Sunday, October 28, 2007

Things that never were part III

So, let's see more stuff from books I've never drawn shall we?

There was an instance where I almost got to do some Conan stuff, with a writer buddy of mine. Unfortunately, they wanted a DIFFERENT ( and more famous) friend of his, so it fell through. Still, would have been cool. The Dark Horse folks are great people, and I consider them friends, so maybe I could still pursue it. Again, I let it go because I just got busy.

So, repeat the above story but replace "Conan" with "Hellboy, Weird Tales". In this case, I'm kinda glad I didn't get the gig as the artist they DID get was perfect for the story and totally KILLED it.

Oh, and for a while there Bendis wanted me to draw The Pulse (when it was switching over from Alias). Marvel feft differently, and so I never got it. Again, I don't think I would have been a good fit for it anyway. I swear I have a guardian angel that kinda guides my career somehow ;)

More soon!


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Things that never were part II

Hey, so let's continue down memory lane a bit and look at more gigs I did NOT get.

So, I was briefly in the running for Vertigo's Crossing Midnight. In the end, they wanted a different look, which worked out because the artist on that series is fantastic!

Plus, I wouldn't have been available for the Un-men...which, let's face it, is RIGHT up my alley ;)

Here are some designs from when I was trying out for that book.

Also, I was VERY briefly in talks to do a Daredevil fill in. That got about as far as me throwing a car. Still, I did some designs trying to get the gig.

More in a couple of day!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Things that never were part I

I've come close to doing a lot of different books. Usually my schedule complicates things, or someone changes their mind about me working on a book later in the game. Anyway, I thought you'd all get a kick out of seeing some of the behind the scenes stuff.

Here's one that might actually happen someday, who knows. Anyway, Mike Oeming and I were going to do a big martial arts comic called Ballistic Fist. Our schedules just never seem to jibe, and we've never gotten it started.

Here's a piece I penciled and colored, with inks by Mike

Oh, and I was in talks to do a Simpson comic. Again, my schedule just didn't work out. Anyway, here's some practice runs at the Simpsons.

More in a day or two.


Goon inks

Here are some of those Goon inks I promised to post before.

  • Previous Goon post

  • Next up, I'm going to post a bunch of stuff from books I ALMOST got. I think you'll dig it :)


    Friday, October 19, 2007

    Umbra over there

    So, I get a special kick out of seeing my work translated for other countries and their comic markets. I just got my copies of the French Umbra, which looks great! They did a slightly oversized version with a new cover.

    Umbra recently came out in Brazil too! So, if you're in either country go get a copy ;)

  • Umbra in Brazil

  • Umbra in France

  • mike

    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Sweet Science #4 WIP Final pt. I

    Been working like hell, but still hoping to get another Sweet Science girl done soon. Here's one of the drawings that in the running (or jumping;).

    Hope you like it.


    Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    Un-men #3 out today!

    Hey, Un-men #3 is out today! AND if you thought the ending to the last issue was a shocker, just wait till you see this one! I can't give it away, but I will tell you it involves a bare butt and a little head ;)

    Here's some of the ol' sneak and peek. Pencils and rough inks.


    Friday, October 05, 2007

    Countdown to! - 3...

    With the new site launching in just three days, I'm going to take the next couple of days to post things related to the site.

    One of the unique features I'm going to have on the site is going to be a bi-lingual web comic. That's right, it'll be in English and Spanish. Eventually, I'm going to do it in French too...but baby steps for now ;)

    Anyway, I'm starting with the original Hysteria comic from 1998/99 and working forward. It'll run daily, Monday through Friday.


    Monday, October 01, 2007

    Sweet Science #3 WIP Final pt. II!

    Remember when I said I was done with this print? Man, I was SOOOO lying!

    I can't leave it alone. I'm still tweaking it, hoping to get it JUUUUUST right. More to come soon...


    Sweet Science #3 WIP Final

    Here's the final art for the print. I guess I shouldn't say FINAL, as I may still end up changing the background color a bit. However, I'm pretty happy with it. I was really shooting for a very light, cool skin tone and then contrast it with some rich hair color, ornate tatoo, and lots of warm freckles.

    I'll make this print available in a week or so. Just want some time to tweak it a bit, and drop it off at the printer.

    Now, off to a week of the Un-men and then #4!