Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BULLET POINTS


Another illustration commissioned by Jeff Corbett here - he of the "Perkins Point" fame ( a section of his home dedicated to all things Perky!). He loves the Punisher and good ol' Frank Castle is always a joy to draw. I just wouldn't want to bump into him on the street. The Punisher, that is .... not Jeff - he's one of the good guys.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ROBIN

One of the best books on the stands right now is Grant Morrison's Batman and Robin and the new Robin is just simply brutally funny in a very disturbing way. Wonderful work from a writer who almost always challenges your perceptions.


Monday, June 28, 2010

FURY FILLED

Nick Fury - one of the coolest one-eyed characters EVER!



Thursday, June 24, 2010

THE WORLD OF LIU


I sat next to Marjorie Liu for a signing at the Marvel booth in Chicago and found her to be extremely charming, attractive and intelligent. I'd previously experienced her writing in NYX, Dark Wolverine and - just released at the time - the new Black Widow series ( which comes highly recommended ) and, after chatting with her for some time, figured I would check out her novels too. She's a prolific writer and all of it is quality work. If you can get over the "Romance" packaging of the novels they're well worth tracking down and they usually deal with our very own realities, sidestepped into the super natural, heightened by intrigue, mystery, adventure and depth of character.

I was both honoured and a little bit terrified at kicking off her own sketchbook but figured I had to do something that may keep the input of sketches in there at a comparable quality - hope it works out like that ! So, above, we have a portrait of Marjorie surrounded by characters she has brought to a vividly, searing life ; l to r - X23, Daken ( Dark Wolverine), Kiden (NYX), Natalia Romanova ( Black Widow) and, her very own creation from the Hunter Kiss novels, Maxine Kiss.

More information on Marjorie's life and work can be found at her own blog at :

http://marjoriemliu.com/index.php?/blog/

or her website:

http://www.marjoriemliu.com/

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

FETT!

By specific request ( thankyou Mr. Andy Rudd) here are a couple of Boba Fett commissions I've illustrated. Easily one of the most popular characters from the Star Wars universe this brutal bounty hunter will stop at nothing to claim the price on your head...except for when he's being digested for a thousand years by a Sarlacci!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

LIKE UNTO A THING OF IRON...

I'm a HUGE fan of Iron Fist and relish any chance to draw the character:

Monday, June 21, 2010

DEATH OF CAP

The death of Captain America was a HUMUNGOUS success both critically and commercially and I'll always be grateful that I was a part of that - the Eagle Award we won as a team for the story arc covering issues 25-30 sits in pride of place in my studio.

Here's a commission of the actual shot that took the good Captain down - surrounded by the true villains of the tragedydrama. I liked that image of the character of Sin so much I utilized it on a later commission!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

STARLORD

Going to start another indeterminate run of showing off some of the commissions and con sketches I've been doing over the past few years.
Kicking things off with a recent favourite of StarLord. Sometimes it's these obscure characters you can really get your teeth into because:

a. You never get asked to illustrate them and, when you do:

b. You never now when you'll get a request to illustrate them again.