Quentin Tarantino once again stunned movie lovers with his latest project Django Unchained, which of course provided some great material for a comic book conversion. Enter this dramatic piece of comic book art by the talented Frank Quitely, an artist I’ve been following since his early days back in the British comic book realm.
Writer Raven Gregory with the help of artist Vic Drujiniu and Zenescope Entertainment unleashed the four part Zombie miniseries The Waking early 2010. From their release note: In the big city, four police detectives investigating two routine murders discover that the victims of these crimes are coming back from the dead in search of those responsible for their murders. Now the detectives are in a race against time to find the source of the recent “wakings.” Meanwhile, a father with an incredible ability must choose between avenging his daughter’s death or losing her forever. Zenescope Entertainment tries something new by stepping away from their usual Babe in Lingerie format of cover artwork and instead employ the fantastic David Finch to paint up this eerie and atmospheric bit of hauntingly beautiful cover art.
Superman and Batman always make for a dynamic duo team-up, and this is showcased here by this fun piece of comic book art courtesy of Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines.
It’s pretty much a case of “Tentacles, Tentacles everywhere!” for DC Comics’ cheesecake Ame-Comi girls, with this piece of slithering comic book art from Brazilian comic book artist Eduardo Francisco.
Issue 11 of the 2006 Checkmate comic book series from DC Comics, entitled “Corvalho Part One”, sees Fire, currently the Black King’s Knight, trying to break free from Amanda Waller’s blackmail in a move that will shake the agency from top to bottom. Outside of that, Checkmate is drawn into the politics of Santa Prisca which appear to have possibly been manipulated by Bane. Friction begins to rise as the other three Royals suspect Waller has a hand in things she should not. Written by the team of Nunzio Defilippis, Greg Rucka and Christina Weir, with interior pencils from Steve Scott, Issue 11 is wrapped in the fun “burnt through” cover courtesy of the always hot Fire and artist Jesus Saiz:
Animal Man is being swamped by the media in this wonderfully atmospheric piece of comic book art, courtesy of long time super stylized comic book illustrator, Jae Lee.
New 52′s Action Comics Superman packs quite the powerful punch, courtesy of the always dynamic comic book artist Tony S. Daniel!
Valiant’s Bloodshot gets some pretty gut wrenching comic book art courtesy of Filipinos artist Mico Suayan.
This fantastic icky sticky situation cover art comes to us courtesy of Stjepan Sejic. From the official synopsis given for Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: Wonderland #6: “The relationship between Calie and Violet continues to deteriorate as they flee to New York City hoping to evade the never-ending reach of Wonderland. But they find themselves falling into the clutches of something much worse than they imagined. Something has escaped from the realm of madness and it is intent on making the big city its own.”
Although the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe concept hasn’t appeared to age all that well, this nostalgia-driven franchise still manages to inspire the odd comic book or two, as evidenced by this action-packed piece of comic art courtesy of artist Ed Benes.
Dark Horse is known for its endless series of mini-series spun out of movie franchises, and over the years, Star Wars certainly proved to be one of their best cash cows. Of course, this means ever longer series titles as you keep having to reach for a new one after every three or four books! Issue 2 of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi – Redemption carried the chapter entitled The Search for Peace, written by writer Kevin J. Anderson. The synopsis (per solicitation) reads as follows: Guilt-ridden, Ulic Qel-Droma hides from his past on the frozen world of Rhen Var. Meanwhile, on Exis station, Nomi Sunrider calls together the Jedi Knights to discuss the future of the Republic. After hearing so much about Ulic and remembering him from her childhood, Vima Sunrider decides to go in search of him. When Hoggon discovers Vima on his ship, he is astounded to learn that the mysterious stranger he took to Rhen Var is in fact Ulic himself. While the pencils and inks for the interior work was handled both by artist Chris Gossett, painter Igor Kordey was approached to come up with the covers for the series. And as you can see for yourself, he very much delivered with this stunning piece of art for issue 2!
Justice League Dark was a fantastic new addition to the Justice League franchise, thrown into the mix as DC went fist first into their big 2011 “The New 52″ relaunch shake-up. Officially, the Justice League Dark is a branch of the Justice League dedicated to dealing with mystical and supernatural threats. Its founding members include Deadman, John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Shade the Changing Man and Zatanna – in other words featuring a lot of characters who previously only appeared in the sister DC/Vertigo Universe! 2012 saw the release of Justice League Dark Annual #1, which continued the story being told in #13 of the main series, basically seeing the the Leaguers finish their quest for the Books of Magic. Written by Jeff Lemire with art by Mikel Janin, artist Ryan Sook was approached to produce this fantastic piece of cover art to wrap it all up in.
Craig Lotter is an established web developer and application programmer, with strong creative urges (which keep bursting out at the most inopportune moments) and a seemingly insatiable need to love all things animated. Living in the beautiful coastal town of Gordon's Bay in South Africa, he games, develops, takes in animated fare, trains under whichever martial arts dojo is closest at the time, and for the most part, simply enjoys life with his amazing wife and daughter.
Oh, and he draws ever now and then too.
This is a collection of things that he has managed to find the time to scribble down since 2007.
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