Friday, April 21, 2017

Mandrake the Magician (and my Dad in Daytona)

MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN. 2017.
Gouache & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.


My dad, Joe Rivera, will be at the Daytona Beach Comic Convention this Sunday, April 23. He'll have some artwork on display, prints to sell (some signed by me) and will be happy to sign your books. (Lately, he's been making more comics than I have!) Have a great weekend!


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 338

HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 P. 14. 2016.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

All I really needed from this reference was the left hand, which did the trick for both panels on this page. And you may notice I forgot to draw Hellboy's tail, so I just added it digitally. And for those of you who are getting a sizeable tax refund, the original art is still available.


Oh, look, there's my wife!


inks by my Pappy


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital roughs


digital layout

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Phantom

THE PHANTOM. 2016. Watercolor & gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

For those of you interested, I'll have a Batman commission up for sale today at 1pm PST. I've also got several prints I haven't offered before, all available in my online shop.

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Captain America: Mary Jane?

CAPTAIN AMERICA: STEVE ROGERS #18 (MARY JANE VARIANT).
2017.Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Marvel emailed me asking for Mary Jane as Captain America. How could I say no? The cover is an homage to Captain America #2 which, much like #1, features a certain dictator.

Also, just a reminder, our Daredevil commission will be up for sale today at 1pm PST. Have a great weekend!



Thursday, April 13, 2017

5 Pin-Ups for Sale

SPIDER-MAN MCU. 2017. Pencils by Paolo Rivera,
ink & watercolor by Joe Rivera on paper, 9 × 12″. $250

It took us a while to get our act together, but here are 5 pin-ups by my dad (Joe Rivera) and myself. I provided pencils and he made 'em look purty. These will be sold through my online shop, 1 per weekday, starting today (in the order listed here).

The links will go live at 1pm PST (unless otherwise indicated). I'll be sure to announce on social media each day.

These will be shipped from Florida and cannot be combined with other items. US shipping only. Shipping may take up to 2 weeks. Thanks!


DAREDEVIL. 2017. Pencils by Paolo Rivera,
ink & watercolor by Joe Rivera on paper, 9 × 12″. $200


BATMAN. 2017. Pencils by Paolo Rivera,
ink & watercolor by Joe Rivera on paper, 9 × 12″. $200


HELLBOY. 2017. Pencils by Paolo Rivera,
ink & watercolor by Joe Rivera on paper, 9 × 12″. $200


SPIDER-MAN. 2017. Pencils by Paolo Rivera,
ink & watercolor by Joe Rivera on paper, 9 × 12″. $700

Monday, April 10, 2017

Doctor Strange Tickets

DOCTOR STRANGE IMAX TICKET. 2016.
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on bristol board, 11 × 17″.

I've got 8 of my limited edition DOCTOR STRANGE Imax Tickets to sell, 4 regular and 4 variant (pictured below). They will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, April 11) at 1pm PST for $25 each in my online store. Each will be signed in silver pen. US orders only.


DOCTOR STRANGE IMAX TICKET VARIANT. 2016.
Gouache on bristol board with Photoshop, 11 × 17″.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Hulk & DD

PLANET HULK. 2015. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.


DAREDEVIL. 2016.
Ink, watercolor, & Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 7 × 10.5″.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 337

CURSE WORDS #3 VARIANT COVER. 2017.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

This came out a couple weeks ago, but you should still be able to find it. I didn't take any photo reference for this one, but I used my mirror to get the hands right, my mannequin to try out different poses and angles, my 1:6 scale shoes, plenty of koala reference I found online, and some sweet Ryan Browne art.


Google "koala hands." I had no idea.


inks by my Fawther


blue-line print of pencils


pencils over digital sketch


digital sketch


digital prelims and warm-ups

Monday, April 3, 2017

Comic Con Revolution Commissions

GAMORA. 2017. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″.

I'll be selling commission spots through my online store for the next show, Comic Con Revolution.

Prices have gone up (first hike in about 4 years).

It's a 1-day show — Saturday, May 13 — in Ontario, CA. You must be at the show to pick up the art (but you are free to arrange a pick up with someone else). Only 1 commission per customer, please.

There are 3 portrait options (no full-figures):
  1. 9 × 12″ Fully-painted:               $350
  2. 9 × 12″ Ink with watercolor:     $160 ($200 on sketch cover)
  3. 9 × 12″ Ink with gray tone:       $100 ($120 on sketch cover)
$50 surcharge for likeness or movie version.

California sales tax is included. Surcharges will be added once we discuss details and subject matter. No other items will be available until after the sale.

I will accept 3 painted commissions, 5 ink & color, and 2 ink wash.

The links will go live tomorrow, (Tuesday, April 4) at 12pm PST


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