Man, I'm so pumped! Justice League Generation Lost #22 hit the stands this week. These are the two pages I did for that issue for Hi-Fi. My first published colors on Batman (Bruce Wayne version :) ), and to top it all off it had a sweet shot of Wonder Woman! Two of the Trinity, baby! Forgive my exuberance, but working in comics is just cooler than even working for the space program.
Art by Fenando Dagnino
AND, my fanboy-ness isn't over yet.
Here are a couple pages from Adventure Comics #524, in stores NOW!!!! This is twice as cool for me because I'm a) a BIG Legion of Superheroes guy. The very first comics I ever read was Legion of Superheroes. I can still remember sitting in my dentist's office and reading those comics, so I've got a soft spot for the Legion. And b) I'm tremendous fan of Phil Jimenez's work. His work on Wonder Woman after George Perez left the book back in the day, kept me reading the title. Probably the biggest compliment I could give him was that it was so difficult for me to tell his work from Perez's because they were so similar and both so very damn good.
Got a break between Hi-Fi assignments, so I'm trying to get caught up on commissions and see if I can finally move on to more portfolio work. This is a commission for Bob LeFevre and is being given to a friend of his family. I think the plan is to make T-shirts out of it for the client's bar, so I wanted to keep things kind of smooth so I didn't use any kind of texture brushes and just allowed the pencils and the color to kind of define texture in places.
This was the first time I was working George Perez's artwork (for real anyway). This was the last set of pages I had from Hi-Fi in what I had come to call Hell Week. I had about 3 hours of sleep a night, worked my day job on top of coloring, and my wife and her son were both sick. Deadlines and extra pages of True Blood and JLGL #24 didn't give me as much time with these as I would have liked but it was still a HUGE thrill to be able to work these pages. George Perez has been my favorite artist since I was a kid, so this was pretty special.
Booster Gold #44 is on the stands now! Dan Jurgens returns to his creation, and I was psyched to be able to color a couple pages of it. Booster debuted while I was a freshman in high school, and I instantly thought he was the coolest character out there. I remember when I was drawing and creating my own characters, there were a TON of Booster rip-offs going on in my costume designs. LOL
While I was partial to the smoother rendering on his costume, Dan thought it would be a good idea to change it up and move in a different direction with how his costume is rendered. Brian Miller came up with the more solid look to the highlights on the costume, and I think it still works well and looks cool. What do you think?
Pencils by Dan Jurgens
Inks by Norm Rapmund
Colors by me.