Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Legion Commissioned

Too tired to say much... so I'll just post some art. This was a commission recently created at this past weekends Fan Expo.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Zoom Zoom Zooming to Fan Expo

This piece was done for a friend of mine who's a big fan of the Flash mythos, so rather than the "normal" Flash I decided to draw Prof. Zoom aka the Reverse Flash instead. I'll be attending the Toronto Fan Expo this weekend and I'll be doing commissions in this format as well so if you're attending the show swing by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mike Wieringo 1963-2007

Mike was one of my greatest influence as a young artist. Back in my teens I was heavily into the "Image" look, big muscles, heavy on the rendering and heavy on the angst. Then I came across Mikes work on the Flash, which opened my eyes to the "less is more" theory. His work was fun! From there I proceeded to buy everything Mike worked on. His influence on my art needless to say was huge. His art was like a bright light shining through the darkness that was all over the market. When I finally got a chance to meet him, his light shined brighter as I learned how great of a guy he was. I first met him at a small con in Toronto, and he was kind enough to do a sketch of the Flash for me. I also showed him my first work for Top Cow to get his input, and his words were kind and encouraging. He spoke to me like I was one of his peers and welcomed me to the industry. I got a chance to hang out with him again at the first Wizard con in Philly, and it was fantastic just getting a chance to chat with him and pick his brain about art and joke around. We must have sat in that hotel lobby for hours just talking about all sorts of stuff. I'd never forget how he'd call me "franzzeeeeeeesssssss" in an arnold like accent messing around. On the flight home from the con, J. Bone, Arthur De La Cruz and I all agreed that was the hightlight of the weekend. He was a funny guy, a great artist, one of the nicest guys in the industry and an amazing inspiration. His light will continue to burn brightly as it resonates far and wide.

By thy side.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Entering the 31st Century!

Just came back from Chicago, and it was announced that I'll be taking over Legion of Superheroes starting early next year. More info can be found at Newsarama and Wizard. I'm really excited to be working on this book, I'm starting to be a bit intimidated by all the response from the Legion fans. Needless to say its a bit overwhelming and I hope to do their Legion justice. Also I wanted to thank all of you guys who check out my blog that came by my table I really appreicated that! Until the here's a look at the cover pencils.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007


Today marks the release of Iron and the Maiden # 1!! I'm really exctied to finally have this hit the stands. I started work on this series about a year ago, and it's been a long road but I feel the entire creative team put forth a pretty damn good book! To celebrate todays release I'll be doing a signing at Paradise Comics today starting at around 4 pm. Drop by if you're in the area! If not be sure to check out Iron and the Maiden # 1 at your local comic store!
edit: more preview images from book 1 can be found here.