Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Warner Brothers v. moneyNews of a Mandrake the Magician movie being made entered the newscycle the same day that news of another nail in Wonder Woman's coffin ensured that she won't be getting a movie for the forseeable future. Maybe Sony can purchase some of the rights to the withering DC comics line of movie characters - at least they'd be made.
Friday, October 26, 2007
The Weapon has finally been completely serialized online and can be read anytime by anyone!
The complete story, plus covers, runs around 100 pages. It's a fun read and I'm pretty proud of it. The trade paperback will likely be out early next year, i've already finished the cover for it!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
RefugeesHosting Katie's mom and dad for the next few days - they've been evacuated from their home inbetween the Rice and Witch Fires. Crazy times.
Nose still itches.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The Santa Ana Winds make my nose itchOf course, they make all sorts of stuff burn around the edges of L.A., but here in L.A. proper, they just make my nose itch. It's hot and the air is still today - blech. You can see the haze from the Malibu fires in the north drifting over the West Side. Just a hot day.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Odd M.D. (Medical Deviant!)
No, it's a quick 10 minute sketch of DR. Strange, w/ some crazy background element I worked on the computer. I consider the drawing in itself an interesting failure...
Monday, October 08, 2007
Here's how deep it runs-If the Dem's nominate that chick, you may as well hand the Presidency over to any white male republican over 60. Here's an obit from the other day... this woman was the head of a Social Security Office in Massachussetts, how much more a cog in the welfare machine could she be, and yet this was her obit...
"Athanasia 'Ethel' Eliopoulos Director of Lowell Social Security; 94 LOWELL, Mass. Athanasia "Ethel" Eliopoulos, 94, died Friday, October 5, 2007, at D'Youville Manor. Ethel was born on Feb. 10, 1913, in Lowell, Mass....a licensed Real Estate Broker before becoming the first woman in the United States to hold the position of local Director of Social Security in a district office. After serving nearly 50 years in various capacities, Ethel enjoyed a long and illustrious career and was considered a pioneer in the field of Social Security. She was the recipient of many awards within the Greek community as well as one of the first women to receive the John J. Bartlett Award, this prestigious award is given for extraordinary service within a United States governmental program... With her passing, Ethel's final wish was ultimately granted when she did not have to see Hillary Clinton become president. "
Don't nominate that woman.
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Unto a Thing of Iron...
Some of the Iron Fist pages I pencilled and inked for issue 9 of the Immortal Iron Fist (from layouts by Allen Martinez)
Friday, October 05, 2007
Life, and the lack of it-Been working round the clock on the 2007 Daredevil Annual, after finishing inks on the Marvel Adventures Hulk #6. I'm a little tired. I'm probably going to be finishing up the DD Annual late next week and then I might take a day off. i can't say it's been an easy past 4 years, but they've been productive.
Looks like The Weapon will be printed in a trade paperback early next year. Not sure if Platinum wants to do more books, but I've told them I'm up for it.
The Iron Fist issue I worked on came out - Immortal Iron Fist #9. I pencilled and inked 3 pages off of loose layouts, and did lightbox inks on another 3. It was nice to come back to Iron Fist in some capacity. My career with Marvel at this point has me revisiting some of the characters I've worked on before and it's kind of fun to do that.
There are still some new suprises for me - the Daredevil Annual is the frst time I've worked on Daredevil proper -he showed up in a series of Electra issues I inked over Mike Deodato (some of that work is being sold at Graphic Collectibles), but I don't really count those since I'm guessing that run of Electra has been "Skrulled" out of existence. It's neat to work on Daredevil - I've often wanted to take a shot at that book and do very rugh Klaus-like inks, but the art style doesn't really require that of me. Leo Fernandez does a fine job telling a story without me mukking it up.
it's kind of funny to see how well the major publishing houses hang onto their major characters. When I drew The Weapon, it was a great feeling to be the guy who established a new character. But once I was done with that, it felt weird to go back to the same old established characters that have been kicking around for longer than I have lived on this planet. i love working on the Marvel characters, but it feels like I'd be, at best, a footnote in the history, with The Weapon it felt good to have it start with me.