Monday, October 27, 2008

9 is mine!

And on Wednesday it can be yours. Issue 9 is full of all sort of comic book coolness. Lets see, there is some talking, then some fighting, then a little bit of running, then some more talking, interrupted by some clawing and jumping, then we have some angry talking plus a bit more fighting and then a surprise. I hope that doesn't give away too much, but as you can see a whole bunch of cool stuff happens. After the issue comes out I will post some pencil pages and such, but for now here is the cover.

Also, I mentioned the 24hr comic book thing in my last post. I will at some point give a more in depth review of the event, but leading up to it one of the local papers wanted to run self portraits of the artists involved. Below was my submission.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


No, not the TV show with Keifer Sutherland getting blown up once an hour, I am talking about 24hr comic day. This Saturday, October 18 I will be participating in 24 hr comic day at Clem's Collectibles in Lansing, MI.

If you are in the area stop in and wake me up.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Here's a Wolverine that I did just for fun. Everyone likes Wolverine right? Yes, I know that his costume is not quite right. I based it on the JR JR design from the Enemy of the State run, and the web image I found for reference was tiny and I missed some details (5 geek points for anyone who knows what the costume is missing). Then as I was coloring the image I realized I had this trade on my book shelf which is full of non-tiny art and would have made great reference. Oh well.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

8 Process

So, here we are again. How's your week going? Good? I'm glad to hear it. Now on to business.

This time I thought that I would show some of the process stuff for a couple pages from the recently released issue #8. First a little background. Starting with issue #8 (actually it started with the short story in Monster Pile-Up but since that was not a full issue I will just say "starting with issue #8") Fco Placencia has been helping me out on the coloring of the book. Fco also colors Invincible as well as the neato Gemini book from Image, check them out. Anyway, I am big nerd for color. In a perfect world I would have a clone of me that did all my coloring for me. This clone would also have more talent and be more skilled than I. While I know that I am not the worlds best colorist, I enjoy coloring my own work, and I even more than that I like having the control. Thats the reason why for the first 7 issues of Wolf-Man I colored them. But the reality is that this stuff has to be done on a relatively quick time table and it is hard enough to pencil a monthly book, let alone pencil ink and color one. In order for me to be able to spend the time necessary to do the level of quality I want to do on the actual drawing (and hopefully improve), I needed to give up some of the coloring. This is where Fco comes in. He takes my flat colors adds light and shadow and brings them to life. So on the following 2 sets of examples you will see the whole page from the rough pencils/layout that I do, to the inks, to my flat colors and finally to Fco's finished colors. Enjoy.