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Scarlett Couture's Official Blog page

Check out all the news, photos and artwork for my Scarlett Couture project over on her own blog page. At last, you'll be able to see the thought process and the journey towards creating the next chapter -THE MUNICH FILE!

Check out the link here at SCARLET COUTURE BLOG PAGE

Scarlett Couture- New Look, New Cover Girl. Jordan Gwynn Colton

After the release of Scarlett Couture the Collected Edition I had already been thinking about the follow-up book and how to make the character fresh again. Whilst watching Rosie Huntington-Whiteley strut her stuff on the Victoria's Secret catwalk it dawned on me to give Scarlett a completely new look.

Why change her from a red-head to a strawberry blonde? My thought process was that women change their hair color whenever they get bored of it, so why wouldn't Scarlett. Also, whilst standing at Euston Platform 9 one Friday evening I noticed groups of girls heading down the platform for a night out. The majority were blonde or brunette and barely raised a glance but one redhead appeared out of nowhere and most people stared as she walked past.

As the original model Viktoria moved to Holland (and got some impressive tattoos done) I called on a long-time friend of mine and asked if she fancied taking up the mantle. LA model Jordan Gwynn Colton.
As Ricky Claydon at Titan put it " There's more than one Lara Croft model. Scarlett can be the same"
 When Jordan told me she was thinking about changing her hair color from brunette to blonde I could not believe it! Lucky times!!

Once I got her onboard the next thing was to get a cracking photographer (remembering what happened with the first series cover) and called upon hot Pin-Up photographer Chris Gomez to do a series of test shoots that blew me away.

I look forward to sharing some of these shots with you but for now- meet the sweetheart that is Jordan.
And check out Scarlett's new look.

A bit of Xmas cheer! "Goodwill Drinks At Starks"- By Des Taylor.

At the beginning of this month, I was commissioned by client Richard Young to illustrate a group of Earth's finest heroes coming together for a couple of celebratory drinks. Although the clock was against me to get it done before Xmas (especially with all the other stuff I have going on at the moment) I got stuck in. 
One, because I loved his brief (still chuckling at the thought of it all kicking off with Giant-Man and Green Lantern) and two, I thought the idea of superheroes coming together as friends after beating each other up in comics and on-screen was rather refreshing (even though Green Lantern is probably gonna get a large slap in this picture). I mean come on, how are the public gonna trust this lot if they're always at each other's throats? 
Anyhoo...I want to take this opportunity to say thanks to all of my friends, followers, clients and customers for making this year memorable. I've been all over the planet and back and ... now I'm tired.

So on that not I'll say Happy Xmas. Drink be merry and remember, if you like it, do it. If you don't like it, do it till you like it!

Christian Slater! (Later)


HAN and CHEWIE by Des Taylor

Scarlett Couture Pulp Cover designs

Sometime last year I created a bunch of Faux Pulp Book covers to help promote the first Scarlett Couture series. Check them out here!

HOPE ...from Krypton

New Latina superhero La Borinqueña created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (Pin-Up by Des Taylor)

La Borinqueña is an original character created by graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez which debuted at the 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. The first full-length issue is in production under Somos Arte.
La Borinqueña is a patriotic symbol presented in a classic superhero story. Her powers are drawn from elements and mysticism found on the island of Puerto Rico. The fictional character, Marisol Rios De La Luz, is a Columbia University Earth and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate student living with her parents Flor De La Luz Rojas and Oscar 'Chango' Rios Velez in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She takes a semester of study abroad in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico. There she explores the caves of Puerto Rico: Ventana, La Cueva del Indio, Las Cuevas de Camuy, La Cueva del Viento and the caves at the Julio Enrique Monagas National Park. At each of these caves she finds five similar sized crystals. Atabex, the Taino mother goddess, appears before Marisol once the crystals are united and summons her sons Yúcahu and Juracan. Yúcahu, God of the seas and the mountains gives Marisol her superhuman strength. Juracan, god of the hurricanes gives her the power of flight and control of the wind.

La Borinqueña #1 will debut December 17 and 18, 2016 at the Comic Fest (Aguada Con) 2016 in Puerto Rico.
Check out for more news about this amazing new character.

La Borinqueña will also be part of 'CTRL+ALT', a group art show at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. The exhibit will feature an original story about La Borinqueña and her best friend, Lauren ‘La La’ Liu, a Chinese Dominican. "This exhibition will be an interactive comic book and will give me an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the Asian Latino experience which is part of my own family.” says creator Edgardo.

 CTRL+ALT will feature art installations, performances and maker spaces that illustrate how emerging forms of media, once considered fringe, can envision more sustainable, equitable futures for communities of color, and can be seen November 12-13.

Female X-Wing Pilot by Des Taylor

Wonder Woman Honored today as a UN Ambassador

The United Nations is due to welcome a new honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls: Wonder Woman.
She will officially be given her new title at an event in New York TODAY – the character’s 75th anniversary – at the United Nations headquarters. The announcement is due to be attended by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and, “surprise guests”, who will include the actors who have appeared as Wonder Woman over the years, including actor Lynda Carter.
The event will also mark the launch of the UN’s landmark global campaign supporting Sustainable Development Goal #5, which is to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

Congratulations , Princess!!