Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 286

THE VALIANT #1 PAGE 2. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px.

The Valiant trade is finally out! Now you have no excuse not to read it (unless you don't want to). But don't take my word for it — check out the stellar reviews on Amazon. It's also available from Midtown Comics and Books-A-Million. And don't forget your local comic book store!


Not in the face!!!

You can see in the pencils that I changed the Immortal Enemy's skull/face. This was early on in the project and I wanted to make sure that we remained consistent throughout the story. This meant that every incarnation needed to represent the culture and times in which it appeared — a proto-Mayan culture, in this case.

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Most of issue 1 was done digitally with Kyle T. Webster's brushes, but you can still see all the traditional pages at Splashpage Art. All right.


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Sacramento 2015 Commission List

STARLORD. 2015. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.

Wizard World Sacramento is just 4 weeks away! I'm still planning to go, but I'm going to run my commission list a little differently this year. For one thing, I'm a bit backed up from Megacon. For another, I'll be a guest of Hero Initiative, and proceeds from everything I do there will be going to benefit the charity.

The only commissions I'll be taking ahead of time are fully-painted, details below. All other options will be on a first-come, first served basis at the show.

9 × 12″ watercolor head shot (my own paper, no exceptions): $250.

If this is what you'd like, please email me at contact:at:paolorivera.com with the character you'd like in the subject line.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 285

THE VALIANT #1 PAGE 12. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px.

This page involved looking into the mirror a lot, but I took at least one webcam pic for the last panel. The cigar club is based on a real one in NYC that I found pics of online. (Those beautiful, blonde waves are based on my own hair.) All but 4 pages of issue #1 were done digitally, using Kyle T. Webster's Photoshop brushes. You can see the traditional pages at Splashpage Art.

I thought the trade paperback was coming out today (and last week) but it looks like you'll have to wait until the end of the month. In the meantime, our book was ranked as one of the top Valiant stories of all time by CBR. Awesome!


What's the deal?


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Archie!

ARCHIE #2. 2015.
Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.

Here's a cover we did earlier this year for the Archie relaunch with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. My Dad actually used to do caricatures back in the day, so I'm sure he was having flashbacks as he inked this.

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