Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Invincible #115

So a while ago I was brought on as the new colorist for Invincible. Yeah, I'm as shocked as the rest of you. Funny thing is, I've known Ryan for over ten years. Well, okay, we worked on a project together  back in 2003-2004, but we haven't really spoken much since. He moved on and became a big-shot on Invincible, and I slowly clawed my way up.

Anyway, a few months ago he asked me if I'd be interested in coloring Invincible. As nervous as I was at the prospect, I though "what the hell" and did a few sample pages. I guess they were good enough, because I'm here now! As a side note, I have to say that replacing insanely talented artists on titles (first Frank Martin Jr. on Avengers: Arena, and now John Rauch on this) is both humbling and depressing. At any rate, the best I can hope for at this point is to not piss off fans of the book too much.

So, posted below are a few pages from my first issue on the series. Luckily, it was a pretty simple (yet awesome) affair-- mostly a giant brawl between two characters. A good way to ease into it, I suppose! I have to say I'm loving working on this book. Ryan is an absolute beast, and I feel like I'm producing some of my best work.

Enough talk-- here are the pages! Oh, and they were drawn by the legendary Ryan Ottley.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Avengers Undercover #5, 6, & 7

I know this isn't exactly timely, but I'm just trying to catch up. Besides, I really liked this series! Anyway, here are three more issues, with the last three coming in a future post.

Let's start things off with issue 5. Pretty standard stuff here, and I was really starting to get comfortable with the book. Art by Kev Walker.

Moving on with issue 6. It was hard picking just 5 pages from this one, as it's pretty action-packed, and I'm quite fond of a lot of the pages here. This one was drawn by Timothy Green again.

Changing gears again with issue 7. A "quieter" issue, with lots of plot-building and a nice twist at the end. Nice variety of locations and characters, which is fun. Kev Walker back for this one.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fighting a Marilith is hazardous!

It's a fact that snake-women are hot (and awesome). It's also a fact that multi-armed women are awesome (and probably also hot). Therefore, Mariliths are just pure awesome hotness-- they're off the charts! It's scientific, yo!

Anyway, after the insanity that was my summer and fall work schedule, I actually had some spare time to whip up a little painting (more importantly, I felt motivated and inspired to sit down and draw/paint). I always wanted to draw a Marilith, because of the reasons stated above, and I think this one came out alright. Alright enough, I suppose. Not like I'm being paid for this, but I can still be my harshest client. ;) This one was obviously inspired by Frazetta, because I'm a chump and a fraud. Booyah!

Hopefully that paladin has good AC, coz he's about to eat six melee attacks in the face! Enjoy!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Figment #5

And here is the last issue of Figment-- a fitting end to a superb book (I just love those fiery final battle scenes). I had a great time on this title, and if sales are any indication, a lot of people did as well. Also, I was asked to work on the next Disney Kingdoms series (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad), so look forward to some wild west antics in March!

Anyway, fantastic art by Filipe Andrade, as always. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rocket Raccoon #1-4

There I go, falling off the radar again. Once more, so much has happened during my months of silence that I don't know where to begin. I guess the runaway hit Rocket Raccoon is as good a place as any.

What can I say? I never expected this thing to be so popular, but here we are! I was actually quite scared we wouldn't live up to the hype when I learned that pre-orders were going through the roof back in June. Luckily, sales and reviews were quite positive. Of course, that just meant the bar was set REALLY high for the following issues. ;)

All that said, I'm still having a complete blast with the series-- thought that's probably obvious. Skottie really pushed me to cut loose and go crazy with the colours on this title. He wanted it big, bold, and vibrant. Initially, it took quite a bit of effort, but I eventually got wild enough for the book. And apparently, I like purple...

Anyway, enough jibber-jabber! Here are pages from the first 4 issues (which are sadly the only issues drawn by the man, Skottie, himself). First up, where it all started-- issue 1.

Now for the wacky prison-breaking antics of issue 2. That 2-page spread is a favourite of mine.

Issue 3, with the desert planet (always cool). I actually really love this one.

And the end of the first arc with issue 4-- the brawl to end it all! 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Figment #3 & 4

More pages from the Disney Kingdoms mini, Figment. Things got even crazier in these issues, and #4 features some stunning nightmarish imagery by series artist Filipe Andrade. I love the dark atmosphere of the issue, but I think I may have overdone it with the oppressive mood. ;)

Anyway, enjoy these pages from issue 3!

And now some pages from issue 4. It was hard picking just these few-- this issue could be my favourite in the entire series.