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Lady Gloves - Film noir comic

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By ming85   |   
Published: November 7, 2007
© 2007 - 2020 ming85
Click download on the left to see two illustrations I did for this project, and a sample of my storyboard.

Cheesecake! Studio was commissioned to design the program booklet for this years Abunai convention, including a 20page manga with the theme Film Noir, which was one of the most fun themes ever (the witty quotes, dramatic lighting and endless cigarette smoke! And I kinda went loose with that insane action sequence in the end.) It also made a bit of fun of the convention audience, staff and houserules ("huisregels") The script is based on a collection famous film Noir quotes from various movies and Bill Watterson XD

The final result:

Cover: [link]
Page 1: [link]
Page 2: [link]
Page 3: [link]
Page 4: [link]
Page 5: [link]
Page 6: [link]
Page 7: [link]
Page 8: [link]
Page 9: [link]
Page 10: [link]
Page 11: [link]
Page 12: [link]
Page 13: [link]
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Page 15: [link]
Page 16: [link]
Page 17: [link]
Page 18: [link]
Page 19: [link]
Page 20: [link]
Credits: [link]
Bonus: [link]

Cover, script, bonuspage and idea by :icondaliciously:
Storyboard and pannelling (page 1- 20) by :iconming85:

Inks by :iconchewyli: :icondepot16: :icondaliciously: and André

Colours by :iconrunedemilot: :iconrvdw: :icontokyo4dinner: and Shotaro

I love how all these different personal styles ended up mixed in one comic. Working with so many different artists was a cool experiment, but also an organizing NIGHTMARE, so we'll probably never do this again!!

Let me know what you think!!
Thanks for reading!

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c1assic-disast3r's avatar
c1assic-disast3rProfessional General Artist
check out NUMiNOUS mag - we are currently accepting submissions for our NOiR issue now until January 1st.  www.numinousmag.com/submit 
Jadeling's avatar
JadelingHobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! I love the use of all those wonderful Film Noir quotes...and the art is just perfect, this is such a beautiful representation of many different artists' skills! Thank you so much for sharing ^-^
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the-Mad-HatressStudent General Artist
"I came to the Netherlands for the tulips."
"...But we're in the middle of autumn."
"I was misinformed."

Awesome comic. Wish I coulda snagged one. ;D
ming85's avatar
Thanks, didn't write it but had a hell of a good time drawing it :)
KwartzKitten's avatar
KwartzKittenStudent General Artist
Do ya know where I could get a copy of this?
ming85's avatar
Sorry, it was sold out! It was available only to visitors of the conventin :(
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KwartzKittenStudent General Artist
DANG! Oh, well. I can still read it online, right?
ForestDaughter's avatar
wow I love the whole thing!
but page 11 is my favorite, do you think you could point me to its artist?
ming85's avatar
wow that s a good question..
storyboard: me, details (faces etc) by [link] , black shading by Andre [link] and colour by aimee I believe... [link] haha!
Thanks for reading!
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soulfreezeHobbyist Artist
heh. that was awesome. :)
Audley's avatar
Audley Writer
That looks really fab - there is nothing about it that I don't love (:
ming85's avatar
hehe thank you! though my work is only part of the comic :D
RedHairClub's avatar
RED HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
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ashleyjordanHobbyist General Artist
This is so cool...I really like the style and the theme is really interesting! I can't wait to read it
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boxedphotos Photographer
Featured this in my "RedHead" Journal
Hope it is ok if not let me know.
ming85's avatar
I'm honored! Happy you like it. :D
Thanks for the feature.
hellenielsen82's avatar
Very very awesome work... Love the style U have. Its absolutely perfect... :worship: keep up the good work :thumbsup: :D :D :D
Imragweed's avatar
Just read everything. Oh my GAWD. I lurv this. Thank you SO much for posting it.
ming85's avatar
thanks! You're welcome
Imragweed's avatar
that sounds odd for some reason...
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