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'Les Miserables' Mice Templar Feature

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 24, 2014, 11:49 AM


Look what came in the mail today!



My copies of Image Comics' Mice Templar IV: Legend #13 featuring my Les Miserables-inspired pinup of the doomed students at the barricade. My 2nd pinup for the wonderful book!

This was a subject very close to my heart, as Les Miz happens to be my favorite musical. I remember watching the 10th anniversary concert on PBS with my parents. I remember memorizing every word of the 3-disc stage show soundtrack, singing it to myself in my bedroom.

When I was 16, I was supposed to see the stage play with my dad around Valentine’s day, but he passed away suddenly just a few days beforehand. I didn’t get to enjoy the stage show again until many years later on my 30th birthday, it came touring through town for the first time in years for just that one weekend, allowing me to enjoy it with the other man of my life (my husband).



So you can imagine my excitement when I was approached to create this illustration. I was asked to convey a sense of doom, using blood as symbolism rather than gore. Marius, as the only survivor, is depicted in warm tones against the cool-toned backdrop of his friends at the moment of their sacrifice. With Eponine, the later martyr for their cause, lifeless in his arms with an open palm, as the banner’s wave begins to run and the barricade fades to shadows.


2014 Convention Schedule
-Super Sac-Con: Sacramento, CA - Oct 18-19- Small Press Zone


2015 Convention Schedule
-Winter SacAnime: Sacramento, CA - Jan 2-4- Tabling w/Krysten Reis
-Emerald City Comicon: Seattle, WA - Mar 27-29- TBA
-Wizard World: Sacramento, CA - Jun 19-21- Artist Alley
-Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA - Jul 2-5- Artist Alley


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  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
  • Playing: Final Fantasy IX
  • Drinking: green smoothie

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frizzy192 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Happy Birthday!!! :cake: :party:
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you! :D
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DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy B-Day! :squee:  Enjoy it! :dance:

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag! :squee:  Genieß ihn! :dance:
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you! :D
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ashigaru Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconcakeplz: Happy Birthday! :D
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you! :D
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DysFuncReal Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!  :)  
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Thank you! <3
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faerylight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Sarah!  Are you making it to Emerald City Comicon this weekend?  I'd love to get another art commission from you! :)
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Hi! :D

Yes, I will be at ECCC this weekend. You can find me at Booth #404, listed in the program under "Imaginary People." Look forward to seeing you then. :)
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faerylight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome.. see you there!
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Sabinalibertad Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow your art is amazing! And we like the same stuff! I must +watch you right now!! 
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
D'awww.  You're too sweet.  Thank you very much.  :)
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: Sarah! :D
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Of course!  I didn't even know you HAD a DA!
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