Hello Everyone! After and unfortunate very long absence I am back. After a few months of conventions, financial issues, and computer death I finally had time to get back to updating. And ohh the updating I shall have.
First up are some pages for Magic the Gathering: The Spell Thief #1 (or Magic issue 5). This issue in particular had some really interesting settings which really allowed me to go crazy with my coloring. It was quite fun. If you have not already looked into this comic series I highly recommend.
That is all for now I hope you enjoyed it.
Well the day is finally here the release of IDW's Magic the Gathering comic and the big news..... I was the colorist for this.
This project has been amazing, not only did I get to work with such talented people, but also with a product I love so much. Even when I first started to read the script for this I was like; "I know what that is and I know this plane" I was geeking out to the fullest extent. And as amazing fantasy illustrator Chris Moeller (who did illustrate a variant cover for this issue) told me "it's through IDW, but you know Magic's got to approve it all, so it does touch hallowed ground at some point.' Which just the thought of that makes me smile.
Getting past all the geeking outness the project itself is amazing, the story by Matt Forbeck is awesome, and the linework by Martin Coccolo is just sublime. I mean the second I saw the way he penciled the comic I was thrilled. Especially the way he lets the texture of the pencil show it allows me to bring the colors through the dark shadow areas which is something I love to do. I just hope I did his fantastic linework justice.
The images attached are one of the covers by illustrator Aleksi Briclot and a few of my favorite pages in this issue. Which include our hero running away from a fight, getting into a fight, and about to get into another fight. Needless to say it is action packed.
This has all been really fantastic and I just wanted to thank my editor Carlos Guzman for being so amazing and bringing me in on this. It is a magic nerd's dream.
I hope everyone likes the comic. But make sure to go out there and buy it make it a best seller.
About a few months ago my friend and fellow artist J. S. Choi and I were talking to author Doug Brode and we were offered a job working on his graphic novel about Jack the Ripper. This is the test image that we did together for the project. J. S. is the line artist while I do the painting.
The company that is publicizing this seemed to really like the work we did for them. Right now we are finishing up the first few pages and then we should finalize the contract.
Once we get confirmation about everything i will let everyone know. The book will take awhile to illustrate being the fact it is over 150 pages, but once it comes out make sure you pick up a copy of it.