Down by the riverside there is a quaint little teahouse run by our heroine, Geraldine, who's only desire is to spread her love of the golden beverage - But what's going to happen to her business when a new coffee house springs up right next door?! And what is the meaning of Cafe Suada? Find out in this story of tea, coffee and romance!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Hullo there! I’m Jade, a Lincoln based illustrator and comic artist. I really like tea, dogs and old books.
I graduated from the University of Lincoln in 2011 with a first class honours degree in Illustration, and I started self-publishing my teastained comic series Cafe Suada shortly after that. My style is a fusion of British roots with Japanese influences, and combines digital and traditional techniques. In 2013 I was nominated for Best Emerging Talent in the British Comic Awards, and in 2014 I won the Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel competition with an extract from my graphic novel For the Love of God, Marie!, published July 2016.
I’m also a keen exhibitor, workshop leader and charicaturist and I can often be found at comic events such as Comic Con, Thoughtbubble, Comiket and others.
I really love this comic! It's fun, and the color scheme is beautiful! The only one nitpick I have is with the artwork. Sometimes the faces get so long I feel like it breaks style and goes a little into awkward, as if the eye are a might too high on the head.
Beyond this, I'm really loving the characters. My favorite thing is probably your paneling and sound effect. It's lovely. Especially loving the warm, honey tone color scheme, too!
Thank you, I'm so glad you like the colours, panels and sfx ^_^ I do agree with you about the faces - when I started drawing this I didn't have a 'set way' that I was confident with for drawing faces, and so sometimes they can be a little awkward. I think in more recent pages it's starting to improve a little, I'm working on rounding the faces and varying the expressions a lot more - I hope you continue to critique them though, it helps to get a kick in the right direction!
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