Tuesday, February 24, 2009

WonderCon Jam!

[Joel & Livio]

Hey all,

Joel and Livio here. We just wanted to show you our contributions to the WonderCon jam print we're doing. Above are Batgirl by Joel and Poison Ivy by Livio. We're all really excited to be jamming on these together, which in the end will include a group of DC's hottest females drawn by us as well as Eddie Nunez, Michael Lopez and some guy named Jim Lee!

 We're all really excited for the con, so definitely stop by and see us at booth #1348 this coming Friday through Sunday!

See you there!

[Krb Wonder]

Here's the star of the ball. This was my first time drawing one of my favorite Titans. It was a blast.

Stay tuned for the colored version at WonderCon.


Monday, February 23, 2009

gelatometti - WonderCon 2009


This weekend's WonderCon in San Francisco and we'll be there in our own gelatometti booth! Stop by #1348 near Artist's Alley to meet:

Joel Gomez
JJ Kirby
Jim Lee
Michael Lopez
Eddie Nuñez
Livio Ramondelli

Jim will also have a table in Artist's Alley at #AA125 too.

WonderCon's one of the best conventions around, so we're all excited to be back in San Francisco and will also have some surprises with us throughout the show.

You can also follow Jim on his Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest info.

Lmk if anyone has any good eats recommendations too. Seeya in San Francisco!

Thursday, February 19, 2009



Hey all, just wanted to drop a line and remind everyone Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs trade paperback came out yesterday, so check it out at your local comic book store. It was a lot of fun working with Hans Rodionoff, Don Ho, Gabe Eltaeb, Randy Mayor, the awesome colorists of WildStorm FX, and Steve Wands. Hans was the screenwriter for Lost Boys: The Tribe, so he was very knowledgeable on the Lost Boys lore, and for someone like me who had to shake the dust off my memories of the movie it was a big help.

It was a great trip down memory lane to be able to work on this project, I had forgotten how much fun the original movie was.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Soundwave Superior


Hey everyone,

Just as we're settling back into work after the craziness of the New York City Comic-Con, we're about to hit San Francisco for WonderCon next week! Personally I can't wait for the show since I lived in the city for almost three years and still have some great friends there. So if you're planning to attend the show, be sure to stop by and say hello!

The above piece began as a pencil drawing that I did in anticipation for the NYC show. The original has since been sold and is now in the hands of a fellow Transformers fan. But since I really enjoyed doing the initial drawing, I wanted to take a crack at digitally painting it in full color.

This one went through some major palette changes along the way. I always knew I wanted Soundwave and Co. to be emerging from some hazy environment, and it ranged from a snow drift to black smoke before eventually settling on the colors its got now.

Hope you enjoy, and maybe I'll see some of you guys at WonderCon!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Inky fingers..

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Didn't get to make it out to NY unfortunately...but I've been working away on a bunch of different stuff the past couple months.

I had the privilege of working with Jim on a few pieces...A really nice Trinity triptych, and a great Wonder Woman cover (along with some Ex-Machina interior pages) and I've been doing a few pieces for a friend over some Leinil Yu stuff. A really nice Venom piece and then the Halo image that's attached.

so all in all...if you're going to be busy working...might as well be over these two guys.

I won't be going to Wondercon either....but hopefully next year I'll be able to hit both conventions.


you can see larger scans of all of these pieces (and a step by step for the Halo piece...here:Blasterkid

Richard Friend

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

NYCC '09 - Artist Alley


Excuse our absence and lack of updates as we're still recuperating after the New York Comic Con.

It was a crazy fun time, so thanks to everyone who stopped by! I can't wait to do it all over again next year, but our next stop is WondeCon coming up fast!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Artist's Alley, K1-K7


Most of us will be flying out through JetBlue today, love the personal tv and blue potato chips, so we'll be well rested before Friday morning when the show starts.

We'll be seated in Artist's Alley, K1-K7, so hopefully, we'll see you there:

Jim Lee
Scott Williams
Eddie Nuñez
Carlos D'Anda
Joel Gomez
Sandra Hope
JJ Kirby
Michael Lopez
Oliver Nome
Livio Ramondelli
Alex Sinclair

And to answer an earlier question, Jim will also be signing at the DC booth througout the convention, along with the Comic Con's own autograph area.

Personally, I'm looking forward to hanging out with some good friends and tracking down a nice copy of Superman #32.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

CBLDF Workshops

[Press Release]

The CBLDF and New York Comic Con are proud to offer these select workshops to NYCC's attendees. Each workshop is an intimate lesson with one of the comic industry's greats, and proceeds from each event benefit the CBLDF. You will be contacted within 48 hours of your purchase by the CBLDF with workshop location and additional information. Please note you must also purchase an New York Comic Con badge to attend.

Jim Lee Portfolio Clinic
Friday, 5:30 to 7:30
Sign up now for this once in a lifetime opportunity to go one-on-one with comics legend Jim Lee! The renowned artist of Batman, and founder of WildStorm more goes one-on-one with seminar participants at this benefit event for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Lee will review your portfolio samples and give valuable pointers for improving your work and presenting it to prospective buyers. This event is strictly limited to 20 participants. $200.

Click here for other great workshops by Whilce Portacio, Vince Hernandez, Terry Moore, Peter Steigerwald and Brian Wood!

Monday, February 02, 2009



I always love working over sketches or commissions because there's more of a rawness and/or fearlessness to that work. We as artists tend to experiment or let loose with them, including Jim--though his sketches tend to be waaaay better than most people's panel work. I use opportunities like these to try new style's or approaches to his art and this was no exception.

Last sketch we did was mostly cool tones so I thought I would do an orange moon and sky for extra drama and to pop him. I loved the Dark Knight film and that helped fuel my inspiration for this piece.

Wouldn't it be cool to see a Jim Lee DK Joker? Cough-hint-hint-cough!!