Thursday, April 17, 2014

There are times when you have to choose a side, now is one of those times.

Here's the background.

April 11th Janelle Asselin in her CBR section dissected why one particular cover was incorrect.

So far so good, the problem came when some readers of the article reacted with very bad maners. You can agree more or less with Asselin's opinions, you can be acid or rough or use a harsher prose, that's more than all right, but what you can't do is insult and threaten and even make threats of rape.

That cannot be allowed, by anyone. You can't justify that. It's wrong.

The underlying problem in this whole story is that there is a reservoir of immobile machismo that does not want to accept the fact of the entry of women into the world of comics , as professionals or as readers. It's a fact , women want to read comics and comics have to adapt to this new reality. It's good that comics adapt to women.

Selflishly, with women buying comics the potential audience is doubled, with women drawing comics the diversity of views is doubled and the male teenage geek (I talk about the teenage me) now will have something to talk about with girls. It's all possitive.

In short, I can't understand why somebody won't want to share his comics with the girls.

I'm with you, Janelle.

P.S.: My first gig in American industry? Bobbie Chase gave it to me, a woman. My first ongoing? Lysa Hawkins gave it to me, a woman. The editor who oppened me the door to Marvel and to X-Men? Jeanine Schaefer, a woman. My current editor? Sana Amanat, a woman. Who's writing the books I'm drawing today? Kelly Sue DeConnick, a woman. All of them people with great taste (they chose me), with huge wisdom and first class geeks, more than me! Women are in comics already, that's a fact, and that's good.

More reactions on the subject here, here and here.

CORRECTION:
The rape threats appeared at the same time when all the cover "affais" was taking place in the online survey regarding harassment in comics she's running. Details and a propper chronology in this article by Heidi MacDonald.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Morbius #07 Cover Process

Conceps 1st round.

Concepts 2nd round.

Concepts 3rd round.

Final sketches.

Layout and color corrections.

Final colors (check Spidey's Superior suit).

Published.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Morbius #06 Cover Process

Concept 1st round.

Concept 2nd round.

Color sketch.

Final sketch.

Inks.

Color tests.

Final color.
Published.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Morbius #05 Cover Process

Concept.

Sketch.

Color Sketch.

Final Sketch.

Inked (line held for BG characters).
Final color.

Published.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Captain Marvel #01 Review

Carol's back.
So, YES! Captain Marvel #1 is finally out and the reviws are quite good, read them all!

(The rules are these, I copy ALL the links to reviews, good or bad,  I find in the ten first pages of google in my computer.)

• Paperdroids.
• Comix Connection.
• CBR.
• IGN.
• Science Fiction.
• Weekly Comic Review.
• Crave on line.
• Shadowhawk's shade.
• Comicosity.
• Too dangerous for a girl.
• Multiversity Comics.
• Kabooooom.
• Nerdist.
• Word of a nerd.
• We the nerdy.
• Alpha Comics.
• Silver Snail.
• Rhymes With Geek.
• The Stake.
• Major Spoilers.
• Bag&Bored.
• Nerds on the rocks.
• Nerds unchained.
• Nerdlocker.

• Geek retreat.
• Eat Geek Play.
• Talking comics.
• Geeked out nation.
• Fantastic Fangirls. 
• Panels and Pixels.
• Drunk on comics.
• Scifi Pulse.
• Laughing place.
• Following the nerd.
• Comic Vine.
• Super Hero Hype.
• Agents of guard.
• Comic Spectrum.
• Outright Geekery.
• Henchman for hire.
• Go collect. 
• Chuck's comic of the day.
• Newsarama.
• Newsarama.
• Comic List.
• Comics Refueled. 
• Adventures in poor taste. 
• Good Reads. 
• Comic Box. 
• The Pop Cultist. 
• G33king out. 
• 13th Dimension. 
• The collective examples of nerdery. 
• Geek Hard Show. 
• G33kpron.
• Time wants a skeleton. 
• Comic Frontline.

• The mighty blog. 
• Comic book revolution. 
• Ain't it cool news. 
• God hates geeks. 
• Deadshirt. 
• Comic Codes Blog. 
• All about books and comics. 
• Pop culture maven. 
• The daily planet. 
• X-Men Xpert. 
• The founding fields.


I've found at Comic Book Round Up a list of most of them from better to worse… Next time I'll post their work and just… read…

Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Morbius #03 Cover Process

 This was my first gig as a cover artist, working only on the cover of a book, not the insides. It was quite cool since I had the chance to learn a lot about design and what works and what doesn't in a cover. Sana Amanat (the editor) is a fighter and she doesn't accept something she doesn't like, sometimes it's a bit frustrating, but at the end of the day the results are better. Thank you, Sana, for pushing me further!
Concepts.

Sketches.

Inked final piece.

Color stage, with fight!
Final piece.

Published piece.