Girls and boys, Elephantmen 32, written by Richard Starkings and drawn and colored by yours truly is out in the world today from Image Comics.
This is an important issue for me for a couple of reasons: first, it's an homage to Conan, a character I've always been fond of an which I'd love to get to oficially draw sometime, but in the meantime, for all purposes THIS is how a Conan-story by me would look like. Minus the trunk and tusks.
Second, this is the end of my first "season" in Elephantmen... issue 33 will be by Shaky Kane, and 34 and 35 by Boo Cook. I do have a back up story, a cover and some other stuff in the meantime, and I'll be back with full art chores again in issue 36. Hopefully the break will help me improve the quality of the art for the next arc.
Anyway, it's been a blast so far... if you have the chance, check this at your local comic book store. Here's a preview: [link]
And check out 50 Girls 50 #2, out in the world today, too!
Girls and boys, I spent the last week in a franctic search for a coloring style... well, I'm making it up as I go...
This is a page of the upcoming Elephantmen 30. Hip and Miki spend a night in. Oh, man. I'm quite masochistic, I totally enjoy drawing enviroments. And those little things like bottles and ice cubes. I like comics that take you to another world, like those of Ladronn (whose steps I'm following in this particular scene) or Juan Gimenez. Immersive, rich, believable stuff. That's what I'm trying to do from now on.
And yes, I'm a control freak. I love getting to control the final look. I've had excellent colorists so far, but, you know, it's not quite the same...
Oh, and here's an interview where Richard Starkings tells some secrets on the future of the series: