Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Another book which I did some inking work on. Here's the cover to this issue.
I've inked over Chris Bachalo on Blue Line. As usual with Blue Line, I download a high resolution pencil file, convert it, and print it light blue onto a bristol board. Before anyone gets too excited... I only helped out on inking one page. Just one... UNO! Here it is...
Still, it was exciting for me to work on it since I admire Chris Bachalo's work. Here's a fun fact: Did you know Chris Bachalo appeared in a few episodes of a television game show called Win, Loose, or Draw that aired from 1987 to 1990. Like the board game, Pictionary, he would draw images and team mates would guess to win the point.
This book is in stores now and to read more about Dark Reign: The Sinister Spider-Man #4, you can click here.


  1. I did an inking sample page over Chris' pencils at one point. Very intimidating due to the complexity of the pencils. At least for a newb trying to learn inking.

    He's darn...darn good. Nice page you have going there though. You'd be a good match over his pencils.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I would love to ink more of Bachalo's work if given the chance. Tim Townsend is still the best when it comes to inking Bachalo.

  3. Yeah, I think Bachalo is still the best inker of himself. But most artists are their best inkers. Tim is right up there though. He's got that slick style. But you did a great job matching Chris' style. Best advice I ever heard was that an inker should make it look like the penciller inked their own stuff.