These are the first two strips of a series I plan on revisiting from time to time. They’ll be published in Arcana’s Steampunk Originals Vol. 6, although I’d already had the idea rolling around for a while – since finding a collection of Milton Caniff’s Male Call strips at a local shop &, as much as I love his art, feeling like there needed to be a modern response to this stuff.
Scroll through the images (left & right side arrows) to see the process:
1. Final colored & lettered strips
2. Inks & hand-lettering (except for title text, which is digital)
3. Pencil revisions on tracing paper (the original art was more dieselpunk than steampunk, as the editor pointed out)
4. Initial pencils
5. Thumbnail layouts, notes & dialogue snippets