Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"Incorruptible" #25

I've been a fan of "Incorruptible" since the first trade, even before I became the colorist, and always enjoyed it with one exception: I never completely bought Max's turn to good. Issue 25 ended that. Mark Waid explains Max's choice with new insight to his past and how it's tied to the Plutonian. It makes the entire series all the more powerful and poignant. If you've never read either "Irredeemable" or "Incorruptible" you need to jump on with the "Redemption" cross-over! It's a great read and a great place to come on board.

Roll over for original line art by Marcio Takara!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #9 cover

While I'm no longer coloring the interiors for "Planet of the Apes" I'm still doing a cover here and there. This is for #9 cover C. As far as I've seen this cover comes without any graphics just as you see here.

Roll over for original line art by Damian Couceiro!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Irredeemable" #32

The "Irredeemable/Incorruptible" crossover, "Redemption", begins in this issue. We finally see how intertwined Plutonian and Max really are. And I'm the lucky guy that gets to color the entire event for both titles! If you enjoy superhero books with great characters, action, psychology, theoretical psychics, and depth you need to be reading these titles. Mark Wait spins one hell of a story. Check out the preview below!

And it looks like I'm staying on to color "Irredeemable" full time! It'll be so good working on both titles at the same time each month. Stay tuned for more awesome.

Roll over for original line art by Diego Barreto!

Monday, November 28, 2011

MTV Geek loves "Incorruptible"

MTV Geek ranks "Incorruptible" as number five on the Top Ten Comic Books of 2011! I've been coloring this series since 2010 so I hope that means they love my color too. It beat out the powerhouses "B.P.R.D." and "Uncanny X-Force", both of which I read and feel humbled to even be listed with, amongst others. I'm so happy I could go color another issue of "Incorruptible"... which I'm doing right now! WOO HOO!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peter Krause's Batman

About a month ago Peter Krause tweeted this sketch and I just had to color it. Finally found the time late last night to play with it and here are the results. Hope everyone, especially Peter, enjoys it!

Roll over for original sketch by Peter Krause!

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Incorruptible" #24

The latest issue of "Incorruptible" comes out this week with #24 written by Mark Waid, line art by Marcio Takara, letters by Ed Dukeshire, edited by Shannon Watters, published through BOOM! Studios, and colored by me. Max's past is hunted down while he is confronted by two groups for control of Coalville. Who the hell is stupid enough to challenge the only man to beat The Plutonian? I believe this ends Volume Six and leads us directly into the cross-over with "Irredeemable". Get yourself a copy!

Roll over for original line art by Marcio Takara!

Friday, November 18, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #8 covers

Even though I won't be doing interiors for "Planet of the Apes" anymore, I'll still be coloring the covers. For issue eight I did two of the three. Check them out!


Roll over for original line art by Carlos Magno!


Roll over for original line art by Damian Couceiro!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #8

"Planet of the Apes" #8 is out this week. This post is bittersweet because it's also my last issue of POTA I'll be coloring. It's been a great book to work on and I learned so much working on Carlos' line art. Originally I was brought onto the title by the amazing Ian Brill who sought a replacement after the colorist on issue one quit. In time I also got to work with Dafna Pleban who has been a joy and am happy to say is still giving me covers to color for POTA! I've been very lucky to work with these amazing people on this title and I hope everyone has thoroughly enjoyed it. #8 is the end of volume two and the war is about to begin. Pick yourself up a copy this week!

Roll over for original line art by Carlos Magno!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #7 cover B

Believe it or not but I am STILL not caught up on all my posts!

I colored all three covers for issue 7 of "Planet of the Apes". Cover A can be viewed here. Not sure I'll be posting C up or not. This cover is where I finally figured out a good tool preset for some new crunchy brushes that are really cool. This issue is out now so go get one!

Roll over for original line art by Damian Couceiro!

Plunkett's Hamlet Vader

Decided when I can't sleep and melatonin isn't working I'll do fun stuff; i.e. it looks like 'work' to some but doesn't pay the bills yet invests in the soul. There's a folder on my desktop chock-full of black and white sketches I collect from the internet perfect for some quick coloring fun. So I give you Killian Plunkett's unused cover for Dark Horse's "Star Wars Tales" #6 colored by moi. I hope to do this kinda stuff and originals more often.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Irredeemable" #31

Continuing even more updates as I fell way behind I got so busy. I pinch-colored a few pages for "Irredeemable" #31 that is out now. Not that big of a deal so was happy to help. It is always a challenge though to match up with the other colorist so it has continuity and doesn't become a "Samuel L. Jackson". (My students know what I mean.) Hopefully I did well. However, I'll be coloring fulltime for #32 and 33 during the big Irredeemable/Incorruptible cross-over! I am crazy excited! I'm coloring #32 right now. It's tense and disturbing and wish I could share with everyone. You'll just have to make "Irredeemable" one of your regular books to pick up. #31 is out now and after that THE SHIT HITS THE FAN!

Roll over for original line art by Damian Couceiro!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #7

Continuing to update my backlog of news today with "Planet of the Apes" #7. The board is almost set for the players to make their first moves in the one thing apes and humans will always have in common: war.

Roll over for original line art by Carlos Magno!

Monday, November 7, 2011

"Incorruptible" #23

I've been so swamped I'm over a week behind updating. "Incorruptible" #23 came out last week. It's a pretty sharp looking issue and begins the battle between The Plutonian and Max Damage! The following issues of "Incorruptible" and "Irredeemable" will be a big cross-over as Mark Waid explores the history behind the two and their ultimate clash. Plus, I get to color the entire event! So look for my work in the next two months on both titles. It's going to be a great ride.

Roll over for original line art by Marcio Takara!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Constantine and Epiphany...

