Thursday, January 12, 2012

From the vaults. Supergirl #58... The finale part 1

So here we are,brethren..The finale of two years of often hard and occasionally overwhelming work. We took an issue off and the entire team returned in full force for the final two issues. Jon Sibal on inks, Blond on colors, a cover by Amy Reeder and we were off to the races.

Security guard 1 is based on my buddy Drew. Security guard 2 is based on my other friend, Victor

I really wanted to milk the emotion from the scene, so I played it small. I kept Toyman's movements limited and shy.

Kid one is based on a picture of myself about 10 years old.

I love this scene so much, All of the tension between Cat and kara for almost two years finally came to a head and played out so well. The hardest part sometimes, are the intimate moments, no broad action, just small moments.
We also have a minin Bat cameo in the form of Detective Harvey Bullock GCPD.


the entire idea behind the Dollmaker , in my head was to harken back to a bygone era visually, sort of the antithesis of modern character design. I initially had this image of a sort of broken, fractured version of Little Lord Fauntleroy but it was a little too similar to to Klarion the witchboy. Matt Idelson suggested version 2, which as much more modern looking kid. I went back to the well with the third design, actually looking at some old images of cobblers and toymakers from the 18th century. I'n my head, his apron was made of human skin. Sterling suggested a more steampunk approach but we ultimately went with version 3.

The final confrontation between Lois and Lucy

Thumbnails for issue #58

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these, Jamal, it's a privilege to see behind the artistic curtain. It makes me miss you lads more than ever on Supergirl - you were really growing Kara's world.

    I just love the Little Lord Fauntleroy Dollmaker ... keep it in your files, you never know when you might use or adapt it.


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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique