Q: Who are you guys?
A: (Pete) I’m Pete Menotti, and I started MCre8ive in Los Angeles in 2000 after a stint as the Creative Director at Virgin Interactive. I’ve been playing with the idea for Evil Diva for over two years, ever since my daughter came up with the name. She was kind of the inspiration because she is an evil diva. This is a labor of love, as we currently make no money off this.
(HAI) I’m Honoel A. Ibardolaza, and no, I’m not an alien! T_T I’m a freelance children’s fiction writer and illustrator and when I’m not stealthily whisking away food from the table, I can be found locked away in my room (for the safety of the people that live with me) inking Evil Diva for Mr. M and Ms. T. I’m also a big fan of the always angry-looking and meanie Angela.
Q: How often is Evil Diva updated?
A: (Pete) Two pages a week, Tuesday and Thursday. Usually by 10 am P.S.T.
Q: How is Evil Diva drawn?
A: (Pete) We start with a full script. We thumbnail the whole script out at once — we tend to get two pages of thumbnails for every page of script. (You can view some thumbnails here at the Evil Diva Livejournal Community.) Once we’re finished thumbnailing, we arm ourselves with a mechanical pencil and lay out each page on some natty old Blue Line Pro boards stored under the copier. (Aren’t comics glamorous?) In the first issue, it would take a day to day and a half to draw the pages, since the linework needed to be super-tight — we didn’t ink. Now HAI inks, and we pencil one page a day.
Q: How is Evil Diva colored?
A: (Pete) In Photoshop. More specifically, each page is scanned on the aforementioned copier, then levels adjusted and cleaned up some more.We set the page to CYMYK and Hai begins laying in flat colors with our Intuos III. (A tablet isn’t necessary, but it certainly makes fine erasing/detailing easier.) Once done with flat colors, Joe sets up a second multiply layer and drop in the shadows using a single blue-purple-gray color. Finally, Joe creates another normal layer and clean up any bits that are still looking messy. We’re hoping to create a tutorial later to show this process step by step.
Q: I have questions about Evil Diva. How do I get in contact with you?
A: (Pete) Shoot us an email at email@example.com. We’ll do our best to get you an answer ASAP.
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