Cre­ate a comic spread

Liam Sharp draws a false The­myscira, while Laura Martin pro­vides the colour.

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This spread from Won­der Woman: The Lies (is­sue 11) had a lot of work to do! It had to es­tab­lish, to the in­formed reader at least, that this was not the real The­myscira, the is­land par­adise for­mer home of our hero­ine, but rather an elab­o­rate fake. Mean­while, Won­der Woman her­self had to be slightly dazed and un­cer­tain – want­ing to be­lieve she’s home, but some­how hold­ing back. The spread had to feel rich and evolved as an environment, but also sug­gest clues to its true na­ture…

Help! How do I en­hance sto­ry­telling, draw at­ten­tion to main plot points, and lead the eye through the page, all at the same time? I read Greg’s script and talked with Liam about over­all mood. We wanted a strong, high-con­trast pal­ette, more cin­e­matic than re­al­is­tic. I chose a colour scheme of hot ver­sus cold. Red, yel­low, peach, gold, pink and bur­gundy fo­cus light and at­ten­tion on to the main char­ac­ters. The mood is of fer­vent glut­tony, in a frame of a cold, slightly off-kil­ter space.

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