These originally ran on February 4, 2001, a little early for Valentine’s Day. I was dating a gentleman at the time, but I wouldn’t for much longer. In fact, I believe this was the beginning of our last week together.
I did an okay job on these, all things considered. I managed to find a nice lace patteren for the Victorian Helen valentine, and I fiddled with the images on Photoshop a little, hence the nifty colors on Helen’s dress in the first valentine. This may also have been the first time I bothered to use reference for Mell’s guns, resulting in things that kind of look like actual rifles. Progress!
A Director’s Cut special: I got this cast drawing from Fred Chung, a fantastic artist and illustrator. This has kind of an Al Hirschfeld look, doesn’t it? And I like Mell’s warrior bodice. Thanks very much, Fred!