Friday, April 18, 2014

Batgirl Begins Again


Batgirl!
Above is my entry for Project: Rooftop’s recent “Batgirl Begins Again” costume redesign contest, celebrating the sites eight-year anniversary.
Today they announced their “Top 3 Entries” for the contest, and I’m happy to say I find myself as one of them. Paired with two stellar designs by the incredible Chris Samnee and Elizabeth Beals, I’m pleased as punch.
Please do click on through to their site to see all three designs as well as scoring and comments from the P:R panel of judges.
Speaking of which, I tried to address their very valid point about Barbara’s cape, doing a quick fix where I extended the fabric up over her shoulder and neck, adding a zipper, so it’d be less likely to fall off.
Brett White (of Matt and Brett Love Comics) said “this is a design that I could easily see on a dozen+ cosplayers…” and I so hope he’s right!
That’d be awesome. Let me know if you do!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canary & Zatanna Sneek Skeep, part 6!


"Bount-chicka-bount-bount…"

It's week six for our Bloodspell teasers, this time featuring Zatanna, Black Canary, Green Arrow and...Black Canary? 

See you next keew! Er... week!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Canary & Zatanna Sneek Skeep, part 5!

Another week, another tease of the upcoming DC comics original graphic novel, Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, written by Paul Dini with art by me--

"Hey, who's drinking that margarita?"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Emerald City Con: This weekend!

Emerald City Comic Con is this weekend!
I’ll be there all weekend alongside Maris Wicks at table C-13. You’ll know your close when you spot the long, long lines waiting for Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction and the Allreds :) — they’re all seated along the same aisle as us.
Excited to be returning to this awesome con and city once more. I’ll be up to my usual con activities, selling prints and taking on commissions. 
Here are my rates:
Head Sketch

Black & White (pen & ink on paper) - $40 — Toned (rendered in Copic marker and/or watercolor, inks laid over top) - $80

Half Figure/Torso - B&W $100  —Toned $180

Full Figure - B&W $180  —Toned $350
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11x17” prints will be available for $20.00. I’ll have a variety of them on hand, but please don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you’d like me to print one out custom for you to pick up at the show.
I’ll also have these nifty little postcards with me advertising the release of my upcoming graphic novel, Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell. They’re free, so swing on by my table to pick one up.
On Sunday from 12:10-1pm in ‘Hall B’ (608-609) I’ll be participating in a game show called “Challenge of the Super Friends,” hosted by comic artist Gregg Schigiel. The show is comics-themed (naturally) and will feature myself, Jay Faerber, Chris Giarusso, Brad Guigar and Maris Wicks as guests. I hereby predict my losing all of the games. Badly.
And that about does it. Hope to see you there, folks!

Canary & Zatanna Sneek Skeep, part 3!

Oh my Goodness.

It's week three for our Black Canary & Zatanna: Bloodspell teasers. Here's a look at one of the many villains from our tale. Enjoy!

-Joe


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Canary & Zatanna Sneak Skeep, part 2!


Here now is week two of our Bloodspell Teasers (delayed by one. Sue me), counting down to the release of Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, by myself and Paul Dini. The release is a mere 10 weeks away!
Last week we got a peek at Zatanna, so I thought it appropriate that today we had a look at her sonic screaming Judo-trained partner, Black Canary!

See you again next week, y'all.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Canary & Zatanna Sneak Skeep


Howdy gang,

As it turns out, my original graphic novel, Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell, written by Paul Dini is coming out in a mere 11 weeks (on May 21st)! To gear up for that, I thought it'd be neat to post a series of small sneak peeks of the book from week to week. Above is our first resaet -- excuse me, teaser. Enjoy!

More coming next week! Until neht!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BIG TROUBLE in Little Comics


Hey all,

Today my cover was released for Boom! Studios upcoming comics mini-series, 'Big Trouble in Little China,' due out this summer. The series is, of course, based on the awesome John Carpenter-directed film of the same name from the eighties, starring Kurt Russell. However, the comic-series is not an adaptation, but rather a continuation of the story, following the events of the movie. I love that movie.

I also love the work of Eric Powell, who will be scripting the series, with art by the ever-talented Brian Churilla. So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to come aboard for cover-making duties.

