Well, another story arc for IDW Publishing's DOCTOR WHO is out the door. Thanks, as always to Denton Tipton, Chris Ryall, and the rest of the gang at IDW for having me back. I'll be doing another story arc this year, but I have a little down time to catch up on overdue commissions, shipping original art, and a ever-growing stack of odds and ends that have been building up while I worked on WHO. I'm also already working out my schedule for next year, along with a work schedule for the NIGHT FOLK novel (which we have slated to come out in September).
Along taking the opportunity to get caught up on other things, when I finish a big assignment like this, I like to clear the palette with a pinup or series of sketches that are well outside my comfort zone. After Mirror's Edge, I drew a bunch of photo-referenced WildStorm superheroes as an experiment; after my last stint on WHO, I experimented with a looser style which led to work on the in-development October Girl graphic novel. So when model and actress Zoe Voss mentioned to me on Twitter that she'd love to see herself as a superhero, it sounded so far outside my comfort zone that I pretty much had to give it a try.
So in-between other things, I decided to do a one-off pinup of Ms. Voss as a superhero and doing it up properly with design sketches, layouts, roughs, and all the other stages that I usually skip over in the rush to get a comic book to the printer. It might not be the sort of thing all of you will get a kick out of, but if you are interested, you can view the progress here.
I'll also be back to my color sketches starting Monday. Not sure what I'll be drawing yet, but I'm open to suggestions, so feel free to chime in with requests.