This is fantastic as is somewhat expected of you of course I love the look and style of american vampire and these pencils are well up to your usual great standard. The faces are my favourite part of this.
Would love to try an ink of this some time (err if that is okay)
This is Amazing, Jim... I like the close-to-nature textures... When you do them it looks very beautiful... I wonder how would you feel about Manga Studio and ARTRAGE.... Both are close to real.. and quite flexible...
i remember picking up a comic shop news paper and seeing this picture. immediately started reading the article after i realized the art was by you! never had i read about a story idea like this before, so i picked up the first issue. i was disappointed to find out the inside art wasnt by you, but still pleasantly surprised about the artists work, so i kept collecting the issues. suffice to say, i am a huge huge fan of the american vampire series and wait impatiently for each issue. my question though is- are you ever gonna draw any inside art for this series?
ps wild cats was the shit and grifter is a bad ass!!! and your take on batman kept him alive in my eyes
Although your strengths have been more traditionally in that classic, crisp clean sort of style (like in X-Men, WildCATs, Superman, etc.) I always thought you had something extra special and different when you started Deathblow. You tried out a darker, earthier style which I kinda liked for you….it seemed like you were challenging yourself and the audience a little more with that.
Anyway… this sketch reminds me of that great Deathblow experiment. I really like this one. I'd love to see you do some non-superhero type stuff, like a run on a Vertigo title. Instead of the typical "run-and-gun" style you've been most used to…I'm eager to see you handle something more like film noir or supernatural…but in a more measured, suspenseful pace. Something "Dark Tower-esque" perhaps…?
PS…. I'd love to see someone like Mark Texiera or Klaus Janson or Bill Sienkowicz (I KNOW that's probably spelled wrong! lol) ink your work sometime…just to see what a loose/organic inker would bring to your art. I think it'd be fun!