This is Nancy. She’s the heroine (?) of Unmasked, Simon’s better half and a nice girl with a thing for dangerous toys.I dig her capelet.

This is Nancy. She’s the heroine (?) of Unmasked, Simon’s better half and a nice girl with a thing for dangerous toys.

I dig her capelet.

Aah, Ray. Easily my favourite member of the extended supervillain team, and the most adorable mad scientist. She was the quickest design to nail down - something about those dreds and the rasta-buck rogers look appealed to me."Evil genius, momma. Trust the evil."

Aah, Ray. Easily my favourite member of the extended supervillain team, and the most adorable mad scientist. She was the quickest design to nail down - something about those dreds and the rasta-buck rogers look appealed to me.

"Evil genius, momma. Trust the evil."

Concept sketch for some of the varied villains of Unmasked. We ended up simplifying Claude’s trousers a tad, because redrawing that lot a dozen times would be bloody murder. This is as close to Simon’s final look as we got.I adore Claude. Think of him as Wolverine of Finland, and you’re pretty damn close to how he rolls.

Concept sketch for some of the varied villains of Unmasked. We ended up simplifying Claude’s trousers a tad, because redrawing that lot a dozen times would be bloody murder. This is as close to Simon’s final look as we got.

I adore Claude. Think of him as Wolverine of Finland, and you’re pretty damn close to how he rolls.

Simon van Zandt has been on the losing side of one too many sanctimonious smackdowns. His days as Blacknight are over - he’s hung up the cowl in favour of nine to five, TV dinners and blue jeans. Normality is safe. Normality is boring.So when he’s given the chance to enter a life of crime, he jumps at the chance. But is it enough to satisfy a man used to the larger-than-life thrills of supervillainy, or will Simon’s lust for dangerous thrills put his career - and his life - on the line?Unmasked is full of broken teeth and grim humanity, with all the grit, blood, sweat and swearing left in. I cut my publishing teeth on this story, and I couldn’t be prouder to work on such a wonderfully filthy title. Mr Christian Read has spun a hell of a tale, and my effort on the art ain’t so shabby either, for a first try.Unmasked is available from Graphicly.com (click the picture for a link).

Simon van Zandt has been on the losing side of one too many sanctimonious smackdowns. His days as Blacknight are over - he’s hung up the cowl in favour of nine to five, TV dinners and blue jeans. Normality is safe. Normality is boring.

So when he’s given the chance to enter a life of crime, he jumps at the chance. But is it enough to satisfy a man used to the larger-than-life thrills of supervillainy, or will Simon’s lust for dangerous thrills put his career - and his life - on the line?

Unmasked is full of broken teeth and grim humanity, with all the grit, blood, sweat and swearing left in. I cut my publishing teeth on this story, and I couldn’t be prouder to work on such a wonderfully filthy title. Mr Christian Read has spun a hell of a tale, and my effort on the art ain’t so shabby either, for a first try.

Unmasked is available from Graphicly.com (click the picture for a link).





I’ve been saying I’d set one of these things up forever, so here we go:I’m a professional comic artist based in Australia, currently employed by the fiendishly clever crew at http://gestaltcomics.com . I’m the penciller, inker and colourist on issue 1 and 2 of Unmasked, written by Christian read and available on the Gestalt website or through Graphicly. I’ve got a number of other titles in the pipeline with writers such as Tom Taylor ( http://www.tomtaylormade.com) and Andrew Constant. Sequential art is, quite simply, the finest storytelling medium in this world. I’ve dedicated my life (such as it has been) to the art form, and comics are my passion, my obsession and occasionally, my saturday night drinking companion. What follows here will be a collection of concepts, sketches, sneak previews and samples of my professional work. I hope you stick around!cheers,
Emily K Smith.

I’ve been saying I’d set one of these things up forever, so here we go:

I’m a professional comic artist based in Australia, currently employed by the fiendishly clever crew at http://gestaltcomics.com . I’m the penciller, inker and colourist on issue 1 and 2 of Unmasked, written by Christian read and available on the Gestalt website or through Graphicly. I’ve got a number of other titles in the pipeline with writers such as Tom Taylor ( http://www.tomtaylormade.com) and Andrew Constant.

Sequential art is, quite simply, the finest storytelling medium in this world. I’ve dedicated my life (such as it has been) to the art form, and comics are my passion, my obsession and occasionally, my saturday night drinking companion. What follows here will be a collection of concepts, sketches, sneak previews and samples of my professional work. I hope you stick around!

cheers,

Emily K Smith.