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Monday, January 31, 2011
Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know that after far FAR too long, I’ve updated my “Gallery” page. I’ve added a ton of pages from my recent work, including images from BERSERKER, GOTHAM CITY SIRENS, DETECTIVE COMICS, and RED HOOD: THE LOST DAYS. I hope you enjoy them!
Oh, and I promise to do better keeping the blog gallery page up to date with my work.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
DESK SHOT! (SPLATTER MATTER)
Just a quick fun desk shot tonight. There’s not really a lot to it, but I thought it would be fun to show a bit of the blood spatter work I’ve been doing. Seems like I’ve done a lot of blood ink splatter over the past couple of years. The page called for some good arterial spray. It’s fun and easy to do.
Here, I took and masked off the areas I wanted to make sure remained untouched. It’s just a simple process of cutting out some paper and taping it down on the page. Next I took an old toothbrush, dabbed it into the ink, and flicked it onto the page to get a little fine spray. From there I loaded up my #6 round brush with a good amount of ink and tapped it against my finger to get the larger spots on the page. It’s a simple technique that’s been used for years.
So there’s another quick desk shot. More to come soon!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Here is the final shot featuring these few panels. This time you can see it with the blacks filled in. This part is kind of the lazy bit for me. After going in and doing all of the ink linework, I turn the page over to my assistant and they go in and spot all of the blacks for me. I’m pretty meticulous about where everything needs to go. They follow along the areas based on where I’ve shaded on the page during the pencils stage. It may seem like a simple thing, but it still takes a steady hand, patience, and talent on their end.
It’s hard for me to turn over any aspect of my artistic process to anyone else. Having someone come in and fill for me saves me a lot of time and allows me to focus on the actual drawing. It’s a nice time saving step that keeps the process running smoothly.
So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed this little desk shot process series. It was kind of fun to do. Look for more desk shots soon!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Following up Friday’s pencils “desk shot”, I thought I’d post a shot of the ink linework before it’s filled. The majority of the work that you see here was done using a 102 or 107 Hunt Speedball crow quill and Sakura Pigma Microns (sized 005-08). Over the years, I’ve really grown to love inking my own stuff. It’s a lot of fun, especially when I can go in and add as much depth and texture as I am here.
I’ll post the filled final shot in the next day or so. Check back for it soon!
Friday, January 21, 2011
It’s time for another desk shot! I’m showing another cropped sneak peek at an upcoming project. This time around, though, I’ve got pencils on my desk. Thought I’d snag a pic before I started inking, tonight. In spite of not being able to share much about it, I’m loving working on this book. There’s so much atmosphere to work with. Hope you dig it. Check back soon for another one!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
NEW COMICS WEDNESDAY 5- WHAT I BOUGHT!
It’s time again for New Comics Wednesday…yeah…I realize it’s Thursday, but that’s life, right. 🙂
This week’s stack of stuff is a little bigger than the past couple of weeks. I’m still dreading next week. From what I understand 3/4 of the Marvel catalogue of stuff is going to hit next week and I’m going to have to take out a small loan to pay for everything.
LOCKE & KEY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM #4
DEADPOOL MAX #4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #652
MARVEL ADVENTURES: SUPERHEROES #10 (for the boy)
IRON MAN #500
I managed to read a few books before bed last night: Wolverine, Superior, and Scarlet. I dug Wolverine. It ended pretty strong. I especially loved the back feature story featuring artwork by Jason Latour and colors by Rico Renzi. Latour is doing some amazing work. I realize it’s a marketing thing hoping to garner attention from people that are sitting around blathering on their computers, just like I’m doing, but Millar’s claim on the cover of Superior to be “The Best Book On The Stands.” is a bit off putting.
I’m REALLY enjoying LOCKE AND KEY and MORNINGGLORIES. Both of these series have been a lot of fun.
I’ve been thinking that I keep posting the books that I’m picking up every week and since I get a comp box, doing so leaves out 90% of the DC stuff I’m reading. In the next week, I’m going to do a similar list of the stuff that I’m loving from DC comics. There’s a LOT there. I’d have to say that 60% of what I read is DC stuff. Anyway, look for that soon. Should be fun.
Well, there you have it, this week’s New Comics Wednesday…on Thursday. As always, remember to buy your comics rather than stealing them off of the web. We like feeding our kids. 🙂
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
MY EXCLUSIVE WITH TOP COW PRODUCTIONS!
For those of you that haven’t heard, I’ve just signed an exclusive comics contract with Top Cow Productions, starting this February 2011. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly. Over the past few years, I’ve had the good fortune to work with nearly every comics publisher out there. It’s been a wonderful experience. In that time I’ve done a lot of bouncing around. I’ve worked on mini series after mini series and done an issue or two here and an issue or two there. It’s kind of become time for me to settle down a little and focus on something long term. After MANY long conversations with trusted friends and my family, in the end the choice that was right for me was Top Cow.
I do want to back up for a second and talk about my work for DC. For the past two years, I’ve predominantly worked for DC Comics in the Batman office. Getting to draw Batman was a childhood dream and has been one of the best experiences of my career. I’ve had the EXCELLENT fortune of working with Mike Marts, Janelle Asselin Siegel, Michael Siglain, and Harvey Richards. I couldn’t have asked for better, editors to work with at DC.
As I mentioned earlier, the decision to sign an exclusive contract wasn’t an easy one. There were a lot of factors involved. The major ones where working as a regular artist on a continuing series and almost more importantly, being able to develop my own concepts. In the end, Top Cow was the ideal place to get both of those things.
