Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Soldier of Two Worlds

This is my penultimate cover for Soldier Zero. I've been neglecting the Soldiers for a while now, no real reason why, so it's time to catch up!

Also, I haven't said it enough lately, thank you for coming and looking at my pictures.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Modern: Djurdevic styles!
 Hey, wow! A cover that matches the logo! It's the cover art to X-23 #13 featuring the luckiest character in the Marvel U, the Amazing Spider-man!

He's so lucky that New York is literally crumbling around him. Crumbling into tiny bits, all of which are getting sucked into that terrifying icon looming in the roiling orange sky! Roiling orange skies never portend good things. Lucky things he's lucky!
Classic: Ditko styles!
 There was some debate about what he should be wearing at this pivotal moment, and so I decided to hedge my bets and do both outfits. I am a huge fan of those swanky hex-tastic new FF costumes, but where foreshortening is concerned, you can't beat that webbing grid for really popping a limb!

Which grabs you guys more?
Lots and lots of bricks, and rocks, and window frames, and broken glass and...

Friday, July 15, 2011

The Other Right Hand of Doom

 A while back I was asked to do a Witchblade inventory cover for the good folks at Top Cow. I have now learned that that cover, which you see above, will be used as the San Diego Exclusive variant for Witchblade #146.

I've been a secret fan of Sara Pezzini for a long time. I haven't read a lot of Witchblade comics, but I've always dug the essential concept, and the current run treats Sara the way I always though she should be treated: she's a cop. Sure she's got some vestal endowments, but she's a cop, more Olivia Benson than Jenna Jameson.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Claw Daddy

Finally. The thing I've wanted since my first real gig at Marvel back in '07, to draw the man himself, Wolverine. And here he is on the cover of X-23 #11.

Believe it or not, it was a bit challenging to get Wolverine on the cover of a Marvel comic, even one he's actually in. I tried so hard to fit him in to the cover for X-23 #10, with sketch after sketch, but editorial wanted something different.

I needn't have fretted though, because the very next month...

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Last Vamp in Paris

A little out of order here, but you can deal, right? This is the cover to X-23 #10, part 1 of the 3 part Paris arc.

These covers are a bit of a tour of the city's landmarks, and this one is set in the catacombs, an elaborate network of tunnels and tombs beneath Paris. In my head: Vampires + Paris = Catacombs. Can you blame me?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

X-Men Vs. R.A.I.D.

Red rain falls in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
What happens when X-23's trigger scent is tweaked to effect all humans? Paris goes... goes... errr, what's crazy in French? Fou? Paris goes fou!!!!

Out today, in your favorite Brick n' mortar comic shop: X-23 #12.

A point of possible interest: In addition to the Silver Elvis (not so silver here) and the Peruvian Mandolin Player, this cover also features the mighty Marvel debut of myself and several of my studiomates at the R.A.I.D. Studio in sunny Toronto, Canada.

So step to it reader! It's Where's Waldo O'clock!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Four Of Nine

Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. But sometimes takes long hiatuses (hiati?) 

The spread above appeared in Artifacts #7, from the good people at Topcow. Each issue features a 2 page story, detailing the origin of one of the major players, and mine is all about lovely, lethal, verdant-locked gynoid, Aphrodite.

 Nice to stretch my neglected sequential page-making muscles after a year of covers. As an origin vignette, it's more a series of tableaux, not really all that sequential, but still...