7/8/18

BATMAN #50 Original cover art for sale

This is the original cover art for BATMAN #50, the "wedding issue" (the comic is available exclusively through Ssalefish Comics for the collectors out there).

It is drawn in pencil, ink, and watercolor on 140lb (300gsm) 100% cotton paper. It is approximately 30cm x 40 cm (11.8" x 15.7").

I will be making this cover available in my web shop within a week. Until then, interested parties can contact me directly for more details and/or to make an offer.




7/7/18

To everyone who has sent me a message...

My sincerest apologies if you have sent me a message in recent weeks or months enquiring about art sales, convention appearances, commissions, or just offering a kind word, and did not receive a reply. 

I am painfully behind in my email, but even if I have yet to reply, rest assured your messages have been read and very much appreciated.

Here are brief answers to the three most common questions I receive:

Original art for sale:

I will soon be offering several covers for purchase here on the site. I appreciate everyone's interest and patience. 

Convention appearances:

I do not currently have plans to attend any conventions in 2018. If I accept an invitation somewhere, I will post the details here.

Commissions:

I am not currently accepting private commissions. Once again, if that changes, I'll post a notice.


Thanks again, everyone!

JM

AQUAMAN #38


3/7/18

ACTION COMICS #1000

 

I was lucky enough to be asked to illustrate a 'decade' cover for the momentous ACTION COMICS #1000. Even luckier for me, I was assigned the 1980s, which for me was the high-point of DC Comics design, thanks largely to the legendary José Luis García-López and his equally legendary DC Comics Style Guide.
The 1980s also produced the still unrivaled Super Powers toy line, which is where I was first introduced to Mr. García-López's perfect renditions of DC characters on the packaging. I have since learned that many of García-López's drawings were beautifully inked by Dick Giordano.
When I was offered the cover, I suggested to my editor that he just use any of García-López's Superman drawings and be done with it, but I got the job. I tried, but there was no way I was going to come up with a more classic Superman pose, so apologies and thank you to Mr. García-López.