A few days ago, Neil Vokes, one of my favorite comic book artists, asked me to draw a pin-up for the soon-to-be-released first volume of the trade paperback series, Eagle: The Original Adventures, which will be reprinting the first 6 issues of the now-legendary black and white comic book series from the late 1980's. One of the (many) things I loved about the original Eagle series was the guest artist pin-up that was featured at the back of each issue, (like Matt Wagner, Marc Hempel, Adam Hughes and many others) so it should come as no surprise that he didn't have to ask twice. Here’s what I came up with:
Rough thumbnail sketch (original size:8cm x 10cm) & first draft on tracing paper
Finished, light-boxed final pencils (drawn in blue pencil) and inks
And the final greyscaled version
Moonstone Books will be publishing the series of trade paperbacks, the first of which is scheduled to hit stores soon. Even though I already own all 23 issues, you can bet I'll be buying the new trades as well.
Thanks to Neil for giving me a chance to draw Eagle; it was a real honor (and a lot of fun).
P.S. For anyone interested in seeing how I draw comics, from sketch to finished page (and just in case you missed it the first time), feel free to click right here.