Friday Funnies: The Return of Jadah Scratch

Written by Burl on June 18th, 2010

This was fun. Found a beat-up sketch I made of a proposed comic-book character, rescued it via scan and then added color. Yeah, this is from the epic sci-fi pirate tale that I wrote a massive outline for. Think “Doctor Who” crossed with “The Truman Show” crossed with “The Crimson Pirate” crossed with “Foundation.” Pen-and-ink in 1977, color added in 2010. No one can say I work too fast. In case you’re wondering about how the spatter effect was done, it’s a fairly simple PhotoShop trick, but it starts out with a straw full of India Ink being blown onto a Bristol board. Click on the image for a bigger version, then click again for even bigger — if you dare!


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Katharine says:

    Nice spatter effect!!

  2. gigi-hawaii says:

    I think you should change the name. At first, I read it as: JAPAN CROTCH.

  3. Primo Kimo says:

    JAPAN CROTCH! gimme a dozen.

  4. gigi-hawaii says:

    Shouldn’t she be holding her sword in her right hand?

  5. Primo Kimo says:

    she scratches with her right hand.

  6. Burl says:

    Apparently I dig left-handed gals.

  7. Burl says:

    And, according to the way her hair is parted, she’s right-handed.

    Actually, a lot of comic-book characters are left-handed. That’s because artists tend to project and “act out” what the character is doing, and what the artist is working off of is a “mirror image.”

  8. Dave says:

    You are one talented guy, m’fren’. You write good, you draw fine. Do you also juggle? Nice job.

  9. Primo Kimo says:

    her bits aren’t tig enough.

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