Monday, November 9, 2009

HITTING THE STANDS

Out there at your comic shop this week is the second volume in Marvel's adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand :

http://talesofwonder.com/product-exec/product_id/58774/category_id/154/sc/1,21,154

Friday, November 6, 2009

DEATHLOK


I've been a massive fan of the concept and character of Deathlok for an eon and am glad to say that a new series - featuring the "Demolisher" version of the character rather than the "Pacifist" version - hit the stands last week. Written by the truly talented Charlie Huston and illustrated by Lan Medina this is The Deathlok I've wanted to see for a long, long time ; set in the future with harsh warfare and biting satire of both the corporation culture and reality television. I've been lucky enough that I've read the entire series in script form and I am loathe to say that THIS is the Deathlok I would have LOVED to have illustrated...and I was almost there... but then The Stand reared it's lovely head and set it's sights in my direction...who could resist?!! Anyway - here's a look at one of the interior pages and character studys I produced while the book was under consideration. Enjoy:
And just to prove my lifelong love of the character - here's a Deathlok illustration from wehn I was 7 or 8 years old!! Hopefully, I've improved a little.