Bandette - Vol. 1: Presto! – Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover
I have to love a book where the author/artist husband/wife team thank Modesty Blaise and “the 1960’s, France, girl detectives and cat burglars”. It has a band dessinee feel to it, and I also just generally like a book that an adult as well as young adult can enjoy. A fun if slightly silly read. The painterly style of Coover is also really cool.
But what I enjoyed even more was the appendix in the back where Colleen Coover explains her illustration process. She does layouts and pencils digitally, turns it all to a non repro blue, prints it out, does ink washes, scans it in and then colours it. Very cool technique, and I appreciate that she helps spread knowledge by sharing her technique.