Face front, true Steven-believers! The Crewniverse bids you a happy NEW COMIC DAY! Presenting Steven Universe #1, Written and Illustrated by friends of the show Jeremy Sorese and Coleman Engle.
Pick your favorite variant cover(There are 4 available!!) and check out an awesome new adventure with Steven and the Gems! Marvel at the sweet inside front and back art by superstar Frans Boukas! Get pumped for amazing backup features, including a do-it-yourself recipe from Kali Ciesemier, a short “Gems just hanging out” story from Josceline Fenton and a brand-new Lars and Sadie strip by show storyboarder Raven M. Molisee!
Support your local comic shop- stop in and buy our comic today! If they don’t have it, be sure to ask if they can start ordering it. Don’t be shy! (Also available on Comixology if you’re into the paperless scene)
Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.
When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon–her best friend, Libby, who lives.
My piece for the Fifth Element artbook, which will be released soon! Check in later with their tumblr for details on how to get your own copy. I will have poster prints of this at SPX next weekend–I’m at tables W80-81 with Sam and our pals Andrea & Jimmy. (I’ll be putting up a comprehensive SPX post in the next few days!)
The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies ever, it came out when I was in middle school and I even bought the soundtrack for it–Leeloo was my hero. It was actually pretty hard to single out what I wanted to draw for it, but I think one of the strong suites of the movie is its distinctive costume design, so I went with that angle!
Man, vintage posters are great, and when I saw this Delta poster I loved the composition and knew I wanted to do something similar with the FE stewardesses. I was inspired by all the fun type and stylization in David Klein’s iconic TWA posters too. You can see my color sketch as well–I have a fair amount of darker prints, so I wanted this one to be light and airy. Now I just need more excuses to make fun sci-fi posters!
I’m so honored to say that I drew today’s Google doodle of Maria Callas, the renowned opera singer!
I’m happy to share some of the process—the whole thing took place in these last couple weeks and was a lot like doing any other freelance illustration job, except it was totally unexpected and for a much bigger audience!!!
My art director was the super talented Sophia Foster-Dimino (also a Google doodler)—she also gathered feedback for me from the doodler crew & google employees. When you’re working with a big company, there’s a lot of people that have to vet the final product! Luckily it all went very smoothly.
When I was given this project I didn’t have A CLUE about opera, so I spent a whole day reading about Maria Callas, listening to her existing recordings, and watching the few live videos of her performances. She is amazing! Her voice extended beyond the regular range for female singers and she had an innate gift for interpretation—she could literally sing anything written for the female voice, and sing it better than anyone else. She also had a really interesting life—Underdog beginning! Personal struggles! High-profile scandal! Crazy weight-loss! Unusual voice!
I included more info about each step of my process in the image captions— read on if you like!
Thanks to all the google doodlers for letting me be an honorary doodler today, and thanks to everyone who’s said something encouraging or recognized my work, I’m incredibly humbled and grateful to you all!