Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 92

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mythos: Fantastic Four, Page 2 (panel 3 detail). 2007.
Acryla Gouache and gouache on bristol board, 11 x 17".
It's Soy Good! This rather mundane scene is from the origin of the Fantastic Four. Paul Jenkins did a great job of establishing the family dynamic by page 2 of our 22-page story: Reed Richards is lost in his calculations while Ben and Sue banter, complaining of space's only edible option—soy. Johnny, in true fashion, is cavorting outside the ship, unbeknownst to the rest of the crew. They are rotating high above the earth, it's blue light pouring in from stage left, adding to the calm before the (cosmic) storm.

Here my colleague, R. Kikuo Johnson, poses in a terrestrial kitchen.

And just for fun, here's the color study for the page which, as usual, I like more than the final. One of these days, I'll have to do a book that's just "studies."

Mythos: Fantastic Four
, Page 2 Color Study.
2007. Photoshop, 800 x 1200 px.


  1. love it sir..

    i'm your biggest fan now..

    a lot i can inspire and learn from you sir.

    love to see more behind the scene work.

    keep up the excellent work sir.

  2. awesome man, the study has a great feel to it !!

  3. I really like Sue's pose at the table in the finished piece, very real and nonchalant. There could be no speech balloons at all and you'd know exactly what everyone was doing just by how they're sitting and expressing.

  4. Its great to see the process photos & a book of color studies would be awesome!!


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