When I did the 12 pages issue 0 for Small Press Idol way back in 07 I knew there was a bigger story there but if it hadn't been for Jason Franks Kensuke may well have become one of those projects that sits on a shelf gathering dust. We've actually been talking about it since 07 but it wasn't until a new anthology, published by Black House Comics, started to rear its head that Kensuke got the reboot. Kensuke is looking to be a long story so while many of the stories in this anthology are only go over 3 or so issues Ken will be there for long haul.
The anthology is called Terra and should be appearing in the late year or early next year. Terra has been in the pipeline for quite a while but I've been so busy with other projects that I've not yet been able to get onto Kensuke. That is, until today. Well, I've been naughty and instead of working on what I should be I thought I'd give Kensuke a little go with a couple of quick sketches.
I intend to do Kensuke intirely with a brush and washes which, while not really reflecting the woodcuts of Japan should help give it a bit more of an oriental feeling. We will see.