Multiversity News Roundup

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Lots of Multiversity news over the last week or two. Links are below. You can see the color art for the cover above (done in a pulp magazine style by the always awesome Dave McCaig) and my pencil art is below. I’ve also added my character designs for the Society of Super-Heroes to the Gallery page of this site, which you can reach by clicking on the “Gallery” tab at the top of this page.

Comic Book Resources – SDCC Panel

Newsarama – SDCC Panel

Entertainment Weekly

Multiversity.com

Multiversity 02 Cover

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Multiversity Art Tease

This almost slipped past me:Action Comics 031 025Some of last week’s DC Comics included a two page teaser for Multiversity in their back pages, and up in the upper left corner you can see two panels from my issue (the green ones). The art is reproduced from a very light copy of my pencils so it looks a little rough, but hey–maybe I’m just being picky…

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Multiversity & Sensation Comics

I’ve already posted this on my facebook fan page, but in case you’re only reading this blog and not a facebook person:

Two new projects I’m drawing are in the news. First up: Multiversity (written by Grant Morrison with each issue featuring a different artist) was officially solicited for late August. My issue (#2) will be out in September and I‘ll post the concrete info here when I have it. For now, click below to see the solicitation info via Newsarama for Multiversity #1, including art that shows the Green Lantern character from my issue, designed by Grant and myself (he started it with a rough color pencil sketch and I drew a final design before starting on pages).

http://www.newsarama.com/21159-dc-comics-full-august-2014-solicitations.html

Another new DC Comics series I’m involved with has been officially announced: Sensation Comics, a Wonder Woman Digital First anthology series. Click below to read about this new comic via DC’s official site. I’m excited about this particular project because I’ve only drawn Wonder Woman in three panels over the course of my career and because WW is Xan’s favorite DC character. As usual, I’ll post more info and art when I can!
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Batman ’66 Art for Sale

I’ve just listed some pencil art from Batman ’66 Issue #29 (digital)/Issue #9 (print) in the “Art for Sale” section of this site. The page in question was completed in pencil, scanned by me and sent electronically to Karl Story who inked it on a blueline printout. If that makes no sense to you, then please disregard it and just rest assured that this is the actual pencil art used for page 9 of my Batman ’66 story. An additional page of pencil art featuring variations on the original panels (used in the digital publication of this story) will be included. Check the piece out by clicking on the “ART FOR SALE” tab at the top of this page.

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Batman ’66 #29

This one almost slipped by me: Batman ’66 #29 featuring a short story illustrated by myself and Karl Story will be available digitally on Wednesday from Comixology and wherever else you get your digital comics. The story will be physically published on March 19 as part of the print version of Batman ’66 issue #9. Hope that makes sense: self-contained digital story out on Wednesday, print version published as a backup story in Batman ’66 #9. If you want to see a preview of some of the lettered color art from the story, click HERE.

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New Art For Sale!

Superman Inventory Cover Pencils

I’ve been streamlining my studio little by little, and I’ve decided to let some pages from my own personal stash of my own art go. Some of these are pages I’ve been hanging onto for years, like two pages from the original Alan Moore-written Tom Strong series (complete with word balloons and lettering on the actual art), two Ex Machina pages and an unpublished pencil Superman cover (pictured above). Others are newer but no less nice, including the semi-splash page from my Rocketeer story, a Return of Bruce Wayne page, an Action Comics splash page and the cover of Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #2 (pictured below). Check out the newly listed pieces by clicking on the Art for Sale” link at the top of this page. The new items are in red.TomStrongPoP02_cover web

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Final Issue of Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril Out This Week!

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #6 hits stands (both physical and digital) tomorrow. Comics Alliance has posted a 6-page lettered color preview. Click HERE to see it. Ordinarily I’d post another color page and the corresponding pencil art in this kind of post, but the preview already gives too much of the story away, and my favorite pages from the issue have significant plot details I don’t want to ruin. So, I’m just going to re-post one of the preview pages and its corresponding pencil art for now.

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Batman ’66

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After the previous post, I realized I hadn’t mentioned another cover I’ve had published recently, a variant cover for Batman ’66 #4. The inked art is shown above, the pencil version below. Personally, I think I relied to heavily on the photo reference, leading to a too stiff drawing overall. However, it was a bit of a rush job, so it could have been worse! I do love Karl Story’s ink work on the cape, though. If you happen to like my depiction of TV’s caped crusader, then you might be pleased to know I’m working on more Batman ’66 material right now!

Batman66 Issue4 Variant Cover Pencils

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Superman Unchained

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I drew a variant cover for Superman Unchained #4 which was published last week. I had no idea it was out until I signed a bunch of copies this weekend at the Akron Comicon, so I’m posting about it a week late. I was asked to depict the ’80s era Superman, and since my favorite part of the ’80s Byrne Superman run was his version of Krypton, I came up with the image you see above (in color, and below in its pencil form).

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