One of the most talented artists I know has a new book coming out in March. It's called The World of a Wayward Comic Book Artist: The Private Sketchbooks of S. Plunkett and you can read more about it here. The collection comes very highly recommended, with a forward by the legendary Michael Wm Kaluta. Here are a few samples, plus a look at Sandy's gorgeous cover painting. I'm thrilled to finally get a large book (more than 230 pages!) full of gems like this.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
In the first scan you can see that we were still trying to narrow down the cover ideas. Looking back, I think I prefer the layout on the lower left to the one that was finally selected.
Friday, January 29, 2010
This was published in the Teen Titans and Outsiders Secret Files and Origins 2005. I'm fairly certain the layout was originally a rejected version of the cover for Outsiders 25 from that same year. Glad it got used somewhere.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
As I've recounted elsewhere, I happened to go to the State Fair and photograph this cow months before I needed the shot for reference on this splash page. She belonged to an old classmate and she really didn't like us getting so close to her calf. If looks could kill...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Page two of this story can be seen here. I don't think I drew exactly what Neil Gaiman was asking for in the first panel but we talked about it and he said, "Close enough".
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm afraid I don't know what this was for. Maybe a poster? I should also apologize for the poor scan of the pencils. I think they were a little on the light side and the copier obviously wasn't working very well, adding vertical lines not present in Joe's pencils.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
This was for Legends of the DC Universe #11, December, 1998. The large scan of the painting is from a color copy which seems to have intensified the colors compared to the printed version which looks almost black and white here.