Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Doll Face

This is Doll Face, the next character from the mind of Action Lab and Dan Mendoza.  The Kickstarter was EXTREMELY successful.  This is part of the same universe as Action Lab Danger Zone's Zombie Tramp and Vampblade.  
This is traditional ink and brush (Raphael 8404 Size 1) and Watercolor.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Beginning to End Part 4: Pencils

The pencils.  Nothing really spectacular here.  For a cover, I will draw this at print size.  This is on a sheet of regular Office Depot printer paper.   I like to work at this size because it doesn't allow me to cause my people to lean, or get out of proportion TOO badly.  I find the smaller I work on my initial sketches of people, the better I do with the overall body proportions.  As I get larger in my picture plane, I tend to make the major masses the incorrect proportions.

After I finish the pencils to this level, I will scan them and blow them up to 11"x17" and print them out on my semi-smooth Bristol in a 16% Cyan for a "blueline" print to ink over.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Beginning to End Part 3: Inks

Here it is, part 3 in the process of creating the cover for Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4's cover(part 1 and part 2 are linked here and here).
These are the inks.  The process I go through when inking is pretty typical it seems according to what I know of how others work.
I work on Strathmore 500 series semi-smooth Bristol paper.  This paper allows me to both use a nib pen and a brush without bleeding off of either, and it holds a line very nicely.  As far as inking goes I use a Sumi ink.  It is a VERY dark ink but stays nice and thin through a nib so it won't clog it.  I use a Windsor and Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Hair sable brush and/or a Raphael 8404 Kolinsky hair sable brush.  I usually use a size 1, but a W&N is a little larger, so I kick up to a size 2 on the Raphael...sometimes.
Anyway, please go to your local comic shop and order this for me!  I would be ever so grateful.  There are only 1,500 copies of my cover, LET'S SELL IT OUT!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Beginning to End Part 2

So this is a continuation of this post: http://jnoblepeteranetz.blogspot.com/2016/08/action-lab-dog-of-wonder-issue-4.html  These are the fully rendered colors for AL: DOW Issue 4's cover.  This is the final file that was sent to Action Lab Entertainment for production.  They then had their logo for the book put over the blank area at the top.  When composing and rendering this image, I imagined a porch and the shadow form the porch falling on the house as you see it.  I wasn't sure exactly how the logo would sit, so I wanted to make sure I left that space with dark and fairly flat colors so the logo would pop off that area.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Beginning to End Part 1

So, I am excited!  I have my VERY first comic solicited in Previews.  THE catalog that comic retailers use to order their comics.  You can follow this link to get the catalog number for my cover: Action Lab: Dog of Wonder Issue 4 Cover B.   This cover is limited to only 1,500 copies!!!! Go to your Local Comic Retailer and ask them to specifically order this cover as well!!  The interiors and Cover A are done by the immensely talented Reilly Leeds.  She is a student of mine at the Art Institute of Colorado and an extremely impressive storyteller.  

Stay tuned here for the next couple of days.  I will be showing my process from Thumbnail to final for this cover!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sketch Covers

Here are some sketch covers I drew over the weekend at Fort Collins Comic Con.  They were something to kill the time, but I wanted to get something bright and pretty out.  I put these out on the table, and online, and sold two.  The Spider-Gwen and the Infinity Gauntlet are both sold, but the other three are available.  If you are interested, contact me for a price!  Thanks!  I have a TON of other covers as well.  If you want a sketch cover of a particular character, I can see about finding a sketch cover for that character, or if I have one, I'll draw it on there.  Let me know!  


Friday, August 26, 2016


Well, it's here and I can start talking about it, releasing it, sending sample copies, etc...  
BRODERICK: Broderick is the story of the muscle from a 1940s Chicago organized crime syndicate that got too violent.  So they decided to "take care of him" using the nuclear testing in New Mexico...but it doesn't.  So he returns to Chicago to "take care" of the family that tried to "take care of him."

The story is written by Ron Bryce.  He is the author of Thirty Days from Sunday, an Amazon CreateSpace published book that is AMAZING!  This is our second comic collaboration.  The first collaboration is a long lost book called The Prophecy.  It was printed in a series of comics by the now defunct Panther Comics (don't find it, it will only embarrass us...but if you do, LET US KNOW!!)

I am personally VERY proud of this book.  The story is stellar, Ron KILLED IT on this book.  I think I found a happy place for my art and my storytelling and I can not thank Ian Brill enough for his quick and extremely effective edits on this book.  THANK YOU, IAN!!!

Anyway, this will be debuting officially at Fort Collins Comic Con this weekend!  COME SEE US!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Work and a new interview

I have had the pleasure of working with my surrogate brother on a new comic book series.  This is the fourth page of our preview that will be debuting at Fort Collins Comic Con next in two weeks!  We will have the preview available for $1 at our booth!  COME SEE US!!!

Also, it's amazing to be blocked into a space with the New Power Rangers Movie, a Star Wars article, a trailer for a fan-made Firefly cartoon and photos of the new Pennywise from Stephen King's It.  Ron Marz and I talked about Magicians Must Die and he posted our conversation on Comic Book Resources!  THANK YOU, RON!

And thank you for taking a look at my art page!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Denver Comic Con and Pride Month

So, Denver Comic Con is uniting with Denver Pride.  And in the wake of the shootings over the weekend, I wanted to get something put together as an exclusive print for this weekend, but ran out of time.  I will have this print available at my booth this weekend.  It's Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy celebrating their relationship.  Come see me at booth 217 to pick one up!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hard Rock Cafe and Denver Comic Con

TWO POSTS IN ONE DAY?!  I got approval to share this today, so here it is.  I am doing the official Denver Comic Con Hard Rock Cafe T-shirt for this year's Denver Comic Con.  This image is going to be on the back of the Colorado Hard Rock shirts and available ONLY at Denver Comic Con this year.  I will be at the Hard Rock booth for about an hour each day, so come see me and get a shirt signed!  If you get the shirt, but don't see me at their booth, come see me at Booth 217!  I will have a full schedule of my weekend available when it's finalized!

Actuated Puzzle Box

This is the final piece in my Colorado Horror Statue series for this year.  Denver Comic Con is upon us and I need to focus on preparing my booth.  So, here it is, the actuated stairs that are in the Alameda Public Art District here in Denver.  I will have four of these this year with more to come in future years.  Come see me at booth 217 to pick yours up this weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2016


As the main event of the year: Denver Comic Con, approaches.  I have been receiving a TON of requests for illustrations.  Which has been great, but it's hurting my personal production a bit.  That's OK, because I'm getting paid. This is an illustration for an ad that will be appearing in the Westword next week.  I can't wait to see the finished product and I'll post it when it is printed.  ENJOY!!! and see you next week at Denver Comic Con booth 217!!