Monday, November 29, 2021

Green Apple Books in SF

To celebrate the release of R. Kikuo Johnson's long-awaited 3rd book, we'll both be appearing in person at Green Apple Books (9th Ave.) this Wednesday, December 1st at 6 p.m. You can expect a barrage of hard-hitting questions from me, even harder-hitting questions from the audience, and the chance to get your books signed.

If you can't make it, the event will be live streamed via Zoom (and later uploaded to YouTube). Full details available at Green Apple Books. Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Comic Art Live

Daredevil in the Rain. 2021. Inks by Joe Rivera
with watercolor on bristol board, 11 × 14″.

This weekend I'll be participating in Comic Art Live, a virtual comic art convention hosted by My panel will be on Sunday from 10-11 a.m. PST. We'll be selling this Daredevil pin-up, along with a handful of other pieces. For more info, check out my art rep, Splash Page Comic Art.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 412

The Golden Age Captain America Omnibus came out last June, but I never got around to posting the reference for it. Inks are by Joe Rivera (my Pops!). The aircraft I featured on the cover is the Waco CG-4A, a glider used during the D-Day invasion. The landscape is that of the Normandy coast, specifically Étretat. While I had fun with this one, I really wish I had gotten to do one of the 2 layout sketches down below. This book has some crazy stories.

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

Inks by my Pops, Joe Rivera!

pencils over digital sketch

digital sketch

digital layout

layout sketches

my favorite sketches, based on actual stories from the collection

digital study for fun

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 411


Just a quick post today: Martian Manhunter didn't change a whole lot from the Modern version. In fact, I can't even find any sketch layers in the PSD. Maybe I just started painting? The final pose isn't very different from my reference, so perhaps I was just winging it. I did do a quick ZBrush sculpt to get those brows just right, rendered in Marmoset Toolbag. The cape reference was actually for a different character, but I did refer to it occasionally.