Ok so the battle is over! Check out http://gelatometti2.blogspot.com/ for the other entries! All the guys did an awesome job, I'm quite fond of J.J's Hellboy. Really slick. Anyways here's my offering...
Friday, July 20, 2007
Against my better judgement, I'll once again be participating in the knock down, drag out, no holds bar event that has come to be known as the Iron Gelatomettista !! This time in a steel cage match against three other oppenents! This is gonna be ugly, but fun! so check it out... In the meanwhile here's a sketch I did for Matthew Mohammed's "The Black Bastard" comic. If' you've made the convention rounds you should be quite familiar with the very entertaining and controversial creator of this book, it's a riot! Be sure to check it out!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Been a while since I've updated with anything. Work has been kicking my butt as of late with the crazyness that is SDCC approaching pretty much the whole industry is in overdrive. Anyways I have a bit of time tonight to put up an update. Here's a sampling of some interior pages from Seven Guerierres which is being published by Editions-Delcourt in the first half of 2008. I've also included the layouts to show the process work. Normally in "American" comics we don't really put in the word balloons in our layouts, sometimes we don't even have to do layouts at all. However the French graphic novels are done sorta "oldschool". With the balloons drawn traditionally on the original pages. This took some getting used to for me since I'd never done that before. To tell you the truth I found it quite difficult at first. That being said, I've now have a new found respect for letterers. Having now done pages using this process, I started thinking about how I drew my pages back then and thought "man the letterers must hate me!". It's quite a difficult task trying to tell the story and not covering too much of the art. Now I find myself concerned more about balloons placements as I do my layouts. The advantage of doing it this way though, is that not only can I now control how the readers read the story with my panel layouts, I can now also guide them along with my balloon placements. It's almost total control in how I can lead the readers through the story. Now I find myself placing the balloons in my new layouts for "American" publishers even if just for me to see, but at least now whoever is lettering my work will probably not hate me as much. :)
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Here's a little blast from the past. This is for the Necromancer one shot Top Cow is putting out as part of their Pilot program. I hope it does well since I'm quite fond of the character and I'm excited to read more of Joshua Ortega's story. So if you guys like the book vote for it, since it will help get it to an on going status. I'm also pumped to see what Jonboy does with the book, he's a fantastic artist and I think he'll bring a lot of energy and fun to the book. Ayways here's the press release over at Newsarama. Since the pencils are up on the article here's a look at Rob Hunters inks. He did an amazing job, and to be honest I relished in the fact that I knew it was going to be inked. It's quite refreshing to be able to be more free with my lines. I've grown accustomed to making sure my line work is really tight for the past year and half since almost everything I've done since have gone straight from pencil to color. Needless to say having an inker to work with was a very welcome change.