Written by @Leia Weathington, drawn by Harvey Award-winner Joanna Estep and featuring colors by Conley Smith,
I figured it couldn’t hurt to post a little bit of the big project I’m working on with Joanna Estep. This is some character art and sample pages from Jangala, a futuristic gangland retelling of the Jungle book. Jo and I are really stoked to tell this story and are in the process of finding a good home for it! Here is our elevator pitch:
“Now this is the Law of the Jungle- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back-
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the Strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
Jangala is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books flung forward in time to an age where the wrecked earth is stumbling into a new century. Taking place in a futuristic Mumbai, Jangala retells the Jungle Books from the point of view of a young, untested police officer, Mowgli as he goes undercover into the dangerous gangland of an insular, impoverished slum to take down the violent drug kingpin, Shere Khan.
Written by Leia Weathington, the award-winning creator of The Legend of Bold Riley series, drawn by Harvey Award-winner Joanna Estep and featuring colors by Conley Smith, Jangala is a childhood story with sharp new teeth.
So, I helped out with coloring this, and I super want it to happen.
Okay, I figure I can post this now.
Lady Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jessica Drew (something to note, in this version I chose to get away from her spider-codename and make her be more fully integrated as a shield agent so thusly I refer to her as the Red Widow)
Victoria Hand (I really hope she comes back soon)
and the mother of shield, the Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
There were a few others I was considering of adding, but had to exclude due to space.
All costumes redesigned to some extent. It was definitely a key goal to make all their body and facial structures, hair styles, how they hold their body, carry themselves, etc all match the characters and be different. i really tried to take into consideration their personality and what their main use in operations.
I’d Love to work on a S.H.I.E.L.D. book with this as the cast. with occasional steve, bucky, dum dum guest starring
Latest Doodle in Progress: ‘Fuzzy and Red, White & Blue’ (Grover / Captain America)
This one will be available as a regular signed 17”x11” print and as a huge limited edition 30”x24” numbered & signed print too. He’ll be ready in a few days - More at http://www.jameshance.com
Cheers! :D x
Can you believe it—Rocket Girl is out in only 9 days!!
This here is a variant cover for RG#1 done by Shane Davis and Michelle Delecki, of Rocket Girl in the future! This is an NYCC exclusive that will be sold only at the Image Comics booth. I colored it, which was pretty sweet! First time professionally coloring someone else’s work. I have always wanted to do that.
It’s also the image for the Multiversity/Image party that’ll be going on the Friday of the con. Again, sweet!!
So yeah, expect to hear a lot from me in the next few days about lots of good news and cool things surrounding Rocket Girl, Kickstarter fulfillment, and New York Comic Con. Because there’s a lot going on and it’s been in the making for a while.