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 Zone2015 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