Friday, August 28, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai episode#2 of the Model Life series is available 9/2!!!

Model Life Takes Shanghai will be here soon!!

September 2nd!!

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Model Life Takes Shanghai shares a moment in time with Shanghai based fashion model Zell, and Razz, who just arrived in town from New York City. Their story reveals the darkness that occurs when perfection and beauty encounter revenge and betrayal.
Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world in an eye-catching and dramatic style by Jazmin Ruotolo.

The fashion illustration is a fun twist to bring to the graphic novel world and my hope is this series will also bring more female readers, or those who have never read graphic novels, to the graphic novel side of storytelling and enjoy the reading experience, and want more.

You've met Razz and ISO before in episode 1- Model Life Takes Fashion Week, and they are carried through into this second episode, and it's all about revenge and friendship.

The story also involves photographic Shanghai --- The Bund, to the Oriental Pearl Tower, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road and more, from real photographs of my trip to Shanghai a few years ago.

Here are some sketch-to-page illustrations from Model Life Takes Shanghai and also photos from my trip.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Model Life Takes Shanghai! the mobile-graphic novel series continues!

Episode 2 of the Model Life on-going mobile series takes place in Shanghai! Zell is a rising fashion model and her face is all over Shanghai. Finding success is her only priority until NYC's longest running-muse, Razz, arrives in town. Between photo shoots Zell is on a mission to assist one of her best model-friends, ISO, seek revenge on Razz because ISO believes Razz killed her favorite NYC-based photographer before moving to Shanghai. Only Zell's promise to ISO is shaken when the mission proves that choosing to be true to your word can mean the betrayal of a new friend. Fashion illustration meets the graphic novel world with Jazmin Ruotolo’s expressive and dramatic style and Isobella Jade brings years of experience in the modeling industry to the page with some added chaos and weapons.
AVAILABLE at the end of August on the COMICS PLUS app!
Check out episode 1, Model Life Takes Fashion Week, to catch up with ISO and her beginnings with Razz.  The "pen" used in Model Life Takes Shanghai is a tool ISO first created in Model Life Takes Fashion Week.