Joe's pencils show the original mask design, which was changed before the art was sent to me for inking.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I posted the inks last summer, but couldn't locate a copy of the pencils. These things have a way of turning up when you're no longer looking for them.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A couple of years ago I was asked to design a logo for a NYC bar in the Flatiron district. I don't really do logo designs any more but just this once I made an exception. It was a lot of fun but the place closed not long after I finished the work. It's a shame, because I was looking forward to grabbing a beer and a burger there the next time I made it to the city. You'll occasionally see some of these preliminary sketches mis-identified as Goon prelims.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
How'd I miss this? I really gotta get out more often. Click on the link to see the Batman Black and White Motion Comics "Monsters in the Closet" episode. My favorite part is when Batman pokes the little reject with his finger. That shriek is very close to the sound I heard in my head when I drew that panel. Update: Now the video is embedded below, thanks to a helpful hand from Scott Peterson (the talented writer and editor, not the bad fellow who looks like Dean Cain).
Monday, February 22, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
One of the oddest collaborations you're likely to see in a comic: A script by Peter David and Bill Mumy, Steve Ditko pencils and my inks. The note at the top of the art says "4" but this was actually page 1.
Friday, February 19, 2010
This one was drawn in 2008 for an anniversary issue of Fables. I picked this character to draw because of the overalls. Unfortunately, my colors were way too dark for the uncoated stock so most of the picture just turned black. Live and learn...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
From 2002. I drew all four of these "DC 1st" covers and even (roughly) designed the logo. Yes, I know, Superman's proportions are really exaggerated. If I had it to do over, I might have made his waist a little less narrow, but that's how I saw it at the time.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I thought I'd already posted this cover but I guess I changed my mind when I couldn't find a copy of the pencils. Fortunately, the long forgotten preliminary sketch showed up on eBay this week and it's tight enough to get the job done. It's not my auction but you can see it here, for a few more hours at least. The seller very kindly shared a larger scan of the rough with me so please reward him with some ridiculously high bids.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
There wasn't much for me to do on this one... just trace over the pencil lines and try not to mess anything up. I think Adam may have colored this himself, or at the very least, supervised the coloring.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
...with a little Sergio Aragonés thrown in for good measure. Here are a couple of pages from Mark Evanier's Fanboy, issue 2. I think Gil did all the layouts, then Sergio inked his figures before the pages came back to me to ink whatever remained. It was funny seeing how well Gil mimicked Sergio's style, creating a far more seamless blend than I would have expected.