Road to BRIGADE pt. 2

brig 4

The most important part of every comics page starts with the layouts. For me, that's where the energy and excitement of the page is created. Picking the right shot, angle and gestures is part of solving the puzzle that makes the page sing. Below you'll find a few pages from Brigade in their roughest form. From this point on, the trick is in successfully transmitting that energy found in the layouts throughout the entire production … [Read more...]

Why I Love Comic-Con 2014 – Onward! Upward!

Steranko1

So, its been a week since San Diego's Comic-Con International and as anyone who works or attends the show, I'm still in recovery mode. I had a blast this year, same as the last and the one before that and the one before that one and. well....you get the picture. What can I say, I LOVE COMIC-CON. Highlight's of the show for me start with attending Hall H with my teenage son, continue on through many lunches and dinners I shared with friends and … [Read more...]

More Uncanny! A Masterpiece Every 17 Pages! The Greatest Run In The History of Comics Pt. 2

4113642267_ab53b46c85_o

  The Uncanny X-Men continued to surge forward, building momentum with every new issue by the creative team of Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The intrigue and danger was further enhanced as an old nemesis, Mesmero, was elevated to a formidable threat in an issue that found Beast returning from the pages of the ¬†Avengers to track his former teammates who had gone missing. Beast finds the team as featured players in a travelling carnival … [Read more...]

UNCANNY! The Greatest Comic Book Run Ever pt.1

uncannyxmen-omnibus1

I come here only to praise what I sincerely believe as the greatest run in comics over the last 40 years. My love of the Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne is never ending. It inspires me to this day, the story, the characters, the ideas and most of all the unbelievable art of Byrne and Terry Austin. First let's address the idea that everything is "Of A Time". Books, music, films, television and comics are "Of A Time". For … [Read more...]

BRIGADE KICKSTARTER! FREE BRIGADE!

I am writing and drawing a new BRIGADE series and I want to give you FREE copies! A radically re-imagined and re-designed Brigade series is coming your way and I want to launch it with this FREE comic initiative and get as many free copies into as many hands as possible. Follow this link to see the new characters and rewards involved with the BRIGADE kickstarter! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/649924296/brigade-returns … [Read more...]

EXTREME TALENT CONTEST! LIEFELD DRAWS YOUR STORY!

EXTREME TALENT CONTEST! LIEFELD DRAWS YOUR STORY! I want to help out young writers and give them a chance at having a short story published in an issue of Youngblood and Bloodstrike. Here's how you participate. Step 1 - Write a short story featuring one of my EXTREME CHARACTERS. the story MUST BE EXTREME CHARACTERS ONLY.¬† You are submitting a brief few paragraph's pitching your idea for a short 5-6 page story. Step 2 - HIT THE BUTTON. … [Read more...]

FINALLY…DEADPOOL! NEW MUTANTS #98 pt. 3

NM98DP

Part 3 - Continuing a walk down memory lane commemorating the release of the new X-FORCE OMNIBUS. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was 23 years old and I really needed New Mutants #98 to sing. It had to have significant impact as it was my first issue guiding the book as writer in addition to being the artist. This was the moment I had been striving for since breaking into the comic book field, I had to make it count. The issue was … [Read more...]

SECRET ORIGINS OF X-FORCE! DEADPOOL! PT.2

XFO1

THE CABLE CONUNDRUM As I reflect on this period at Marvel, I hope that I'm communicating that this is by far my favorite period in my career. It was sky's the limit and I was very fortunate to gain access to some of my favorite characters and comics that I had treasured growing up. My experience at Marvel during this time was amazing, my peers and I were provided a tremendous opportunity to let our creativity and imaginations explode on the … [Read more...]

CABLE UP! A History of Cable Merchandise pt. 1

ca1

Deadpool certainly gets the majority of the attention in recent years, but it was Cable that kicked everything off in the right direction for me some twenty-three years back. I've been fortunate enough that many of the characters I contributed to the X-Men pantheon have remained popular but I'd be lying if I didn't cop to the fact that I enjoy the Cable's resonance and his connection to the fans. Cable has had some fantastic merchandise in … [Read more...]