Tsar Comics

I've been taking a Comics & Graphic Novels class this spring, and it's so much fun! We get to do terrifying things like draw on a timer and then pass our drawing to the next person! It's been all-around great though, and I've learned so much in a short period of time, including how heavily I rely on reference and how I've never had to draw a facial expression before, ever. Also, maybe this would have been easier if I hadn't used a paintbrush? Anyway, this is my first complete comic, so . . . ta-da! Our fantastic instructor Meredith Leich passed out traditional Japanese haikus and we had to incorporate them into the series we've been working on. So here, in a moment of complete wish-fulfillment, historical-mega-babe Tsar Nicholas II woos me with a haiku by Shiki.