Most Valued Bastard: Amy Reeder's Finished Sherbet Illustration -
For those of you following Amy’s progress in her illustration of my comic character Sherbet Lock (if not, you can see her posts; here, here, here & here), this is the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Here’s the finished piece I genuinely couldn’t be happier with the results! She…
Sherbet Lock Process 1
I’m gonna do a creative process thing! You get to see this illustration unfold the way I would.
I don’t normally do commissions for friends, but my pal Michael Vincent Bramley asked me to draw a piece on his character Sherbet Lock. And I happen to like Sherbet Lock! So I thought I’d go for it. Sherbet is a futuristic Sherlock Holmes-type character who investigates the paranormal. She’s a bit smug, and she’s also a lesbian. Bramley’s got a collection of short story webcomics on her, so definitely check them out.
I like the challenge of capturing other people’s characters, so I tried to include as much about her in one image as possible. Here’s the sketch I came up with—I just kept drawing outward and figured I could crop it to comic page dimensions later. The size is around a quarter page. I think you can tell, but that’s a ghost licking her cheek!
I like taking these sorts of opportunities to experiment on rendering. So I was pretty excited but also unsure about rendering that ghost. Stay tuned and I’ll post more tomorrow!
I like where this is going…
Sherbet’s sister, Cayenne Lock, takes her pet for a walk.
The multi-talented D. Yee provided us with this unique and unsettling, yet beautiful take on the detective of Baker City.
Like it? Good, now read the comic and ask yourself why bad things always happen to good people.
Rob Moran is the king of gritty horror comic book illustrations and we were proud to get him on board for this fantastic Sherbet pin-up.
Now give the actual comic a read, disturbing themes and disgusting twists are a guarantee:
The crazy talented Leila del Luca provided this awesome image of Sherbet for the upcoming Sherbet TPB. If you’re not folowing Leila’s work, then you bloody should be!
And if you’ve never read Sherbet, then you need to tell me what part of ‘lesbian Sherlock from the future who solves paranormal mysteries’ doesn’t sound readable to you…
Sherbet Lock: Returning soon with NEW COMICS! (sneaky peek!) -
We’ve been on the down-low lately, but for those of you awaiting new Sherbet material, the long wait is almost over! Everybody’s favourite lesbian Sherlock Holmes pastiche from the future is soon to return to the page in two… (count-‘em) TWO magnificent new adventures, one of which will be over…
I didn’t even know I had a favorite lesbian Sherlock Holmes pastiche from the future!!!
But now that you do, aren’t you glad?
We’ve been on the down-low lately, but for those of you awaiting new Sherbet material, the long wait is almost over! Everybody’s favourite lesbian Sherlock Holmes pastiche from the future is soon to return to the page in two… (count-‘em) TWO magnificent new adventures, one of which will be over 30 pages long and packed with more mystery than any Sherbet story to date! For instance; why is Sherbet in a mind-reader pose? You’ll have to read the story to find out!
SHERBET 2.0, SEXIER, DRUGGIER AND MORE EXPLOSIVER!
It’s not all fun and games though… for instance, Cayenne doesn’t seem too happy about it…
And then, when you LEAST expect it…