Click here to listen to the show Killin’ it left and right is our guest today, comic artist Mahmud Asrar. Based out of Ankara, Turkey, Mahmud has been working in comics for about a decade now. After penciling titles like Dynamo 5, Supergirl, Shadowland: Power Man, and Wolverine and the X-Men, he was recently assigned art chores on Marvel’s All-New X-Men. Mahmud talks about growing up loving comics, art influences, working in the mainstream, and collaborating with writers like Jason Latour and Brian Michael Bendis.
Had a chat with Swain from the Sidebar Podcast. It was a huge pleasure. Give it a listen right now.
All-New X-Men #33 Cover.
Drawn by me, coloured by Marte Gracia.
So this is my indirect news out of San Diego Comic Con this year. I will be taking over art duties on the series as of issue #31. Excited to be working with Brian Michael Bendis full time. Fun times.
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.
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 #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.