Wednesday is Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con. Stop by booth #2201 in Artist’s Alley, where award winning author Anne Elizabeth and bestselling (and X-Men!) author Marjorie Liu are tabling, for a preview of something very special of mine debuting at SDCC…. ;)
thank kineticnovels for the hair/outfit <3
Check out lunabell02/lunabdoestheartthing's design, based on my fashion design, based on her character design! The painting I did of Luna’s character KrewlA DepAin turned out so nice that I framed it and am putting it in my featured artist gallery show in August.
It’s one of sixteen pieces I framed and matted so far!
Art by kineticnovels
The Sailor Moon mania going around has granted me a fresh appreciation for Sailor Jupiter, so she is today’s Watercolor Wednesday!
Greer can’t catch a break! I’ve lived with two women like Kate and your depiction of her is chillingly accurate.
I always love hearing when people can relate to some situation in the comic, though would also like to offer you a comforting pat on the back.
I don’t think I’ve known anyone very personally who is like Kate, but I feel like when you meet someone like her a little goes a long way, right?
Heads up for any of my followers who don’t read The Girl Who Flew Away—it’s an amazing comic with careful attention to detail, characters that feel like real people (and a pace that allows the audience to get to know them, as contrasted with stories where the overpowering plot sweeps away characters that you don’t learn about beyond their surface archetype), and an excellent, period-appropriate color palette! Plus—how cool is it that M. Dean, the comic’s creator, interacts with their readers?
I’m really impressed with your ability, M. Dean, to flesh out the situation between Greer and Kate! Especially knowing that you’ve had such limited interaction with people like Kate (and congratulations on avoiding them!), you capture a lot of truth in their interactions. Greer comes to Kate’s home through events that leave her with little control over her life in the short term. The comic gives subtle but noticeable hints from early on that Kate would use her relative power over Greer to try drawing her into a co-dependent, and dysfunctional, relationship. Kate’s slow burn of extending her surveillance and control raises the tension and makes me root for Greer to find peace in her identity and, as the title promises, fly away!
However, I would not be so attracted to The Girl Who Flew Away if its characters didn’t feel like real people, each with their own history and rich, complex internal life. Kate is an antagonist, but she is not a one-dimensional villain. She struggles with her own relative powerlessness in relation to the greater world (also as a woman and housewife in 1976). The narration doesn’t condone Kate taking back her sense of power by trying to control Greer, but it makes sense of her harmful, human actions.
TL;DR—The Girl Who Flew Away is a great comic and you should read it!
How To Draw A Juggernaut String Band Album Cover, step 1: Draw a PRR S1 steam train
A blue nose pit bull by the name of Teddy Bear came to visit us at the Stroudsburg Sketch Crawl this Saturday, so I drew him!