Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gorilla warfare

So, some of my very first submissions featured this big Gorilla terrorizing the streets of New York. I had shown them to Scott Dunbier, working at Wildstorm at the time, and he was good enough to take them in to the offices and show them around. When Jim finally saw the pages, he apparently said, 'Well, if we ever need a gorilla artist...'.

This cover is clearly a nod to one of my favorite artists: Phil Hale. If you're not familiar with his work, I recommend checking his stuff out immediately. His influence changed the way I thought about art in every sense. He was also my gateway drug to start experimenting with paint and color.... the guy is a genius.

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The cover for the first book sans credits. Beyond excited to be doing the covers for this series. It's always fun to do a character that's a bit left of center, and Lisbeth certainly fits that bill. Plus it was a nice challenge to try and visualize her differently than she's been interpreted on film. Looking forward to giving her various looks as the series progresses. You know you're enjoying a gig when you do a ton of sketches, not because you have to but because the ideas just keep coming...

Here's the official announcement via the DC blog