As I've mentioned before, some of these pages are glimpses into the very earliest steps of putting together an illustrated story. When thinking about a female character and her revolutionary suit of wondrous perception, I had a few missteps and a lot of dead ends. Here's an example of some of the attempts along the way. I can't talk any more about the project but I can speak to the influences at play. I looked at ninjas, Dune still suits, some of Moebius' designs for Jodorowsky's Dune, those amazing sunlight blocking suits the vampires wore in Blade 2, and the iconic femme fatale from Fritz Lang's Metropolis…OF COURSE! I think I even threw in a little Tuskan Raider for fun.
The point is that these stories are built little by little both by writer and artist bringing into focus the ideas that are the impetus for these creative adventures. Thanks for being a passenger along with me on this journey. I promise many more horizons and wonderful vistas await.
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