I did the “Celebrity Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards” job (written BTW by cartoonist and former Cracked artist Michael Arnold in his first appearance in MAD) in a typical time frame, but the Paris Hilton job was a last second, brutal deadline job. As such the ‘rough’ is as rough as you can get. Here’s some images and the rough of that piece:
Close up of Paris
Lots of word balloons with the “things shouted out” were to cover the crowd, but I didn’t know exactly where they would be placed so much of the crowd will not be visible in the printed version. You will notice Paris’ body was turned to move to the right rather than the left. It’s always better to have action move from left to right in a splash panel as it move the viewer’s eye in the right direction. I was trying to be too clever by suggesting a runway-like strut to the right with the forward foot in the original sketch. The corrected version works better.
Here are a few of the “Celebrity Yu-Gi-Oh Cards”. They are cleverly written by Mike, and only use celebrities who’s names work with the format (i.e. Yu-Gi-O’Reilly, Yu-Gi-O.J., etc). I “inked” these with markers trying to get the flatter feel of the actual card art, with mixed results:
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