Comments on: Commentary: Young Justice #9 “Cold Case” Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:37:59 +0000 hourly 1 By: Christopher Jones Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:27:59 +0000 In reply to Yojimbo.

Randy and Peggy were just drawn right into the page art without models being approved in advance, but I was asked to change Peggy’s hair from what I’d initially drawn. I initially gave her shorter hair as we’ve had a lot of women with shoulder-length hair, and Greg wanted her hair long. Other characters have had models drawn and approved before I penciled the page art. Examples would include Rako/The Cambodian for the current issue and Talia and Ubu for the upcoming issue #11.

By: Yojimbo Mon, 14 Nov 2011 07:07:47 +0000 No problem, it’s been great having some extra content for the series.

Interesting process. So for #9, how many design drafts did you back and forth with the staff on ones like Randy and Peggy Eiling before it was settled on?

By: Christopher Jones Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:13:29 +0000 Thanks for the blog comment and for the kind words about my work!

Generally characters who will be appearing on the show are designed far in advance of the episode airing, so if a character scripted to appear in the comic will be on the show in the forseeable future there is an existing design by the show’s design team. Some characters who have appeared previously in DC Comics but who aren’t slated to appear on the Young Justice TV show need to be designed, so that falls to me. Randy and Peggy Eiling are a good example of that. In such cases I have some latitude to design the “Young Justice” version of those characters, but I try to keep it within the established design sense of the show and any major characters are signed off on by Greg Weisman and company.

And yes, the JAG officer Miss Martian impersonated was meant to look exactly like Dr. Roquette from “Infiltrator”…

By: Yojimbo Sat, 12 Nov 2011 09:25:17 +0000 I love your work so far and wish there was a way for there to be two issues a month! Thanks so much for blogging about the comic, it’s great to get insight from the artist. It’s something you wouldn’t see a few years ago, even.

For the supporting cast that appeared in this issue (ex. Randy and Peggy Eiling, the military officers like Mason or Blankly), aside from Eiling who just showed up in episode 16, did you work off designs from Phil Bourassa or were you in charge of submitting designs to Greg Weisman, Brandon Vietti, and Bourassa?

For the JAG officer that Miss Martian impersonated, was Dr. Roquette from the episode “Infiltrator” used as an influence for her look?

By: Christopher Jones Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:06:19 +0000 That would be a question for Zac, but if I had to guess I’d say it was a detail that just fell through the cracks. Either that or you can look forward to the epic untold tale of how Artemis came by her color contacts!

Thanks for commenting!

By: Christopher Adams Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:00:27 +0000 I really enjoy reading your analyses, even though I am completely clueless about the process of creating art!

One question, though, which you may or may not be able to answer:

In the cartoon series, Artemis has dark brown eyes. In the comic, she has bright blue eyes, as if she weren’t half-Vietnamese but just a stereotypical white girl.

Was this deliberate, or did colourist Zac Atkinson just not get the memo?