Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Swamp Thing

Click on the image for the larger BIG POSTER!!! ;)
The Swamp Thing

hi guys,

I posted the following news on Pulp Sunday yesterday (with a different image/artwork to go with - go check it out!), but I thought to make the announcement on my sketch blog too for those of you who don't follow Pulp Sunday and showcase the above sketch/lobby card I just drew this afternoon :)


This has been announced a week ago or so all over the web, but I wanted to officially announce it here on Pulp Sunday, so here we go :)

I am part of the new creative team, along with writer extraordinaire Scott Snyder and supertalented artist Yanick Paquette, behind the re-launch of DC's SWAMP THING in September. We are adopting the same formula used in Detective, with Yanick taking care of the main story and me alternating art chores with him on issues that will tie in with the main story.

All I can say is that I am VERY excited to be part of this. I love Scott's writing, that's no secret, and I love the Swamp Thing. I have been a huge fan of Bernie Wrightson since forever, so working on his creation is one of those dreams come true :)

So, come September, make sure to pick up a copy of the new Swamp Thing: Scott, Yanick, and I are cooking a special Cajun dish for y'all :)

Meanwhile I hope you guys enjoy the above little portrait of our beloved guy :)


Artwork © 2011 Francesco Francavilla


Larry Dempsey said...

Is there any info you can give us on how the new series will be similar to -- and different from -- Swampy's previous series? Tone? Direction? Location(s)? Supporting cast? Villains? Etc.? I'm a long-time fan of Swamp Thing (idolizing the work of Wein, Wrightson, Redondo, Pasko, Yeates, Moore, Bissette, Totleben, etc.), and with my being disappointed in the last two series, I keep hoping that any new series will return the character to greatness.

c.malmberg said...

Congrats, I like what I see so far. I very excited to see The Swamp Thing in the hands of someone that will do it well.

smoky man said...

Great! I am not so convinced by this DC reboot but Swampy is one of the best character in comics so... I'll follow it. And then, if you are in the team... you bet, I'll be there, my friend!


Jabba said...

What ever happened with this??

Wm Schuette said...

How can I get a physical copy of this. I don't want to steal your work.