Comics Work update
Getting slowly done with that first issue of Top 10, the new series. Sorry for the wait. The pencils are going quickly, but the detailed rendering of the 'inks' is taking me forever.
I did do some side projects, one because my Top 10 editor asked me to, and the other because I'd said I would and it was the chance of a lifetime.
Here's the once in a lifetime opportunity. In Spain last year, George Perez asked if I'd like to color a cover by him someday. I said yes! Pencillers don't often get to work on the same piece, except in jam covers. The offer became real a month ago. This is a small corner of a cover for TwoMorrows Back Issue magazine.
Here's a corner of a cover for my Wildstorm editor. Financially, it was a total waste of time doing this cover. Creatively it was worth it because it let me experiment with 'penciling' again. I penciled using marker, tech pen and white paint. The results were dynamic but fuzzy. All the tight glossiness is thanks to inker Andrew Pepoy!
I drifted away from using inkers because I wanted to use more tight hatching in my work. Now that I hate hatching that's not a problem. I took control of coloring because I didn't like the coloring in comics in the late 90s and early aughts. Coloring has gotten better. I'm considering becoming a traditional penciller again so I can meet monthly deadlines.
I love my current technique, but damn is it slow!