If you're gonna be at Emerald City Comic-Con this weekend, come by and see me! I'll be at table CC-09 in the artist's alley, at the back of the second hall.
Thanks to me being slow this winter, I won't have any copies of Rita book 2, but I'll have some book 1 on hand if you still don't have that! Plus prints, plus just stopping by and saying "hey I like your stuff".
Would you like to know how I do my crazy thing in Illustrator? Here's a video of me drawing some stuff, and talking about what I'm doing.
I use the same basic methods when I'm doing full-color work; this is part of the comic, so it's working under the usual heavy restrictions of no gradients/blurs/complex palettes/etc.
i just so happen to come across your comic =3 and I have to say it's very interesting the way you have it set up ^^ I look forward to seeing more from you and getting to sit down and read through Decrypting Rita X3