Friday, April 19, 2013

The ULTRA VIOLETS are here!

THE ULTRA VIOLETS is now in stores, with cover art & interior pencils by me, and clean-up art by the awesome Ethen Beavers, who's work you've seen in comic book versions of Samurai Jack, Batman: Brave & the Bold, and Generator Rex.  It's a young adult novel for 'tween girls (Featuring spot illustrations rather than fully illustrated pages) and you can order your copy HERE, or get a digital version for your iPad or Kindle.

Here's some of my initial rough character concepts for the Ultra Violets.

 Original design for Sebastian, AKA "Graffiti Boy".
He later underwent a major design change after I had finished
work on the book.  Luckily, I was able to refine his design for Book 2 & 3.

Teen & adult versions of the UV's genius IQ babysitter, Candace.

Evil CEO/Geneticist villain Develon Louder.

Mutant Bug Man created in Devlon's secret genetics labs.

Mutant Possum Man, another lab monstrocity.

An early cover exploration-- You can check out the final version HERE.

They even made these cool in-store displays! I struck a deal with the store manager to let me take it home after the initial promotion period was done :D



What I've been working on lately-- TEEN TITANS GO! premieres next week on Cartoon Network, Tuesday, April 23 @ 7:30 PM ET.

As a long-time fan of the Perez-Wolfman comics, and the Murakami animated series (Many of my good pals worked on that one), it's been a blast working on this show!
... I'll be sure to share a bunch of my designs once episodes start airing!