Sunday, November 27, 2011

Power of Shazam poster #2 prelim + finished line art

Power of Shazam poster#2 prelim on EBAY

I'm showing a prelim with the final line art below, for the second Shazam poster done for DC Direct in the early 90's, when posters were a good selling item at comic stores. The line art for this was pretty large, as I wanted to draw it close to print size. The color part was done smaller, on a process called blue-line,  which was a way of doing painted art and preserving the crispness of the black line art, by having the color on a board, and a film shot from the line art as an overlay, so it could be photographed separately, and combined in the printing stage. Sometimes the color and line art didn't stay perfectly registered with each other, and you'd see a little blue outline in the printed piece. When I worked blue-line in commercial art, the blue-line was always printed on heavy illustration board, to minimize any shrinking, or buckling of the surface, as that could screw up the way the line art film matched up. DC always did blue-lines on 2 or 3-ply paper, at least on my projects.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

New Superman tonal drawing

Superman tonal drawing on EBAY click here.

Here's a new one, with me playing with the copic markers again. Hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New interview with Jerry Ordway

New interview with Jerry Ordway

Here's the color sketch I did for the Greatest Golden Age Stories hardcover many years ago. And below is the finished book jacket.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Superman versus rock! Superman beats rock!

Superman sketch on EBAY click here

Here's a drawing I did of Superman, smashing some rocks! Probably happens to you every day-- flying along and someone tosses a boulder at you! Anyhow, just exercising the superhero drawing muscles:)

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adventures of Superman #446 cover sketch

Adventures of Superman #446 cover sketch/prelim on EBAY

Here's the original sketch for Adventures of Superman#446, done for editorial approval. This one features Gangbuster kicking butt, while Superman looks on, symbolically.  Another cover that went smoothly from this stage to finished art, and one of my faves. See previous blog-posts for an image of the color guide.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

JSA#25 p10 splash page prelim

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Here's a fun prelim for a splash page in JSA#25, which Geoff Johns and I worked on. We see the fate of the Wizard Shazam, turned to stone, in the Rock of Eternity.

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Superman Annual 1996 cover sketch

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Here's another cover sketch for the Superman books done in 1996. This one went smoothly from sketch to finish, and I was pretty happy with the printed cover.

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