Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 286

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THE VALIANT #1 PAGE 2. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px.

The Valiant trade is finally out! Now you have no excuse not to read it (unless you don't want to). But don't take my word for it — check out the stellar reviews on Amazon. It's also available from Midtown Comics and Books-A-Million. And don't forget your local comic book store!

Not in the face!!!

You can see in the pencils that I changed the Immortal Enemy's skull/face. This was early on in the project and I wanted to make sure that we remained consistent throughout the story. This meant that every incarnation needed to represent the culture and times in which it appeared — a proto-Mayan culture, in this case.

digital inks

Most of issue 1 was done digitally with Kyle T. Webster's brushes, but you can still see all the traditional pages at Splashpage Art. All right.

digital pencils

digital layouts


  1. Your "wacky references" should be use as academic book, awesome !

    1. I'll look for a publisher... don't hold your breath.

  2. Whew! I was scared it was going to be reference for the first panel. :p


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