Wednesday, March 27, 2013

TMNT Old Hob cover

This is the alternate retailers incentive cover for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Villains Micro-series #3: Old Hob. As the name implies, this issue is all about the mutated villainous street thug leader Old Hob.  I'm currently working on the interior art as well. The issue is currently available for pre-order at your local comic shop and will be released in June, so check it out!

Below I have posted a step by step process of the cover's creation, from initial sketch in Photoshop to the finished watercolor painting.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Appleseed Comic Con print

I was asked to create this image for the Appleseed Comic Con. They are selling the print at the show and giving it away for FREE to anyone who pre-orders tickets. If you're anywhere near Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 11th, I strongly advise you to attend, it'll be a great show. And I'll be there, so there's that.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Accepting sketch pre-orders for CGS SuperShow

I am accepting sketch pre-orders for CGS SuperShow, April 6-7. If you're going to the con, you can email me with a pre-order, which I will have finished and ready to pick up at my table. My schedule is very tight right now, so I won't be able to take many orders. (Depending on how many requests I receive, I may have to finish a few on Saturday at the con.) I will be doing sketches at the table as well, but this helps me keep up with the demand I often receive.

Pre-pay via PayPal to avoid carrying so much cash at the con. Just send me an email at Space is limited, so sign up early!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Breath of Bones issue 1 cover

The cover for Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem, a new miniseries from Dark Horse Comics written by Steve Niles with art by yours truly. I've been working on this for the last 3 and half months or so. It's the main reason that I haven't been updating the blog so much. Issue 1 is scheduled to release on June 12. You'll be able to pre-order it in the upcoming issue of Previews. Read all about the book in an interview with Steve at MTV Geek.

Below is the process for creating the cover, beginning with a couple of rejected designs.

Monday, March 4, 2013

True Blood cover

This is the cover for True Blood #10 from IDW. It was a long process to get this final product. The name of the game was getting the approval from HBO. When you make art for a licensed property you are at the behest of the property owner. Below I've illustrated a few of the steps leading to the final piece. It was a learning experience.

My editor was worried that the face was not accurate enough, not matching actor Joe Manganiello, and therefore would not meet approval. On the right you see my corrections, made in photoshop.

This is the layout finally approved by HBO. I think this was #10 out of 12. Not my first choice.