Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hiring - Colorist!

The last time we posted an opening here, we were swamped with qualified applicants, so this time we're looking for a colorist! If you really want to get our attention, you can also color the picture above and post a link below. (Full-size scan also uploaded to deviantART.) It doesn't guarantee a position, but it'll be seen by all the right eyes.

Everyone interested can go to or and do a search for DC Comics positions and it should come right up. All the information you need to apply will be there.

Job Description: DC Comics seeks a Colorist III for the WS Production department. Position will utilize computer programs (Adobe Photoshop) to color comic book pages daily. Lay flats when other work is not available or as instructed. Print color proofs as required. Attend colorist meetings as needed. Reference other color separation houses’ work and techniques to enhance skills. Perform other elated duties as assigned.

Requirements: High School Diploma/GED, or equivalent experience. Minimum two years Computer Colorist experience required. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and/or other computer coloring programs required. Color guide interpretation skills and understanding of color theory required. Painting/airbrush skills required. Ability to perform figure drawing or anatomy required. Excellent organization skills and oral communication skills required. Reading documents, detailed work, confidentiality, deadline work, verbal and written communications, interaction with others, multiple concurrent tasks. Telephone, copier, personal computer.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Finger Paintings Part:2


Hello everyone, here is another one of my paintings titled "Post-Apocalyptic Limbo". I did this piece the day after September 11, 2001. Like everyone else I was scared to death, confused, and depressed. To help me cope I just started to paint.

This is probably my second favorite painting I've done and it was hard to let go at an art show I had back home in Austin a few years ago, almost like closure to a difficult period in the past. Looking at it on my wall everyday always reminded me of the panic of that moment.

I have a few more post 9/11 pieces that I'll post in the upcoming weeks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007



My art always looks better with colors. I'm cool with that. But I think in order for me to ever be considered anywhere near close to winning a challenge on this blog I'm gonna need to be able to draw and color a picture under an hour. :(

But here is my "baby venom and spidey" with colors. I want all crowns, let's see chung king in color.

peace beeatches

Friday, August 24, 2007



Hello everyone, here is yet another drawing of Voodoo. This time, I thought I would try something different and hook her up with an animated look. I think it's pretty cool and a lot of fun to do too.

First I did a little drawing on paper and then scanned it in to finish it in Photoshop. I knocked out all the line work to give it that animated feel and kept the colors flat and simple.

Since I've been back here at the studio, there are so many great artists who're always inspiring me to do something different. The artistic influence here makes it really easy to learn and grow. I love taking my work in new directions, so it's always interesting, and just being around all these talented folks makes it hard not to.

Anyhow, see you next time, Mike.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Finger Paintings Part:2


To change things up just a bit here is one my paintings. I haven't had a chance or a place to paint since moving to San Diego but would love to get back into it when I get the time.

I love abstract expressionism and Basquiat is my all-time favorite painter. It's great to just let loose and let your emotions go on canvas after spending so much time being precise and technical doing comic work. It's not everyone's taste but I love the style of painting and love doing it.

Most of my paintings are about 3ft x 5ft. I can't wait to one day do a wall-sized piece, anyhoo, hope you like and I'll be posting up some other paintings soon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


[Mr. Krb]

On the way to L.A. this past weekend I laid out a couple of images in the car in case someone requested popular characters. Mr. E Choi saw potential in this Power Girl layout and asked me to finish it up. I like Power Girl a lot, she's a very fun character. Please enjoy!


Monday, August 20, 2007

Lee - November Solicitations!

Written by Frank Miller
Art and cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams
Variant wraparound cover by Miller

Part 1 of Frank Miller’s & Jim Lee’s two-fisted thrill ride ends here, yet it’s only just begun! The Dark Knight links a brutal psychopath to the Flying Grayson’s murder, and the streets of Gotham run red with terror! Dick Grayson is reborn to wage war on crime! The newly banded Justice League fans out, trying to catch a bat!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that may be ordered separately. For every 10 copies of the Standard Edition (featuring a cover by Jim Lee & Scott Williams), retailers may order one Variant Edition (featuring a cover by Frank Miller). See the Previews Order Form for more information.

On sale November 28 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Walter Simonson
Art by Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope
Covers by Jim Lee and Samwise Didier

A new ongoing series based on the world’s most popular massively multiplayer videogame kicks off with part 1 of a 6-part story arc written by Walter Simonson (SUPERMAN, HAWKGIRL) and illustrated by sensational French artist Ludo Lullabi & Sandra Hope (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA)!
A human is found unconscious on the shores of Kalimdor, with no memory of who he is or how he arrived there. Enslaved by the Orc Shaman Rehgar Earthfury, this man must fight for survival against members of both the Alliance and the Horde, striking uneasy relationships with other races in his quest to find the secrets of his past!

Retailers please note: This issue will feature two covers that will arrive in stores in a split of approximately 50/50. Cover A is by Jim Lee, and Cover B is by Blizzard Art Director Samwise Didier.

