Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho

Wednesday — April 1st, 2015

Liberty Meadows by Frank Cho

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Liberty Meadows – Sun Tan Brandy

Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Sunday Strip Remastered
Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Sunday strip remastered. Click to enlarge

At times, it seems my life is like that of a hamster wheel, constantly spinning and going nowhere. I’m currently juggling 3 projects right now: Skybourne, Marvel stuff and Liberty Meadows Sunday Collection Book 2. My hope is to get as much Liberty Meadows Sunday strips rescanned and recolored as much as possible before I get completely swamped Skybourne and Marvel stuff. I’m hoping to have the collection book out by this autumn.

Here’s the recent Sunday comic strip that I rescanned and recolored. I remember arguing with my editor to get this strip approved. I think I was showing too much skin for their taste. It’s funny when I think back now. Newspaper comics page was a surreal and restrictive business.

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Jungle Girl – Ballpoint Pen Art In Progress

Frank Cho: Jungle Girl season 3 cover WIPFrank Cho: Jungle Girl season 3 cover art work in progress. Click to view full image

I decided to change things up a bit for my final Jungle Girl cover. (Issue #4.) I decided to draw most of it in my ballpoint pen technique. It’s a time and labor intensive method but the results are fantastic – that is if I don’t screw up and is done right.

I’ve attached the cover in progress. As you can see, it’s a slow and deliberate layering process. I essentially blanket the image with ballpoint pen cross-hatches. I have to be hyper-vigilant and clean my ballpoint pen tip after few strokes to avoid the dreaded “ink glob”. This is two days of work so far. I’m at the mid-point. I should finish in another couple of days. I’ll post the finished image next week.

This image is created by using “Round Stic” BIC ballpoint pen (medium point, black ink) on Strathmore Bristol board vellum surface (300 series).

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Liberty Meadows Sunday Strips

Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Sunday Strip Remastered
Frank Cho Liberty Meadows Sunday strip remastered. Click to enlarge

Good day today. I’m about at the halfway point from recoloring all the Liberty Meadows Sunday comic strips, thanks to my colorist, Michelle Proust. At the rate we’re going, I should have everything finished by next month and hopefully have the second collection book of Liberty Meadows Sunday comic strips by fall.

Well, I gotta get back to work. We still have lot of work to do on these strips, rescanning and recoloring. But I’ll keep you guys updated when we reach another milestone.

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