Wednesday, November 3, 2010


The second installment of a three part story.  I inked the whole issue over Carlo Barberi's pencils.  Here's the cover to this issue as done by Dave Johnson.
BOOOM!  A splash page from this issue.  Since I ink in the word "BOOOM", does that make me a letterer as well?  I miss those days when penciled art use to get sent to the letterer before it gets to the inker.  The letterer would ink in all the panel boarders, draw in all the word balloons, letter them, and letter/ink all the special effects that were on the page.  Today, any pencilled in lettering or special effects would need to be inked in by the inker.
The same page with colors by Marte Garcia.

Another page where I though Carlo did a great job on sequential.  Especially with the first three panels.
Splash pages are always fun to work on.  Nice big images.  The bigger the image, the easier to ink.  Smaller images take more concentration especially when inking on Blue Line printouts.  Bigger images, it's all crisp and clear.
Colors again.
Splash!  I found out Carlo likes the way I taper lines over his work.  So I concentrated more on that with Black Widow as shown here.  Lots of tapering all over her costume which took some time.  Then there's the individual bricks which took some time to complete.
Colors over the Splash.
Not quite a splash below.  Almost.  There's two smaller panels below.  I've seen some people giving the term "Half Splash" on pages similar to this, especially when dealers are selling original comic art.  Which made me wonder... Could car dealers sell half a car?  Perhaps a "Half Loaded" vehicle, as supposed to a "Fully Loaded" one?  How about food?  Instead of saying, "I like a pizza with the works!", how about... "I like to order a half assed pizza?"  Not much of a selling point.  Anyhoo... Let me get back on track...

Here's a "DPS" as comic book people like to call Double Page Spreads.  BONG!  Right before I posted this here, I had the urge to manipulate the letter "B" into a "W".  Having it read WONG!  But then, that's just too much work to entertain my crazyness.  
And the colors over it.  The colorist made two version of this.  In the end, everyone liked the second version below with the waves.  That was voted to be printed in the issue.
Deadpool #28 is in stores now.  More info here.


  1. I chuckled throughout that issue. The fight scene was done really well and entertaining through the issue. And the use of the art within the "sound effects" was a nice touch.

    "You want bombs, I can get you bombs." That was just a funny scene.

  2. Thanks, Patrick. I gotta get my hands on a copy.