Thursday, December 22, 2011

Espiral: Christmas Tale 2011


Again this year, my Christmas Tale, I'm like Doctor Who!

Alicia doesn't fit really well on her seasons job, how will it end? Who, knows!




Typo, alert: You're reading an uncorrected version, be understanding, please, it's Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Zaragoza ComicCon 2011

Just came back from the comic convention of my home town.

Me with my CatWoman, winner of the prize.
I did lots of sketches (click here to see them and the proud owners!) and picked up my first prize as a professional artist.
Here the diploma.
I'm the winner of the prize to the best Aragonian comic book artist of 2011 in the very first edition.

I'm so proud...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Expocomic 2011, the days after

Wow, what a mess, after those good days I have to keep my schedule rolling and there's no way I can do it.


The guys making Expocomic possible did an AMAZING work, everybody knew what they had to do and did it perfect, a prodigy and a pleasure to be there.

I made a lot of sketching, click the image to see some of them and their proud owners.


As much as some friends, click... well, you know.


I bought some good books and saw friends I hadn't seen in a long while. Food! Lots of food, crazy lots of good food with good people to share.

Watch the pics and take your time next year to visit Madrid, it's worth, believe it!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Expocomic 2011 signing schedule

Do you want your sketch? Your book signed?

Just go to Madrid this weekend and visit Expocomic:

Thursday:
7.00 PM - 8.30 PM Main stage.

Friday:
8.00 PM - 9.00 PM Main stage.

Saturday:
12.30 AM - 1.30 PM Main stage.
6.00 PM - 7.30 PM Workshop.



See you there!

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Great poster by the great Emile Bravo.
Next weekend, on the very first days of December I will be to the International Comics Convention of Madrid, Expocomic. It's a great place with great people and with the perfect size to get to meet your favorite artists.


Do you want me to sign a book? Maybe a sketch? I'll be there.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Don't forget to order your Mystic TPB

Cover from Mystic #1
I received recently a very nice email from Mike Hansen with a great review for all four issues of Mystic that I strongly recommend you to read, in his blog:

All day Comics.

Let me share his last paragraph:
The Mystic trade-paperback collection of this four-issue story can be preordered from comics shops and online now, and I urge you to give it a shot. If you like good comics, buy Mystic. If you know a girl ages 10-30 who likes a good story (especially fantasy like Harry Potter), buy Mystic for her (and for yourself). This is a comic that deserves support, so we can see more good comics like this. I want more Mystic, Marvel. Make it happen. (And keep these books in print! These can be long-term steady sellers that deserve to find their audience.)

Remember to order it NOW, it's going to be worth the money.

MYSTIC: THE TENTH APPRENTICE TPB
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Penciled by DAVID LOPEZ
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Eisner Award-nominated writer G. WILLOW WILSON (Air, Superman, Cairo) and superstar artist DAVID LOPEZ (HAWKEYE/MOCKINGBIRD, Catwoman) join forces to bring you the story of two seemingly ordinary orphan girls whose lives are turned upside down by magic. One of them will find herself responsible for saving the world - and the other will become her mortal enemy! Collecting MYSTIC (2011) #1-4.
96 PGS./Rated T+ ...$14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-5608-6
From ComicsAlliance.com but you can order it from your favorite comic book store.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Reviews: Mystic #4

The last issue, it's sad, but I'm SO proud of how it finally looked like. A big thank you to all the team!
G.Willow Wilson: Script.
Álvaro López: Inks.
Nathan Fairbairn: Colors.
Jared K. Fletcher: Letters.
Amanda Conner: Covers.
Jeanine Schaeffer: Editor.

and a special thank you for Jody Lehup: Assistant Editor.

Comics! the Blog, and Chasing Sheep write about all four issues.

In Playback: stl they liked the art quite much as they say in ACB.

Bretzke at PDX Comic Geek complains because it was a too short run, like in Comic Hero News.

Patrick Shand says I'm "an absolute kick-ass artist", thank you.

A cool one too from Read/RANT:
David and Alvaro Lopez are turning in fantastic work on this title, creating distinct characters, elaborate fashions and an ornate, lovely fantasy setting.  Colorist Nathan Fairbairn is also doing an exceptional job, his soft color palate giving the book a unique, memorable look.

And a curious podcast here, check from 1h 02' 50" till 1h 09' 25", thanks for your love!

But I'd like to finish with the words of Grant (McLaughlin?) in The Weekly Crisis:
The wonderful world that G. Willow Wilson and David Lopez have created is the perfect combination of Victorian sensibilities, steampunk style, and magical imagination, and the story they're telling is timeless.  I hope they collect this book in trade, because more people should have the chance to read this story.

