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I did a guest comic for Lora Innes, called "The Sultana," online today at The Dreamer website! It's all about everyone's favorite hussy, Betsy Loring, told from the POV of nice young miss Peggy Shippen (aka the future Mrs. Benedict Arnold), a girl who just wants to meet her. And admire her fabulous hair.

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And here our heroine Peggy finally meets Mrs. Loring and General Howe. If you can call it "meeting." Don't ever underestimate the power of whist-- it's a devil's game!

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:iconthenkle61:
THenkle61 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Cute story and lovely artwork!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) 
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YyanaOni Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Her hair was magnificent! :)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha, yes-- it was! ;P
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:iconkhima-inez:
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   General Artist
Nice!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkhima-inez:
Khima-Inez Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   General Artist
Pleasure! :D
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:iconquinntrix:
Quinntrix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Brilliant! I love the artwork and the story - so wonderfully 18th c :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks-- it was a lot of fun to do!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hihihi I loved it!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm glad. Your opinion means a lot to me-- "Malaak" is such a kickass comic. :)
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:iconthedauphine:
TheDauphine Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Awesome! Love it! :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconthedauphine:
TheDauphine Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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janey-jane Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
"But Mary, her hair WAS magnificent!!" -- ahaha, LOVE it. What an enjoyable little romp, the dialogue is great, and I love the adorable way its drawn. And of course, Mrs. Loring's hair IS fabulous.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thanks! It's interesting, but no matter how often I've looked at 1700s fashions, I still can't draw 1770s hair out of my head. Those coiffures are just so ridiculous!
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I know what you mean! You think that you know what those hairstyles look like, and then halfway through drawing it its like "eff this, I need reference."
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, exactly! I am so glad I brought my 18th century reference books with me, even to New York (most of my other books are in storage).
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RococoAtelier Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Ahahahaah! Now that is BIG hair! Great job with this one! I really liked it a lot :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconrococoatelier:
RococoAtelier Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
You're most welcome :)
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ghiblilover Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful, your style is so gorgeous and I love how you create these different panels that fit together that well !!and you are right ! her hair is magnificent( as all the others are...) :heart: !
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, the hair was a lot of fun to do! :)
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:iconcomic-chic:
comic-chic Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional
I added these to my Dreamer Fan Art folder, but you should submit them to :iconthe-dreamer-fans:!
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Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I LOVE it!!!! :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconheterodoxy-pix:
Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Definitely!
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haius Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist
HAHAHAHAHAHA oh dear dear me. *wipes tear away* Dear Peggy. And it proves that a girl only needs a fine hairstyle to make an impression - clothing optional! XD XD XD
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This was actually inspired by a print from 1780 of Lord Grosvenor and a prostitute sitting in his lap-- the prostitute wore nothing but had a truly impressive hairdo! :D
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:iconnyrak:
Nyrak Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. This was so awesome. I hope you do more of these historical comics. I'm seriously digging this mini comic. :D
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Is there any other subjects you'd like to see me do? :)
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:iconnyrak:
Nyrak Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Regency regency regency! Either original stories or maybe Austen, etc.

Anything Victorian.

Something involving the East India Company...

LOL. Anything 19th Century apparently. ;)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a strong possibility that a Regency-set mini-comic will be in my future. More info soon!
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
She really does have wonderful hair :) And I am wuite amused at the euphamism that 'whist' has become!

Lol, anyway, I quite enjoy the linework, it reminds me a bit of etchings, that's a fun mash up between something visually from that period and something new!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm not really exaggerating from 1770s fashion plates either, the hairstyles were out of sight, man. (As you well know!)

Thanks! I'm glad you like the linework. All those years at Art Center taught me something about drawing, I think. ;P
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
They were epic in scale...I don't even mean that in the slang sense of the word...they were truly EPIC!

Lol, indeed. You get a sticker, for you do it well :)
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