A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Friday, June 29, 2007

Isabel Out West

Another sketch of what she might look like.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


I got an idea while driving into work today and decided to sketch it up. I am piecing together Rose's history from her birth in 1842 to the present (1888) and got the idea for this childhood character. Her name is Elizabeth and will be a new student Rose meets at school.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lou Romano

The June 25 issue of THE NEW YORKER features a cover by Lou Romano! Very cool. Congrats Lou!

Lou Romano
New Yorker


Monday, June 18, 2007

CORA update: June 07

I'm taking a step back to work on Rose's story before I continue drawing pages. The first act of the book has been roughed out (close to 60 pages) and I've been going back into it and heightening the drama and tension.

What Rose has been up to since the end of Rose and Isabel is of major importance and I realized I need to devote a larger part of the book to her than I originally thought. I'm afraid of pulling the audience away from Cora for too long because the book, although it is an ensemble piece, is mainly Cora's story.

Story is hell as they say, but I'm still enjoying these characters very much. Rose is yet again terrifying in my mind and getting more and more so as I write her. Once I figure everything out it think it'll be quite an adventure.

Here's a rough sketch of Rose on some sort of western inspired "throne".

Monday, June 11, 2007

Caster dancing

Liz Caster will appear in parts of the CORA book as a saloon dancer. Here is an early attempt at what she may look like.

(Liz Caster is a fictional chartacter and not intended to represent anyone living or dead; any resemblance is coincidental).