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Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2, page 5

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 Akira’s spirit wolf grows larger, searching for Turmoil’s trail, with his magick-sight, he sees the destination (find out where it is soon), but wait! Who’s that behind him with a bow?

Pencils by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, colors, and letters (“wow.”) by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick

Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2, page 4

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 Here is Akira’s second magickal performance, this time, summoning his spirit Black Wolf to search for Turmoil as the trail has gone a little cold. Trying to figure out how to show the wolf spirit was a little tricky, but thinking “Magick is green, so why can’t the spirit wolf actually be black as in Akira’s name?” and VOILA!

Pencils by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks and colors (no letters) by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick

Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2, page 3

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 While the signs might look like Sketchup, they aren’t. I created the signs off Brett’s pencils, then found some clipart for the interstate symbol, and tried to create the look of the sign as best I could. Akira’s motorcycle, however, IS Sketchup. I wanted something unique for the bike and found this “rocketcycle” to use.

Pencils by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, colors, and letters by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick

Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2, page 2

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Here is another page where I used SketchUp for a background. There is now way I want to try and ink (or have Brett pencil) an entire cityscape. I found something that looked similar to the tone we are conveying and plopped it in!

We also get to see Akira use some of that Native American Shaman magick he’s practiced hard to learn. You can always tell when magick is being used because of the special green color. One of my favorite writer/artists, Matt Wagner, created a comic called Mage where all the magical effects in it are green to really pop of the page. It works well for the color scheme here, so…

Green is the color of Magick!

Pencils by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, colors, and lettering by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick

Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2, page 1

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 Akira Blackwolf, aka Dragonwolf, is back. After a 20+ year stint without an artist, I finally found a new artist to start in again, so this first tale could be complete. While Brett’s artwork may be a little rough, it is still engaging and clear as to what is happening in the story, and it will get better as we continue.

Here we see Akira and dagen checking out the apartment of David Black, aka Turmoil, the man who reportedly kidnapped Jennifer Grant, daughter of Akira’s client. But if you recall last issue, when David scrambled to leave his apartment, what he grabbed certainly didn’t look like a 15 year old girl. You will have to continue reading to find out what exactly it was!

Pencils by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, colors, and lettering by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick

Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2 cover

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Dragonwolf webcomic cover: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2

Welcome at last to Dragonwolf: The Blackwolf Samurai part 2! I have been waiting a long time to be able to finish this story. If you have been reading this comic for awhile, or actually know me, you may know that I wrote the first part of this story way back in the mid-1990’s, and that was when the first part was originally drawn, too. After years of searching, and cajoling, and begging, and more searching, I finally found someone online willing to take on parts 2 and 3 for only back-end pay. I introduce you to Brett Gibbons from Ohio.

As I write this, on September 23, 2016, I am anxiously awaiting the first pages that you will read starting next week. But for me, the process has just begun. Brett did an awesome job of this cover. The “frame” is something he does when he draws so he can extend the artwork beyond that border. He said I could trim it to that, but I am digging the look of it’s own frame, so I decided to keep it. The cover for Dragonwolf will most likely always include this frame from now on.

As for the cover image itself, this was the moment in the issue I always envisioned for the cover, when I started writing this part back in the mid-90’s. I didn’t so much abandon this project as lose a lot of it. I had some of it written down and managed to keep a hold of it for years, but the rest of what I had originally written was lost, which is okay. The artist for part 1 misinterpreted a statement in what he was supposed to do for the kidnapped girl, but I took what he drew and took the story in a different direction, which actually made for a better story, and for a better tie-in with the Circus-13 Universe, such as it is right now.

Anyway, when I sent the script to Brett to read, he also picked this specific image for the cover, so I know we are definitely on the same wavelength when it comes to this character and story. His input will have as much impact on the future of this title as his art. That is true collaboration, which I have been searching for. His art may seem a little raw, but that’s what gives it that edge for this title. Once you see more pages, I think you all will agree.

This title will also be available from Amazon and Smashwords, once all the pages are done. Be looking for a link to buy it soon!

Art by Brett Gibbons
Digital inks, lettering, and coloring by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick.

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