Thursday, December 31, 2009

Face Time

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I wanted to try to get one more post in for this year, so here's something I did a while back to practice painting faces. Have a great 2010 everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Origins Of Siege

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Out this week (today actually) from Marvel is Origins of Siege - a one shot giveaway that serves as an introduction to the upcoming "Siege" event. Included in this free issue are several one-page origin stories of the key characters in Siege. I was asked to draw the Captain America page and since I have a long standing policy of never turning down an opportunity to draw Cap fighting Nazis, I was happy to do so. Have a great Christmas everyone!

Monday, November 30, 2009


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THE MARVELS PROJECT #4 hits the shelves this week. In addition to the pages above, you can see a preview here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


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It's a little late for Halloween, but hopefully you'll enjoy this shot of Frankenstein's monster anyway. Not that it means anything, but this is the first painting I've done in Photoshop CS4. I haven't noticed a whole lot of difference from CS3, other than the rotate canvas feature which is completely awesome (even though I don't think I ever used it on this particular piece).

And just because I kind of liked the way it turned out, here's a detail of the face:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spanish Conquistador

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I found this on my hard drive while looking for something new to post. I don't think I've ever put this one up on the blog. I remember doing this one afternoon - probably spent 2-3 hours on it. Done in Photoshop CS3.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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Previews of Marvel's solicitations for January 2010 have started to appear, and included is The Marvels Project #5. Here's what's going down in a few short months:

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Pencils & Cover by STEVE EPTING
Variant Cover by GERALD PAREL
Marvel's ORIGIN story continues! Out of the ashes of the Project: Rebirth comes America's first Super-Soldier -- Captain America! Witness the first mission of Cap in New Namor stalks the city streets and the Angel finds the hero killer he's been searching for. By the award-winning team of Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting.
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99

Once again trying to emulate the feel of the old pulp cover paintings.
Love that triangular shield!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MARVELS PROJECT #3 Preview Panels

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A few preview panels from The Marvels Project #3 - due in stores today!

Friday, October 09, 2009


If you use iGoogle, you are no doubt aware that a wide variety of themes are available to dress up and customize your iGoogle homepage. Marvel has joined in offering several comic related themes including Iron Man, Hulk, Spider Woman, and of course, Captain America. The Captain America theme has 3 rotating headers, taken from the original series covers I drew:

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According to the Captain America theme page, it currently has 30,563 users. Very cool.

Friday, September 25, 2009


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A quick doodle this afternoon just for a change of pace - and a chance to try out some new brushes.

Friday, September 18, 2009

RIP Bernie Fuchs 1932-2009

One of the all time greats.
There's a nice remembrance at one of my favorite blogs here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Marvels Project #3 Cover

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Over on CBR Ed Brubaker talks about The Marvels Project - featuring a preview of some of the art for issue #3. Click on over and take a look!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Sketches - Marvels Project

These are just some quick rough sketches that were done while trying to work out some figures in the first couple of issues of The Marvels Project.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Completely Unnecessary Marvel Comics 70th Anniversary Graphic Novel Cover Meme

From Stuart Immonen:

Here’s the deal. Remember the Typophile Album Cover Meme? This is much like that, requiring you to re-imagine a Marvel Comics cover from the last 70 years as an actual contemporary novel cover. Follow the steps below, and post the results on your own site or forum:

1) Click this link for a list of Marvel publications from a random month and year at Random Marvel date*. Choose the 7th cover (if there are fewer than 7, choose the last one). EDIT: I thought I had the java script working but I don't - click over to Stuart's post and follow his directions there. HIs link works.

2) Search for the first word appearing on the cover that jumps out at you (this may be the title itself) on Flickr. Select the 7th (or last) image (as with the album cover meme, it’s best to select an image with Creative Commons rights released).

3) Use your favourite image manipulation app to create a new 6×9 image, incorporating the original title (and as much other original text as you like) and the new image.

4) Share!

I got July 1959 and Tales to Astonish #4:

and here's my revision/update:

To see what some others have come up with, see Stuart's post here.

Happy 70th Marvel Comics.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Two Down...

It's August 21st, the second anniversary of this blog, and in keeping with tradition that also means... it's Hellboy Day! Like last year, I have no time to spare for anything elaborate, so I've slapped some quick colors on a commission that I previously posted in black and white. Yes, Hellboy deserves better, but it'll have to do for now. Thanks to all my regular visitors and subscribers, and a special thanks as always to those of you who leave your comments. I'm hoping to post more often in the future, even if it's just a quick doodle or something, and if there's anything in particular any of you want to see here let me know! On to year three!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


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Marvel has released some preview pages for the second issue of THE MARVELS PROJECT over on their website. Have a look here.

I promise my next post will be about something else :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


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Here's a few more links about THE MARVELS PROJECT, courtesy of Newsarama, and some more pages from issue #1 in black and white.

Best Shots Extra: THE MARVELS PROJECT #1

Thursday, August 06, 2009


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Another Newsarama article on THE MARVELS PROJECT - this time focusing on Captain America and featuring my cover for issue #4:


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Marvels Project: Black and White preview

The first issue of The Marvels Project hits in about a week and several previews have already appeared online, so I've decided to post some of the pages in the original black and white, just to offer something different here on the ol' blog. Several articles have appeared on Newsarama promoting the series as well, so hey, let's link 'em:

The New History: Steve Epting on Drawing The Marvels Project
The MARVELS PROJECT Project: Marvel History with Ed Brubaker

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

San Diego Comic-Con!

Hey guys and gals, in one short week I'll be attending Comic-Con in San Diego along with about 130,000 other people. This year I'm honored to be a special guest of the Con and to celebrate the occasion I finally jumped on the bandwagon and produced a sketchbook that I'll be offering for sale at my table in Artist's Alley (that's table AA-19 by the way). But that's not all! You will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition Captain America lithograph for the first time. You following me camera guy? That's right, a 32 page magazine sized sketchbook and a limited edition print. The sketchbook features a lot of art from the past several years including commissions and other rare pieces that have never been published. It was fun putting it together and I hope if you're in attendance you'll come by and take a look at it.

Also, on Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 I'll be holding a panel in Room 8 trying to think of something interesting to say. Come by and help me out by asking an interesting question if you're not already attending one of the zillion other panels going on at the same time.

I plan to be doing sketches at the show, but I unfortunately cannot take pre-orders (for those of you that have asked). I just don't have the time. And while I'm at it, let me apologize for not having time to respond to the email requests that have come my way. If I haven't gotten back to you yet please don't take it personally. I'm still working on catching up.

UPDATE: I'll be signing at the Marvel Booth (#2429) at the following times:

Saturday, July 25th - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, July 26th - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Heroes Con '09 Sketches

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Here's a few of the sketches that were done at this year's Heroes Con. Thanks to all who came by!