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spider queen

For my morning warm-up sketch, I couldn't resist challenging darkwaterfrey's magnificent portrayal of Tozo's Spider Queen. I loved his, but I had a totally different picture of her in mind.

I got a tip-off from the DFC's Dave Shelton: if you're anywhere near Inverness on 14-15 Feb, don't miss the 2nd Highlands International Comics Expo. Dave will be having a fling there with a lot of other good comics folk.

And I just had a second-hand greeting from my second cousin in Berkshire, via DFC Headquarters, where she submitted her ideas on what the letters DFC stand for. (Hello, Alex!)

Over on libba_bray's blog, I just saw this year's must-read book: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Fabulous.

Edit: Cool link from Louise at DFC Headquarters to a giant spider sculpture in Ottawa. I think it's the same one that was on display for awhile in the Tate Modern's turbine hall ...that one made a big impression on me!


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Jan. 26th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
yes okay that book does look good.
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah...
Jan. 26th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Hee hee! Might be a bit messy if she gets a cold though. Love the baby spider-bot. I won't copy this idea at all....[scribbles a few notes]
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Yay, I will feel honoured if even a smidgeon of her makes it into the final cut! :-)

The spider-bot is really her pet cat which is almost as old as she is, but kept mysteriously alive by the power of steam-driven robotics. A bit Darth Vader, I confess...
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
ooh that's pretty creepy. I find it worrying that something so complex and well done is just a warm up sketch. That would at least take me a couple of hours to get right!
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
I was lucky today, I actually woke up with a pretty clear image of her in my head, so it didn't take too long to put together!
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
what he said! great stuff.
Jan. 26th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
Jan. 26th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Awesome! My original idea also involved cybernetics, but I thought that the Spider Queens reign was extremly anti-technology...so I went with a more geneticly engineered warrior queen.
Jan. 26th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, clever! I think you did your homework better than me! :-D
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