Saturday, February 25, 2012

Video interview part 2

Here's the 2nd part of the video interview. Here I'm doing a sketch of Batman, no talk, just some good music and me drawing.

Enjoy :)

Here's the link to the 1st part

Here's the link to the magazine website.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Video interview part 1

Here's the link to the part 1 of a video interview I did some week ago. Here I'm talking about the project I was working on at the moment (italian only sorry, that was for an italian magazine). The very real, sensational, scoop is that i've been caught without beard, yes, with shaved face... I know it's like seeing and unicorn... or crying Chuck Norris :D

Here's the link to the magazine website home page.

Friday, February 10, 2012

2 words about Al Rio

Today, while having a chat with David Campiti, Al's agent and very close friend, about Rio's art he said what, for me, sounded like the ultimate way to describe the place he took into the art kingdoom:

"Well, Al was Scott Campbell and Adam Hughes with a little bit of Jim Lee and Neal Adams, depending on what the client wanted. And at the heart of it, it had the joy of a Disney animator."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mini sneak.

Detail from a panel from a page from a book I'm working on :)

The Gutters #249

Hi guys

Here's a very fast assignment I did last night for The-Gutters. On the website you can see the "published" version and here you can see the lay-out, pencil and ink progress. Had a lot of fun doing it, primarily, for the satyric/parody side of the thing and second for the lot of playing I had to do with body language and facial expressions. 

So, here's the published page 

The lay-out:

The pencil:

Anf the inks:

Good bye Al.

Today Al rio passed away. Al was one of the artists who most af others influenced my grown as an artist, in the years (specially when I was at the early stages) I used to spend countless hours studying, analyzing or just looking at his images. I think it's pretty useless to stay here and say how I was (am) a big fan, how I've always refered to him as one of my main influences, how I was honored to have him covering books I drew, etc... but I think the only sensate thing I can say here is: I loved your art Al, I loved your effort in giving the world so many beautiful pieces of art and I thank you for being that unachievable ability in creating such beautiful pieces of art that I've chased by the first time I've seen your art. Please, for who of you who don't know who Al Rio was go: and, for who of you who already knew who he was I'm sure you already did.

Good bye Al, good bye my friend.