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Amvamp 2.3color by seangordonmurphy Amvamp 2.3color by seangordonmurphy
Colors by Dave Stewart.

Panel 1 wouldn't have worked with her topless. It screams "sexual" and "assault" just fine without showing her breasts. If I had, then I think it would be overkill.

I'm just now noticing the sexual innuendo of the gun discharging.

The last panel is the most blatant T&A I've ever drawn. NO WAY would the curvature of her breasts hide her nipples--but oh well. I covered one with a sound effect so it wouldn't be so obvious.
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Jonathan-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, thank you, thank you for drawing a fine likeness of a real 1911. Drives me crazy, the strange, fake, can't-be-bothered-to-google-a-hangun nonsense that happens in so many comics. Bullshit meter.
BMW-Concepts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
off the chain!
kjellshocked77 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Sean, I'm a huge fan, been watching your art since Joe The Barbarian (I'm from Portland, Maine) and I think it's great that you're doing American Vampire, in a lot of ways, your art is more..suited to the European Theatre of war than Albequerque's would be, and I look forward to each coming issue. I gotta ask, though..would any of these be available as prints at any point?
LunglessArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Titties and shooting a guy in the face all in one panel? Thank you
tZuB Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This page is amazing!!! I totally agree with your comment about panel one. About the last panel, I think it's perfect. I don't think I've seen something like this on other pages and this first person-shooter camera with tits is awesome. I don't know what's the policy about explicit contents in this comic but I would have shown her nipple, not because I'm searching for easy porn but because it would give to the scene all it's raw realism and contrast between her beauty and the gun blasting that guy's face.
I see in your style some european influence, isn't?
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thanks man! Yeah they're a little wary about too much adult material, especially nudity.
nandop Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Cool
KeylessEntry Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
geoffreydean Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll shoot yer eye out!
JoelLolar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
the printed version of the last panel is different. I really think you handled this entire opening really well.

The first two issue of this have been amazing man, congrats.
Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think the nature of this page is a hoot. It's basically saying we don't want to scar anyone with the sight of nipples but it's perfectly okay to show a woman shoving a pistol into the eye of a bloodsucking vampire and blow a bullet through his skull with his brains spilling out and all. I find that amusing, especially as one who doesn't really see the big deal about nudity in the first place (and I'm not a big fan of gore).

Not a negative commentary on your work at all, just a funny observation.
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
You're totally on point. Violence doesn't stop people from reading on, but nudity (and sending blood to the crotch instead of the brain) makes some editors worried. But I'm 100% with you. :)
emo-ninja-kid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Drawing nekid ladies. Always awkward. On a more serious note- I admire the consideration you put into this; after a while you just get tired of full-blown nudity, guns and violence all in the same panels at once. Whatever happened to subtlety? it's nice to see that at least some people in the graphic novel industry still hold some values and leave things to the imagination of their audience- which, in my opinion, makes things MUCH more interesting!

On a wholly different note; GOD your inking's fantastic!
Cola82 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It makes me happy that you even think about things like sexualized violence. It just doesn't occur to most people what kinds of themes they might be tapping into with their work.

These pages have been so amazing that I keep coming back to them and studying all the little details. Thanks so much for sharing them.
moray-eel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
every time I see your lines I think "fantastic - colour would just interfere" and every time Dave Stewart proves me wrong: the man is legend.
joe-wright Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   General Artist
Jeez Sean, for someone so respectful of women it's unfortunate you keeping ending up in situations where you're being asked to draw them naked all the time! I seem to remember you mentioning a similar problem about Hellblazer?
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Yeah--not sure if my fiance would agree that I'm always respectful. :)
zsabreuser Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Artist
One can never have enough boobs anyway
seangordonmurphy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Spoken like a true professor.
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