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