Saturday, June 30, 2012

BReaking BAd (2.01 -2.02)

BReaking BAd 2.01
BReaking BAd 2.02
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Hey guys,

Time to start on Season 2, right? :)
Here are my minimalist posters for BReaking BAd episodes 2.01 and 2.02.
As usual, if you are digging these, feel free to leave some love in the comment section and tune in tomorrow for more :)


Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BReaking BAd (1.07) + Heroes Con Schedule

Br Ba 1.07
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Hello my friends,

Here's my minimalist poster for episode 1.07, aka the finale of Season 1 :)
Hope you all enjoyed these first 7 posters :)

I am half way through Season 2 and loving the show more and more. I will be def posting posters for season 2 too, but it will be next week because...
I will be at HEROES CON in CHarlotte this weekend (Thu to Sunday). I will be sketching and have    prints and sketchbooks (among other stuff) - pls feel free to stop by and say hi. 
Here is all the details about panels and sketching.
 Emerald City Comic Con 2012
HEROES CON - Charlotte June 22-24

I'm so excited to be back to one of my favorite shows ever, especially after missing it last year for health issues. A lot of people have asked me about my sketch availability and rates, so here's how I plan to handle that (subject to change if needed).

Location: I'm in Artist Alley, table 313 (see diagram below), near dear friends like the Immonens and Mike Mignola.

Emerald City Comic Con 2012

Panels: I'm on 2 panels Saturday & a panel on Sunday I hope you'll attend.

SATURDAY 11:00 am
Room 207ABCD
COVER me HELLBOY (Covers Mini-series #2)
How do you scare someone or repulse someone and at the same time entice them enough to buy your comic book?  That is the challenge that Hellboy and BPRD face every time they release a book.  Join Cap Blackard as he examines Hellboy Cover art with Mike Mignola, Becky Cloonan, Francesco Francavilla and Dave Johnson.  Stop reading this program and get your-bad-self up here NOW!!!!

SATURDAY 3:30 pm
Room 207ABCD
Batman: Black Mirror with Scott Snyder and Francesco Francavilla--Join our stalwart Discussion leader Jason Wheatley (sorry ladies--he’s single) as he sits down with Snyder and Francavilla, the creative team behind the best-selling Batman: Black Mirror storyline.  Bring lots of questions.  This is going to be really good!

SUNDAY 12.30 pm
Room 206
Comic Twart
Born on Twitter, several comic artists joined forces to draw a new character each week. Comic Twart is one of the longest running collectives of it’s kind! Visit them at Please join fellow “Twarters”:  Francesco Francavilla, Mitch Gerads, Andy Kuhn, Dan Panosian, and Ramón Pérez, Ron Salas and maybe more as they discuss this fabulous site and maybe create art right before your eyes!

Signings: I will sign books and prints (and thank you for supporting me by buying my stuff)! If you have a lot of books and there's a long line, I may ask you to let me do it in batches just to be considerate to others. There might be some scheduling for the signing: if so, I will make sure to have a sign at my table.

Con Sketch

Convention Sketches: Yes, I will be doing sketches at the show. I can't do any sketching prior to the show due to deadlines.
The sketches will be 9x12 Bristol, single-figure, some background, done with pencils, inks and probably washes.
My prices are: Head/Bust - $60; Full-Figure $200.
I try to do 8-10 of these per day. It's done first-come, first-serve, so just come see me early to get on the list. I will do a new list every day. I take cash or credit card (assuming this new iPad gizmo works).
Above is a sample of a 9x12 full figure, fully inked sketch.

Prints & Books: I'm driving so I will have a larger variety of prints with me. I'll definitely have some Black Beetle, Poe, Lovecraft, Phantoms of SPace (above), USRA, and lots of other prints. I'll also have a limited quantity of my sketchbooks (Chiaroscuro Vol.1 & Schermoscuro Vol.1). If there's something specific you want, I will gladly pre-sell these to you and you can pick them up at the show and save some shipping. Just email me for details and availability.

Hope to see you at the show :)


Friday, June 15, 2012

BReaking BAd (1.05 -1.06)

BReaking BAd 1.06
BReaking BAd 1.05
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Hey guys,

here are my minimalist posters for BReaking BAd episodes 1.05 and 1.06.
As usual, if you are digging these, feel free to leave some love in the comment section :)


Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Thursday, June 14, 2012

BReaking BAd (1.03 -1.04)

BReaking BAd 1.03
BReaking BAd 1.04
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Hey guys,

here are my minimalist posters for BReaking BAd episodes 1.03 and 1.04.
If you are digging these and want more, lemme hear from ya, guys :)


Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

BReaking BAd (1.01 -1.02)

BReaking BAd 1.01
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Hello my friends,
AMC was so sweet to air all seasons of Breaking Bad back to back (heading to the new season in July). Since I have never seen the show and I heard so many good things about it, I decided to dvr it (all episodes are aired very late at night).
Started watching the first 2 episodes and LOVED it :)
Loved it so much I decided to do* miniposter for each episode

Here are the first 2 episodes :)

BReaking BAd 1.02
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Hope you guys dig them :)
Tune in all week long for more.


