Archive for May, 2009
Here are the pencils to yesterday’s inked FIRESTORM commission. If you compare the two, you’ll notice the hands are a bit different. That’s because the person I was doing the piece for pointed out that I’d given FIRESTORM gigantic hands in the manner of Jack Kirby. Sometimes you can’t help your roots, but I was happy to rework the art so the hands were more in line with actual anatomy.
One of the great things Chip Kidd did was to make a thing about zooming in on old cheaply printed pulp comics. The distressed dots, the pieces of wood floating in the paper and the grayed out blacks combine with the crude boldness of up close brush work to create a fresh graphic magic that’s part junk culture nostalgia and part pop art.
Just for funsies I’ve zoomed in on a panel from AMERICA’S BEST HEROES story. It’s not a fifty year old comic but a modern story designed and colored to look as realistically retro as possible. Pencils and colors by me and inks by Andrew Pepoy.
I’m offering this page of original art, from SUPREME #50, for sale. It’s page 13 and shows the angel LURIEL, who SUPREME loves, having a hard time adjusting to life in the real world. Script by Alan Moore. Art by me in my retro style. Lettering, on the boards, by Todd Klein.
The page is in perfect condition. I’d like to get $225 for it. If you would like to make it your own, just get in touch.
UPDATE: We have a buyer.
There are other pages of original art available, from all across the spectrum of my career, in the gallery.