Monday, June 30, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Under The Sea

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More unseen art - an older speedpaint from last year.

In more current news, Captain America #39 is now available in your local comic book retail store - and in case you need a reminder, it looks like this-

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sketchbook 004 and 005

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The figures on the left of page 5 are after Leopold Sanchez.

Heroes Con tomorrow!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Heroes Con Update

Hey everybody, Heroes Con is this weekend, and there will be a slight change in plans regarding my appearance there. I was originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday only, but now I will be there only on Saturday. An unforeseen family obligation ( a good one) requires me to stay home Friday. I'll be there all day Saturday however, and will do as many sketches as possible during the day. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

2007 Cover Of The Year

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The fans at have voted Captain America #25 2007 cover of the year. Read more about it here.

Thanks to all who voted!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Captain America #42 Cover

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Marvel's September solicitations are here, featuring Captain America #42. Here's how Marvel describes the issue -

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
The final chapter of the epic "Death of Captain America" saga is here! The New Captain America, the Falcon, the Black Widow, Sharon Carter - all in a final showdown with the Red Skull and his minions for the future of America!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$2.99

Comparing the cover featured in the article to the one above you'll notice that:

A) The cover on Newsarama is unfinished.


B) I changed the background at some point during the painting.

Not my favorite cover, but not my least favorite either. After all, it does have Arnim Zola on it.

UPDATE: Just for comparison's sake, and a little peek at the work in progress, here's the cover as posted in the solits-

You can see my pencils on the two main figures of Cap and Red Skull with flat color underneath them. The smaller figures below are more finished, but there was still work to be done on them. I liked the graphic appeal of the star, but the dominant blue field behind it merged too much with the blue of Cap's costume and made him recede into the background. Cap (and the Skull) needed to be the focal point and the cool blues of his costume contrasted much better against the warm red and white stripes.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Secret Invasion

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Here's a secret: this Secret Invasion Sketch Cover is on eBay right now. If you're interested, go have a look here.