Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I wasn't very familiar with this character until it became subject for a drawing jam.
It turned out it was actually fun to draw, so fun that I had to do another drawing of him (it?) after the first one.
In each image there is also the lose rough sketch that I use as starting point when drawing these pieces.

Off topic: page 1 of The Prey coming soon :)


Friday, August 25, 2006

Fear Agent #11 solicited for November release

The solicit for Fear Agent #11 is now available. Rick Remender wrote an incredibly amazing script that was a pure joy to draw. Although I feel sorry sometimes for poor Heath - the things he has to go through.

Here's the solicit text from Diamond...
Written by Rick Remender, art by Francesco Francavilla, cover by Tony Moore.
An issue long "Tales of the Fear Agent" illustrated by legendary Italian illustrator Francesco Francavilla! A population of human flies pays Heath to protect them from a race of spiders slowly taking over their world. However, when Heath becomes impregnated with the spiders' eggs he becomes the planet's greatest threat.
32 pages, $2.99.
When my wife read the part about the "legendary" illustrator, she fell over laughing and suggested to hire Rick as my publicist. Thank you honey - I love you too!!

Tony Moore did a very nice cover for this issue. It's like t
he cherry on a pie baked by Rick and me (do you have this saying in English?). I am excited to see how looks this issue in print.

Jonah Hex - The Prey, pg 3

And now page 3 of the Prey (there will be a page 1 and 4 - I will update you on that). I have to show you what happened to hex after that last panel on page 2.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Sequentials in Color

I'm working on this short story that will be published in full-color (I am doing rough pencils, inks, and colors for this). I'm working a bit differently here than I do for Black Coat or Fear Agent; the page size is 9x12. I'll post more later, but for now, here is a closeup of a couple of panels.

Jonah Hex - The Prey, pg. 2

OK, so anybody who knows me saw this coming after that first Jonah Hex quick sketch of 2 days ago... I roughed out a short story that is titled "The Prey," and will post the remaining pages soon.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


As I said earlier, I'm in some mood for good westerns. I, like most Italians, grew up reading the king of all western comics, Tex. I remembered that I did some cool sketch of Tex for a jam on the Drawing Board last year and decided to find and share the pic.

Tex (last name: Willer), was created by Gianluigi Bonelli (father of the actual owner of Bonelli Editore, the publisher of Dylan Dog, Nathan Never, and Martin Mystere, just to name few) and Aurelio Galeppini in the far 1948.

In strips first, and in comicbook format later (since 1958), Tex has been one (if not the one) of the most popular comics loved by several generations of reader and started what it became the "Italian" format or standard for comicbooks. Tex is a ranger that has been in thousands adventures since 1948 with his pards: Kit Carson, Tiger Jack (a native american) and his son Kit.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Jonah Hex

For some reason lately I've been fascinated with the idea and myth behind the western (see previous Zorro posts). Although many think of this as a uniquely American genre, my own influence came from the Italian 'spaghetti westerns' that I saw so much growing up. Combine this influence with my love for very strong black-and-white contrast, and I guess this is what you get. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Talisman - page 3

So, I found a bit of time, between some other project and trying to installing a freaking over-the-range microwave, to put together page 3 of the Talisman. It took less than the others and probably it shows it - but here it goes anyway Smile Its going to be a cool story, I promise Very Happy

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Captain America

I just spent good part of the day trying to update my website. I will updating the news page as well this evening (mostly announcing my attendance at Dragon Con in Atlanta and the release of Sea of Red #12 with my layouts) but you can go to check it out right now since there are quite a few things you haven't seen yet like this commission I just did yesterday Wink


Friday, August 18, 2006

Harley Quinn

More Zorro coming soon (I hope). Meanwhile I finally got to scan the famous Harley Quinn piece I did while at the San Diego Con. I actually drew this on my knee since I forgot to pack the clipboard Rolling Eyes

There is quite a cute anedocte about this drawing, but I will save it for later

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Talisman - page 2

As promised (or requested) here the second page. It might be awhile for the third one because I am pretty booked right now.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Talisman - Page 1

I've been inspired lately by the Zorro jam going on over at the Drawing Board. I'm so inspired that I can't stop at a few sketches, so I decided to take some of my initial ideas and flesh them out into a short story. Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, August 04, 2006

More Zorro

Damn I love drawing Zorro.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Zorro Sketch

A quick Zorro sketch...

Fear Agent Preview Pages

Here's a couple of preview pages from the Fear Agent book I am drawing (as spotlighted in the Newsarama interview that went up while I was in San Diego ) plus a new panel from last week.