Thursday, January 29, 2009


RISD Lecture

First of all, I made it onto Lines and Colors , one of my favorite blogs. It was a very nice e-mail to come home to after a very long day. T...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 41

If you're going to draw mainstream comics, you have to be able to draw the human figure. You also have to be able to draw guns. I tend t...

Adamantium Meets Spider Silk

So Spider-Man and Wolverine walk into a bar... hilarity ensues. This Wednesday, The Amazing Spider-Man: Extra! #2 will hit comic book shelv...

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Brooklyn Public Library Lecture

Paolo Rivera: Comics, Color, and Composition In preparation for the New York Comic Con , the Brooklyn Public Library will present a lectur...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 40

In this page from Mythos: Captain America, I portray both Captain America and his soon-to-be sidekick Bucky Barnes. Bucky's face is base...

Happy MLK day!

This just in: New York is still cold. I think from now on I'll just post a drawing of Spider-Man in the cold every week. Maybe not. In o...

Friday, January 16, 2009

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Andrew Wyeth, R.I.P.

NY Times Obituary 2006 Exhibition

Happy 200th!

Well, this is it — my 200th post! I don't have anything special planned, but I suppose I've got an announcement: Tomorrow night is t...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 39

Page 16 from Mythos: Captain America dramatizes the frozen, violent moments following the mid-air explosion that sent Steve Rogers into susp...

Star Beach

Whenever I paint the Silver Surfer, the toughest challenge is getting his chrome-covered figure to look somewhat convincing to the casual ob...

Friday, January 9, 2009

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More Aliens

This past Christmas, my Dad and I got my Mom a tabletop studio set-up for product photography. I decided to give it a quick test run when I...

Society of Illustrators

Almost forgot! I managed to get into the Society of Illustrators show, Illustrators 51: Sequential, part of an annual competition. The show...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 38

This is the first panel from the first page of the first Mythos issue, X-Men.


Good morning! It's actually almost 11PM but I only woke up a couple hours ago, having stayed up all night to finish my latest project. I...

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Still Working

Still working to hit my deadline. I promise I'll get to e-mails and comments on Wednesday! Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Life Imitates Comic Book Art

It's really, really cold in New York.
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