Next week AfterShock Comics will release Bylines in Blood #2, the next issue in the neo-noir thriller series from writers Erica Schultz & Van Jensen, artist Aneke, and letterer Cardinal Rae. Today The Beat is pleased to present an exclusive preview of the issue, which finds the series lead reeling from a fight with an invisible foe.
Here’s how AfterShock describes Bylines in Blood #2:
An assassin is loose in the City, and Satya is the target! This points the Lady Dick toward a new suspect in her investigation i
Back when the series was first announced, artist Aneke described her process for creating the book’s visuals:
“As this is a book I am coloring myself, doing full art, I was able to imagine the final pages deeply set in my mind and I wanted a style where I could feel comfy and be myself. We were thinking in a gritty city but neon-wise, part “Transmetropolitan” part “Blade Runner” part “The Deuce”, that’s how I imagine Satya’s world. One thing I do is assign a color or set of colors to each character, so I get in the mood of it and it makes sense to me and gives a differentiation to the scenes and the places. I let myself be more bold, trying to do some panels or ideas I maybe hadn’t done before, and it feels amazing. I wanted to make the pages look like something I would love to read.”
Check out the exclusive four-page preview of Bylines in Blood #2 below; you can also check out a preview of the first issue here. The second issue of the series will arrive in stores and digitally next Wednesday, February 9th.