It had been a while since I had drawn a comic, and I was definitely rusty, despite my warm up period. Inking especially, was a smudgy experience. Lots of correction fluid on the pages of Saved by the Bell #2!
But here's an inside look at the issue. You'll have to buy it to follow along, which I hope you did on March 4!
The cover is by Chynna Clugston. She draws the odd-numbered issues of the series, and the covers, as well as setting the character style guide. She is amazing, and I am honored to be such a close part of a project that she's on. I've been a fan of her solo series Blue Monday for a long time.
Lisa's outfits here and the whole issue, are ripped from the pages of Seventeen magazine. I hadn't ever looked at Seventeen!
Shout-outs on the posters hanging to Marvel, my series Cavalcade of Boys, and an ad for French Club as I've studied French (poorly) for many years. Colorist got the flag wrong though.
Shout-out to my OGN Strugglers, though obstructed by the letterer.
Ha, Jessie's book is titled, Subject.
Had to research random teachers that appeared on the show for this page.
Panel 2, first appearance of, let's call him Jeff, the gay indie boy that is a recurring background character in my art.
Panel 4, I forget what this was supposed to be a shout-out to.
Panel 5, Jeff panel-bombing again.
At first, there was no style set for the MAX. By the end of the issue, it was decided to go with the TV show set, as if anyone would hang out there present day. But it was too late to change for this issue.
Possibly the only full page I really like of this issue.
Panel 1 is nice. My Co-worker Rosheen, a huge SBTB fan, is there, as is my friend Adam, who lent me some pens for inking this. I couldn't find them locally, couldn't wait for an online order, yet I had a deadline. Thanks, Adam!
Jeff panel-bombs panel 2.
Fashion channel's offices utilize Saarinen Tulip Chairs, designed in 1953.
Panel 4, poster for the Jane Austen Society.
Panel 3, Jeff's reading in the background.