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Thursday, February 18, 2010


Francesco - you have created a SERIOUSLY cool character. Loved drawing this guy :)

Edited to add: I just uploaded a slightly higher-contrast one, cos the first one looked a bit wishy-washy. And I thought you cats might dig this mono version!


Mike Hawthorne said...

HOLY SHIT! This may be my favorite so far. Dude, I love the idea a ton and the execution is fantastic. :)


Mitch Gerads said...

Such a great idea! SERIOUSLY awesome, Dan!

Doc Shaner said...

Agreeing with Mike here, GREAT idea, Dan. Fantastic inks as always, and I love the subtle color palette.

Francesco Francavilla said...

Damn, guys, you make me want to wrap up Kara Bocek asap so I can get on other stories inspired by your illustrations :)
Great page, Dan, love the composition, the calm before the tempest vibe of it, the colors, and the caption: all works together so harmoniously (is that a word?) :)
And by all means, if you want to draw more BB, I am not gonna stop you :D

Thank you, Dan :)


ANDY KUHN said...

really great, dan! i'd love to see you draw a comic in this style. lovin' it!

Dan McDaid said...

Thanks, fellas!

Andy, it's a bit weird how much my style changes when I'm using a tablet and PS - it's kind of spindlier, more wiry. It's not deliberate - it just happens that way! Anyway, thanks again, man.

tomfowler said...

i love that inkline, dan.

i think i prefer the black and white as a result.

just gorgeous.

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Michael Lapinski said...

Love how you're a bit of a chameleon when it comes to rendering each new character, Dan.

Excellent and evocative interpretation.

Steve Bryant said...

I agree with Tom. The inks on this just shine in the b/w version! Sweet!

And I totally want a Black Beetle BigLittle Book.