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Hello world, aka the .6 readers of this blog. I’m back from my first semester of Medical school, a little older, a little wiser, and itching to draw now that I’ve been reunited with my art supplies. So expect at least a couple of updates this week.

The above is a panel from a guest comic I did for my friend Brett over at Weird Green Cat. He has moved on to other projects, but the Weird Green Cat lives inside us all. Or maybe it’s just a parasite I’ve learned about called Toxoplasma gondii. One can never tell with these things, I suppose.

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By that time, Joscelin had arrived, and his sword sang free of its sheath as he drew it. “David de Rocaille,” he said softly. “Turn and face me.”

The remaining Cassiline backed slowly away, covering Ysandre’s retreat. In the stillness, David de Rocaille turned to meet Joscelin Verreuil.

Something more completed, yes? This is warrior-priest Joscelin, from Jacqueline Carey‘s fabulous Kushiel’s Legacy books. I drew him in a pseudo-comic for my friend Christy, who is developing some really breathtaking compositions inspired by the books. This image is old, but I was in a mood to post it. The best part of this picture to me is that Joscelin has only recently come out of hiding, which involved dying his hair brown (which is why his eyebrows are blonde – I wanted a fun reminder of his epic blondness). If I had to have a second go at this, I’d probably angle the sword differently and re-do the vambraces. Never say never…though I guess when you run a sketchblog, threats like that are a given. (Fun fact: I’d thought that I knew how to spell vambraces up until literally thirty seconds ago when I had to check. I wasn’t.)

 

 

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I did this for The Stony Brook Press. Click the above for the full comic. It needs a very basic knowledge of the TV show LOST to be fully understood. Or just a desire for peace and quiet and tidiness (I know I couldn’t survive on that island, trufax).

You can read the whole issue here: http://www.sbpress.com/2010/03/volume-31-issue-10/

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