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    Anatomy of a Page – 03

    ANATOMY OF A PAGE shows my process from sketch to final page. Again, with the first issue of HEROINES, I skipped the sketch and went straight to rough pencil. Though I wouldn’t necessarily recommend doing it that way.  Here we have the introduction of Jones. This one is interesting, because I made several changes after coloring.  Originally, I had Jones entering from the bathroom, as though she was already over when Raven drops in unannounced. But that’s not very clear in the dialog, so I decided to change the background, simplifying the situation. More noticeably, I hated Raven’s pose in panel 2. The “leaping at you” pose is a staple of…

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    Anatomy of a Page – 02

    This is how my pages develop from rough design to color. Again, with this one, I skipped straight to pencils, which worked out, though sketch a rough can be very helpful.  This another page is from HEROINES #1, the introduction of Thundergirl. As you can see, I added to Thundergirl’s snarled hair. Now I almost wish I’d taken it even further. I did for later issues. What I was aiming for is an amazonian woman who’s kinda scary. How’d I do? 

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    Anatomy of a page – 01

    This is how my pages develop from rough design to color. With this one, I skipped the rough sketch and went straight to pencil. Very little changed on the way here. This page is from HEROINES #1, introducing Shatter and the fetish ninja vendetta that haunts her. I wanted to capture the feel of wire-work martial arts. How’d I do?  When I started HEROINES, I wanted it to be a brighter, sunnier comic than my usual fare. But I just can’t resist dropping in tons of moody blacks.  This is the first in a series of entries that will show my process. Hope you enjoy it.  – Ted

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    My HEROINES Need Your Help!

    Hey, everyone. I’d like to formally introduce you to HEROINES, my new superhero comic book series.   I know some of my fans are puzzled. “Superheroes, Ted?” they’re saying. “You’re an alternative and indy guy. What’s with this going mainstream?” Good question. Except that HEROINES is not necessarily mainstream. It’s actually a story about marginalization, and how it silences people, a subject I consider especially relevant today. And I consider it the kind of subject best explored by independent voices. HEROINES tells the tale of Marcy Madison, a bright, capable young woman just out of college, blessed with boundless optimism, a fresh perspective, and a nifty superpower – ready to…