Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Panels of the Apes!

so a few months ago, I was asked to try out for Boom Studios forthcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes book. I initally said no, if you can believe that, as I had a pretty full plate at the time. But my friends and family essentially convinced me that to turn this book down would be the actions of a lunatic (I think my missus called me an asshat?), so I crawled back to the lovely people at Boom and told them that yes, indeed I would love to try out, and sorry for being an idiot earlier. And below is what I done did:

I believe the thinking here was to see how well I could deliver the world of the apes, and how well I could convey Malcolm's world, the fall of man. Looking back, I could do these better now, but they did the job, landed me the gig, and the rest, as they say, is yet to come.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Cap! Jumping!

I've always struggled with how to draw Captain America, trying to assimilate the "black, blobby mask" look of 70s Byrne and 80s Zeck, the inky, muscular approach of Jack Kirby... and the underrated, energetic style of Ron Garney. Man, Ron Garney... what an underappreciated talent. Anyway, it's never really clicked for me. But...!

I did this today, and I'm super-pleased with it. I felt like I'd subconsciously worked a hefty slice of Mazzuchelli into the mix, but someone on Twitter pointed out this has a Calvin and Hobbes vibe. Which wasn't deliberate, but is definitely on the money...

So there you go. Cap! Jumping! Thinking I might draw in a Bucky to complete the pic...

Tuesday, September 02, 2014


A few panels from my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tryout pages. These were a TON of fun to draw. I don't want to jump the gun or anything, but I was born to draw this book


A few snippets from issue 17 of Image Comics/Joe Casey's SEX. I'm a big fan of this book, and it was a thrill to be a part of it. Joe gave me a fantastic script to draw: all shadows and urban grit and kung fu. You'll see the rest of it in, I think, October. Should be good.

Monday, September 01, 2014


Happy Birthday to Jack Kirby, who would have been 97 last week. An endless source of inspiration and energy. Here's his comics avatar, Ben Grimm AKA the Thing