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Wolverine And The X-Men #10 CoverDrawn by me, coloured by Marte Gracia.

Wolverine And The X-Men #10 Cover

Drawn by me, coloured by Marte Gracia.

Marvel All-New Young Guns PosterClockwise from top left - Rogue by David Marquez, Magneto by Ryan Stegman, Medusa by Sara Pichelli, Havok by Nick Bradshaw, Scarlet Witch by me and Dr. Strange by Valerio Schiti. Colours by Edgar Delgado.

Marvel All-New Young Guns Poster

Clockwise from top left - Rogue by David Marquez, Magneto by Ryan Stegman, Medusa by Sara Pichelli, Havok by Nick Bradshaw, Scarlet Witch by me and Dr. Strange by Valerio Schiti. Colours by Edgar Delgado.

Nancy - C2E2 2014 Pre-Show Commission
I just loved working on this being a fan of Sin City. I’ve always wanted to do some fan art about the comic so this was a legitimate reason for me to do one. I like how it ended up as well.

Nancy - C2E2 2014 Pre-Show Commission

I just loved working on this being a fan of Sin City. I’ve always wanted to do some fan art about the comic so this was a legitimate reason for me to do one. I like how it ended up as well.

Supergirl - C2E2 2014 Pre-Show Commission
Supergirl requests are getting much rarer lately. I think it will be a constant staple but not as common as before.

Supergirl - C2E2 2014 Pre-Show Commission

Supergirl requests are getting much rarer lately. I think it will be a constant staple but not as common as before.

Wolverine And The X-Men #6 Cover.This one was a challenging one in terms of how I had to compose the relationships among the three characters seen on the image. It was a ton of fun to draw the horse there though. Was inspired by some Frazetta imagery for that.

Wolverine And The X-Men #6 Cover.

This one was a challenging one in terms of how I had to compose the relationships among the three characters seen on the image. It was a ton of fun to draw the horse there though. Was inspired by some Frazetta imagery for that.

Wolverine And The X-Men #5 Cover.
Drawn by me and coloured by Marte Gracia. We decided on having a face off between Kid Apocalypse and Faithful John so ended up deciding a Spaghetti Western type feel for this one would be appropriate. Initially I thought I’d give a shot to colouring this but we ended up having Marte do it instead.

Wolverine And The X-Men #5 Cover.

Drawn by me and coloured by Marte Gracia. We decided on having a face off between Kid Apocalypse and Faithful John so ended up deciding a Spaghetti Western type feel for this one would be appropriate. Initially I thought I’d give a shot to colouring this but we ended up having Marte do it instead.

Lady Deadpool & Headpool - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission
Interestingly enough this is actually the second time I’ve drawn Lady Deadpool. Have yet to read a Deadpool comic. This is a photograph of the image as I had to complete the piece on a train ride in Germany.

Lady Deadpool & Headpool - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission

Interestingly enough this is actually the second time I’ve drawn Lady Deadpool. Have yet to read a Deadpool comic. This is a photograph of the image as I had to complete the piece on a train ride in Germany.

Red Sonja - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission
Always have a good time drawing Red Sonja.

Red Sonja - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission

Always have a good time drawing Red Sonja.

Nick Fury - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission
German fans ask me two things more often than other fans: Steampunk characters and male characters. Normally I’ll get one male character request out of ten commission requests on a good day. So for the German tour I ended up doing four male characters out of a total of twenty one requests. Not too bad.

Nick Fury - Germany Tour 2014 Pre-Show Commission

German fans ask me two things more often than other fans: Steampunk characters and male characters. Normally I’ll get one male character request out of ten commission requests on a good day. So for the German tour I ended up doing four male characters out of a total of twenty one requests. Not too bad.

Wolverine And The X-Men #1 Cover Process

This is a look at my process on how I draw a cover. First comes a rough sketch based on the ideas passed back and forth between the creative team. Most of the time I do these sketches digitally now. After approval I move on to a rough layout which I again do digitally nowadays. This stage is the bones of the actual image. Even though it might seem rough, it has all the information I need to move on. Finally I move on to actual paper where I lightbox the layout to rough pencils which I then ink and finalize. The image is then scanned and passed on to the colourist, who in this case is the mega-talented Marte Gracia.

The book is available in stores and digitally right now. Get it!

Here are a few pages as an advanced first look into the second issue of Wolverine And The X-Men. You can see the full preview with a variant cover by Art Adams right here.

Preview: Wolverine And The X-Men #1

More of a first look rather than an actual preview. Also, you can see the correct colours for the double page spread here.

Wolverine & The X-Men Sketch Studies

Copic markers on Moleskine sketchbook

After I was offered the gig by Marvel and we were in the early stages talking with Jason I thought it would be a good idea to warm up to some of the more important characters in the book. So I ended up with these in my sketchbook.


Wolverine And The X-Men #3 Cover.Drawn by me and coloured by Jordie Bellaire. The concept for this came from Jason Latour. For the image on the ground I sketched the characters digitally which I later transformed into perspective. The sketch was then lightboxed on to the original art board where I completed the image.

Wolverine And The X-Men #3 Cover.

Drawn by me and coloured by Jordie Bellaire. The concept for this came from Jason Latour. For the image on the ground I sketched the characters digitally which I later transformed into perspective. The sketch was then lightboxed on to the original art board where I completed the image.

30 Comic Creators to Watch in 2014 - Crave Online →

Apparently I’ve made it into yet another “to watch” list in 2014. If this keeps up I might start believing in it myself. Thank you Crave Online.