Guest Strip - S.Q. Schwartz
From 2000 or so, a page that appeared as part of a back-up story in the last issue of the colorized (and long out-of-print) Dirty Pair: Sim Hell Remastered miniseries.
Anyhoo, this scene was a flashback to the Dirty Pair's Kei and Yuri as students, just after hearing they'd been recruited by the 3WA (or World Welfare Work Association*).
Script and pencils (on linen-finish cardstock) by me; on the final version, lettering by Tomoko Saito and colors by Guru eFX.
(*Must say, I prefer the formulation “Worlds Welfare and Works Association,” which makes a bit more more sense; I believe Dan Kanemitsu coined that version. Pity we didn’t use that particular iteration in the actual comic.)
A few other con sketches from this year’s FanExpo Canada.
In a cruel twist of fate, my overall figure-drawing ability and sense of proportion degrades rapidly at this larger page size (11” X 14”), hence YT’s outsized left leg in the first sketch. On the other hand, this size works well for Sharpie-rendering purposes and makes for an impressive-looking original (IMHO); gotta take the bad with the good, alas.
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