You know sometimes you make promises: promises to children, to loved ones, to back-alley prostitutes, and sometimes you make a promise to yourself. For me, I made a promise to myself to complete a submission to Shaqzine. And here it is.
Someone who was kind enough to buy my comic asked for a sketch, something small and quick, with the Venus brand pencil he was also buying from me.
I did the cover of today’s ARENA section of the Wall Street Journal, about the massive success of teen literature & fils such as DIVERGENT creating a new wave of teen books and movies. Thank you AD Manny Velez for the assignment! It was a cross-country effort. :) Read the article here.
As usual, my process shot with my inky fingers:
Awesome stuff by Yao, as always.
Black and sepia-toned ink on this Raven sketch.