Having defeated the dastardly scavengers, the barbarian turns his attention to the pesting noise he heard before he was attacked. And low and behold the Cat has finally appeared in a story called “The Cat and it’s Keeper”. The poster art below is something I tried after initially making the actual comic page. I tried for a style somewhat like Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, and while I haven’t matched that in quality (in my mind I never will) I think the style fits the character and themes that the comic was drawn in.
This short story was an experiment to see if the style I use for The Purge works for my longer form, full colour comics. The conclusion I can to is that I need to do more thick black shadowing like in the lower image. While the scrappy, cross hatch style is efficient and gives of atmosphere to it, I think it doesn’t work as well as I wished with the way I colour my own work.