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Now that Ben and Wayne have their scripts (and all of their photo references) for Heroineburgh Comics #3, we can start occasionally
posting some great updates for the issue which will come out later this year.

But the first art that's shaping up to be included in the book isn't from our interior artists.
It's from a new addition to the pinup lineup - Pittsburgh's own "Admiral Jamie Apgar".
He is friends with our actress Serra, who plays high-tech heroine X-Machina in the series, and he had previously drawn some
portraits of her in civilian attire. So I asked him to do a pinup for Issue #3, and so far he has come through with aplomb,
"making science sexy again." We'll have to see what his coloring style looks like when he's done but here are the preliminaries:

A sketch of Serra herself in the X-Machina costume.
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Then, inking her figure and placing her over a science laboratory background..also adding her heroine logo.
She is looking hot!
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Hopefully I'll have some of the first art from Wayne and Ben soon, so stay tuned for more Issue # news.
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Wayne comes up first with some preliminary art. This is the splash art for Page 9 - the first page of Wayne's story.
Devorra the Queen Bee meets with Drake and Vaporia (of the Black Faction) at their secret warehouse location to plan an attack that will discredit the superheroines.

I love the cool logo that Wayne came up with for Devorra!

Of course he will add a few more details, such as the 'veining' in Devorra's wings, and a sound effect (probably 'Bzzz') to indicate that she's hovering in the air.
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Ben's finally got some of Page 1 to show. Very promising stuff!

He talked with me about stepping up his art game, and I've also stepped up the level of peril situations in the Issue 3 script a bit,
so between all of that, I think we're going to have a good product on our hands when it's done, with some nice SHIP elements.

Just in this splash page, we've got
- an impressive display of evil powers by Chlorina, shooting out her gas toxins in a wide, beautiful arc
- Panthyra being choked by the toxins while her costume is visibly ripped from her battle with sister Savanna
- Savanna helpless on the ground, knocked out, with the curves of her tight costume on full display

And that's just the first page of the first story! I'll top the thread when we have more from Ben and Wayne.
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Yeah, I know this is just a background, but Ben is very good at them.
I'll add Ben's next contribution to this same post, probably.

He's now working on page 2 of Issue #3, and here is Chlorina's secret warehouse hideout.
He'll be filling those shelves with scientific instruments, but for now, we've got a nice catwalk view from above.
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And yes, those are two St. Andrew's crosses - Chlorina will be holding two of the heroines, drugged and woozy, in metal bondage clamps, in order to take samples from their blood to create her own mindless superpowered clones whom she can control.
At least, that's her theory - she might not get any further than that with her plan!

So when this is done, we'll have at least one whole page of bondage peril in a PG-13 comic, just like we used to read in the
good old Bronze Age! How' bout them apples.
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Wide shot view of the warehouse, with Savanna held in bondage on the St Andrew Cross while Chlorina looks on and gloats.
Panthyra is on the other cross, and will be shown in the following panel in her periled position.
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First drawing ever by Ben of Frija and Fianna! The Germanic Frija looks great (basically a sexy and muscular female Thor) but I suggested to Ben that the Irish Fianna not look quite as rail-thin. The actress Emily who plays her in the episodes is thin, but since we'll have a new Fianna actress eventually, there's no point in pigeonholing her. Other additions will be a 'fancier' hammer for Frija than the one in the videos (hey, it's comics, we can do that!) and a Celtic 'triskeles' on Fianna's belt as part of her costume.
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For a while, Ben was working on his Tarot card deck, where his art attempted to approximate Renaissance paintings with frozen
tableaux. In other words, the art was very static.

So he wanted to practice a bit to get back into the swing of creating lively and kinetic superheroine action poses a la the style of Western comics. He created this lovely group shot of some of the heroines in the course of practicing. Hope you enjoy it!

(Left to right: Zinnia, Frija, Fianna, Spectrina, Savanna and Cybrina)
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Starting to get glimpses of the bondage scene on page 2 of Issue 3, where Chlorina holds Savanna and Panthyra captive for her experiments.

Savanna, held with clamps and despairing.
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Chlorina, plotting her evil plan to clone the heroines, regarding them with scorn.
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Panthyra, straining her massive Amazonian muscles, trying to escape Chlorina's containment.
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Wider angle view of Savanna in Chlorina's restraining clamps. She also struggles to free herself!
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Ben ties it all together with this panel on Heroineburgh Comics #3, page 2.
First, there are the individual feline sisters (Savanna and Panthyra) fully colored in, and fully captured.
Then he adds the evil Chlorina gloating in front, with her toxic gas power emanating from her hands.
Add some handles on those 'science cabinets' and all that's left to do is put the word balloon captions up top.
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While still working on page 2, Ben is beginning to move on to page 3 pencils and sketches - here are the first inklings.

By the end of page 2, Panthyra has broken free of her restraints, using the adrenalin from the pain of Chlorina's needle shot
to boost her stregnth. Here, she threatens Chlorina with imminent destruction as the toxic villainess says, "No! Stay back, amazon!"
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As page 3 progresses, two superheroines burst through the wall like Kool-Aid Man to answer Savanna's secret distress signal to the Heroine League from her amulet. Here are the first raw sketches of that action.

Fianna does a high kick smashing through the warehouse wall. This will be an upskirt panel. And since we never did an upskirt with the Fianna character actress in live-action, we don't have any canon for what her lovely panties look like. We've decided on green!
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Meanwhile, Frija also smashes through the wall using her strength and her trusty hammer. Hoping to convey the power of her awesome muscular body here.
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Chlorina's "Stay back!" against Panthyra, colored. With the addition of the colors, it's easier to see Chlorina's sexy submissive pose in this shot. Trying to increase the peril quotient all around.
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Page 2 is done! (except for adding two commas and an exclamation point, which Ben knows about)
Here's what it's pretty much going to look like. It'll be a nice story with peril and combat action.
The evil Chlorina has Savanna and Panthyra caught in her clamps and clutches.
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