If you've been reading ComicsAlliance for a while, you may already know that for the past few years, I've been working on filling up a sketchbook themed around Jack Kirby, but after three years and over fifty sketches, I thought it was finally time to retire it and move on to something else. That's why this year, I started up a new sketchbook themed around another influential comics creator: ShotaroIshinomori, the original creator of Kamen Rider and the Super Sentai series that have spun off to 40 years of tokusatsu shows by other creators.
With Emerald City behind us, there are a dozen sketches in the book, which means it's time to start sharing. Check below for Power Rangers and Kamen Riders from artists like Chuck BB, Erica Henderson, Derek Charm and more!
For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!
From a bird piloting winged pizza to an ironically-named groundskeeper reenacting the cover to Action Comics #1 with a golf cart to a lollipop gazing into a sepia-toned past, there's nothing regular about Boom! Studios' upcoming covers for Regular Show #1. Joining writer K.C. Green a
Described by artist Chuck BB (Black Metal) as "...sort of Ivan Brandon's and my homage to straight up, balls-out eighties action movies like Predator, Commando and Rambo,"Deathface is one of several comics projects coming up this year from Offset Comics. In my interview with him at New York Comic Con last year, Brandon (Viking, NYC Mech) pitched Offset as a comics "lab" whose mission is "to discard logistical motivation" of the existing comics apparatus -- "pages are
This weekend at New York Comic-Con, writer Ivan Brandon (Viking, 24Seven) announced a new publishing venture called Offset Comics that was met with a great deal of excitement, largely (for me, anyway) because of the amazing promo art for Deathface. Drawn by Black Metal's Chuck BB, the promo promised an 80s action movie feel combined with a skull-styled luchador mask, which is just abou
Teased as far back as Comic-Con weekend in July, Offset Comics is an enigmatic new project devised by Ivan Brandon (writer, Viking, Men of War; editor 24Seven) that's set to launch "soon." Some very handsome illustrations by talented co-conspirators Daniel Krall, Chuck BB and Eric Canete have been rel
This week, ComicsAlliance's War Rocket Ajax podcast gets brutal with the creators of Oni Press's Black Metal, Rick Spears and Chuck BB! They tell us all about what it was like to make a bone-crushing, head-chopping adventure through Hell for kids, and you can listen to the whole show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #101: Friendship is a Sword with Rick Spears and Chuck BB
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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