(* time permitting)

Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Thursday, June 07, 2012


FF in Previews June 2012
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Hello my friends,

yesterday my issue of SWAMP THING (#10 - with my Detective cumpa' Scott Snyder) came out in all stores around the Country.
Hope you guys picked it up: the reception so far has been great and the love is pouring in.
CBR gave it 4.5 stars out of 5, ComicVine gave it a 5 stars out of 5, IGN gave it a 9 out of 10. Plus it's book/pick of the week on several comic related websites, so it means the book came out ok :)
Will post some of the reviews/comments later this week.

While in stores, pls consider picking up also two other great books I provided covers for: THE SPIDER #2 by my Black Panther partner David Liss and artist Colton Worley, and THE LONE RANGER #6 by Ande Parks and Esteve Polls (really good, solid western book).


Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla

Monday, June 04, 2012

PREVIEWS June 2012 - FF Edition

FF in Previews June 2012
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Hello my friends,

June's PREVIEWS (the catalog for comicbook stores where you can pre-order copies of your favorite titles coming out in August) just came out last week, and since it seems to be heavy on my work, I thought to put together a quick  guide/list of my stuff for those of you interested in picking it up :)

Page 51 - Fear Agent Volume 1 HC
When down-and-out alien exterminator Heath Huston stumbles upon an extraterrestrial plot to commit genocide against the human species, he must put down the bottle and resume his role as a peacekeeper . . . as The Last Fear Agent.
This deluxe hardcover omnibus, the first of two, collects issues #1-#15 of the acclaimed Fear Agent comics, along with half of the Tales of the Fear Agent side stories, covers, pinups, and artists’ sketch galleries!
(this includes Fear Agent #11, a 22 page tale that marks the very first collaboration between me and Rick Remender, and beginning of a long friendship and work relationship that generated creator owned titles like SORROW)

Writer: Rick Remender
Penciller: Tony Moore, Jerome Opeña, Francesco Francavilla, Kieron Dwyer
Inker: Sean Parsons, Mike Manley, Hilary Barta, Ande Parks
Colorist: Lee Loughridge, John Rauch, Michelle Madsen

Page 109 - Resurrection Man #12
Mitch meets the person who’s been pulling the strings of his misfortunes since issue #1!

Written by: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning
Art by: Jesús Saíz
Cover by: Francesco Francavilla

Page 155 - Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 #4
The biggest science-fiction crossover of all time continues in
As the CyberBorg continue to carve a swath of destruction across the galaxy, the Federation is met with the possibility of assistance, but from an unthinkable source! Will Captain Picard and the Doctor agree to an alliance that could be worse than the enemy they face?

Written by Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee
Art by J.K.Woodward
Cover by J.K. Woodward
Variant Cover and B/W Variant Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Page 208 - Near Death #11
Mr. Novak, the man who used to pay Markham to kill innocent people, has been targeted for death and he's asked Markham to protect him. Will Markham save Novak, when he knows more people will die on Novak's orders? Markham's newfound moral code is put to its ultimate test!

Story by: Jay Faerber
Art By: Simone Guglielmini
Cover By: Francesco Francavilla

Page 282 - The Shadow #5
Kondo's trap succeeds beyond his expectations, as a bloody massacre leaves our heroes alone in the wilderness without hope of rescue. Deep in the kingdom of Buffalo Wong the object of everyone's desire is revealed, and Margo Lane and Pat Finnegan begin to see just how far Lamont Cranston will go in pursuit of his goals. Meanwhile, the Shadow begins to lay plans for a cataclysmic showdown with his foes.

Written by: Garth Ennis
Art by: Aaron Campbell
Cover by: Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

Page 285 - The Spider #4
As Anput unleashes unparalleled destruction upon New York City, The Spider will knock down any door and bust any head to learn his enemy's secrets, but his investigations into Anput machinations lead him directly to his own father's company. With the city facing ruin and the police powerless, Anput prepares for her final victory, but The Spider prepares to take the fight to her. Loyalties are tested and relationships fray, but The Spider will stop at nothing to seek justice. It's 22 pages of pulp action and mayhem with a contemporary flair!

Written by: David Liss
Art by: Colton Worley
Cover by: John Cassaday, Francesco Francavilla

Page 289 - The Lone Ranger Vol.2 #8
In 1870, Tonto lies near death, as the Lone Ranger pleads with the Ute Indians for help from their Shaman. [...]
Tonto fights for his life in the present, as he fights for his soul in the past. The Native Ground arc rolls toward its bloody climax in a heart-breaking tale of loss and revenge.

Written by: Ande Parks
Art by: Esteve Polls
Cover by:  Francesco Francavilla


Artwork © 2012 Francesco Francavilla