The artwork above started out as an idea for one of the many commissions I’m working on at the moment, but the person who commissioned the piece changed their mind about what they wanted. Not a problem, but I had already pencilled the piece and liked it quite a bit, so while finishing up two other commissions over the last two weeks, I decided to go ahead and ink this orphaned drawing. After all, the ink was out and I was in the groove…
I can at long last announce that the first issue of the new Tom Strong mini-series, Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril, will be released on July 31 of this year. This project has been in the works forever, interrupted by dozens of other smaller jobs I took on, such as my Action Comics backups and the Legends of the Dark Knight Digital First story I drew. Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril was written by Peter Hogan (a veteran of the original Tom Strong series and writer of Tom Strong and the Robots of Doom as well as the wonderful Resident Alien comic for Dark Horse Comics), inked by my long-time collaborator Karl Story, and is being colored by Jordie Bellaire (colorist on my Rocketeer Adventures 2 story and my Action Comics backups). You can see the final color art for the cover of the first issue of Planet of Peril above (early uncorrected colors were used in the articles and the DC Comics solicitation notice, a link I’ll post below as soon as DC puts it up).
If you’d like more info, here are some links to the original story that broke the news as well as a few other sites that have picked up the story:
And speaking of that Legends of the Dark Knight story I drew, it’s also been slated for (physical) publication in July, as Legends of the Dark Knight #10.