Publisher’s Weekly Announcement

Publisher’s Weekly: Rights Report for Week of March 21, 2016

Robin Herrera at Oni Press has acquired world rights to the middle grade graphic novel Little Witches: Magic in Concord by Leigh Dragoon. A retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, the graphic novel follows Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy as witches-in-training. When Mr. Laurence, a witchfinder, moves in next door with his grandson to investigate renegade magic, the girls get caught up in the action. Publication is scheduled for 2018.

Too Much Stuff In One Panel

Panel 4
Close up as Aunt March lets go of the needle, the wood begins to glow, and the needle is drawn into the door.

Seriously, what the hell was I thinking putting this much stuff in a single panel???? I ended up reformatting the entire page. :P

I mocked up my Little Women set in Sketchup!  So far I’ve just set up the kitchen and the living room.  Sketchup’s been a great help – I can export images at any angle I want, then load those images into MangaStudio and use them as a quick reference to help set up perspective lines and such.  It’s been a great help when it comes to keeping things where they’re supposed to be and with elements I tend to have a difficult  time drawing, like windows and doors.

Sweaters

Sometimes I think this graphic novel is mainly an excuse to draw sweaters. Lots and lots of sweaters. Because dear God I love sweaters, and drawing sweaters, and looking at reference photos of sweaters.

SWEATERS.

All four girls.  Left to right, Meg, Amy, Beth, and Jo.