This week I had an extended studio time. I didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped, but I did get 2 pages complete. Woo! (Of course, I still need to do some photoshopping, but that's usually the case.) This first page will actually become 4 (yes 4!) pages in the Calimbo book. These are intended as scene changes/chapter breaks and an additional way to add some flavor and some symbolism to the story. As I sat down to create these, I realized that I could actually do 4 on a page and then just enlarge it in Photoshop without losing too much (since I kept the images simple).
The spade will underscore a scene I haven't yet drawn. The little man will add a "taa-daa" to Calimbo's persecution of Montressor (when he tells him about the left-handedness of the murderer). The glass will follow the restaurant scene (and suggest that Calimbo is upsetting the wine connoisseur). The cigar is a catch-all. I'm not sure where I'm using it yet.
The images have "X"es in them. This tells me that I need to paint those areas black in Photoshop. I didn't do it on the page, because the ink was behaving badly---it was too watery, and I was worried that it might buckle the page.
This second page comes towards the end of the story (not sure of page number yet, likely 35ish), when Calimbo has convinced Montressor to come with him, sealing his fate (as suggested by the broken bottle---although it was Fortunado who originally broke the bottle).