Back to Sketchbook Pro for the remaining layouts on Harley Quinn # 02 and #03–speed was the name of the game!
This is the last page of the two issues that was drawn on paper–after this one I had to move even faster!
This has to be one of the zaniest scenes in the book–Harley surfing on a lollipop-eyed zombie and dragging another one by the hair, while eating pizza and a candied apple!
This page was conceived as a homage/parody of Frank Frazetta’s “Conan the Destroyer” painting, which is attached below the Harley image–also attached is a Johnny Comet strip featuring the character “Pop” Bottle, who is caricatured as the head flying toward the audience. I even referenced “Fritz” and “Fleagle” (two of Frazetta’s nicknames from his comic book days) as grafitti, to …
Harley gallops across a complicated double page spread, slinging mayhem all around her, again pencil on paper. A spot of trivia; I was listening to the news while drawing this, Newt Gingrich was speaking, so I turned the severed flying head chomping the hot dog into a caricature of him–you have to take inspiration from wherever it strikes!
I switched back to pencil for these big zombie donnybrook scenes–here Harley kicks off the fight, tackling four guys at once!