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.