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October 19th, 2017

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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!. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

The front cover is based on Marvel’s shell of the mid-1970s, lifting the logo block graphics from Inky Stories #5. The 3D “Inky Stories Presents,” based on the old Marvel Premier logo, was rendered by hand in Adobe Illustrator.

The cover illustration was originally going to be drawn by Line Olsson from my thumbnail sketch. Deadlines and logistics prevented that from happening. I ending up drawing and coloring the final art, trying to retain the best of Line’s ideas (crosshatching, Agent K’s hair, and goth Cupid). Drawing the final art took about 5 hours, and another 10 to color (flatting, coloring, and the flat CMYK dot color emulation).

The cover uses the Bronze Age 128-color palette, rather than the Golden/Silver Age 64-color palette of my earlier dot color comics.

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