Tag Archives: Dark Horse Comics

Lady Killer

This is a commission I recently did of Josie Schuller from the Dark Horse comic “Lady Killer”. The actual subject matter of the comic is very violent, focusing on Josie’s life as a contract killer in the 1960’s. She’s shown here pegging her husband, Gene, and their twin daughters are just happening to catch an eye-full from the hallway.

This was a fun one to do. I usually try and mix the style of whatever I’m drawing with my own approach, which I think works well in creating a good blend of my own style and the source material. Here, however, I talked with the commissioner and we decided to stick as close to the source material as possible. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, as was the client. I also got to continue experimenting with lighting, and I like how it turned out.

I took very careful care to get the characters as on-model as possible. The characters’ designs, while not generic, are general enough that a shift in style could have made it less clear who they wanted to be. I bought a couple issues of the comic when this commission was first mentioned to me, and did my best to recreate their look here. I was afraid that, if I messed it up, it could look like Dr. Mrs. The Monarch was fucking Roger Radcliffe, and I didn’t want that.

October ’12 WWOTM – Ghost

Here’s the WWOEC Woman of the Month for October of 2012, Ghost. Ghost was nominated by my good friend Glassfish, whose work you can find scattered about on here whenever I’ve colored it.

I’m not terribly familiar with this character. The only Dark Horse series I’ve ever read was Hellboy, and even that was in small doses. I like her design, though, if only because I love chicks in hoods. I didn’t get too hardcore with this one, but I really like how it turned out. I kept the colors pretty soft and blue, and I’m real happy with the final result.