Here's my contest entry for DC's, Break Into Comics With Harley Quinn Contest www.dccomics.com/node/305151
... That's a mouthful. Had a lot of fun with this page. Had some great visuals and it really asked for a range of different emotions, textures and environments (That's probably why they chose a page because it would be good for a portfolio...)
I really DO NOT want to get into the debate that is currently surrounding this contest. I have read what people are saying but I've also done my share of research surrounding the context of the page and the reasons for putting it in the comic. There is no doubt in my mind the I'm on DC's side %100. People are saying "But it's Suicide Awareness Month" That may be, but it was "Adopt-a-cat month" in June and I'm sure a lot of people didn't even know about it. And I'm sure lots of people didn't adopt a cat and I'm sure a fair number of cats died in a shelter out there without knowing it was Adopt-a-cat-month. (ok enough, that's making me cry) I'm just saying people don't seem to care about things until someone complains about it. Most people wouldn't have though twice about the contest if someone hadn't made a big deal about it and the person who made the deal probably didn't even care to read the satirical context behind the page in the first place.
I am a woman. I've read the tropes, seen the tropes, lived the tropes. Condemn me if you want, but I've got art to do and I love every second of it.
I hope you like it!
Comments and critiques always welcome (but please don't pick a fight)