Click here for page 16 of Episode 2 of Ross Boston!
How strange that it’s October already! I believe last October, I had just gotten off of hiatus after doing a big freelance job and the Bobslist Adventure Team Headquarters - along with Sass and Brenda - were just being revealed. My oh my, all of the things that happen in a year!
Anyway, the most important thing for me to plug this week is that I am open for commissions! The holidays are pretty much here, so go ahead and commission me now before it’s too late!
And as always, be sure to “like” the official Ross Boston facebook page. :)
Have a fun weekend!
This was an exchange I had with a reader of Ross Boston. I’m posting this primarily to clarify why, despite being a biological male, The Blue Baroness is referred to as a “she.” In case you are like Jarman and do not understand.
My work week got cut short last week and I forgot to post this, but here is the web cover for Episode 2 of Ross Boston. And for those not aware, the new URL is in effect (the old one still works) and the website has gotten a couple tweaks with more to come soon.
Ross Boston: Episode 2 starts this Friday, June 29th!
Please Help out Drew Green reach his goal on IndieGogo. If you can donate, Help out. If not reblog his post so he can reach a broader audience.
I don’t have extra funds to give at the moment. But I thought I would do a little fan art to show my appreciation as a fan of Drew’s art and combine the campaign with the image.
This fanart from John Green (no relation) is super-gay, and that’s just how we like it around here, ladies and gents!
I will be starting a Kickstarter (or Indiegogo) campaign soon to fund the second episode of The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston. Here’s a sneak peek at one of the prints provided as a perk for donating!
The campaign will begin within the next couple of weeks and I will surely let you know more as it gets closer.
This is today’s warmup sketch, probably 45 minutes. Obviously, I’m getting ready to gear up for Episode 2 of The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston, so a lot of my free time has been devoted to really diving into that. I’ve done a detailed outline of the second episode and I’m very happy with it! Hopefully, everything will be funnier and gayer, and we’ll get to know many of the characters better while meeting new ones, learning new things about the overall plot, and delving into the mystery.
This character is The Blue Baroness (whom you can learn more about here). She is very important in the second episode.
I’d like to also make quick mention that as an experiment, I am essentially going to try to fund Episode 2 through Kickstarter/Indiegogo (still haven’t chosen which one to go with). I’m going to attempt to make the comic my only job - as in, little to no commissions - so that I can do something I actually enjoy and make money doing it. Also, if this pans out, the entire second episode can be read much faster than it has taken episode 1 (which is a good thing, since they’re both about the same length and I don’t really wanna spend another year on another episode).
I will give you more details as things unfold. The campaign will be starting very soon - probably within the next two weeks - and some of the donator perks I have lined up are pretty great. I’m spending much of my time working on developing those before the campaign goes live.
Anyway, enjoy the image!
Part of the original lineup of characters for The Super-Gay Adventures of Ross Boston, The Blue Baroness (often referred to as Blue) is something of an anti-hero in the SGARB universe. This drag queen usually has her heart in the right place, but as a vigilante, she operates outside the law and sometimes even causes trouble and chaos for the fun of it. Many consider her a super hero, but in truth she’s a wizard just like Wayne, with whom she has a soured history. Her specialty is illusion - making her drag performances dazzling and unlike any other - and her magic vessels (like Wayne’s wand) are her shiny, gold boots. Blue is known for being very persuasive…
Not so long ago, I posted a picture of Blue’s original design as it has been up until last night, when I changed it. I’ve had a really hard time drawing Blue for quite a while now. Occasionally, I’d crank out a really great-looking picture of her, but there wasn’t enough consistent success. Sitting and drawing (on paper!) with my friend Reed Bond at a coffee shop, I doodled some ideas for new hairstyles and came up with this puffy thing that I really liked. I sat down last night after a long day of working and decided to try and draw Blue some more, since Episode 2 is coming up and she’s really important. I started with the new hair and kept trying to put her old face on it, but it just wasn’t working. And then it hit me.
What if I changed Blue’s race? I’ve recently received some (valid) criticism that there isn’t enough diversity in my characters, and this is something I’d like to keep in mind going forward. Last night, it clicked. By changing her race, her face became much more pleasant to draw, and honestly exudes the specific kind of sass I was going for with Blue but was never able to achieve. Personally, I’m really loving this new design! (I may ditch the hat altogether, though, seems unnecessary.)
What do you folks think?
One of the first characters originally revealed back in December 2010 as the main lineup, The Blue Baroness is something of a villain in the SGARB universe. She’s the “drag queen superhero,” but is really just a wizard like Wayne. She does good deeds when it benefits her, and sometimes does bad things because it’s fun. She and Wayne have history (not romantic history) and do not agree on anything; one operates within the rules and the other, not so much.
I’ve taken some time to really refine her design since she is a very important part of the second episode. So consider this something of a teaser for SGARB Episode 2. ;)