Above is the first of a series of connecting covers I'm crafting for the four-issue miniseries. Hope you like!

Read more about it all in this CBR interview here, with Eric Powell and Brian Churilla!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ultimates Survive Cover


Hey all,
Here's a look at my cover for Brian Michael Bendis' and my upcoming one-shot, Ultimates: Survive, coming out in March. 
The issue deals with the aftermath of the big Ultimates universe event, 'Catactlysm' and helps to set up the new status quo therein. 

This is my first time working with Mr. Bendis, which I was very excited about as I've been a longtime fan of his work.

Anyhow, back to the one-shot -- here's an interview I did with Brian and our editor Mark about the book-

Furthermore, Marvel is going to holding a live-chat about Survive tomorrow, starting at 2:30 pm EST. More info here

I think there's a sign-up if you'd like to participate. Should be fun. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DC Comics Presents: Harley Quinn 100-page spectacular




Out today — The DC Comics Presents: Harley Quinn 100-page Spectacular!
The book republishes two Harley Quinn tales as drawn by yours truly, and written by James Patrick (Joker’s Asylum) and Maris Wicks (Batman: Black & White), respectively. The book also features work by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm and Ronnie Del Carmen among others.
Above is a sampling of my two stories in the book.
Please do check it out!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Big Barda's BOOM stick

From Thought Bubble Comic Con, 2013. Pen & ink on 9x12” bristol board.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Harley Browsing.

Shoppin' for Mistah J, with Harley Quinn.

From Thought Bubble Comic Con, 2013. Pen & ink, with Copic markers on 9x12" bristol.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

2013: A Year in Comics


I'd wanted to make this post last week, but decided to wait until Young Avengers 15 came out, on account of possible spoilers.
Anyhow, COMICS! I got to draw a bunch more of them last year -- from my two issues of FF, to my issue of Batman '66, then finishing my graphic novel Bloodspell, with short stories in Young Avengers and Batman: Black and White. Even got to do an issue of Fantastic Four/FF toward the tail end of 2013, inked by Mike Allred! That one hasn't been revealed yet, so I'll hold off posting it here.
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported my work, whether fiscally, by purchasing my comics, artwork, prints and so on, or simply by following my work online. I truly appreciate it.
Thanks also to the amazing colorists who helped finish these stories -- Laura Allred on FF, Maris Wicks on Batman '66 and Young Avengers, and Dave McCaig on Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell (not pictured here).
More to come in 2014!

Monday, December 30, 2013

2013: A Year In Covers


2013: A Year In Covers
Hey all! Here's a look at all of my covers from 2013. Some were published this year, but drawn in the latter end of 2012, and a couple others were drawn this year, but won't see print until 2014, but you get the picture.
Big thanks to colorists Maris Wicks (Robocop, Fionna & Cake), Matt Wilson (New Avengers, Aliens vs. Parker), and Kelsey Shannon (Alpha, Captain Marvel 16), for contributing their amazing coloring sensibilities on a few of these.
Thanks also go out to my editors at Marvel, DC, Boom and Dark Horse, for having me on to do all of these in the first place. They were great fun.
I already have some covers I'm working on currently for 2014, so here's hoping for another good year! Onward!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

White Queen's Countdown

Look, it’s a Beyoncé sort of WEEK, alright?
Here’s a sketch of Emma Frost thought-karaokeing to ‘Countdown’.
From Thought Bubble Comic Con, 2013. Pen & ink on 9x12” bristol board.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Wonder Beyoncé


You guys, I love Beyoncé. I also love Wonder Woman. Here’s a doodle I did of them both. I'd posted it on my tumblr a few days ago, but figured I'd share it here as well. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell - Coming in 2014



Say now, I have a graphic novel coming in 2014.
Written by the amazing Paul Dini, illustrated by me, and colored by the ever-talented Dave McCaig,"Black Canary and Zatanna: Bloodspell" will be hitting stores May 21st, 2014. 
Click through here for more details—
And should you prefer digital commerce, you can pre-order the book on Amazon, here
Above we have a look at the finished cover (sans trade dress) as well as two cover sketches for the book that were not to be.
Really excited to have this coming out!