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12 Great Videos on Inking Comics

The other week I decided to hunt around online and see what types of videos were floating around featuring artists both drawing and discussing their process. Thought it be cool to share a dozen of them with you. I’m always on the lookout for more.

Inking CASANOVA

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá are two of the most underrated artists in mainstream comics. Here’s a vid of them working on their comic Casanova, a book the collaborate with writer Matt Fraction on.

More Fábio inking

In case you didn’t get enough with the last video, here’s more of Fábio Moon brush-inking another page of Casanova.

Jim Lee drawing batman

This is a quick one of Jim Lee at San Jose’s Super Con rocking a sketchpad. He’s always astounded me with his free-form sketches and I wish he’d do comic one day utilizing his speedy stylings.

Jeff Smith Inks a Panel

Arik Roper’s Mind-Altering Art and Illustrations

Masters of Ink Arik Ropers Mind Altering Art and Illustrations

By Jason Thibault

Arik Roper is an artist who transcends time. You stumble across his art and you think you’ve found some long-lost illustrations from the late 60’s to mid 1970’s era. Yet somehow his work perfectly complements the various album covers and concert posters of modern-day rock and metal groups. He is endlessly toiling with new materials and techniques it is of no surprise that his art is growing in popularity.

What inspired you to first start drawing? Did you struggle in your formative years or did it come easy to you?

The Art and Illustration of Florian Nicolle

Man it’s been an amazing week for random awesome emails sent in to me. I was contacted by Florian Nicolle who is an illustrator and graphic designer who lives in France.

To see more of Florians work you can visit http://www.neo-innov.fr/ , his DeviantArt page or see him on the Bahance network.
He’s only 22 and clearly is going places.

Enjoy a shitload of cool illustrations on this fine Friday morning.

florian nicolle michael jackson The Art and Illustration of Florian Nicolle

Our extremely talented friend Anville is selling some incredible prints

anville lafourcade 4 ap Our extremely talented friend Anville is selling some incredible prints

I love finding cool shit in my inbox. I was reading through the morning’s emails and came across a nice one from our talented friend Anville. His latest print Lafourcade is now up for sale.

He has a couple of dozen of the 4-color color screenprint on 100lb french charcoal brown. And a nice number of variants as well including an Artist Proof (black ink only) on archival cotton rag paper.

He writes:

The Pen and Ink Intricacies of sAnTos

Masters of Ink The Pen and Ink Intricacies of sAnTos

by Jason Thibault

I first started noticing the intricate pen and ink line work of sAnTos on a Hire on Fire t-shirt. His insanely detailed and creepy drawings immediately took me back to my punk and metal days of the 1980’s. Luckily I still dig punk and metal AND talented artists. We corresponded back and forth over the summer and sAnTos finally delivered a short novel’s worth of answers to my questions on how he does what he does.

What inspired you to first start drawing? Did you struggle in your formative years or did it come easy to you?

Ryan Patterson’s Dark Designs and Illustrations

by Jason Thibault

This week I’m going to do a multi-part feature on all of the components that make up Optimum Wound Volume One. The book is out in limited distribution but we haven’t spoken a whole lot about it unless you’ve happened to run into us at Canadian comic convention.

We’re going to turn up the volume a little louder this week. The book is something we’re very proud of. It took us four years to get this off the ground. It’s with great relief that the book has finally found its’ way onto the other side of the printing press.

Towards to the end of the book is the relatively unknown creator Ryan Patterson. Unknown at least in the comics and illustration worlds but certainly not in the underground music realm.

Tips for Con Season and Having Your Portfolio Reviewed

by Richard Serrao

This Column  will be a bit of an overview of things to come and at the same time give everyone out there the opportunity to voice their opinions about all of the subject matter mentioned.

Con season is here and i know some people will be going to get their portfolios reviewed so I’ll just give a few suggestions as how to proceed when heading over to a Con.

Artist David D’Andrea on the Melding of Art and Life

David D’Andrea combines the draftsmanship of the poster artists and album cover designers of the 1960’s and 70’s with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. His t-shirt designs, hand colored silk-screen prints and album covers are highly sought after and have won much praise and even more fans and admirers. He completely throws himself into his work and each new piece is an extension and evolution from the last one. David is a wandering soul and will probably continue to search and improve until the day he stops drawing.

Artist Michael Cho on Putting in his Time at the Board

Masters of Ink Artist Michael Cho on Putting in his Time at the Board

By Jason Thibault

Artist Ed Laroche on Doing Things His Own Way

Masters of Ink Artist Ed Laroche on Doing Things His Own Way

By Richard Serrao

I first saw Ed Laroche’s work on MySpace when he added me as a friend and I was then introduced to his Graphic Novel The Almighty. He has a style very reminiscent of Eduardo Risso and has a very strong sense of pacing and panel layout to make any pro proud.