Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Some cool upcoming stuff...

I normally like to post an inked page or two from the upcoming issue of Resurrection, but after looking over the final art, it's not easy to pick one that doesn't reveal too many surprises- lots of changes coming your way! I did really like this panel of Spock though- simple shapes but it hit just the right note in the context of the page.

Some time in the next couple of weeks, the deluxe edition of the complete Resurrection Vol.1 is hitting stores and I'm pumped to see it all collected. This one is a whopping 368 pages and it's got it all, baby- don't miss this opportunity to check out the whole schebang in one shot.

Also, one last bit of news- I've been asked to come participate on a Career Day event at my alma mata, the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. There will be a panel of AAU alumni who are working in the comic book industry, and I'll have the pleasure of sitting in on a panel including Chris Marrinan, Rahsan Ekedal, Chad Hardin, Chris Staggs, and Dan Brereton. It is being put on by Daniel Cooney and Chuck Pyle, and moderated by Marvel's CB Cebulski- should be a lot of fun! Guess I'll have to shave...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Resurrection #8 In Stores Tomorrow!

Heading your way tomorrow-

Issue #8 marks the beginning of an exciting new set of revelations for the book. Be the first to tell your friends what ol' Spock is up to- it's gonna be a bumpy ride...

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Resurrection #10 Cover and Roughs

The cover for issue #10 is one of my favorites of this arc and was one of the hardest for me to pick a favorite after brainstorming a bit. There is a lot of material to choose from in this issue, but this imagery definitely resonated with me the most and I centered the comps all around the same concept.

I really like this one and still want to work out a finished version just to sort of finish the thought- I'm sure we could find a use for it somewhere.

Taking this same idea and trying a different emotion. It wasn't as dynamic so it wasn't in the running, but I did like the drawing.

This was my other favorite and ultimately we decided to go with it for the cover. I liked the quiet of the moment and it was a nice contrast to the previous cover, which was energetic and crowded. We played around with the scale and placement, once it was decided I finished the cover using washes, which is a look that I really like. Some time down the road, I'd like to do an entire book with washes, I think you could get some great atmosphere out of it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some Times It's the Little Things...

I drew a panel a couple of days ago that was exactly what I was after that day. I wish this could be said for every day but it's just not always the case, you know; how often do you really express exactly what is in your head? I work about 3-4 issues ahead of what is being released and where this book is headed is a lot of fun- mysteries, guns, surprises, loss- all the good stuff that makes comics fun. In the last week or so, I've drawn a cover, a double page splash, and a splash page that depicts a real game changing scene. But for some reason it was this panel that got me fired up. It's not exactly complicated or intricate, but it's exactly what I had in mind for that shot. And sometimes getting that down feels pretty good.

Of course, in a week it's possible that I will hate it and be picking it apart. Ah, to be an artist...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Resurrection #8 Page Breakdown

I really need to start getting in the habit of scanning my pencils so there would be more process to see but I always end up diving right in- there is something very satisfying about inking and I almost never remember to take the time to scan pages at that point. Well, either way I thought it'd be interesting to check out this big splash from the upcoming issue #8. We briefly revisit an existing story in Resurrection and I had to draw an already established image from a previous back up story, drawn by the talented Dominike Stanton. It's always fun and a little bit of a challenge to interpret another artists image, and in this case we were extending it into a two page spread. Here is the rough for the page:

This rough stayed relatively true to the original but allowed me to make some small changes to the layout and other related details (like time of day). After working out some other odds and ends, here is the finished inked page: