Saturday, May 19, 2012

SPIDEY VARIANTS

 I was asked to develop the layouts for 20 interconnecting Spider-Man variant covers showing key moments from his history over the last 50 years of web-slinging.  Here are the rough layouts:

(click on the illustrations for a slide show)


...and then I was asked to illustrate three of the bottom tier (which happens to be the earliest appearances) :


...which were then stunningly coloured by Mr. Frank D'Armata....


...after which I was commissioned to ink the Sean Chen piece...

...and now here's the final versions:


Monday, May 14, 2012

SIGNINGS

I have, once again, been thwarted in my attempts to go to HeroesCon...just too much work to get through. I will be honouring the commissions already taken and will post them on.

In July, though, I shall be touring and signing in Germany and Luxembourg.  Here are the preliminary dates - if anything changes I'll let you know.


Thursday 19th July
Stuttgart
Signing at Sammlerecke (Stuttgart) at 4-6 p.m.



Friday 20th July
Frankfurt
Signing at T3 from 3-5 p.m.



Saturday 21th and Sunday 22nd July
Luxemburg
Contern festival


Monday 23rd July
Bochum
signing 4-6 p.m. at Mr.C



Tuesday 24th July
Hannover
signing 4-6 p.m. at Comix






Friday, May 11, 2012

R.I.P. Tony DeZuniga

I guess I first, conciously, came across Tony DeZuniga's work from reprints of H.G Wells comics in Marvel UK titles ( Captain Britain, perhaps) and have always admired his craftmanship.  I was lucky enough to be sharing a studio with Butch Guice when he requested Mr. DeZuniga's embellishments on one of his Aquaman issues so I was lucky enough to see the wondrous ink work as soon as it was finished...and, in fact, I own an absolutely gorgeous page :


My thoughts and compassion are with Mr. DeZuniga's family and friends.