Friday, 11 April 2014

Artemisia (from 300: Rise of an Empire)


A fanart for Eva Green's character in 300: Rise of an Empire (still the movie I liked best in 2014.)

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Rafe fb cover

Yesterday I quarrelled with Photoshop, trying to settle on a background for this...


I tried following a tutoria for colouring the character, but my skills with Photoshop are still a long way to go. Eh.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Endling 29/2.09


I'm quite pleased with how this issue turned out, I felt like I could share a few pages. Read the whole issue on Thrillbent: http://thrillbent.com/comics/the-endling/the-endling-volume-2-chapter-9/#1

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Featured on CBR!

I got featured on Comic Book Resources, for the Month of Women in Comics!
Read the article here:  http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/03/24/month-of-women-in-comics-the-endling-volume-1/

An excerpt:
Latella nails Amber’s personality so well. I think her depiction of Amber really sells the book the best. Latella makes Amber feel like a real person. Meanwhile, Latella also does a great job depicting all the crazy evolutionary enhancements that the Endling has, like the ability to cut off his own toe and control it to kill people. It’s sick but also awesome (and also based, kind of, on the properties of a real life animal).

You can read The Endling every Thursday on Thrillbent.com :D

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Endling collection 4



Cover for The Endling Collection 4 (featuring issues 13-16 + bonus material) now available on ComiXology.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Golden Age all around

Some news about our comic Golden Age...


 

Giulie Speziani talks with the Panel 2 Panel crew about Golden Age. I couldn't be there, but they also talk about me!

Some reviews:


The color and art of Golden Age are wonderful. I enjoyed the softness of the colors and the lines as this helps keep the focus on the words and ideas of the story while still illustrating life in Northern Italy in 1946. Cecilia Latella brings the story together with her art and makes this a very impressive comic book. I would recommend this as a good break form the normal super hero fare. 


The book has the look of watercolor, which lends itself to the feeling of a children’s book that I mentioned earlier. Cecilia Latella has a great eye for the tone of the book. It feels like someone has told this story, passed it down, and this is the recreation of that.
Rob Harrington and Guilie Speziani have created a book with no obvious hero, no obvious villain. (Though a case can be made for both.) It tells the story of how quickly children can heal, even after the horrors of war and loss of a parent. The comic book is only a peripheral part of the story here. It’s really about the power the imagination has to make us overlook the truly horrible things that can happen. Not only is The Golden Age a beautiful looking book, but it also packs a poignant, thoughtful story.


A truly successful element of the comic is the artwork. The artist uses a unique watercolor style for the comic. It instantly reminds you of the paintings you often see children drawing; the inside panels transport you back to those pediatric waiting rooms sitting next to the piles of mommy/kids' magazines. The magazines always had a special look to them, unique to those magazines alone. And yet, Golden Age eerily and effortlessly captures a similar feel, an age of innocence, of youth. On page five we are introduced to the comic Rosa finds on the soldier’s body. They do an excellent job stylizing and aging the images of the discovered “comic,” so it looks like the newspaper comics of the time period - a completely different look and feel from the rest of the story. The style is so convincing, it’s as if you are reading a children’s storybook.



Thursday, 13 February 2014

The Endling 23/2.03 online


Some angst from a chapter devoted mainly to action.

The Endling Issue 23/2.03 is readable online on Thrillbent: http://thrillbent.com/comics/the-endling/the-endling-volume-2-chapter-3/#1