Thursday, April 28, 2005

A matter of pride.

I'm not ashamed to say to myself: beautiful.

I'm really proud of my work on Smoke and Guns, it's very nice to be able to do what you like and feel satisfied by what you've acomplished so far.

It's going to be a very log month, a lot of things will change.

Until June, enjoy the cover.

More will come later.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

THINGS TO COME - part two.

Here are two preview pages we just did yesterday to talk to publishers and editors about the project. The first two "real" drawings we did for this new book. The first one is mine and the one below is my brother's.

This is going to be a blast!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Things to come.

This is the very first image for a new story. We have been thinking about this for a bit, but just last week the idea struck and we set what this story would be about. Maybe it's true what they say, that good things come for those who wait.

We waited, and the idea came.

Now it's doing it time. It's drawing every page, it's talking with editors, it's talking with everyone involved with this new project. Tomorrow is our first group meeting, and all is rolling now towards July.

San Diego in July, a new anthology will be released at the Comicon, called Gunned Down. Lots of stories, 200 pages long. It won't come unnoticed, I'm sure, but it's always good to start spreading the word when you can. I'm doing a story, my brother is doing another, and that's not even the beginning.

Only one first image, and I'm already excited.

That's really what's great about doing comics.

Thursday, April 14, 2005


Third movement: the fall

Falling is inevitable.
Aching is inevitable.
Loving is inevitable.

We have fallen into the world,
Waiting for someone that
Will catch us and will ask if
We want to dance.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Do you already know about Roland?

Roland - days of wrath was the my first published work in the US. It was written by Shane Amaya, published by Terra Major and is available in the internet by our good friends at

It was originally published as a four issues mini-series for which I did the first and third chapters. My brother did the second and final chapter. Working together with my brother always makes me try harder and give it my best, with our brotherly competition working out in the most positive way.

It was done in full color, and the colorist responsible for it was no other than Steve Oliff, better known for his work on AKIRA. I grew up enjoying his work on the Cosmic Odyssey, on that World's Finest mini-series Steve Rude drew, even on the first issues of Spawn. But his work on AKIRA just blew me away. The mood, the attention to detail and how much the colors added to the story, that will always be one of my references for colors in comic books.

Anyway, Roland is, above all things, a very good story. A really well told story. a story that I felt was so good that I agreed drawing it. The fact that we became friends with the writer during the making of the comic was only a plus to that story.

What is it about? Well, it's about Charlemagne's army. It's also about betrayal, about faith, about loyalty and revenge. It's a great story of sacrifice for a greater good, and of consequences upon times of war.

If you're interested, why not give it a try?

Friday, April 08, 2005


First movement: the waiting
She waits for him every night,
And every night he comes.
While he doesn't arrive
She suffers
thinking he's not coming anymore.

Second movement: the longing
After he left,
she couldn't
go back to sleep.

Her body missed
the touch,
the heat,
the embrace.

Without his tenderness,
the silence became

she heard music
till dawn.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The tribute.

Only time will tell how comics will be now that Will Eisner is gone. The day will come when new artists won't have heard of him (as many already haven't) and when his name will only be one more among a lot of "those old guys from the early days". Still, for the time being, all of us have Will Eisner as the reference of the artist that believed in what he was doing and that never quit. He was not the for the glory. He was there for the stories.

His stories, for all the love and hard work he put into then, will survive most which will fade. They already have, and will keep on surviving, reaching new readers every year.

In the spirit of remembering the way he lived instead of the way he died, the Comic Book Artist magazine number 6 is dedicated to him, presenting tons of tributes from people from all corners of the comic book world. The solicitation for it is up at Diamond and and the press release is the following:

COMIC BOOK ARTIST (VOL 2) #6: The Will Eisner Tribute Issue
Edited by Jon B. Cooke

The CBA All-Star Tribute Honoring the Great Sequential Art Master,
Will Eisner. This double-sized memorial issue features remembrances,
art and essays by over 200 artists, writers, editors, friends and fans -- all
celebrating the man, his superlative 70-year career, and his
unprecedented impact on the art form. Behind a Dave Gibbons cover,
this mammoth special contains tribute art by an incredibly diverse group
of creators, including Mike Allred, Murphy Anderson, Gabriel Ba, Donna Barr, Frank
Cho, Darwyn Cooke, Geof Darrow, Jack Davis, Mike Diana, Irwin Hasen,
Gilbert Hernandez, Alex Horley, Everett Raymond Kinstler, David
Levine, Joe Linsner, Mark Martin, Mike Mignola, Fabio Moon, Eric Powell, Mike
Ploog, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Alex Ross, Craig Thompson,
Tim Vigil, among many others. Included are interviews with Art
Spiegelman, Jules Feiffer and Scott McCloud, on their friendships with
Eisner and his influence on the future of comics. Plus testimonials and
anecdotes shared by a wide array of comic book pros, including Alan
Moore, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Richard Corben, Joe Kubert, David
Mazzucchelli, Joe Simon, and many others. Join us to experience a
spirit of good will as the creator's legion of admirers celebrate the life
and mourn the passing of a true giant, Will Eisner. -- $14.50 (US), 192
pages (24 pages in full-color), Perfect Bound, Magazine, Diamond
Order Code: APR053289

Friday, April 01, 2005

Talk the talk.

Another one of my brother's great drawings. Simple, yet so complete, so real. You feel you're there, and those people are breathing, standing up not really straight, for they have flaws, just like us.