Comics

The Biggest Bang Page

You can aim at weird for sure... weird creature designs for example of making your art unique and different...! some people say my art is unique and different... (specially the reviews for the BANG books were awesomely warm... ) but you need some good and deep reasons to base all the weirdness!

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Augusta Wind Page

We have to admit comics require the minimum of drawing skills... for sure it s not as demanding as painting or drawing (and again depending on what you aim for). Storytelling though is a natural talent that you either have it or not and totally a different deal. I m not surprised many people draw comics there is a plethora of comics artists... but trying to take it on another level is a different deal! : )

Nola

once upon a time...my pal Sam Kieth asked me to do a book with him titled Nola. After I did tons of art, concept art and sketches I agreed it would be better if Sam drew the book himself...I m still a huge fan and admirer of his work! Here is a page from that work and period...

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Some Thoughts About The Biggest Bang

I was kind of disappointed by my work on this book but I changed my mind during the last year...

In the Bigger Bang, the first book we did with D.J. Kirkbride I was more involved in the story asking for scenes or even adding elements to scenes. 

Like the eggs sequence. 

In this one I left the story to D.J. I felt like I owed it to him since we never used full scripts and I wanted to be responsible for the pacing myself.

Although his story and dialogues was so great in this one, very sophisticated and emotional.

The story for the Bang books was never brainless action anyway.

While I drew the second book my life was a mess. Not happy with my personal life involved in a crazy relationship that it could become a crazy book and I might do a crazy book inspired by the events one day...

But as I said this second book I really start to like it and maybe prefer it from the first one..

The first chapter had to be redrawn two weeks before deadline since we had to remove six pages of a flashback scene. That changed the pacing of the whole issue and I had this nonsensical decision to redraw the whole book. So... I also changed the style a bit with more clean lines and a bit different coloring. 

The star gazing sequence is the only thing kept from the first version of the drawn pages...

Wyan s design was pretty much based on the girl I lived with that period... 

The general style of this second series is a love letter to some nineties artists from Image comics that I liked...the Lees , Liefelds , Kieths and McFarlanes althought sawn through my own loose and weird filter...

The nine panel grid here on the above page is a reference to the nine grid panel used in the egg sequence on the first book..

Always wanted to use lots of white space instead of blacks...

The book was also a homage to the great western characters that Loene had in his films...something D.J. and I discussed a lot at the period...

In general the book is like a strange journal of the years I drew the story... and very personal in its own way...

I know D.J. is more satisfied with our work on this one more than the first one something I didn t undrstood first...

The book made it into some lists of the best comics of that year and even the covers were very well received critically....

Glad people liked these Bang books it means everything to me...

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Hawaiian Dick

I just found this in my archives (actually a huge closet in my house full of paper in different size and shapes and also packages, packages packages...), a Hawaiian Dick pin up I did for a trade version of the title by B. Clay Moore....

Concept Art

The Bigger Bang concept art. This series was kind of a hit for  D.j. Kirkbrideand me... and was so much fun to draw besides the stress! I finished the first series in a period of four or five months... and I m so glad people responded to our experimental narration and artwork...

Biggest Bang #1 Cut Scene

...things couldn't go better lately.... lots of coffee....drawing space comics... and more... I can't share much yet... soon though....!!!! : ) until then here is an unpublished flashback sequence that we never used ...from the BIGGEST BANG issue one...! probably one of the most cinematic scenes I drew yet...

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Mister Universe: Broken Hearts

Mr. Universe: Broken Hearts. From POPGUN vol.4 published by Image Comics. Written by Kostas Zachopoulos, coloured by Nikos Koutsis and edited by D.j. Kirkbride with lettering by Thomas Mauer. This was published around 2009 or 2010. I think the POPGUN anthologies are offered again this period. I still like the hero's ridiculous proportions...!