I'm getting to see the final batch of artwork for the Winter book this week, as Leo inks and the pages come swiftly back from Nikos. "Batch" in this context is a term denoting 5 episodes. We don't actually need to work in episodes as the DFC closed down months ago, but it's good to get into the habit of a major cliffhanger every 5 or 6 pages, so we stuck to it.
Anyway, these last 30 pages are absolutely stunning, but of course I can't show you a single frame without giving away the climax of the story. Even so, we do have over a thousand other glorious images, so plenty there to whet your appetite. I particularly like this one which shows, yet again, that great storytelling above all rests on having characters you care about. Leo's drawing has a warmth and depth of character that you rarely see in comics.
Btw when I say a cute couple, I'm referring to Jack and Estelle, not Leo and Nikos. Just to be clear on that.
Next stop: Reading Comic-Con! - I've enjoyed travelling up and down the country this year (plus a visit to Northern Ireland) as a guest of various comics conventions. This weekend it's m...