You might remember that I sponsor a Cartoonist Club at the high school where I teach. One of the things we have started doing every year is the Clash of Champions tournament (originally modeled on Sam Hiti’s awesome Fist-a-cuffs site). Different students create 16 teams of combatants who are matched up and voted on during each week’s club meeting. Before each vote, however, teams can show pages of “smack talk” comics they created the week before to show why their team should win. This leads to crazy amounts of artistic competition and during last year’s competition the finished collection of their work totaled a whopping 650 pages!
My only contribution to that book is drawing these intro pages for each of the eight rounds. This offers me a chance to draw all of the student’s awesome characters. Our theme for this year’s book was “crime noir”, and that was definitely a fun style to draw in. If you want to follow along with the Club’s work, check out their Facebook page!