... sitting in a tree. S-M-O-K-I-N-G.

A student of mine recently asked me if I could draw as well as color. My initial reaction was insult but within milliseconds realized they couldn't be blamed for asking since it has been forever since I'd drawn anything. So I took it as a sign it was time to dust off the pencils and inks and now am thankful the student asked me.

Last night I drew Constantine with Epi, his new bride, from "Hellblazer". I'm a long time reader (since '95) and really am enjoying the title's current direction. I SOOO WANT TO COLOR "HELLBLAZER"! MAKE THIS HAPPEN, INTERNET! And I'm hoping they actually take a large amount of time to explore their relationship in the title. It's a huge opportunity to give Constantine depth as he's been rather same-ol' for awhile and Epi is, so far, rather interesting in her own right. I'd like to see more of both for years to come. No flash in the pan, 'celeb' marriage here, please!

I really need to email Shelly Bond, bad.

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #7 cover A

I've colored three covers for issue 7 of "Planet of the Apes" and just received my comps for it today. It looks amazing! Best issue yet! I'm getting more comfortable doing more with less and it's paying off. Can't wait to show interiors in the next couple of weeks.

Roll over for original line art by Carlos Magno!

Friday, September 30, 2011

"Incorruptible" #22 cover

Got to get my hands on another "Incorruptible" cover and it offered some challenges with lots of washes in the inks but also made me create some new brushes to try and compliment the washes. I hope it turned out alright! This issue should be on the stands now. Plutonian vs. Max! Wait until you read issue #23!

Roll over the larger versions for the original line art.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Incorruptible" #22

Plutonian is back in Coalville and he's out for Max's blood. Do you really need more incentive than that?! This is the beginning of what we've all been waiting for for over two years! Written by Mark Waid, line art by Marcio Takara, and colors by me. Out this week!

Roll over to see the original line art. I'll be posting up cover B I colored for this issue soon too.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #6 covers

First, I'M A DAD! Second, that's all the personal stuff you'll see posted on my blog but if you're a friend check out my Facebook account for loads of digital-daddy-wallet-photo-sharing. However, for obvious reasons I had to take a month off from coloring the interiors of POTA so issue six you'll only find my color on the covers. I'll be back coloring issue seven. Until then, don't miss a beat and pick up issue six this week! Roll over the larger versions for the original line art.



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #5

This is the week the first TPB and issue 5 from BOOM! Studios' "Planet of the Apes" comes out! It has received rave reviews and takes place between the original movies and the new "Rise of the Planet of the Apes". It's a great stand-alone story but compliments the franchise beautifully. That is due to the amazing talents of writer Daryl Gregory. As always, the amazing Carlos Magno graces the pages with his incredibly realistic line while I am on board for colors. I feel with this issue I finally found my voice in his line. So make sure you get out and pick up this issue and the first trade. You won't be sorry!

Roll over to check out Carlos' original line art:

Issue 6 will be colored by someone else since my wife just gave birth to our son. I'll be busy figuring out fatherhood but will be back on #7. See you in two months!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #5 cover C

Another cover for "Planet of the Apes"! I love doing covers. It lets me work on an even larger variety of artists and stretch my legs a little. This is also for #5 and will be out for the amazing price of $1 along with the first TPB. Check back for my post on the interior preview in a couple days.

And for the customary roll-over to see the original color and inks:

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Incorruptible" #21

A new story arc begins and the slow boil continues in "Incorruptible" #21 out today. Max is building something and draws some unwanted attention. Written by Mark Waid, line art by Marcio Takara, and colors by me. Get one!

Roll over the images for Marcio's original inks.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Declan Shalvey's "X-Force"

Been a long while since I've been able to do some coloring purely for fun and am really lucky to be able to say I had a chance to recently on an amazing X-Force piece by gentleman artist Declan Shalvey. I'm very happy with the way this turned out and hope for more chances in the future to have such fun!

Rollover the image for Declan's amazing, original inks which you can own now to help support the Delarosa Family here!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"Planet of the Apes" #5 cover B

This month "Planet of the Apes" #5 comes out with three covers. Two of these covers I colored starting with B shown below. This issue will be sold for $1 with "Planet of the Apes" Vol. 1 TPB on the same day so it's a great way to get your damn, dirty ape fix! I'll post again with a preview of the interiors the week they both hit the shelves.

And here's a cleaner version of the colored artwork as it will look in print (sans graphics) and you can rollover the image to see Carlos Magnos' original inks.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Irredeemable" #28

If I'm able, I usually help out when asked and that's what happened on "Irredeemable" #28. The credits will tell you I colored pages 11-22 but I actually colored pages 5, 11-13, 15-21. Zac Atkinson did the rest and previous to me. When I pinch color to help with a deadline I try to make my own rendering and palette match the other colorist's so the difference in the pages is not jarring (so I must have done pretty well to fool whoever incorrectly credited us on who colored what pages). That is always a challenge to do!

And this issue is the last from Peter Krause whose work will be missed on the title. He has had a hell of a run on the entire series. (More from about his departure in an interview here.) It was an honor to color his work and help him, I hope, go out on a high note.

Normally I post up the entire preview but since only page five in the preview was mine that's all I'm showing so as not to give anything away I'm not supposed to or take credit for work not mine. You can see the rest of the preview here on CBR. "Irredeemable" #28 is out this week so go get one!

Rollover the image for the original inked page.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Incorruptible" #20

"Incorruptible", written by Mark Waid and line art by Marcio Takara, is another book I color that has a new issue out today. Things have come to a slow boil that won't stop with this issue. This is also the issue I colored a cover for so pick up my variant and enjoy!

Rollover the images for the original inked pages.