Okay, here you go. I coloured these with everyone’s least favourite drawing program, CorelDraw X5. I use Corel mostly for doing hockey jersey designs as my art skills are a little different than most here. Anyhow, when I first saw this picture, I was trying to pick a direction to go, but when I noticed that panel on the front of Ramona’s skirt, for some reason something popped into my head: the “skants” (or “skorts”) of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Luckily, those things only lasted one season. I’m sure they’re comfy and all (this is coming from a dude who not only wears a kilt whenever he can, but also opts for a nightshirt in lieu of pajamas because he likes his leg freedom), but man, those are NOT stylish.
Enter Ramona Flowers. She makes ANYTHING stylish. Even rollerblades and aviator goggles.
I took that front panel and made it red. Everything else just flowed from there. Thought the hair streaks would be a nice touch. Once it was done, just had to recolour them in the other Trek department colours: blue and gold. The red one, though, is the original, and you can call it my official entry if we can only submit one!
Sob story? Well, I live in Regina, which is kinda like Toronto except that it’s usually way colder in the winter and way hotter in the summer and, sadly, a lot more culturally bereft. We only have one or two book stores of any renown, even in a city of 200,000. I’ll be surprised if I even get an opportunity to buy these colour editions! My friends and I have shared the books and enjoyed the movie (heck, my wife and I still play the video game!); we GET Scott Pilgrim. A copy of the coloured version of the story would find a happy home here, in the hands of a fan who might have a hard time getting one the traditional way. Thanks for the story and look forward to reading what you come up with next, Bryan! I hope Andrew Hussie buys you something nice (although Ryan North’s suggestion of puppies may be intriguing, they don’t ship well).