Thursday, August 11, 2005
Blast from the Past I
As long as we are strolling down memory lane, here is a sketch from all the way back in 1991! Sent to me by Rhandy A., this was done at the first and last Con-Fusion here in San Diego. I think it was one of the shows Homage Studios even organized and threw down in Hotel Circle. We also had some in LA and San Francisco, all around the release of X-Men#1. Anyway, this is a rare sketch in that it is my layouts with Whilce Portacio on finished pencils.
I remember us working together like this and learning a lot from seeing how he interpreted and lit my figures. In fact, we did a complete issue of Uncanny X-Men this way...issue 267 I think; the first one before my run on the book. Took us 9 days to pencil and ink that book. Was a favor done for then editor Bob Harras who needed a book done STAT! We delivered, lost much sleep but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
All the rendering and lighting is courtesy of Whilce, who is now back fulltime in comics and ready to unload a ton of work next year! Aside from a new Wetworks series, Whilce has a very big (BIG BIG!) DC project coming up...soon to be announced. Here is a closer look at this sketch for now.