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Scarlet goes to Comic Con

Artist

Name: Sean Forney
Statement: Scarlet Huntress is a character that I co-created with my wife Stephanie in 2003. Scarlet has made several appearances in her own comic book series, comic book anthologies, and role playing game guides. This piece is a one-page narrative that follows Scarlet Huntress on her short journey from her home to a convention. Scarlet is a strong female comic character who lives in Columbus, Ohio. She struggled as a young woman to find her own path, and then found out that she is a descendant of Little Red Riding Hood and has a long family lineage of fighting malicious forces. After the death of her mother Scarlet was forced to decide whether she would pick-up the family mantle and become the next huntress, or leave her family behind and follow her own path. As a comic book artist and illustrator I am influenced by the comic books and comic book artists that I grew up with and admired. I learned to draw from comic books, drawing images of my favorite characters from a young age and leading me to pursue a career in the comic book industry. I have worked on a number of comic, cartoon, and children's books, commercial art, and related projects since graduating from Bowling Green State University. I created this piece as I do most of my illustration projects, with thumbnail sketches, working out the story, poses, and perspective until I had a clear idea. From there I started the drawings digitally to finalize the layout, printed my digital sketches, and finished the drawings in pencil and ink. Lastly, I scanned the drawings and then colored and painted them digitally to create the final piece. This artwork embodies my passion for comics, narrative storytelling, a mix of new and old mediums, and the love for our favorite local comic super-heroine.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2016
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

D pod Second Floor near skybridge

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400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Materials

Pencil, Ink and Digital Art

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