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Cupid's Got a Death Ray!

(PG; Superhero) Agent K tries to relax after rebooting the universe and stopping a General Zaq attack. Why do these vacations never work out? Collaboration with special guest artist Line Olsson!

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By David Marshall October 22nd, 2017 Categories: Post |

(PG; Superhero) Agent K tries to relax after rebooting the universe and stopping a General Zaq attack. Why do these vacations never work out? Collaboration with special guest artist Line Olsson.

Exploring the comics art form itself, Cupid tells the same story from two characters point of view. It’s designed to read horizontally and vertically. Each narrative is told in a different art style. Imagine Alex Toth and Edward Gorey telling the same story. Their storylines merge at the end, like superheroes joining forces after their in-fighting wrecks a city or two.

Not bad for eight pages.

Line Olsson is an illustrator, chalkboard artist and cartoonist. Her of exaggerated, intricate approach to sequential storytelling makes Line a perfect fit for Agent K, who Line describes as “a badass action hero.” We “jammed” on this project whenever possible, drawing and inking over each other’s work.

Materials used for this story
10″ x 15″ live area on Strathmore 500 bristol paper
Blick Black Cat india ink
Short-handle round #2 sable brush
Ruling pen (borders)
Speedball nib #515EF (thicker lines)
Hunt 22B (medium lines)
Speedball B6 (bold lettering)
Ames Lettering Guide (3.5 two-thirds calibration)
Adobe Illustrator (“Inky Stories Presents” logo)
Adobe InDesign (page layout)
Adobe Photoshop (production, coloring)

That’s probably everthing you need to enjoy Cupid’s Got A Death Ray! Thanks for sticking around and cheering me on.

— Dave M!, blogging from 1369 Coffee House, Inman Square.

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