Thursday, January 28, 2010

Siege: Embedded #2 preview

We've got some Siege previews out! Below are the pages without the words.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ultimate Comics Enemy

CBR has some preview pages up of a book I'm working on called Ultimate Enemy. These are all from issue 2. Issue 1 is on stands today.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

One more for 1/13

I didn't realize that Die Hard: Year One #4 is out this week as well. CBR has a preview, with tiny little jpegs that you can't even read. Here's the preview pages a bit bigger and without the text.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Another title out this week (1/13)

Along with The Anchor #4, S.W.O.R.D. #3 is out this Wednesday. Here's a preview, and below are a few pages.


Friday, January 8, 2010

The Anchor #4

Here's a preview of The Anchor #4 from Boom! Studios. Below are the pages without the text. I also did the covers, which I posted in an earlier post, here. Enjoy!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Holly crap!!!

First off, let me say that I struggled to decide if I should even post this or not because I don't want it to come off as braggy (is that a word? I don't think so). And after some thought I decided to go with a piece of advice from a friend/artist, which was, "If you won't promote your art, then why would you expect anyone else to do it for you." So, with that advice in mind, here's a post about me, or my art...

I'm a bit behind the end of year "best of" comics talk, due to deadlines and holiday engagements. So as I was searching the internet for praise about my friends/collaborators I found something mentioning me.

Comics Daily's pick for best colorist was Dave Stewart, not a huge surprise, seeing as he is one of the best colorist in the industry. What did surprise me was... well, here, just read for your self!

"Best Colourist: Dave Stewart There have actually been some excellent colourists working at the top of their game this year – Matthew Wilson on Phonogram and assorted Marvel books, and Alex Sinclair working harmoniously with Frank Quitely on Batman & Robin – but Stewart gets this for superb work on not one but two gorgeous- and very different-looking books, Seaguy and Detective Comics; neither of which would have looked the same without him. [SP]"

Wow, I was mentioned in the same paragraph as Alex Sinclair and Dave Stewart? What were they smoking?



Lists of '09

So another year has passed and with that comes everyone's "top fill-in-the-blank of '09" lists. Now, I'm not on any of these things (and why would I be?), but a few of the books I work on and people I work with did make the cut.

To the lists!

Newsarama has a couple of Ten for '10 lists that give their top ten for various categories. One of those lists is top ten creators to watch this year. Number one on the list isn't a anyone I've worked with, but a friend from college, Sean Murphy. His work is amazing, and he's finally getting the recognition he deserves from both the publishers and the critics. Way to go Sean!

Jobar cover 3 by *seangordonmurphy on deviantART

Number two on that same list is Kieron Gillen, a writer from the UK. I happen to color two of his books at the moment, Phonogram: The Singles Club for Image and S.W.O.R.D. for Marvel. He also nabbed Comics Daily's best writer!

Number four on the Newsarama list is artist Chris Samnee, one of my favorite artists. He draws one of the books I'm currently coloring, Siege: Embedded for Marvel. I can't believe that I am lucky enough to work on an artist that I like so much this early in my career.

A few spots down at number six on the list is Rafael Albuquerque, an amazing Brazilian artist. I haven't had the joy of working with him on anything that's been published (I colored some pitch pages a few years ago), but he is one of my favorite artists and a really nice guy as well.

Wolverine Commission II by *rafaelalbuquerqueart on deviantART

Now, if you thought a list of 10 was big, CBR has one 10x bigger! In their top 100 comics of '09 two of the books that I worked on made the cut. Coming in at #83 is S.W.O.R.D. which I'm really happy about. That book has taken some flack in the press, but I think it's a fun and refreshing breath of fresh air for mainstream comics. Anyhow, on to the next comic, and drum roll please... Phonogram made it all the way to #11! Another book that deserves more sales to match the quality of the product and critical acclaim that it receives.

So all in all it's pretty cool to be in the company of all this talent, hopefully some of it will rub off!

2009 set some pretty high personal standards for other years to live up to... I'm looking at you 2010, so don't let me down.


On stands 1/6

My first books of the new year to come out are Siege: Embedded #1 from Marvel and Gigantic #5 from Dark Horse. So one mini series begins and one ends.

Here's the pages from the Siege: Embedded preview that CBR has up...


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Don't mess with the Lockheed

Two pages from S.W.O.R.D. #3 that were used in an article about Lockheed over at Marvel's website (here).


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gigantic #5

The mini series Gigantic from Dark Horse is finally wrapping up this week (1/6). It's been done for a while, and I have no idea (I'm sure there's some publishing reason) why issue 5 is just now coming out.

Anyhow, Dark Horse has a preview up here, and I'll put up the three pages without text below.