Strangely Enough [NOVEMBER 2018]

Here’s how the variant cover of Serenity: No Power In the ‘Verse #1 came to be, from my thumbnails and pencils to Karl Story’s final inks.

First, I send the people at Dark Horse Comics various thumbnails. Sometimes this takes a few iterations in order to nail their ideal direction. Of course, in this case they chose “D”.
From there, it’s just drawing the image larger and adding more details.
So, this is the finished pencils.
From this point, it goes to the Inker, the talented Karl Story. And, of course, below is the final.

Strangely Enough [JULY 2018]

Anatomy of a Variant Cover

Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning #2

The way the process usually works is that I give Dark Horse a bunch of ideas when and if I have a synopsis of the story. Sometimes it’s too close to the main cover or they want something different represented, but I usually give them a bunch of ideas.

 

 

Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning [Interview] for Comicon.com

Here’s an interview I did for comiccon.com with writer Christos Gage.

“One word. Heart. THere is so much heart with this series in general that I feel when people read an issue or watch an episode they are already being fueled with a huge helping of heart. Even if you’ve been away from this world for a while. As soon as you read something in the Buffyverse all that heart comes racing back and puts you in that mood you are when you first fell in love with this series. These characters are so distinctive and familiar that it’s impossible not to associate with them. And regardless, if you stick around long enough this world creeps under your skin and ends up touching your… heart.”

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Buffy cover for the 48th Edition Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

I completed a Buffy cover with Karl Story for the 48th Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Here’s the official information from Gemstone:

We are pleased to announce that the 48th Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is now available for pre-order! This year’s edition features an incredible Green Lantern & Flash cover by superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver, and an awesome movie poster styled tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Planet of the Apes by the incomparable Ryan Sook!

Also in this year’s lineup is the spiral-bound workbook edition Big Big Comic Book Price Guide with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover by long-time Buffy comic book artist Georges Jeanty.

All editions are scheduled for an on-sale date of July 18, 2018.

From Gemstone
From Previews

I’m back for Buffy: Season 12!

From Dark Horse
From Nerdist

Buffy Season 12 is coming your way on June 20, 2018! Here’s one of my variant covers for issue #1. Joss Whedon and Christos Gage are the writers and I will be providing variant covers and art for all four issues. The official title is “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning” and will be the culmination of all the Buffy seasons!

Here’s the synopsis from Dark Horse:

Following the world-altering finale of Season 11, Buffy and the Scoobies have had a laid-back year in the saving-the-world department. But as they’ve learned over their years of fighting the forces of darkness and thwarting many an apocalypse, nothing stays quiet for long. When Dawn and Xander’s housewarming party is crashed by some familiar faces with news of an amassing force that must be reckoned with—Wolfram & Hart, a legion of demons, and Harth, a vampire from the future—Buffy finds herself in a time warp that could alter the fate of the world and could spell the end for Buffy, her friends, and the Slayers, forever.

This action-packed miniseries reunites the Buffyverse with the return of Angel, Faith, Illyria, and Fray, the Slayer from the future!

Buffy Coloring Contest Winners

Apologies! Denver Comic Con had me swamped. I have a few pictures to share from DCC later this week, but in the meantime:

BUFFY COLORING CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Jennifer Holton

Kaba Lounge would like to congratulate Jennifer Holton who is THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Jennifer, you win the top prize for original art. Kaba Lounge will be contacting you via email in the next few days. Thanks to all who entered.

BUFFY COLORING CONTEST WINNER – Patricia Yunuén

Kaba Lounge would like to congratulate Patricia Yunuén who is a WINNER. Kaba Lounge will be contacting you via email in the next few days.

Strangely Enough – JUNE 2017 (Part 2)

Almost forgot to tell you that I have another Buffy fill-in coming your way soon. Season 11 #9 comes out on July 19 and features everyone’s favorite “bad” Slayer, Faith Lehane! The variant cover is below.

Also, Denver Comic Con 2017 is doing a reunion of Buffy “Baddies” with James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab. Whedonverse alumni Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day will also be appearing. I did an exclusive for them that’s available on their merch website now.

I will be appearing at Denver Comic Con, June 30-July 2. They are doing a reunion of Buffy “Baddies” with James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab. Whedonverse alumni Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day will also be appearing.

I’ve enjoyed working with Denver Comic Con over the years providing designs for their Captain Colorado character as well as their exclusives. All monies from their event go to their parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom. A non-profit that provides literacy programs using comic books, graphic novels, and board games as a way to engage kids and young adults.

http://popcultureclassroom.org/denvercomiccon