Monday, September 22, 2014

Rose City Comic Con 2014

Hey, Rachel and I had an awesome time in Portland at RCCC 2014! We were hanging out at the Flesk Publications booth with John Fleskes, BROM and Keith!

Here's a couple of pics of me sketching.

For more pics and recap about the show, go to the Flesk Blog-


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September Paris Appearances

I will have two appearances in Paris in September-

Exhibition/Sale at Galerie 9e Art  

Show starts at 18h on 25/09

Galerie 9e Art 
4 Rue Cretet

Dedication/Signing at Album

Xavier Dorison and I will be signing from 17h to 20h on 26/09

67 Boulevard Saint-Germain


Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Another preview and article on Brian & Audrey Woods and Rachel & my Girl Band story -

This ships next month so check with your local retailer


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

X-MEN #19 Step by Step PART TWO INKS

How we made the cover to X-Men #19 (out now from Marvel Comics by Marc Guggenheim and Harvey Tolibao).

Now, part two - Rachel's inks…

The final art inked directly over my pencils on 12 x 18 Bristol Board

Rachel likes to start inking the foreground elements first

and then work her way back

Rachel uses Windsor Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable #2 Brush and Higgins Black Magic Ink to ink the covers with.

Still all brush work

The final inked art.

Details of the final inks.

Next, the colors…

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer

And digitally at 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014


So I will be at Rose City Comic Con in Portland on September 20th only. I will seated at the Flesk Publications Booth #1202 most of the day Saturday. I will be available to sign books  and will have prints, sketchbooks including my new one, MASQUERADE and ORIGINAL ART for sale.

For more info about the Con visit

See you there!


Monday, September 8, 2014

AXIS #5 Preview

Here's a sneak peek at a panel from Marvel Comics AXIS #5 out in November - written by Rick Remender with art by Rachel and me plus colors by Laura Martin.


X-MEN #19 Step by Step PART ONE Pencils

How we made the cover to X-Men #19 (out now from Marvel Comics by Marc Guggenheim and Harvey Tolibao).

As usual we start off with the cover sketches

Editor Daniel Ketchum and I discussed the story - still featuring the X-Men in Space - but went with an "ALIENS" scary type of scenario.

B was picked.

The sketches are drawn at 2x3 inches in my sketchbook in pencil and pen and then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

Initial pencils of Psylocke and Monet drawn in Light Blue and HB lead on 12 x 18 Bristol Board.

I was happy with the drawing itself so wanted to capture the mood of the sketch so I scanned in the drawing and matched the shadows and blacks up with the sketches.

I then printed out that art and used a light board to trace the blacks - marked with an X- in the pencils.

Details of the pencils.

Really happy with how this drawing turned out.

I did a few refinements on the space suits - I took the best elements of the one's on the 18 cover and made a new master suit for this cover.

Next time - Rachel's inks!

You can find this comic at your local comic book retailer

And digitally at 


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Rocket Raccoon and Gamora Sketch Step by Step

Here's a look at how I created my Rocket and Gamora sketch from Comic Con 2014.

The sketch is drawn on 11 x16 Canson Mi-Teinte Paper.

  I start off with Col Erase Light Blue Pencil for an initial rough in and then use a Pitt XS Pen to nail down face details.

Once I'm happy with the drawing, I  begin adding value with Copic Warm Grey 1 and 2.

Moving to the next stage of Copic Warm Grey - 2, 3, 4 and draw in the black for Rocket so I can add the white Prismacolor Pencil details on his head.

Go to Warm Grey 6 and 8 on Gamora.

Finally add highlights and a background to the piece.

Detail of the sketch...