Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

THE VALIANT #2 PAGE 9. 2014.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Happy Halloween! You can see this and many more pages from The Valiant #2 in the latest preview. Have a terrifying (but safe) weekend!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 271

Gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on bristol board, 13 × 19″.

The Marvel 75th anniversary Special #1 hits shelves today. (You can read more about it here.) I was tasked with painting a young Peter Parker, so what better way to do that than by dressing up like Harry Potter. Obviously, a lot of other reference went into this painting, but I'll have to share it all at a later date.

In related news, you'll be able to see a step-by-step breakdown of the entire painting in Modern Masters Volume 30: Paolo Rivera, due out in January from TwoMorrows Publishing. It will include an extensive interview and tons of process art — you know I love to share.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Madman 3D Special!

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

If there is a royal family of comics, it must be the Allreds. It would be nigh-impossible to find a couple with more talent, drive, and all-around awesomeness. I'm very happy to say that they invited me to be part of the family with the Madman 3D Special, which will be out next month, right before Thanksgiving. My contribution, along with all the art in the book, will be converted to 3 groovy dimensions. I'll post a reminder — and a behind-the-scenes look — when the book finally hits shelves.

Friday, October 24, 2014

NYCC 2014 — Joker

JOKER. 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Issue 2 of The Valiant is nearly done, and several sites have posted an extensive art preview. In addition, Bleeding Cool has an exclusive look at my process for 4 of the digital pages from issue 1 (done in Photoshop with Kyle T. Webster's brushes). I'll have to save a full explanation for a later date, but those familiar with my previous posts will recognize the tried-and-true steps. Below is a traditional page, inked by my Dad, and colored in Photoshop.

And if you haven't had enough of The Valiant yet, here are 2 different interviews, Newsarama and CBR. Have a great weekend!

THE VALIANT #2, PAGE 1. 2014.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 270

Gouache, watercolor, and acrylic on illustration board, 16 × 24″.

Wacky Reference Wednesdays are back! You can see the complete art here. I'm still a bit under the gun with The Valiant, so I won't be doing the full process breakdown every week, but hopefully this will be enough on the entertainment front. Next week: me as Harry Potter... sort of.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Valiant #3 Cover

Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Here's the cover for the 3rd issue of The Valiant. A detail of my Dad's inks are below. Each issue is taking me about 2 months, including digital colors. I inked most of the first issue digitally (using the nice brushes Kyle T. Webster gave me) and my Dad is inking roughly 2/3 of the remaining pages.

If all goes as planned this week, we'll have the long-awaited return of Wacky Reference Wednesdays!

Friday, October 17, 2014


VENOM. 2013. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

I'm gonna try and get back to my regular blog schedule this week. Hopefully I can keep up. Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Valiant Preview

PHOENIX. 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

I hope everyone had as great a time at NYCC as I did! It was a whirlwind tour of my former home, but I got to see a ton of familiar faces. Thanks to everyone who came to the signings, panels and stopped by Splashpage Art. If you didn't catch my updates on Twitter, here's a nice preview of The Valiant, along with the video trailer that debuted at the show.

I managed to get about 8 commissions done total, 3 of which I finished beforehand. Phoenix was among those, and so I was able to get a good scan. I'll leave you with a detail at full resolution. Have a great week!

Monday, October 6, 2014

NYCC 2014 Signing Schedule

Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

I'll be in New York soon! Below is my full  NYCC schedule, so please stop by and say "hi!" And if you've got Uber, use code ChevyNYCC14 to get a free ride to the show, plus free swag. More details here. The Valiant ride has our artwork all over it!

Signing Schedule (Splashpage Art, Booth 2405):

Friday 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 3 PM
Sunday 11AM - 1 PM

12:15 - Panel RM 1A24

1:45 - Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera

4:00 - Paolo Rivera - The Valiant
8:00 - 10:00 - St Marks Comics Signing: Kindt, Venditti, Lemire, Rivera, Van Lente

2:00 - Paolo Rivera - The Valiant