Thursday, March 24, 2011

Conan: Road of Kings #3 pencils

I've been meaning to post these since issue three of Conan" Road of Kings came out a couple of weeks back. So, sorry for the delay. Anyway, I wanted to share some of the pencils from the book, which I really enjoyed working on.

This sequence was really difficult to pull off, and my choice to make 2 and 3 a two page spread didn't help matters, but in the end it was worth it. I hope you'll agree.

I'll share more pencils soon.



Patrick said...

When you said it was difficult to pull this off, was that due to what was requested with the script or just the execution factor from your standpoint?

Always curious on the storytelling and thumbnail process of artists. I think it came out great. No dialog needed and the story flows!

L Jamal Walton said...

Loving that first page, but how dare Roy have a title page with a bar wench dancing on a table and no Conan.

j.s. Kociuba said...

Hey Mike
When you draw a 2 pages spread to you put 2 11*17 pages together or is there a 22*17 paper out there

Rasmane said...

Place holder for overused Burgess Meredith Rocky quote in appreciation of your skills and effort.

Samax said...

holy crap! This is hardbody, dude! Keep up the great work!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Pat - Mainly the script. It had so much that needed to be done, and still look cool.

Jamal - HA! :-)

J.S. - It's two sheets of Dark Horse paper taped together. You trim off a bit for the paper's "bleed" and butt them together.

R. - HA HA HA!! I do love me some Micky quotes!

Samax - Thanks, my good man. I'm trying like hell!

Thanks for all the love, fellas!


Charles R. Rutledge said...

The pencils look great, Mike. Really starting to like your take on Conan.

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks, Charles! Very kind of you to say :-)


william wray said...

I'd like to buy that top page if you sell it.

Mike Hawthorne said...


I'm flattered you'd like to own my scribbles, but that's one of the few pages I'd like to hold on to. It's got a certain something(s) I like about it ;-)

Thanks again!