TO THE WORKSHOP
THAT ALMOST PRODUCED CLC PRESENTS #10
thru March 21st, 2018
(Photographs by Jennifer Babineau)
ALTHOUGH THE WORKSHOP WAS CANCELLED, THE STAFF DID MANAGE TO FINISH A GREAT DEAL
OF THE PRELIMINARY WORK THAT
WOULD HAVE GONE INTO PRODUCING THE COMPLETED ISSUE. WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE
STORY THEY CREATED ALONG WITH BITS AND
PIECES OF THEIR COMPLETED WORK TO HOPEFULLY HELP IN THE TELLING. THIS WILL
BE FOLLOWED, AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE,
BY THE COUPLE DOZEN PHOTOS THAT WERE TAKEN DURING THE PROCESS AS WELL AS AN
INSTALLMENT OF CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS.
Please keep in mind that many of the drawings were just rough sketches and
layouts and shouldn't be a true gauge to the full talents of the artists.
This is the staff for issue ten, from left to right: Maykayla C., Princess
M., Ashanti F., Jaden O., Gloria S., and Aiwen M.
Not pictured is Julia H., who didn't come in until the next session, and we
never got a full attendance after that to get a second shot with her in it.
THE STORY WAS WRITTEN BY: MAYKAYLA, ASHANTI, JULIA, AIWEN, PRINCESS, JADEN,
FAR OUT IN SPACE, ON A PLANET KNOWN AS SUGARWORLD, THE HIGH RULER, THE CANDY
QUEEN, WAS ABOUT TO SIGN A PEACE
TREATY WITH A RIVAL PLANET, BUT, BEFORE THE DOCUMENT COULD BE COMPLETED, SHE WAS
MURDERED. SOME PERSON OR
PERSONS UNKNOWN HAD PUT HEALTH FOOD ON THE MENU, AND, ONLY ABLE TO DIGEST
TREATS, SHE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY.
This is the character drawing of the Queen Candy by Ashanti.
IN A SURPRISE MOVE, SHE NAMED HER YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, PRINCESS CANDY, AS HER
SUCCESSOR AND PLACED IN
THE CARE OF HER OLDEST AND MOST TRUSTED ADVISOR, SIR BABUSHKKA.
This is Princess Candy (on the left) along with her estranged older sister
Princess Tina, both by Ashanti.
This is Sir Babushkka who was created by the whole staff and rendered by Mr.
WHEN PRINCESS CANDY ANNOUNCED THAT, AS SOON AS SHE WAS SWORN IN AS THE NEW
QUEEN, THAT SHE, TOO
WOULD SIGN THE PEACE ACCORD, SIR BABUSHKKA, AS WELL AS MANY CONCERNED PARTIES
WHO FAVORED THE
CREATION OF THE TREATY, BECAME CONCERNED THAT SHE WOULD ALSO BECOME THE TARGET
OF THE ASSASSIN.
SO, IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE PRINCESS, UNTIL SHE BECAME QUEEN AND SIGNED THE
TREATY, WOULD BE UNDER
CONSTANT GUARD BY THE SOLDIERS OF SUGARWORLD, AND, TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR
THE VILLAINS TO
MAKE GOOD ON THEIR EVIL PLANS, SHE WOULD BE MOVED FROM SAFE HOUSE TO SAFE HOUSE,
NEVER IN THE
SAME PLACE TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW.
