Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Confession of news man, chapter one

"Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC in 1974. It featured a newspaper reporter — Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin — who investigates crimes with mysterious and unlikely causes that the proper authorities won't accept or pursue. "
Some quick sketches with a new Pentel brush-pen, trying to capture the ironic and unique McGavin's face: the one and only Carl Kolchak!

Saturday, March 28, 2009


Closing the circle: Conan the triumphant.
Where there was a small bonfire, now there is a great bonfire.
Where there were a few wretched surpluses to eat, now there is a banquet.
Where there was a shabby cap, now there is a great fur coat.
Where there were two enemies, now there is an alliance.
Where there were a monster beast, now there is a legend...

Friday, March 27, 2009


The battle in the snow:
"I feel a change
Back to a better day
(shape shift)
Hair stands on the back of my neck
(shape shift)
In wildness is the preservation of the world
So seek the wolf in thyself
(Of wolf and man - Metallica)

Thursday, March 26, 2009


And here is the beast...
the ripper...
the tearer...
the slasher...
the teeth in the darkness...
the talons in the night...
his name's strength. And lust. And power!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


An iconic Conan (Poledouris' music, please) and a beast coming. By the way, I drew this story with one idea in mind:
I'll never show the whole beast, leaving the figure to the imagination of the readers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Now that I am re-visiting these pages I realize that it could have been interesting to respect the pure black and white, but I could have used some grey color in the figure of the wolf.
The visual contrast could be very powerful.

Monday, March 23, 2009


"It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight. Rising up to the challenge of our rival. And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night. And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger"(Survivor)

Sunday, March 22, 2009


As the history took place in a snowed forest, I thought that a b/w style with big contrasts would be fine. At the time, I was drawing Ghost Wolf and was feeling very comfortable with the simple and stylized lines that I was using there. The editor agreed with the idea.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


"Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
Robert E. Howard, The Phoenix on the Sword, 1932.
This is the first of a 8-pages story about Conan. Previously, you've seen a whole page and a single panel from another here. I'm going to post the whole lot, but written in spanish. The original pages, without text, were sold in a Comic-con some time ago.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

2nd -or even third- opinion...

From Mortualia's pages. Hospital sequence. Old work with a very rough color test.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tales of the Black Maroon

"Marooned chronicles a castaway's increasingly desperate attempts to return home to warn his family of the impending arrival of the Black Freighter, a phantom pirate ship which houses the souls of the damned. To escape the deserted island he uses the gas-bloated bodies of his former crewmates to float a raft, fending off sharks en route".
Ok ok, ok. This drawing does not belong to Tales of... In fact, it's a single panel that was illustrating a pirates' story entitled Joining the Belial. You've seen another illus from it: Delicate sound of cannon. But I have thought that there can be placed here and now as honoring the comic-book from Moore and Gibbons.

Spinning the WWW

An old friend of this blog, Mike Brill, sends this scan where my name --and artwork-- appears together with those of big artists whom I deeply admire: Hughes (though it's bad written), Kubert, Noto and Green.
I am very very grateful for this type of sendings, because I do not have many references of all the places where my work has been published.
Thank you Mike!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I (almost) know who you are...

... at least, I know where you're coming from. It's very gratifying to have so many viewers, so many friends.
Thanks so much!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Need a hand?

Detail of Mool's page, series published in The Realm magazine. You could have seen some examples of my artwork in this series. In this occasion I want to make notice about the use of the manual textures to differentiate objects and the sensation of depth obtained in the second panel thanks to the different sizes of lines.
Oh, there are some extreme violence too, but we will speak about it another day...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Double page and a Devil

"What exactly is a double-page spread? When you open your comic, the two pages facing each other create a spread. When the pages coordinate, they're considered a double-page spread. It's basically two layouts that coordinate through color and/or theme to create a unified effect, as opposed to two single layouts that stand alone.

From an old Daredevil's submission.
Please: note the detailed pencil work. The devil has no power over the art!