, drawing her doing stuff... she was so much fun to work on. So I'm really happy to have had a few nice Donna commissions since the series finished. This is one of them. She's fixing her bow. D'awwwww.
This cover is the last big Rainbow piece I'll likely do for a very long time. Maybe ever, who knows. The series is concluded and now will be collected in one huge, beautiful tome with this as its front.
I'm really happy with how this came out. It's my attempt to encapsulate a lot of the feeling of the book--especially the early chapters of the story. It was a lot of fun to make, even though it was a little bittersweet to be saying goodbye to the characters.
As was the style of Rainbow, Comfort drew the black-and-white Donna and I drew all the color characters. This time, I did all the color myself. Comfort deserves credit for finding the right level of gray for the background spatter, though, and for finding a way to make the logo pop. The logo was all her design, by the way. She's awesome at typography. I'm so lucky to have her!