I’d been wanting to get back and work with Top Cow and publisher- Filip Sablik again since I worked with them on BERSERKER, a little over a year ago. We’d discussed a lot of options, but when you’re working freelance scheduling is no easy task. Projects overlap, get delayed, or even have MUCH shorter schedules than anyone would like. It’s hard to work with more than one company. After a long discussion about projects and plans at NYCC, Filip asked me if I wanted to come onto their flagship title, The Darkness. The invite wasn’t just a fill in or an arc, they wanted someone to come on and have an extended run on the book. To leave their mark. That was just the thing I’d been looking to do.
Then there was the issue of my own concepts. Not a lot of people are aware, but I write a bit, too. Given my busy drawing schedule, it’s been a while since I’ve put anything out, but I wrote Narcoleptic Sunday for Oni Press and the Jackie’s Strength short for Comic Book Tattoo, the Tori Amos Anthology from Image and came up with the concept for The Leading Man that I did with B. Clay Moore over at Oni. Over the past few years I’ve found myself saying, “I want to write more.” and “I should be developing this stuff!” I’ve kept constant notes. I’ve made outlines. I’ve stewed things over in my head. But the one thing that is REALLY hard to do when you’re at the drawing board twelve plus hours a day is actually make time to truly write. In that time, I’ve come up with a laundry list of nearly twenty concepts that I’ve been developing. As much as I love working for DC, there just wasn’t a way that I was going to be able to develop my concepts there. It’s not how it works. I have no qualms with that fact. I love doing work for hire. As I said, drawing books for DC was a joy. I hope to do it again, one day. But for now, I needed to spend some of my time developing my own stuff, too.
So in the end, after a lot of long talks between Filip Sablik, Matt Hawkins, and myself, we came up with a plan that works for everyone. One that I’m damned proud of. Starting with The Darkness #96, I will be the regular artist on the book. It’s a ways out, but it’s going to give us some VERY important lead in time. On top of that, we’ve started developing a few of my own concepts. At least one of them is going to be appearing as part of the upcoming Pilot Season. I’m really looking forward to both writing and drawing some stuff. I’m going to work my ass off to make it good! I’ve also got a BIG BIG announcement coming up from Top Cow, but Filip is making me wait just a little while. Trust me though. BIG!
In the end, I’m a happy camper. 2011 looks like it’s going to be a bright, exciting year! Thanks so much to all of you for your support. I won’t let you down!
For a bit more information on my exclusive contract, check out my CBR interview. I kind of ramble…but it’s what I do, and hey, I was worn out from a long flight to LA! Still, I think it’s a fun talk.
Oh, also check back in a couple of days for my “L.A. ADVENTURE PHOTO BLOG EXTRAVAGANZA!” Should be a good time! 🙂
Monday, January 17, 2011
Another desk shot. Still cropped and all secret-y because the project isn’t announced yet. I think it’s a pretty cool shot. It’s always fun to draw cool guns. This book has a lot of em. Anyway, hope you enjoyed another peek at what’s going on at my desk!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
IN FLIGHT DESK SHOT!
I’m currently in LA meeting with Top Cow, this weekend. Here is a “desk shot” I took in flight between Northwest Arkansas and LA. About half way through the trip I started doodling much to the amazement of the little girl next to me. Nothing fancy. Just a couple of quick 10 minute pen sketches. Still, thought it’d be fun to show!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
NEW COMICS WEDNESDAY 4- WHAT I BOUGHT!
Hot on the heels of my late late late New Comics Wednesday 3, comes this weeks batch of new stuff. It’s another SUPER light week. So far January has been on the slim side. I’m kind of dreading the last week of this month I think it’s probably going to be kind of insane.
B.P.R.D. HELL ON EARTH: GODS #1
THOR: THE MIGHTY AVENGER #8 (of 8???)
BLACK PANTHER: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #514
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #651
CASANOVA II: GULA #1
DAREDEVIL: REBORN #1
DARK TOWER- THE GUNSLINGER: THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA #2
I’m looking forward to checking out this weeks stack of books.
Any week with a B.P.R.D. or Hellboy book is a good week for me. B.P.R.D. has just been absolutely brilliant…well, not that it’s ever been much less at all. Still the past four or five arcs have been some of my favorite comics ever. That’s a good long run of excellence. Mignola and Arcudi together are just lightning in a bottle. As always, I can’t say enough about Guy Davis. He’s one of the nicest most talented guys in the biz.
I just got caught up on the past year or so of Amazing Spider-Man. Given that the book is coming out weekly now, that’s a LOT of reading. I stopped reading Spidey with the whole “One More Day” mess. I’m glad I’m back, though! The book has been a lot of fun. I’ve loved the rotating art teams. Excellent, every one. This newest arc, “Big Time” has been downright awesome! I’ve always liked Humberto Ramos’ art. He’s just got a crazy, fun style. His work on A.S.M. has been some of the best work I’ve seen from him in years. His Hobgoblin revamp is just amazingly cool looking. Good stuff!
I don’t know what’s up with Thor: The Mighty Avenger. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t an 8 issue mini series until recently. That’s just too bad. It’s a hell of a lot of fun. I love it. My five year old son loves it. It’s some of the best work of Chris Samnee’s career. There have been a LOT of Thor books lately, but this was really the one I wanted to keep going. It was great while it lasted, gents. Thanks for the run!
One last book to mention: Casanova. Such a perfect book. Sure it’s a reprint. But Cris Peter’s colors and the hand lettered goodness by Dustin Harbin alone are worth it!
Alright, I’m going to quit blabbing and get to reading. You do the same. The world will be a better place for it!