We are in the early stages, and he's only just begun painting some of the panels for the first few pages--most of which are Just Spectacular!! Not at all what you'd expect of a graphic novel, I don't think. Still, sometimes the first take on a panel or page requires a little adjustment. And when I got a rough painting of page 5, which involves a naked Jamie (back view only, ladies)...
"Whoa!" said the assorted members of my family, friends, and employees who viewed it. "_That's_ not Jamie's butt, is it?!"
"Um. Well...no," I said, I having a pretty well-defined idea of just what Jamie's butt _does_ look like. Rather than try either to describe the Ideal Jamie's Butt in words, or try to persuade my husband to let me photograph his rear end (he being the resident tall, lean, muscular red-headed model)--I didn't even _suggest_ that one--I set out to browse the web in search of good prospects that I could send to the artist.
Now, as you may suppose, Googling "male nude rear view" turns up quite a number of interesting sites. I did begin with a vague memory of a young Scottish soldier, photographed from behind as his kilt flew up, and did eventually find that photograph, but upon due scrutiny, decided that this was not Jamie's Butt at all, and went on looking. The search took me from the sublime
to the ridiculous
With several additional possibilities in between:
On this one, Row 1, third from the left, and Row 3, first on the left:
And on this one, Row 3, fourth from the left:
However, I did finally find a Very Good Candidate:
So I'm looking forward with great interest to the next take on page 5!