On sale November 14 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Written by Aron Eli Coleite, Chuck Kim, Joe Pokaski, Oliver Grigsby, Pierluigi Cothran, Andrew Chambliss, Harrison Wilcox, Jesse Alexander, Christopher Zatta, Mark Warshaw and others
Art by Phil Jimenez, Michael Turner, Koi Turnbull, Marcus To, Peter Steigerwald, David Moran, Micah Gunnell, Travis Kotzebue, Jordan Kotzebue, Jason Badower, Staz Johnson, Steve Lejeune, Adam Archer, Mark Roslan and others
Covers by Jim Lee and Alex Ross

This stunning hardcover collects the amazing online comics based on the smash-hit, Emmy Award-nominated NBC show HEROES! This volume — featuring two stunning covers by comics legends Jim Lee and Alex Ross — also includes an introduction by Masi Oka (Hiro), all 34 chapters of Season One, and Tim Sale’s artwork as seen on the show. The comics included have been written and illustrated by some of comics’ and television’s top writers and artists, including Michael Turner, Phil Jimenez, Marcus To, and more!

Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers — one by Jim Lee and one by Alex Ross — that are separately orderable. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.

Retro-solicited; on sale October 24 • 240 pg, FC, $29.99 US

Friday, August 17, 2007



This Sunday, I'll be helping JJ Kirby at the Shrine Auditorium for August 19th's Los Angeles Comic Book Convention where you can pick up JJ's new "Kirbyland" sketchbook and all the others from the studio too!

And if you're in the Delaware area on Saturday, August 18, be sure to stop by ComicMania for a signing with Jim Lee from 1:00-5:00pm!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007



Awful news shot through the comics community Monday morning as it was reported that artist Mike Wieringo died Sunday from a heart attack.

I'm sure most of you know of his incredible work but for those of you who don't, you couldn't find a more talented and gifted artist. His spartan style just captured so much emotion and life, and he made it look so easy (which any artist worth his salt can tell you how difficult it really is).

Mike and I chatted several times over the years at cons and he always impressed me with his easy going style and attitude.

He will be missed.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wizard World Chicago 2007 - Sketchbooks!


Just when I've fully recovered from the big and sunny San Diego Comic-Con, it's off to the windy and humid Wizard World Chicago! Unfortunately, none of the other guys from the studio could make it out to the show, but I've brought a little something from each of them along for the ride.

Besides the already mentioned "Gelatometti: Best of the Blog" sketchbook, I'll also have Jim Lee's very own "All Star Sketchbook" with me too. It's pure Jim Lee. Signed by Jim Lee. And numbered to just a measly 1500 copies.

Plus, I'll also have sketchbooks by Carlos D'Anda, JJ Kirby, Michael Lopez, Oliver Nome, Lee Bermejo and a few PH4 sketchbooks featuring Bermejo, D'Anda, Richard Friend and Ale Garza! That's a total of EIGHT sketchbooks all available at one Artist's Alley table.

You can find me sharing a booth with Joe "Que Pasa?" Benitez at table 3010 in the first row of Artist's Alley.

Stop by to say "Hi," like a few fans from the blog did today (Hi Yano!), and pick up a sketchbook or two, or three, or all eight!

And for everyone who couldn't make it out to either of these two conventions, you snooze, you lose. =(

Juuust kidding. =)

I'll have them all available right here on this blog in the near future. Just as soon as I've fully recovered from these shows.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Iron Gelatomettista Champ! - Chung King

Congratulations Chung on a rookie win!

Looks like there may be a bright future in comics ahead of you!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Iron Gelatomettista - Kirby's Baby Spider-Man vs Venom!

Post a comment below to vote for JJ Kirby!

Iron Gelatomettista - King's Baby Spider-Man vs Venom!

Post a comment below to vote for Chung King!

Iron Gelatomettista - Baby Spider-Man vs Venom!

Side-by-side! (Don't vote here.)

Final voting ends at Wednesday, 5:00pm PST.

Iron Gelatomettista - Style Wars!

What's a Style War? It's the newest spin on our Iron Gelatomettista challenges here where artists use a specific style to draw their characters!

For instance, our first Style War is JJ Kirby vs. Chung King! Chung is a surprise guest animator looking to break into comics and their chosen battle is a "Cartoony-Baby" style with JJ's choice of characters: Baby Spider-Man vs. Baby Venom!

So check in one hour to see the results of our first Style War and may the force be with them!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fairchild's Back!


Howdy everyone, Whew! still recovering from comic-con! It was totally crazy, not at all what I had expected, incredibly big, crowded and busy!!

Anyhow, for me it was my first con where I actually had a table where I was sitting down signing and sketching, usually I am on the other side of the table, looking for work or buying something, whatever. This time, it was TOTALLY COOL!!

I got to meet so many new people and artists and to my surprise, a few fans too! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hi or have something drawn or signed. It was a terrific experience and I am already looking forward to more conventions!

Here is one of the sketches I hooked up for Nate who had been a con sketch first-timer, so I tried to give him something that would keep him interested in the con sketches. I think they're a blast!

'Til next time. Mike