Every artist needs a sketchblog. So... here here's mine.
I've started concept work on an idea that just popped into my head the other day. It's always been a persistant idea of mine that there need to be more intelligent character-role models for younger girls. When I was younger I loved cartoons, but I was never able to really get into comic books. I really wasn't into the Superhero comics. I really can only narrow the reasons down to: A.) lack of romance and B.) I never really cared that the world needed to be saved from some crazy villain. So, the graphic novels and comics I ended up reading were all comic strips like Garfield (give me a break, I was a kid!), Bloom County, and my all-time favorite strip, Calvin and Hobbes; graphic novelwise I fell in love with the intricate relationships and fantasy world of Wendy Pini's "Elfquest"; and as for comics, the only ones I ever bought were the Betty and Veronica ones from Archie Comics.
So anyways, I've decided I want to make some sort of comic aimed toward younger girls. It seems to be an untapped resource in American comics. To those who say, "There just isn't a market for that", I say, "Look at the Asian manga industry." Half the stories there are marketed to teen girls! Hence, I have support to back my endeavors!
So these are the preliminary sketches I've come up with for this new idea... it's about young Faeries who start going to school to learn specifics for their chosen season. They all have the dream of making it to the top (the CEO position) of each season. The story will see if they get there or not.