Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
My Marvel Debut
It was always a boyhood fantasy of mine to draw comics for Marvel or DC. This summer, I finally got my chance! I did an 8-page story for HULK FAMILY:GREEN GENES#1, a one-shot that was out in stores on December 4th. Actually, it wasn't the first time I got a paycheck with Spiderman on it. WAAAY back in 1983 and 1984 I did a couple of spot illustrations for MARVEL AGE magazine. I did those between finishing high school and starting art school when I was 18 or so. I had always wanted to do comics as a kid, but somehow those drawings, and all the samples I did never translated into work for any of the mainstream comics companies at the time. After art school, I had moved on and made ( and still make ) storyboarding and concept art for film my career choice. I'd dabbled in indy comics and self-published comics in my spare time, but really hadn't thought too seriously about doing mainstream superhero books. I bumped into fellow Tothfan Jeff Parker at comic-con and he asked if I would be interested in doing some stuff for Marvel, and I said "Why not?"
So here it is. I've included a sample page from off the Marvel website. It's page 2 from the story "Daughter of Hulk" ( sans the lettering ). It's written by Paul Tobin, pencilled and digitally inked by me, and colored by Moose Baumann ( panel 4 is a lift from a different issue and drawn by someone else ). Go out and buy it! I've even included a scan of the cover ( by Marko Djurdjevic ) so you can find it in the stores!
Also, I did a 12-pager Jeff wrote that will be serialized in 3 parts as part of Marvel's new wave of original online comics. It's got the Agents of Atlas, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara. and some guy named Logan. The first episode will premiere for free on December 31 ( more info on that later ).
It's been fun doing these. It's a nice change of pace to do these once in a while, when the opportunity presents itself. Let me know what you think.