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Vp Cover 2 by TheOldGoat1955 Vp Cover 2 by TheOldGoat1955
Here's the latest version of the book cover; I really couldn't leave out some of the other characters, and there was plenty of space behind them in the circle, so I just digitally painted them in. More fine tuning to be done, but I'm expecting to be sending the artwork to the publishers this week. Just seen some sample proofs, and the print quality is beautiful! I know some of you have been following the strip on here, but this like is the difference between watching something on a 1950s TV set, and a high definition plasma screen...all the detail is crisp, all the lines are clean. Areas that I thought would block in, didn't.  So, what I'm saying is, it's definitely worth having the book...70 pages of sexy, retro-futuristic fun, And it's going to be the first of a six-volume set! Wow!!!
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018
You did a lovely job of hinting at the story with intriguing graphics.
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you...I'm pretty pleased with how this has turned out
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Bergiloh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Might just have to check it out!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
I hope you do - even if only to have one of the very few square-shaped comic books out there! :-)
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MirrorKhaos Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this cover.
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you...a few minor adjustments aside, this is the one I'm going with!
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:iconmirrorkhaos:
MirrorKhaos Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodie ;)
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Ultramichelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Incredible amazing cover. I love so much the sci fi retro futuristic style.
I totally agree with you ^^
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
I really hope you get this when it comes out...partly because I get royalties, but mostly because I can guarantee you'll enjoy it.
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Ultramichelle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Oh its a great recommendation for sure ^^
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curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Seriously buying this if you produce this!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your support! :-) It's definitely happening...as soon as I know the release date, I'll be shouting from the rooftops, so you'll know! This contains all of the story that i posted on here, but you'll be able to see it in much better detail...and I've revised the story, as well as inserting new sequences.
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MitruComix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Great Cover work!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Look out for this title soon - don't have a price or release date yet, but I'll keep everyone updated!
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White0wlsuperheroine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
goodness--I think irt looks AWESOME!  Almost like some of Fantagraphics old Modesty Blaise or Axa covers!
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you - Enrico Romero was one of the greats, and Modesty Blaise was a huge influence (more so than Axa, although in many ways, this is closer to Axa)!
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
I can almost hear classic sci-fi music playing when I see this cover. Clap 
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
You've got it exactly right! I listened a lot to Bernard Herrman's music (The Day the Earth Stood Still), and John Barry's score for Starcrash, as well as a ton of other offbeat orchestral music while I was writing and drawing Venna. I hope they get a good composer for the film (nooo, that's just me getting big ideas! :D ....oh, but you never know...)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
A Venna movie would need a retro soundtrack paying homage to the golden sci-fi era. :) (Smile) 
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
I've drawn it in such a way that it could be made on a moderate budget, and with next to no CGI except maybe for a few laser effects. Everything else, rubber masks and puppets and miniature sets. If they get the right actresses for the principal leads, who's going to be bothered about how real the effects look? :D
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
Oh yes, the right actresses for Venna, Suhl and the Countess...special effects? What special effects? =P (Razz) 
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional General Artist
A few hubcaps and some piano wire. Done! Bring on the women!!
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MadokaKawabata Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Looks great!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you...a bit more fine-tuning to do, but I'm pretty pleased with it :-)
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MadokaKawabata Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
You should be, it's great :)
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Dangerguy01 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sexy! I like how the lighting/colouring keeps the focus where it should be... :D
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TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I worked hard on that, so I'm glad it paid off...and I have the baddies bathed in red light, the goodies in blue light...not sure why that should mean anything, but it sort of does :D
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Con-GRATS!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you - I'll breathe more easily when it rolls off the press, but I think we're almost there now!
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phraught Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great!!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm really hoping it will lure people, who aren't familiar with any of my work, into buying it (I'm sure they'll be glad they did, if they do!)
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jcintro Featured By Owner Edited Jul 9, 2018
Great cover! I am in eager anticipation :)
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Me tooooo!   :happybounce:
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hntr0829 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Wow. Good wo
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
A little more fine tuning, but it's almost there!
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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Looking forward to this very much!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'm sooo excited!
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:iconchickfighter:
Chickfighter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
You should be! :thumbsup::)
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
They seem eager to do the whole saga - it'll take years, but I'm ready for it!
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:iconchickfighter:
Chickfighter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
Get busy! ;)
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
I'v started Book Two already...I hope to start posting it here in serial form very soon. I'm going to try to use a lot more of the material from the original strip this time, and post at least one installment per day. Book one took me four years...the others most be turned out much more quickly, or I'll be ninety by the time I complete the saga!Ruel - Smile

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Chickfighter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
And I'd be 86! That's why I was encouraging you to get busy, young fellow!
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:icontheoldgoat1955:
TheOldGoat1955 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
And we'll still be having fun with our comic strips! :-)
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