It’s the 4th of July holiday here is the U.S., and a three day weekend for me, so I’m using this as an excuse to post the new pages tomorrow (Tuesday) so I can do some more relaxing. Honestly, I’ve been staying up till around 1 A.M. in the morning working my next plan of attack which I’ll announce on Thursday. I’m sorry to say that I won’t be posting a new coloring tutorial this week because of it but hopefully next week we can continue where we left off.

To keep you occupied until the new pages go up tomorrow, here is one of the things I’ve been working on that will be part of Thursday’s announcement. It’s a mock up of what I think would be the ultimate hard bound cover design for the book. I’m not sure if this is even possible at the moment but I figured I’d show it anyway. It’s a cloth binding with black silkscreen and then a 4 color printed image on the right side. From what I’ve been told, the registration of the two techniques might make this design nearly impossible to pull off with much accuracy but a guy can dream, right?

There are a few artistic problems still with the picture that I’ve been meaning to address like the tangents where Sonja’s hair meets the palm tree. Some day I’ll work this drawing a bit more.

Check back tomorrow for the new pages with a big reveal. See you then.