Miles Morales is my ongoing Marvel gig for the foreseeable future, having way too much fun! I will definitely be doing more creator-owned work, but nothing’s ready to announce just yet ;)
Thanks! Tough shoes to fill, so I’m glad you’re happy with the art!
It took quite some time to break in at Marvel. My first portfolio review with them was back in 2003 (or so?) at a WizardWorld Chicago show. I finally met CB Cebulski around 2009 at SDCC and spent the next year and a half submitting art through email to him. Eventually I did a sample script but it wasn’t quite up to part yet. But I kept doing work at smaller publishers (Archaia and Top Cow) and submitting my work. Around fall 2010 my work made its way in front of editor Bill Rosemann who, after some more samples, offered me my first gig on Secret Warriors. I got along great with the editor of the book, Lauren Sankovitch, and things just kind of took off from there!
Honestly it kind of changes for each show, but for the most part I use:
-a .3mm mechanical pencil with HB lead
-Copic multiliner pens
-copic markers (i have a full set of warm and cool greys) w/refills
-a big fat Pitt marker to spot blacks
- a variety of brushpens.
I’ll also occasionally use a white prismacolor pencil for highlights, and sometimes opaque white w/brush. I’ve been using a variety of Strathmore drawing papers, especially toned tan and toned grey.
Thanks man! We’re having a blast, and just wait and see what we have in store for you guys in the coming issues, gonna be CRAZY.
Thanks man! Yes, I use quite a bit of SketchUp in my work - I’ll spend hours sometimes designing the environments as 3D models, especially for locations that are used often. It’s a very different skill set than traditional drawing, but if used appropriately it can be a great tool!
Thank you! I approach covers very much as a thematic advertisement for what will be inside the book, so it all starts with a description from Brian Bendis regarding the story’s important beats. Sometimes he has a specific image in mind, sometimes it’s very vague, but between the information I get from him and some concept sketches I usually come up with 3-6 different options for the cover, which I submit to Marvel, and they pick the one they think works best.
But hey, if there’s ever an appropriate time to use a Wolverine #1 homage, that’d be great!