Dark Horse Comics Unleashes “Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow”

Dark Horse Comics Unleashes “Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow”

An Oversized Hardcover to be Published in 2017 Along with a New Edition of “Hard Boiled” and “The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? MILWAUKIE, Ore.,—Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to ..

Portfolio Review: Valiant Pencils, Inks, and Production Techniques

Portfolio Review: Valiant Pencils, Inks, and Production Techniques

Just recently, in 2015, Valiant celebrated their 25th anniversary. During that time a lot has changed in how their comics are created. Through the different Valiant eras scheduling and deadlines have been ever-present. The name of the game has been to get the comics out on time while telling the best possible story with the resources available. Artists, editors, and production crews will ..

The Art of Character Design

The Art of Character Design

Character design is an important step to establish the look and feel of a character. Designs and concept sketches are used in creating new characters, updating established characters, or creating a specific design for use in a particular story line. When introducing or re-introducing a character to an audience it is imperative to make an impact. In comics, ..

Valiant Presents: The Craft of Comics Part 4

Valiant Presents: The Craft of Comics Part 4

Part 4: Coloring The fourth and final session of Valiant Entertainment’s and Hasting’s special Craft of Comics series was livecast on October 10th. The focus for this session was coloring and featured Valiant color artist, David Baron (Bloodshot Reborn). Each week of this live workshop had a different focus: writing, penciling, inking, and coloring. Hastings ..

Welcome to Portfolio Review with Sonicdan!  

Welcome to Portfolio Review with Sonicdan!  

Thank you All-Comic and Valiant Central for giving me a platform to discuss one of my favorite interests, Valiant original art. In the 25 years since Valiant first began publishing a lot has changed in the way art is produced and the way creators communicate in this collaborative process. With this column I would like explore ..