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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.







Interview with MBC action channel promoting Scarlett Couture COMICAVE exclusive Issue One variant cover.

At MEFCC in Dubai, I was approached by MBC Action Channel for an interview about Scarlett Couture and Comicave's exclusive variant cover. 
Everything went well even though I had a dozen things going on back at my booth with signings, sales, commissions and meetings. It's a good thing I have reliable friends to cover for me at conventions.







Scarlett Couture- Fashion & Action


She's a billionaire heiress to a global fashion brand, but she also needs to get deep down and dirty during surveillance missions. So what does she wear?
Not going to lie, it's a complete blast creating outfits for Scarlett with folders of designs sitting on my hard-drive to choose from.

DANGER! Curves ahead!


Promoting Scarlett Couture.


Scarlett Couture truly was an international dame of mystery as she hit London, Leeds, New York, San Diego and Dubai conventions to promote the book. The promo video even made it on the Hollywood Reporter site! A lot of hard work (and money) went into marketing, promotion and advertising this book, and we're happy at the end result with a great response from retailers and comic geek sites worldwide.
















Scarlett Couture- THE COVERS


















Photo from SC fan Steve Tse's personal heist of comics!



The Iconic swimwear spy.


Since Ursula Andres rose out of the sea in DR.NO there's never been a more iconic look than a sexy siren in swimwear. 
Scarlett Couture epitomizes the deadly female spy in these illustrations.








Dressed for a Caribbean adventure!


Scarlett Couture art by Simon Myers


Dr Who cover artist Artist Simon Myers created this amazing Scarlett Couture pin-up for me. 
Loving the freckles!!

Scarlett Couture's Flashbang Bra holster


So that's where you hide your weapon!"
Packing the Flashbang bra holster- and a loaded compact Glock 30.
http://www.flashbangholster.com/


Cover Girl - Viktoria Dobos


Back in 2015, Titan Marketing Manager Ricky Claydon came up with the idea of publishing variant 
photo-covers for the series and I knew the perfect person for the job. I met Viktoria completely by chance during my art exhibition at Orbital Comics, London. I was surprised to find out that she had never modelled professionally before but jumped at the chance to have a bit of fun in front of the camera.

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Nate Atia


Photo by Des Taylor

Stunning, enthusiastic, intelligent, ballsy and extremely funny, Vik was a pleasure to work with as we went through 4 different talented photographers in an attempt to get the shot needed for the front cover.
As the clock kept ticking away to our deadline and our editors kept demanding one 'money shot'
I grew frustrated about the whole thing but Vik kept stuffing her face and being laid back about the
whole thing.

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Nate Atia


Photo by Des Taylor


Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Vik Dobos


Photo by Nate Atia

Photo by Des Taylor




In the end I dusted off my trusty Olympus DSLR and sought out a location we could get the shot needed for the cover. Sometimes it's the simplest of things that work out. Like your mums cutlery case, a BB gun, a £15 dress from Boho, my wife's convertible car and a rooftop in Watford.
With literally a 2 days before deadline we delivered what was needed but I also look back at he work of Nathen Atia, Sonesh Joshi, Domantė Kaminskaitė, Simon Thorpe and see what could have been.
Most recently I tapped up ace photographer of the moment Haris NU to take pics of Vik for FRONT magazine. Hopefully his pics will make it into the mag this year. Till then, enjoy!

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by Des Taylor


Photo by Des Taylor


Photo by Des Taylor


Photo by Des Taylor

Photo by  Haris NU

Photo by Haris NU


Photo by Nate Atia

Photos by Des Taylor

Photos by Des Taylor


Photos by Des Taylor