The Life Of Gisele Legace Essay

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Gisele Legace has been a fan of illustration from a young age. When she was a child she enjoyed reading Archie comics, Obelisk and Asterix and watching The Smurfs and Candy Candy. The artists of the comics and cartoons she watched inspired her to draw regularly. As she grew, Gisele drifted away from visual arts and started her own semi-famous girl band, Barbarella. Although her focus was now on music she always had a soft spot for comics as they allowed her an escape from everyday life.

In her early twenties Gisele stepped away from the music industry and back into the world of visual arts. She took art classes to develop the drawing skills she had since they were quite rusty. By 2000 she was working as a Graphic Designer full-time, and as an aspiring web comic artist on the side.

The first comic she illustrated was titled “Cool Cat Studio”. As an illustrator, she collaborated with T. Campbell who wrote the comic. After a successful run and increase in popularity, Gisele and T teamed up again to create “Penny and Aggie” in 2004. Gisele left this project after a several successful years to start another web comic with writer David Lumsdon entitled “Ménage à 3”— which she herself describes as a more risqué version of the hit 80’s TV show Three’s Company. The year 2007 was a big one for Gisele; it was the year that she quit her graphic design job and started working full-time as a web comic artist. That also marked the year that she started working for Archie Comics. Gisele was thrilled to be working for a company that had inspired her since her youth to aspire to be an artist. Before 2007 she had been in contact with Archie Comics to help with a reboot of “Josie and the Pussycats”, which was actually her favourite of the Archie characters. Unfortunately they decided to go with another artist, luckily for her however, Alex Sugura saw her pages in 2007 and asked her to do her first cover for the comic: Occupy Riverdale. To date, Gisele has illustrated four covers for Archie comics: #635, #636, #639 & # 646. In 2009, Dave and Gisele started another web comic called “Eerie Cuties” while continuing to work on “Ménage a 3” and with Archie.

Gisele is currently working on “Ménage a 3”, “Eerie Cuties” and a spin-off of “Ménage à 3” entitled “Sticky Dilly Buns”. In spite of having three widely popular web comics on the go, Gisele has also spearheaded...

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