MARA trade paperback design!
Pre-order on Amazon or ask your local comic shop to order you a copy!

MARA trade paperback design!

Pre-order on Amazon or ask your local comic shop to order you a copy!

From start to finish, it’s been a privilege and a true pleasure to work with Brian Wood and Jordie Bellaire on Mara. Thanks guys! Excited for her last issue to go on shelves soon, but I’ll be sad to see her go. 

jordangibson:

Guys I drew some Mara fanart! 



Thanks tons, Jordan! Wow!

jordangibson:

Guys I drew some Mara fanart! 

Thanks tons, Jordan! Wow!

Mara #5 is out tomorrow! Pick it up at your local comic shop or on comiXology!

MARA #5 
Written by Brian Wood
Art by Ming Doyle
Colors by Jordie Bellaire
Release Date: June 19, 2013

Everything’s on the table as far as the military’s position on Mara, but who’s the one with the nuclear option? How much power can one woman hold before the world says “enough”?

~*~Beach Body Mara Prince~*~
I’m making an EXTREMELY small edition of this as a 13x19” print for HeroesCon, maybe three prints total. See you there! Table AA-1209!

~*~Beach Body Mara Prince~*~

I’m making an EXTREMELY small edition of this as a 13x19” print for HeroesCon, maybe three prints total. See you there! Table AA-1209!

#MaraPrince

#MaraPrince

Phoenix Comicon commission: Mara, for Henry Barajas!

Phoenix Comicon commission: Mara, for Henry Barajas!

Be back later, superstar. 
♥ Ingrid Seven and Mara Prince.

Be back later, superstar. 

♥ Ingrid Seven and Mara Prince.

Mara #3 is in stores and on comiXology today! Catch a preview of the first 6 pages here.

yasminliang:

Mara is my favourite!

Mara, by Yasmin Liang. Yaz is one of my fave artists, hooray!

yasminliang:

Mara is my favourite!

Mara, by Yasmin Liang. Yaz is one of my fave artists, hooray!

Can you give any insight into your process of creating a characters' features? Mara and her brother I think are just really outstanding examples of well thought out and meticulous character design (which is clearly evident in all your drawings, but tackling 'family resemblance' like that just blew my mind)

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(Two Princes: Mark and Mara)

Thanks Clay! Character consistency is something I struggled with for years and am still refining. On the one hand, I didn’t want to come up with a standard “face template” and have everyone in my art look identical, minus hair and coloring choices. On the other hand, how do you keep one face looking like itself across all those angles? It’s headache inducing!

I find that adjectives really help. Keeping descriptive words in your mind’s eye can help meld a drawing’s look. Mara and her brother Mark both have large, dark, almond shaped eyes, small pert noses, equally-sized plush top and bottom lips, and square-leaning-to-oval faces.

Those are a lot of specific descriptors because they’re important characters. For supporting cast, I may just resort to “shifty and blonde,” “Daniel Craig,” “equine and 40ish,” etc., and just try to draw true to the spirit of what those phrases evoke for me.

Words, words, words! A drawing is a sentence you can see.




Make us proud.



Another beautiful photoset from MARA #1! Getting excited for #3 to come out this Wednesday, hope you guys like it! :)

Make us proud.

Another beautiful photoset from MARA #1! Getting excited for #3 to come out this Wednesday, hope you guys like it! :)

The brass.

The brass.