Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ursula Wilde: Inks & Colors

No new post yesterday. I was struggling with a killer cold/flu/blech feeling. Today's imagery comes from the first issue of Ursula Wilde, coming later this year from Ape Comics. I posted the pencils here. Inks are by Jim Nelson and colors by Brian Mead.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

From the Vault: Athena Voltaire/Rocketeer Commission

A commission for my pal, Joshua Crawley of Westfield's Comics in Madison, WI. Josh wanted a riff on the classic Dave Stevens' piece, except that he wanted Athena to be struggling and pissed, rather than bound like Betty. I laughed hysterically when he suggested it and the end result is a helluva lot of fun. Thanks, Josh!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Athena Voltaire: Mu-King Flashback

Nothing new to share this morning, but I thought I'd post an unpublished image; the second page of the first issue of the aborted Athena Voltaire miniseries The Legend of Mu-King.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another Ursula Wilde Page

I need to keep updating the ol' blog, so here's another page of pencils from Ursula...

Friday, January 25, 2008

Even More Ursula Wilde Stuff

I survived Jack Bauer! Having watched every episode of the show from its inception, I can say that it's no mean feat‚ for Jack's friends, as well as his enemies.

Dunno what Jack thinks about his illustrators...

From a personal point of view, it was certainly done under less than desirable conditions, but from a professional point of view, it was a joy and a pleasure. From IDW publisher Chris Ryall to my incredibly understanding and patient editor Andrew Steven Harris to colorist Chris Bailey, it was a wild and wonderful ride.

I have to specifically single out Beau Smith, who wrote the book. Beau spins a great yarn and the book is jam-packed with action and suspense. And let me just say that Beau was born to write Jack Bauer.

Next up for me is getting back to my creator-owned indy comic material (and a couple of freelance gigs I'm up for but can't talk about right now).

First up: Ursula Wilde. Here are the first few pages of the forthcoming Ursula Wilde mini-series. I'm writing and penciling the book. I'll post some of Jim Nelson's excellent inks soon. For now, though, this is what I've been up to.