Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Conan: Road of Kings #8 preview

Hey Everyone!

There's a big preview for Conan #8 online, and you can read it here.

AND, since those pages are online I'll share the pencil versions for you process junkies ;-)



PS - Inker John Lucas has been posting pics of his inking process over on his Twitter feed. Check him out here.


j.s. Kociuba said...

This scene is like Temple of Doom on roids. How much freedoms as an artist do have in planning action sequences?

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Holy cow, that's some great stuff.

Mike Hawthorne said...

J.S. - Thanks, man. In this case I had a lot of freedom to plot as Roy writes in the old "Marvel style". No panel breakdowns, just a paragraph describing what's on the page. Not even dialogue.

Charles - Thanks,man!

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Mike, you are living the dream, working Marvel Style on CONAN with Roy Freaking Thomas! Can't wait to get this issue.

Mike Hawthorne said...

Yeah, sure beats workin' ;-)


Rasmane said...

Re: Your response to J.S. Koiuba—working Marvel style gives us some great comics from you. Everybody on this title (I’m not a Conan fan at heart) has been doing great work, but your pacing, action, and characterization have all been slammin’!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Man, thank you so much! I really appreciate that. It was a hell of a challenge, as it leaves so much open for the artist to figure out. But it does allow me lots of room to move with action scenes.

Anyway, thanks again :-)