Friday, September 28, 2012

crow and panda in the raw

Above is a raw example of one of seven pages I worked on for the recently released book, District Comics: An Unconventional History of Washington, DC (Fulcrum Publishing), before our editor Matt Dembicki cleaned it up and plugged in the text.  I thought it would be interesting to show what a page looked like before the editing process.  It was a pleasure working on a story based on Tai Shan the giant panda, whose story seems even more relevant now, in light of the recent passing of a giant panda cub at the National Zoo, who shared the same mother as Tai Shan (Mei Xiang). Tai Shan's birth was something of a miracle as he was the first successfully born giant panda cub at the National Zoo. Baby giant pandas are prone to all types of illness during the first few weeks of life, and it can be rare for one to survive in captivity. 

You can read more about Tai Shan in the book, which is jam-packed with some fantastic comic book art and story telling. You can also check out some great reviews HERE as well.