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.
Oh wow, one hundred fans - and that doesn't even include everyone that isn't a member of SJ!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. I've been getting some wonderful encouragement both here and on other sites ... and also a recurring question about how I do the comic, which I thought I'd take a mo to answer ^_^
The textured background is what most people are curious about - it's actually just a really old A5 school book that wasn't written in, so I scanned the pages and use them as a base (screened at a lower opacity over a flat brown base in Photoshop). I then work over that with a sketch, and ink with an angled brush in a feeble attempt to resemble a nib pen's strokes XD Oh, I always do the lettering before inking the art, both the handwritten and computer ones. After that I add some flat colour and the dot tones, again on screened layers. Any other embellishments like the tea stains (which are actually from a handy set of Photoshop brushes) go on last.
And thassabout it! ^.^ In a nutshell, it's done from start to finish in Photoshop CS4. Saves me a bundle in material costs!! Bwahaha.
Also might I add: I've drawn two animals so far in this comic. That's more than in any other comic I've drawn pfft ._. Animals are tough, don'cha know!
For as little as $1 you can access rewards on my Patreon, and your name will join the rest of my patrons below! Thanks to those who support Cafe Suada. Anna Fitzpatrick Marta Maria Casetti Muq Brian Appel Farah Shukla Am Appleton Rich Hardiman Evelyn Hewett Blue Sicx Elise Gallichan CryoClaire & Io Black Paula Albaneze Joanna Banyard Sonia Leong Emma Vieceli Paul Duffield Ben Stirk Laura Watton-Davies Naniiebim Phil Welch Harj Rae Stevens Andrew Stocker