INCREDIBLE AS IT MAY SEEM, SOMEHOW, THE VILLAINS MANAGED TO FIND HER THE VERY
FIRST NIGHT, AND
MADE THEIR ATTACK THROUGH HER SUBCONSCIOUS WHILE SHE WAS ASLEEP. THE
GUARDS MANAGED TO STOP
ANY HARM FROM BEING DONE WHEN SHE WAS SLEEPWALKING, (ALTHOUGH THE APPEARANCE OF
PRESENCE WAS REPORTED), BUT THEY KNEW THAT THE MATTER WAS WAY OVER THEIR HEADS
NOW AND THAT
THEY NEEDED HELP TO KEEP THEIR PRINCESS SAFE. ASSISTANCE CAME IN THE FORM
OF THE LOAN OF THE
GREATEST HEROES FROM THOSE OTHER WORLDS IN THE FEDERATION WHO FAVORED THE
EVENTUAL SIGNING. AND,
EACH NIGHT, IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION, A SINGLE HERO WOULD WATCH OVER THE WELL
BEING OF THE YOUNG
AT THIS POINT, THE STAFF'S PAGES WOULD BEGIN, FEATURING THEIR INDIVIDUAL
CHARACTERS AT CHOSEN LOCATIONS
GUARDING THE PRINCESS FOR THE NIGHT. SOMEWHERE IN THEIR TWO PAGES, THE
PRINCESS WOULD BEGIN TO SLEEPWALK,
AND, FOLLOWING, THEY WOULD ENCOUNTER THE SHADOWY VILLAIN, WHO WOULD SIC SOME
SORT OF CREATURE OR
MONSTER ON THEM, WHICH THEY WOULD HAVE TO FIGHT TO PROTECT THE SLEEPING
PRINCESS. THEY WERE ALSO SUPPOSED
TO DROP SUBTLE HINTS ABOUT WHAT WAS ACTUALLY GOING ON. SOME OF THOSE WILL
BE REVEALED AS WE GO.
ONLY ONE OF THE STAFF MEMBERS HAD EVEN BEGUN THEIR ROUGH LAYOUT, SO, I'M
INCLUDING THE EXAMPLE PAGES
THAT MR. JORDAN PREPARED FOR THE CLASS, SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
DONE. THIS WILL BE
FOLLOWED BY MAYKAYLA'S CHARACTERS AND PARTIAL LAYOUT AND EVERYONE ELSE'S
Because the photocopies were so rough, Mr. J re-lettered the pages to make sure
they were readable.
This is Maykayla's hero character, Sgt. Amy Winter, a reprise of the character
from her first appearance in the second super special.
This is her creature character attacking the safe house on the planet Catina.
This is Maykayla's rough layout for her first page. It shows the planet
Catina (with the Milk Moon and Meow Moon), a planet of cat people, and
Sgt. Winter thanking the president of the world for allowing them to keep the
princess in their safe house in Kitten City. She, in the fourth panel, is
girl (while reading a book entitled: Cats 101), when the girl begins to
sleepwalk. In her notes, she mentions that Amy's trusted side arms jam.
ASHANTI'S PAGES WERE SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE IN A CASTLE (BEFORE DEAD BETSY STOLE
THE IDEA) REPRISING HER CHARACTER
PRINCESS TINA FROM CLC PRESENTS #9, AND PART OF HER STORY WAS TO INVOLVE
THE ESTRANGEMENT FROM HER SISTER, THE
PRINCESS. ALTHOUGH, AS IT PLAYS OUT, THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY PROBLEM
THAT SHE'S AWARE OF BETWEEN THEM.
This is the front and side view of Julia's character, Cherry. She has a
hidden pouch in the front of her dress, but no specific powers
were mentioned. Her original idea was to make her pages a little silly and
place her location inside the mouth of a giant.
This is a detail taken from a photo of Aiwen's hero character and is a little
distorted because it has been blown up so big. In her pages,
her character was supposed to see the shadowy figure and reveal that she knows
it isn't the real villain in this caper.
It is uncertain whether this was supposed to be Princess' hero character or
whether she was going to reprise her character from CLC Presents #9.
It may also have been her creature character. Or, it could have been a
completely random doodle she did.
This is a ninja character created by Jaden. It is a bit rough because it
was blown up so large from the original.
This was a character sheet that Gloria created but never turned in.
Luckily, Ms. Babineau managed to catch it in a photo. It is a little
blurry and a little skewed, but it's pretty easy to see the work that went into
This is another photo caught of Gloria's character, with some varied action
poses. Very advanced stuff for one so young.
