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Trish Trash on view at FIBD

For the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée (FIBD), the giant comics festival descending on the small town I live in on January 31—more on that to come in a post in a day or two—the Maison des Auteurs is putting on an exhibition of work by all the artists who have been resident in this past year—that’s 44 people, people. So I’ve got just a few pieces in this show, and it’ll be the first time finished Trish Trash pages are seen by the world. Well, strictly speaking, the color will be tweaked a bit and they’ll be in French…but more or less. I’ll also have the original drawing for a book cover I drew this fall for an upcoming Susan Choi novel, My Education. Check out that fantastic poster by Lucas Varela! I’ve gotta get me one of those.

Trish Trash volume 1 page 6 color preview

The colorist for the book, Walter, has just begun, but I’m already knocked out, and a bit embarrassed by the simplicity of my own coloring job for the postcard that is also being printed for FIBD. Collector alert! See if you can spot the difference from the to-be-published version of the page…postcard version of Trish Trash page 32, with Trish swapped in for Neeta Victimpage 32 Trish Trash as it will appear in print

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  1. nancy ethiel on January 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    These look great–really dynamic. And you’re right about the color–especially the sky and ground in the top page. Good work!

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