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.