Thursday, November 11, 2010

DR. STRANGE: From the Marvel Vault #1!

Marvel is pleased to announce Doctor Strange: From The Marvel Vault #1, a new story about one of the most important missions of the sorcerer’s career! Written by legendary creator Roger Stern and penciled by artist extraordinaire Neil Vokes, this lost work chronicles the Sorcerer Supreme’s first night in his Greenwich Village brownstone...and his first mystical encounter there!


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


 It occurred to me that one of the most enduring things about my involvement with EAGLE was the passion I saw from our fans - they wrote great fan letters to us,sent wonderful artwork (Bill Nichols and Troy Nixey are but two of the talented folk who have gone on to bigger and better things) and to this day I hear kind words about the comic (and pleas of "when are you doing a new book?!") here on FB or at cons.

 With that in mind I thought that it would be very cool to have quotes from those fans - their memories of reading it - in the reprint itself - after all it was their support and encouragement that kept us going thru those independent comic days of yore (and still does)

 So please, EAGLE fans one and all, send me your thoughts on the comic, either thru the FB message/mail (not in a comment thread to this, please) and/or my email addy - - I cannot guarantee that all of them will be used (and probably they'll be edited depending on length) in the 1st volume, but if all goes well and we sell enough copies, they WILL be used eventually in future volumes...So start writing, my friends - I look forward to reading them...;o)
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Friday, July 30, 2010

New Stuff: Batman vs Dracula!

Let me tell you a story...

I did a 4 page sample back in the late '80s-while still freshly ensconced in the professional comics biz- of the Mike Mignola Batman (from GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT) vs another of my numerous takes on Count Dracula.

The sample got me NO work-at least on Batman (curses!) - but recently-upon straightening up my studio-i found the scans i made of the 4 pages (the originals...don't know) and was reminded that i always wanted to finish them someday...

...then I was asked recently to donate a Batman drawing to a Spanish Batman Art Exhibit - very honored to be included,I tried to come up with an idea-I know...Batman vs Dracula-YEAH- it was only later that i stumbled onto the idea of finishing the opening page of these samples for the Exhibit - perfect!

I began with the original scan from the '80s and then redrew a few things on the light board - then I inked it and did a inkwash over that...

...I hope you like what I came up with below...;o)

Bats All...Vokes!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010


No- I'm not dissin' my trashy pals- this is a film trailer event in Northfield,NJ tonight...;o)

Please drop by the "Trailer Trash" event at the Tilton 9 theater this evening at 8:30pm - I'll be there with my trusty companion (and ace colorist) Tor...uhm...Tom Smith signing autographs and doing sketches along with a slew of other special guests!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Walpurgis Knight: new stuff!

This story was done for the upcoming BELA LUGOSI'S TALES FROM THE GRAVE
from the Monsterverse (and Kerry Gammill) in issue two I believe...;o)

It was written and co-created by my ol' buddy Jack Herman.

It concerns a mysterious Lucha Libre wrestler by the name of Walpurgis Knight (inspired by the classic El Santo and Blue Demon films)

Here you'll see a few of the pages and their steps from pencils to inks (I don't wish to spoil all the surprises in the tale.)

The finished story will also have colors from Tom Smith.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Stuff: Curse of the Vessel

My young friend,artist Danny Kelly,is working on his 1st book- CURSE OF THE VESSEL -and asked if I'd be willing to do a pin up for it- as I'm a very accommodating and generous artist (translation: a raving egotist) I agreed- here then are the various stages of the piece...

New Stuff: Certified-the comic book

I was asked to draw a partial,fake comic for a short film that was similar to the old EC Comics of the 1950s.

This was a lot of fun because I really enjoyed those old books and the artists who drew them.

Here are the various stages of layouts, pencils & inks by me - colors and letters by Tom Smith & Anthony Schiavino.

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