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Minimum Wage

Teaser Pencils of Panel from Forthcoming MW#6

Teaser panel-in-progress from MW#6 (coming in June).

©2014 Bob Fingerman

©2014 Bob Fingerman

Working on the Cover of the First Trade

The first six issues of Minimum Wage will be collected as the GN Minimum Wage, Book One: Focus on the Strange, coming in October. I am a big fan of vintage paperback covers and their design, so I will be paying homage (again) to that era.

Finished pencil drawing.

Finished pencil drawing.

Thumbnail concept drawing.

Thumbnail concept drawing.

Working on MW#5

Working on MW#5. The very recently late and lamented Gray’s Papaya on West 8th Street makes its appearance. I had originally set the scene in Washington Square Park, but when I heard the news of Gray’s closure I swapped it to pay tribute.

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Panel

Working on first page of Chapter 5. Here’s a detail of the splash panel.

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Thumbnailing It

Me thumbnailing MW#6.

Doing thumbnail layouts for MW#6.

Doing thumbnail layouts for MW#6.

These tiny hieroglyphs guide me so that later I can think less and draw more. Sort of.
These tiny hieroglyphs guide me so that later I can think less and draw more. Sort of.

 

Making of the Cover: MW#4

I wasn’t sure this cover would pass muster, but publisher Eric Stephenson gave it the thumbs up. From concept rough, to pencils, to inks, to finish:

 

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MW4 Pencil

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Some Shots of MW Work-In-Progress

Taken while working on some of the coming issues. Pencils, partial inks, thumbnail layouts and so on.

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