This is a gallery solely for sharing images from early stages of the manga development process. They're carefully selected so that I avoid spoiling the key parts of the plot in any which way.
This is one of the pages where I'm trying to make certain frames and poses overlap. Always a joy to do, as I really love making full use of what the viewers focal point needs to be using the simple tools a manga artist has at their disposal.
The Aircraft Carrier
We can see a lot of Green's resourcefulness here. As well as a full view of the location above deck. I've always loved elevator sequences that lead to these massive reveals, the character and the audience can reflect before then getting thrown in to the next part of the plot.
Catalyst is a tiny bit eccentric. I really love his hair style too. Original drafts of his character didn't give him a suit though, he used to wear something a whole lot stranger. The eyepiece isn't just me paying homage to Toriyama either, but all will be revealed in good time.
I really love this moment. It's not uncommon for traditional manga to have the opening pages in colour, but I really wanted there to be a merging point here. rather than a snap between the though.
I made a very deliberate choice to have her fight before flight. I remember writing the first chapter and constantly ensuring Green's character really came through in each panel. I find it hard to imagine her with a look of fear.
Green isn't one for hesitation. She knows full well that time is a constant and so she lives solely in the moment, and survives thanks to this sense of awareness.
The Mannequins are extraordinarily cunning. Despite being completely artificial, they are capable of all manners of personality traits to disarm an opponent psychologically. Whether they have thoughts of their own is another topic for another day though.
It's funny how things go. A long time ago, the original plan was to have Kujo as the main character. I couldn't see him offering anything truly compelling as a series protagonist though. The more I wrote about Kujo, the more I wanted Green to take the spotlight.
She doesn't indulge in it, but she gets it over with. Clean, quick, and optimal methods are her tools... as well as her knives, her knives definitely help.