Monday, April 30, 2018

Black Hammer: Age of Doom #11

BLACK HAMMER: AGE OF DOOM #11. 2018. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

If you haven't been reading Black Hammer, it's definitely worth your time. With a great story and great art, it's a superhero drama that is at once sad and exhilarating. This cover won't be out for a while, but was nonetheless revealed recently. Will be sure to post again when it hits shelves.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 377

Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px.

Just one more week to go for the God Hates Astronauts Kickstarter campaign! I provided 4 pages for this awesome collection, and they can be yours by pledging. $10 gets you a pdf of the book, and $20 gets you the fancy hardcover. It's already hit the goal, the artwork is completed, you just need your copy!

I get tons of 3D reference from Sketchfab

digital pencils

digital layout

Monday, April 23, 2018


CINDY MOON / SILK. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 376

THE VALIANT #3 PAGE 5. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera)
on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

images found online, plus Google Maps 3D

inks by my Pops

blue-line print of pencils

digital layout

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spider-Woman Portrait

SPIDER-WOMAN. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

detail of raw scan

Friday, April 13, 2018

Joe Rivera at Daytona Comic Con

Ink(s by Joe Rivera) & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

My Dad will be at Daytona Beach Comic Con, April 21-22 (only 1 week away)! He'll have books and prints to sell (some signed by me) and will gladly tell you terrible secrets about me. Just ask. He'll be at table G-12, but I'll post another reminder next week. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 375

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

Out today! Here's a preview. I used a ton of stills from Beneath the Planet of the Apes to complete this cover. Inks by Joe Rivera, with colors in Photoshop using Kyle T. Webster brushes. For this series, I've been using a paper texture that I scanned in, coupled with simulated watercolor to keep my gradients from getting too smooth.

"Gorilla brutality!"

inks by my Paw!

blue-line print of pencils

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch

digital layout

Monday, April 9, 2018

Sabine Wren

SABINE WREN. 2017. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

detail of raw scan

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 374

THE VALIANT #3 PAGE 1. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175px.

I always need help with the hands. Fortunately for me, I've got 2. I had to design Breaker, the character in the first three panels, who can break any code, open any lock. The script called for him to be covered in "coded" tattoos. I could hear my will breaking. Then my editor said they could be "magical" tattoos that constantly changed. Still took a while to draw him, but I breathed a sigh of relief.

Again with the shorts...

digital inks

digital pencils

digital layouts

Monday, April 2, 2018

God Hates Astronauts (Still)

GHA 2-D Special p. 5 inks

Today is the launch date for Ryan Browne's God Hates Astronauts Presents 3-D Cowboy's 2-D Spectacular! If you're not already familiar with the book or characters, then this is a great chance to catch up (and re-evaluate your life choices up to this point). I provided 4 action-packed pages (worth the price of admission alone). Also, you can choose your own price of admission, as this is a Kickstarter campaign.**

GHA 2-D Special p. 6 pencils

**full disclosure: Ryan Browne was my roommate in college and I once saved his life and he still owes me big time! And after these 4 pages, he owes me even bigger time.