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Process: The making of Troublemaker

One of the graphic novels I'm most looking forward to this month is Troublemaker, written by mystery writer Janet Evanovich (creator of the Stephanie Plum series) and her daughter Alex, and illustrated by Joelle Jones (Token, Spell Checkers). It was supposed to be out last week but is now looking like a July 20 release.

In the meantime, Dark Horse has a nice promotional piece up on their site, The Making of a Comic, that shows the different steps in the creation of the graphic novel: script, thumbnails, pencils, inks, coloring, and lettering for six different pages. It's formatted nicely in such a way that you can look at the scripts from page to page or move through all the steps for a single page. My one complaint is that the Flash-based reader loads a bit slow on my computer—at first I thought some of the pages were blank—but that quibble aside, it's well worth a look.

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