Original Speed

13 July, 2002 at 8:48 pm (comics)

I have received a second package of original artwork from the comic book Finder by Carla Speed McNeil. Speed always includes a couple of sketches or roughs with every mail order, and they are about as helpful of a resource to an amateur comic book artist as any text could be. The ability to compare the roughs to the actual finished art to the reproduced art on the printed page tells volumes about technique, detail, evocation, and reproduction.

My first order of original artwork is a major source of pride, and one that I can’t help but show off to any guests or visitors. It consists of the first two pages to a short story called “Counting Coup”, the title being a theme she has explored at various points over the entire series. Finder is the comic book I give to people who don’t read comic books. It is currently the standard against which I judge all other works.

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