A slight deviation from my concept art, I’m combining business with pleasure today. Tangent Artists going to be publishing our first volume of collected comics, so I decided to work on the cover for said volume. The covers are going to be Tarot card themed, so here is Linus, the Hanged Man.
The Hanged Man, Monica Marier, copyright (c) Monica Marier, 2016
Now that the Rogue’s Guide is completed and launched, I’m turning my attention more to the Must Love Dragons relaunch and it’s been sloooooooooow going. A lot needs fixing which leads to more fixing and further flaws… you guys ever seen the money pit?
(Property of Universal Pictures)
At least the foundation is good. (I’m laughing as I type this because we just found out we have to replace the house’s trimming and get the roof inspected here at Wineberry House. Plus we have ants.)
In the meantime, here’s a draft of the new cover art we’re going to be using for MLD (some alterations in text, and art etc. pending). Overall I’m pleased with it. I love how Linus looks kind of cool, but also like you want to punch him in the face. We’re going to do similar half-face images for the other 2 books in the works. I like the half-face because it leaves a lot of room for the reader to fill in the rest with their imagination. I hate seeing an image of a character I like and not have it match the image in my head.
(Btw, my brother modeled for this. I think he did a great job)
copyright(c)monica marier, 2016
The only other thing of note text-wise is that Wendria’s name will be changed back to Kiyana to match the CRIT! comic, since Both CRIT! and MLD will be launched by the same publisher, Tangent Artists. The Linus Saga, in essence, will be presented as a “novelization” of CRIT! despite the deviating story-lines. Nothing will change storywise other than the names and a few minor details, but the company feels we should unify the whole setting to better match our existing publications featuring Linus Weedwhacker.
Comments? Concerns? Think I’m out of my gourd? Leave a comment.
Here’s a message from Linus saying “GO VOTE.”
A lot of primaries are opening tomorrow and your vote counts!
Some tips to help you:
*Check to see if you are registered
*Your registration information will tell you where your voting station will be. Be sure to check all requirements.
*Bring a photo ID and your registration card with you when you show up.
*Leave all of your support buttons and tee-shirts at home! This will help you avoid becoming a target of unscrupulous people.
*Be neat and nicely dressed when you arrive (Never make anyone be suspicious of your status or affiliations)
*Be polite to everyone. The officials are volunteers donating their own time.
*Do your research! Be sure to check for other positions/decisions that will be voted on in your area!
*TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Maybe even offer to drive them to their station or watch their kids/dog for 5 minutes to help them out!
Have a safe and wonderful day! Exercise your right to make your decision heard!
Inktober today is another from the agenda. This is a clipping from an upcoming page of CRIT! It features Linus at age 17, 27, 37, and 52. I won’t spoil the joke, I’ll just say that yes, he’s getting more frustrated as we go. I also seem to have inadvertently done a 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s hairstyle in order.That McGuyver mullet is to die for.
CRIT! panels by Monica Marier, tangentartists.com
Today, I did an ink of Morfindel. This is one that will be on the new Banner for the CRIT! comic. He’s holding what will be a D10
Morfindel, by Monica Marier, pen and ink.
Here’s my Inktober for Day 9. I put a shoutout for ideas, and my friend Barrie requested to see Linus in a school uniform. I’m sure she meant something along the lines of cramming 52-year-old Linus into a Japanese boys school uniform, but I did her one better. Here is a young Linus (about 19) in the official Uniform of the Rangers Union Pre-One student.
He looks like he’s on the way to archery practice, and doesnt’ care if his hair is combed or his jacket is hooked up. He has three leaves on his shoulder indicating that this is his third year as a student (students take 4 years to complete courses). His jacket also Features the triple-leaf emblem of the Rangers Union on his chest. The drawing needs some tweaking, but I like details that I came up with on the fly that add a little more to Linus’s story.
Hope you like it, Barrie.
Linus Pre-One, by Monica Marier, pen and ink
Here’s Day 3 of Inktober. I drew Linus from CRIT! He’s actually tossing a D8 over his shoulder, that part’s not put in yet, since my mathematical perspective is strictly non-euclidean. Media is Pen and Ink. This is going to be on a big CRIT! banner at some point. I like how I managed to get more scar tissue on his skin.
Linus Weedwhacker, by Monica Marier