Monday, November 21, 2011

Star Trek Legion of Superheroes #1 pencil highlights

Here are some pages from the first issue of the Star Trek/ Legion of Superheroes crossover I, and my brother are fortunate to work on.  Actually, it's a really nice fit having worked on both properties.  The trick was to find a balance between the two and I felt keeping a style that might fit the television series would work best.
Big attack on Durla in the alternate dimension to kick off the series.

First time to draw the entire crew.  Only had get approved for Kirk and Spock.  Bridge might be a little more spacious here than the actual set.

Drawing the bridge was a lot of fun.  Plenty of reference online.

The Legion team for this book.  I wanted to keep them closer to the feel of the Levitz/ Giffen era, which they're from, so drawing them older wasn't as hard to do as one might expect, given I'm used to drawing them in their teens.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Star Trek/ Legion of Superheroes #1 Signings

Yeah!  It's out this week and if you'd like to support us and get your book signed, we'll be at:
Third Coast Comics in Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 22nd from 2pm to 7pm
and then  
Saturday October 29th in Madison, WI at the West Side Westfield Comics location from 1pm to 4pm.  It's a great time to be a Star Trek and Legion fan, so stop on by!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Copic Marker Ebay Auctions Ending 10/10/11

Latest selection from the unsold convention pieces.  Marvel Gals this week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ebay auctions ending 10/4/11

Posted some more Copic marker drawings on Ebay.  Hitting some DC gals this time around.  Click on the character's name and the link will lead you to the auction.  Thanks!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Copic Marker Ebay Auctions Ending 9/26/2011

For San Diego I created a number of Copic marker pieces in hope to generate a little extra income at the show.  Unfortunately for me, they didn't sell, and since I'm not doing anymore shows this year, I'm throwing them up on Ebay.  The starting prices are lower than what I do a penciled commission for so jump in and bid.  I will combine shipping if a buyer gets multiple pieces.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kotaku Gallery Article/ Star Trek meets Legion of Superheroes: the comic!

Figure I'd answer the call for submissions from the writer Luke Plunkett and it turns out he really enjoyed the Star Wars: Jedi Outcast game, so he was kind enough to post a gallery on Kotaku: a site for gaming and otaku news.

What wasn't mentioned and I can't believe I didn't mention it here already is that I am penciling the new Legion of Superheroes/ Star Trek crossover for IDW Publishing.  It will be a six issue series starting in October and is in the spotlight for Diamond Previews.  I'm halfway done with the third issue so far and if I get permission, I might post some little preview pics here.  If not, I'll post some stuff after the issue is out.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Short notice: Attending the Contagion: Outbreak convention in Omaha, Nebraska.

Forgive the late notice but my brother Philip and I will be attending the Contagion: Outbreak convention in Omaha, Nebraska June 10th to the 12th.  If you're in the area, please stop on by and say hi and commission a sketch, buy some sketchbooks or prints if you'd like.  It looks to be shaping up to be a fun con with many sci-fi media actors and authors with comic book artists as well.  So join us in giving this convention a great welcome!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

ADVENTURE COMICS #526 is on sale now!

Just in time for Free Comic Book Day, although it's not one of the free comic books being given away, is a published Legion of Superheroes story written by Paul Levitz, penciled by me, and inked by my brother, Philip.  It's been over 10 years since I've drawn XS and it was fun dipping my toe back into the pool of Legion characters.  Granted, I'm not totally in sync with the reestablished Legion, due to some wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff, but diving back in I was glad to draw Night Girl and her bouffant.  Will we see XS in the new Flashpoint storyline?  I'm crossing my fingers.  Here are the pencils for the issue and please go out on Free Comic Book Day, May 7th, to your local comic shop and support them.

The mosaic was produced on the computer and dropped in after Phil finished the inks.

Story took place in a monastery at Lake Tana in Africa.

Night Girl was suppose to look a little older.

hmm should've had a blur note on XS bouncing up and down.

