Friday, April 20, 2012

"This... is a violation... of... my personal... space!"

Commission I just finished for a friend, in his giant sketchbook that starts out with a painting of Superman by Steve Rude (gulp). Talk about pressure. Hopefully I brought my A game and made something worth looking at. Now to color it...

Recovery Incorporated teaser pages

Since RECOVERY INCORPORATED is up for sale, found here, I thought I'd share some pages. These are the first five pages of the story:

And to show that it's not all cliched action, here are a few other pages just to show more of the scope:

The first issue is all set up for the action sequence that follows (which is the entire second issue). For those in the UK, you'll see this in the pages of STRIP Magazine UK, starting up (again) in issue 7.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Black Widow

Did this not too long ago. I guess I'm looking forward to the Avengers Movie.

Pencils - well I SAY pencils but they're done digitally, so maybe I should say "penicls". I do most of my prep work digitally these days; the computer allows for so much edit-ability that it's hard to go back to old school pencils. The pistol was rendered from Google Sketchup. Again, it's just too easy. Why make a job hard if it doesn't have to be? So, anyway...

Inks - Black Widow is printed in a non-photo blue ink on 500 series bristol board and inked old school. The Avengers A was done in Photoshop (it's just too easy that way). I've been using brushes for a long time now so I thought it would be fun to try something different on this one, using mostly pens:

And finally the colors. Playing with textures and channeling late era Bernie Fuchs, keeping everything low contrast and dark except for the warm area where the focus of the piece should be. I probably could have spent more time on the face but I was putting other, paying work to the side to do this little experiment so I had to keep the time commitment to a minimum. I'm pretty happy with the results nonetheless. 

LUX Comics premiere issue!!

Do you like beautiful, strong, charismatic women who can be sexy with class? Do you like women with deep, rich histories and complex interpersonal relationships? Do you like it when those women are the lead characters in action dramas? Do you like movies like The Thomas Crown Affair, the Jason Bourne trilogy, or the original La Femme Nikita? Then RECOVERY INCORPORATED should be right up your alley!

My first creator-owned title, RECOVERY INCORPORATED: Another Day At The Office (part 1of 4) is now on sale through Here's the link:

Give it a chance, I dare you! I beg you! I highly recommend it! You'll thank me later. I'll thank YOU later.  :-)

And LUX Comics, by the way, is the imprint Dean and I created for our creator-owned titles. Just so you know.