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DelilahDirk.com - a graphic novel, serialized online
June 18, 2011 10:52 AM   Subscribe

DelilahDirk.com - a graphic novel, serialized online
if you like your adventure stories light-hearted, your action historical, and your comics colourfully-illustrated, you may very well enjoy Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant. Updated on Saturday mornings with four to six new pages.

This is the story of a lieutenant in the Janissary army must struggle to repay a brash adventuress for saving his life, even though she was the one who endangered it in the first place.

If you're up for a bit of inside baseball, this started as a 28-page comic (which received an Eisner nomination a couple years back), then another, and then they were both embellished into a 160-page graphic novel. I had started shopping it around to publishers and received some excellent responses, but for a variety of reasons it made more sense to start serializing it online. Thus, DelilahDirk.com!
Role: I made it!
posted by TangoCharlie (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on July 22, 2011: Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant - a graphic novel, serialized online

Oh, I also have to thank the Mefi users that chimed in on this question: General Tonic, deanc, likeso, StrikeTheViol, plonkee, and zaelic. I asked that question a bit late in the process, so the results of the input are minor, but I appreciate it and it'll really help moving forward when (knock on wood) I'm able to make a second volume!
posted by TangoCharlie at 3:11 PM on June 18, 2011


Surprisingly good.

Fresh as Ligne claire once was.
Having lost recently my weekly fix of Freakangels, Delilah is welcome.
posted by bru at 7:38 PM on June 18, 2011


Looks gorgeous.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 12:23 PM on June 19, 2011


this. this pleases me. yes. yes!
posted by Think_Long at 3:34 PM on June 19, 2011


Wow, this is fantastic. Thank you!

Do you mind me asking: what medium do you work in? Pure digital? Scanned lines? Straight traditional?
posted by Tikirific at 6:39 PM on June 20, 2011


Hey, thanks you guys!

@bru: ha ha, surprisingly? :)

@Tikirific: The line art is all pencils-on-paper (with the contrast amped in Photoshop), the colouring's all digital (Photoshop again). If you're up for Too Much Information, I go over the process for this book and a few others at my site.
posted by TangoCharlie at 4:40 PM on June 21, 2011


The comic is gorgeous (it reminds me quite a bit of Zander Cannon, which is to say that I love it), and the blog is incredibly informative!
posted by Greg Nog at 11:11 AM on June 23, 2011


Funny, I remember answering your questions about the 19th century Ottoman Empire, but never followed up until recently.

I love the art and color in the comic. My only comment is that your use of mugs for tea and coffee is completely anachronistic, as opposed to Turkish demitasse coffe cups and fluted glass teacups. But I nitpick about things like that when it comes to that region.
posted by deanc at 9:29 AM on May 29 [1 favorite]


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