As a comic book artist I always like seeing the black and white pages of other artists before they’re colored, so I thought I’d post a few of my own pages from Kingbreaker in black and white for anyone who’s like me and likes this kind of stuff.
If you look back through my work you’ll see that I like to switch up my style with each new story. With Kingbreaker, it’s probably obvious that I’m shooting for a kind of Jim Lee look. I’m a big fan of the old Jim Lee/ Chris Claremont X-Men issues, but it’s not my only reference for this stuff. I’m also getting a lot of inspiration from some of my favorite sci-fi artists like Moebius, Juan Gimenez, and Masemune Shiro. Jaime Mendoza’s super slick inks give it all a modern American stylized finish.
What was really exciting for me in issue 2 was getting to create the New Guard characters. It’s great to get to contribute to the X-men universe. Here is my concept sketch for "The Stontian." In the actual book I tried to make her a little more buff than this.
And finally, here is a costume design for Marvel Girl. I really wanted to recall her old look as Phoenix.