Crack in the earth from previous story in Adventure Comics.  What could it be?

Really fun pages for me and the colorist was suppose to make the shadow translucent in the final book.  Aw well.  The colorist did an awesome job with the FX in the bottom panel.

Awesomely fun page to draw.  Panel 1 is a little tribute to Wings of Honneamise anime.  Got to tech up the cosmic treadmill a bit as well.

Yeah!  Full mosaic!  What could it mean?  I don't know!  Really!
Oh and if you dug the story please let Brian Cunningham know.  Cheers!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Free Comic Book Day Sketchcards

Free Comic Book Day is coming up on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 and if you stop on by there will be a blind pick of sketchcards for a donation to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  Here are most of the cards I did for the event, so if you see something you like and are in the area, please drop on by Westfield Comics West Side location in Madison, WI and take a chance.  I and a bunch of other talented artists will be showing off our work at both locations as well, so bring family and friends and join us!

For more information on the event:  Click Here

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wacky Fun With X-Men Gals

Messing around with some X-Men designs for some of the ladies.  Was trying out a new "animated" style.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

SKETCHGAMES 3.0 is on it's way to print.

Full Color Cover
Hi Amber
Gal Eating Fries? In Space???  Wha?

One of the 7 full color pages in the book
Some work work from long ago...
Here are some sample images from the new sketchbook.  It's 48 pages with 7 of those in color and a full color cover measuring 7 by 10.  It's got gals.  Lots of gals.  Video Game Gals, Space Gals, Asia Gals, Fantasy Gals, Mech Gals, Jungle Gals and some other stuff I used to do for work to round it out.  I plan on having it for  C2E2 in Chicago next month, so look for me there and pick yourself up a copy. 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE Game Concept Art Part 1: Characters and Alkali Lake

Traveling back in time now and looking at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition.  It's a game where, despite being a movie adaptation, is the closest to the look and feel of being Wolverine.  Seriously, the guy has an indestructible skeleton and claws that can slice through anything.  So imagine what that would do to a human body and, oh yeah, we went there.  So rent, buy a copy, used or new, it doesn't matter to me anymore more, but check it out.  Oh, you can watch him heal damage from skeleton, to muscle, to skin as well.

I was on this game for the duration of production.  There were the earliest concepting stages where you were allowed to just be creative with almost no restrictions.  We explored what we could do with the character and places he would go.  What would make cool environments to fight in? What kind of baddies could possibly stand a chance against an enemy you can't possibly kill, etc...

In part one of this post, I have some character and Alkali Lake environment drawings.  This is where the Weapon X Project was located in the movies.  You guys know me, I'm more of an environment guy, not so much character for games, but it was nice to stretch my style a little bit here and get it to be a little more realistic compared to my comic book approach to things.  The environment drawings posted here are just a small amount against the hundreds that were created by me and other concept artists.  Especially Alkali Lake.  This went through several changes in the game design and many ideas were just not used, due to time, or complication, but they would've been epic to see in the game.

This is the game where I actually began to change to working totally digitally on the Cintiq.  I just couldn't draw on the Wacom tablet since there was the disconnect with my hand on the tablet and the cursor on the screen.  The Cintiq removed that disconnect and so I was able to create a bit faster and clearer by dropping tones in under the drawing.  Looking back on some of these, I could've probably been a little cleaner...


Flamethrower dude to burn the skin off of Wolvie.

Might have gotten a little Halo-y on these.

Energy gauntlets to pack a punch.

Roughs and my final submission for the Cloaking soldier.

Trying some color variations.
Some of my roughs for the Grappler in the Jungle.

Action and vista concept for Alkali Lake

Vista and layout concept looking down on a base.  Some architectural concepts.

Architectural details for windows and columns
Yeah! Crates and ho hum objects, but someone's gotta do it and I'm all to happy to do it.  Is that wrong?