AFTER THE FINAL SESSION OF GUARDING THE PRINCESS, THE DAY OF THE INAUGURATION
COMES, AND THE
HEROES, GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, COMPARE NOTES AND POINT THEIR
AT SIR BABUSHKKA AS THE RECURRING SHADOWY FIGURE, AND THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE
BABUSHKKA, HOWEVER, REVEALS THAT HE HAS BEEN WORKING UNDERCOVER TRYING TO FIND
THE REAL VILLAIN
HIMSELF, AND REVEALS THAT ALL THE CREATURES HE SICCED ON THEM WERE IN FACT THE
REAL HEROES, AS THEY
DROP THEIR VARIED DISGUISES. THE REAL VILLAIN HAD BEEN LURING THE PRINCESS
OUT WITH THEIR MENTAL POWERS
SO THAT THE BOGUS HERO COULD KILL HER, BUT SHE WAS NARROWLY SAVED EACH TIME BY
THE CREATURE FROM
WHICH THEY WERE SUPPOSEDLY SAVING HER. HE REVEALS THEN THAT THE ONES
POSING AS THE HEROES WERE DUPLICATES
CREATED BY THE REAL VILLAIN, WHO HE POINTS OUT TO BE AIWEN'S CHARACTER.
AIWEN'S CHARACTER ASKS HOW HE KNEW
IT WAS HER, AND HE TELLS HER THAT THE ONLY ONE THAT WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT HE
WASN'T THE VILLAIN WOULD
HAVE BEEN THE VILLAIN THEMSELVES. A FAIR COP, SHE REMOVES HER COWL, AND
BABUSHKKA RECOGNIZES HER AS
HIS OWN DAUGHTER. THE OTHER REAL HEROES ASK WHY SHE DID IT, AND SHE TELLS
THEM THE STORY OF HOW HER
FATHER HAD BEEN THE ORIGINAL SUITOR OF QUEEN CANDY, BUT THAT SHE HAD
JILTED HIM AND MARRIED
THE KING. AND HER FAMILY HAD BEEN LEFT IN A POSITION OF SERVITUDE RATHER
THAN AS PART OF THE ROYAL
FAMILY OF SUGARWORLD, A SLIGHT THAT HAD BURNED INSIDE OF HER FOR AS LONG AS SHE
AS FAR AS SHE WAS CONCERNED, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE NEW QUEEN, AND THIS WAS
ALL PART OF HER
PLANS FOR REVENGE, AND THE PEACE TREATY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. AIWEN'S
CHARACTER, NOT READY
TO GIVE UP QUITE SO EASILY, ORDERS HER EVIL DUPLICATE HEROES TO ATTACK, BUT THEY
ARE SOON SUBDUED
BY THE REAL McCOYS. ALL BUT AIWEN'S CHARACTER WHO, EVEN IN DEFEAT, PLANS
TO HAVE THE LAST LAUGH BY
FINISHING THE JOB ON THE PRINCESS. PRINCESS TINA, THROWING ASIDE THE BAD
BLOOD BETWEEN HER AND HER
SISTER, PLACES HERSELF BETWEEN THE VILLAINOUS STROKE AND PRINCESS CANDY, SAVING
HER LIFE AT THE COST
OF HER OWN. AIWEN'S CHARACTER IS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, AND THE STORY ENDS
WITH PRINCESS CANDY BEING
MADE QUEEN OF SUGARWORLD WITH BABUSHKKA AT HER SIDE LIKE A PROUD FATHER.
That's the story. Probably the most complicated plot we've had so far.
There was some debate as to whether Tina would survive the save at the end,
but I presented it here in the way Ashanti originally proposed. We also
hadn't settled on a name for the candy planet; this was a liberty taken by Mr.
(JUST CLICK ON THE THUMB NAIL TO GET A FULL SIZED IMAGE OF THE PHOTO)
CAUGHT IN THE HEADLIGHTS
(SOME OF OUR LESS GLAMOROUS MOMENTS)
This one is a little obscure for anyone who isn't familiar with the old original
Star Trek series, and is stemming from the obvious
shift in gravity that seems to be affecting only the two girls. Trust me,
anyone over forty will be busting a gut laughing.
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