Thursday, October 28, 2010


Here's a Hardcover comp copy I just received.  It collects some work I've done for Superman Last Stand of New Krypton #2.  
Here's a couple of pages for it.  First the pencils by Travis moore.  
And my inks over it.  Aside from the first, the following panels seems to lack backgrounds.  As you can see in the pencils above, the penciller requested stats of the backgrounds from the first panel.  When I'm done with the inks, here's how it looks...
The following pencilled page.  Again with the stats.
And my inks over the pencils.  This time, the stat was pulled from the last panel.
After I'm all done with the inks, all of that goes to the colorist, Blong,  who'll cut and paste the background and color everything up.  When all is said and done, this is how it looks.  Comic Magic.
More info on Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Volume 1 hardcover here.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Another project where I helped out on.  Five pages for this issue over Javier Saltares pencils.  Here's my dandy picture of the comp copies I took.
Javier is the same person who I've inked over on Predator for Dark Horse Comics last year.  Before Predator, I've inked him on 'Avataars: Covenant of Shield' for Marvel.
I think Javier is the only penciller whom I've inked over for all three DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse comics.  All of which were helping out on a few pages because of deadlines.  I was already comfortable with Javier's pencils so I was confident going forth.
 Some of the pencils were sketchy which gave me an opportunity to go in there and tighten things up a bit.
Add some lines here, hatch here, cross hatch there, textures everywhere.  Which was a lot of fun.
Before I knew it, I finished all five pages in one night.  Of course,  when got the FedEx package in the morning, I worked all the way until the next morning without any sleep.  There was a tight deadline to finsih the five pages over the weekend when I got the pages on a Thursday.  Still, I was having so much fun, I decided to work through the night.  By the time I was finished before the weekend, I surprised myself as well as the Editors.
And then I went to sleep in the morning after I turned in the pages and woke up in time for dinner.  

Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Outsiders is in store now.  More info here

Friday, October 8, 2010


Quack-Quack!  Twip-Twip!  Those are the sounds I was making while working on Amazing Spider-Man; Back in Quack #1.   You know... A duck "quacks" and when Spider-Man spins a web, the sound it makes is, "twip".   Annn-neee-waaay.... Here's the cover to this issue.
There were two pencillers on this issue which I've inked both of.  The first twelve pages were pencilled by Mark Brooks.  Here are some of my inks over Mark.  
 I dig the way Mark draws Spider-Man.  He makes him look cool and modern without the need to change anything.  Below is another nice page especially the last panel with Web-Head again.
Then there the page below with the backgrounds.  Mark apologized in advance about me inking this page because of all the backgrounds.  I told him I welcome it.  Bring it on!  I don't know about other inkers out there, but inking backgrounds is very therapeutic for me.  I enjoy it.  Not that I need therapy or anything.  The inks just seem to flow automatically.
The last ten pages were pencilled by Ray Anthony Height.  Below are a couple of pages that we did together.
I remember working on this issue thinking....  Man... I'm turning around these pages quick!  Faster than what I'm used to.  What's up with that??  I looked back at the issue and noticed all those characters with the round smiley faces.  Just a circle for the head, two dots for eyes, and a curved line for the mouth.  How easy is that?  I hardly had to ink any faces with eyeballs, nose, mouth, ears, and hair.

Then I realized, when it comes to faces, I spend a lot of time on them.  Making sure everything is inked and chiseled correctly.
After I finished all the inks, there was a last minute adjustment request from Marvel.  Below, I did some photoshop drawing/inking for the correction.  On the left is the original page before, and the right is the after printed page.  See if you can find the difference.
 Finally, here's another page all colored up my Andres Mossa.  *Twip-Twip!*
This one shot issue is in stores now.  More info here.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Here's the cover to this issue.  

I inked the whole book over Carlo Barberi's pencils.  Actually, over blue line printouts over Carlo's high res scans that he sent me.  Here's one of the pages where I spent more time inking upside down.  The actual page upside down, not me hanging lover my head like a bat.  Mainly because Deadpool was upside down.
Working on this issue brings back a lot of memories.  One of the first books I've worked on for Marvel many years ago was on Deadpool.  So it was nice to be back on the title again.  Here's a splash page from this issue with Black Widow, Steve Rogers, and Moon Knight.
On top of being able to work on Deadpool, another bonus was being able to work with Carlo Barberi again.  Carlo and I did a run together on JLU (Justice League Unlimited) for DC Comics a while back.   I've always been following Carlo's work.  Even after our JLU run, I would hint him that we should work together again.  And here we are today.
Below is a double page spread from the issue.  I was a little rusty inking Carlo after all these years.  After a few pages into it, I got back into the groove.  By the time I got to this double pager, the inks were flowing better.  I'm especially happy with how the tapered lines are coming out of the blacks.  In the earlier pages, I was pulling them out with a quill.  Towards the end, I was working that effect with brush since I started to understand the pencils more.
Carlo's gotten so much better since our JLU days.  Lots of fun inking over him again.  Here's the same page all colored up by Marte Garcia.
Deadpool #27 is in stores now.  More info here.