Saturday, 7 November 2009

A cute couple

I'm getting to see the final batch of artwork for the Winter book this week, as Leo inks and the pages come swiftly back from Nikos. "Batch" in this context is a term denoting 5 episodes. We don't actually need to work in episodes as the DFC closed down months ago, but it's good to get into the habit of a major cliffhanger every 5 or 6 pages, so we stuck to it.

Anyway, these last 30 pages are absolutely stunning, but of course I can't show you a single frame without giving away the climax of the story. Even so, we do have over a thousand other glorious images, so plenty there to whet your appetite. I particularly like this one which shows, yet again, that great storytelling above all rests on having characters you care about. Leo's drawing has a warmth and depth of character that you rarely see in comics.

Btw when I say a cute couple, I'm referring to Jack and Estelle, not Leo and Nikos. Just to be clear on that.


  1. Just to say it's been great watching your journey, and the best of luck in the final run.

    You are producing something truly amazing!

  2. Thanks, Simon. I won't say it hasn't been hard as we don't get any input at all other than comments on this blog. We just have to keep telling each other that we're doing good work and hope that there are people out there who will enjoy it when it's finished. So, all encouragement is very very gratefully received, I can tell you!