Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The cat is out of the bag - Deadpool

Hey everyone,

Marvel has announced my jumping in as tag-team artist on Deadpool with my good friend Tony Moore. They announced it with style! Just look at the above teaser image from Arthur Adams! Seriously, I remember reading Mr. Adam's comics as a kid and WISHING I could draw like him, so having him do covers for this is just tickling me silly.

Anyway, I can't show any pages just yet but I can shared some pages from my sketchbook. As you can imagine, a lot of sketching and figuring out goes into beginning any new project - and Deadpool was no exception. Here are a few pages of sketches that went into figuring out my approach to the character.

 I'm having a silly amount of fun on this series! Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn have been a great team to work with. They are writing the hell out of this series and, along with our editor Jordan White, are trusting me to do my thing. Which I love.

 Check out the announcements here and here.

Thanks for all the support everyone, and I hope you enjoy the book...

..."hope" nothin', I KNOW you're gonna love the book ;-)



PS - The series is not going to affect my French books and the college class I'm teaching. The schedules are congruent, and all is good. So, no worries.

PSS - It seems that no sooner did the story hit the media that people started voicing concerns over my not having produced any art for the teaser. This is not because I haven't produced any art. In fact I've already handed in a couple of full issues.

So, again, no worries. I got this ;-)


Charles R. Rutledge said...
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Charles R. Rutledge said...

Let's try that again. Hotcha! Very very cool, Mike. Grats on the gig and I look forward to seeing your art on the comic.

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks, man. It's a great time so far :-)

Patrick said...

Ehh, people are always clueless on this kind of stuff. Different if you had a history of not producing but you do hit your deadlines and with good stuff. So for those people, BLAH!

Looking forward to this for sure. You coloring it yourself or handing that part off?

Mike Hawthorne said...
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Mike Hawthorne said...

Yeah, people assume stuff. But such is life. And I can't blame them, it does seem odd to show another person's art when announcing a new artist.

I'm not coloring though. The series colorist, Val, is staying on.

Rasmane said...

Brian Posehn, the comedian? I’ll have to check this out!

Mike Hawthorne said...

Yup, that's him. He and Gerry are great.