And with this video "review"... I love people.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reviews New Mutants #33

I love Jason Pearson's art... he's GREAT!
My first issue with the mutants I grew with.

Here the reviews:

An echo of the whole thing in Ui Ar de Japis, in Spanish, of course.

Bad ones (my part) in Geekadelphia, Comic Attack.

A better one at ScienceFiction.com:
David Lopez’s pencils are great!  It’s hard to work with a comic so lacking in action sequences, but he made this talky issue work.  His line work is clean and crisp.  His facial expressions are emotive.  His style reminds me of early Carlos Pacheco and even more of Mike McKone, both of whom are favorites of mine.

Multiversity Comics:
And then there’s the art; the wonderful, wonderful art.
And after that they compare me to Quitely... thank you, very much, but he's still a huge master and I'm... well, not.

Bleedingcool:
David Lopez (of Fallen Angel and Hawkeye/Mockingbird fame) is the latest in a great string of artists to work on the book. He has taken great care to find an individual body type (and language), face design and fashion sense for each character and provides and it adds a great layer of quality in this issue that is so focused on the characters and their interactions.

The Guide likes it too and in X-Man's Comic Blog they're more than happy.

At Comics Vanguard they liked it but in a milder way... but at My Latest Distraction they are more effusive.

Good words from Comics Nexus/ Inside Pulse and House to Astonish too.

Four out of five in CBR:
The art team of David López, Álvaro López and Val Staples provide a story that is wide open when it needs to be and filled with details as necessary. López and López provided some great art on “Hawkeye & Mockingbird” and drew my attention there.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Drawing mutants

The guys here.
Here a nice article from Tim Stevens for Marvel.com speaking about how cool is working in New Mutants.

http://marvel.com/news/story/16746/a_new_artist_for_the_new_mutants

Here what they say at Zona Negativa in Spain.
http://www.zonanegativa.com/?p=34794

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sketching a Catwoman back in 2008!



Surfing the web I've found this nice video the guys at "Trazos en el Bloc" shot back in 2008 at Barcelona's convention.

You can read, in Spanish, a short bio of myself too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mystic #3 Reviews

Magic can happen, but only for one of them.
Seems like people are liking the book and it's getting fantastic reviews. Thank you all! Here a few extracts of the reviews, please, go visit them.


Patrick Shand's Writerly Writings:
I hope that another storyline follows this one, and that the G. Willow Wilson & David Lopez team comes back to give us more of these characters and this world.

CX! Pulp:
This art team has given us a book that seems to blend in a little Dickensian England with a little Eastern Mysticism.

Irrelevant Comics:
Mystic is G. Willow Wilson's fantastic mini-series that I wish could go on forever instead of being a mini-series. It may be the best book of the year, due in no small part to the wonderful art by David Lopez and gorgeous colours by Nathan Fairbairn.

Giant Killer Squid:
These panels are just so bright and happy. It’s perfect though: from the over exaggerated differences in the apprentices to the sparkles in the mystical elements. There’s life in the art. There’s a reason I read it as if I were watching an animated film. I just keep turning the page waiting for that song and dance number.

IGN Comics:
As equally great as the characterization is the art. David López set a high bar in the first issue and has managed to exceed it with each subsequent installment. His ability to convey raw human emotion – or someone trying to hide their feelings – is uncanny. The characters live and breathe on the page and earn some true reader empathy thanks to his talented hands. He even makes you feel bad for the wayward robot as it crawls on its hands and knees oozing corrupted aether from its mouth.

In the previous two issues, Wilson did a great job of intertwining the stories of Giselle and her sister Genevieve, but here Viv is missing for all but a single page. Viv is acknowledged and missed by her sister, but her absence is felt. However, it is a credit to Wilson's ability to create a character so endearing that you miss her when she is gone.

The Weekly Crisis:
I have fallen head over heels in love with this mini-series.  While my constant clamouring for all age titles might get a little old, that doesn't change how good this book has been.  The story of Giselle and Felice has been charming as all get out, and I can't help but smile when I see this book roll around on the solicitations.

ACB, A Comic Book Blog:
If there’s one thing that worries me is that there’s only one more issue left in the series.

Comic Booked.com:
This is hands down one of the most impressive new titles on the shelves. Amazing art, immersive plotting and even a chuckle or two.

Covers to Sleep Under:
Lopez is an undisputed master of facial expressions, and as such, the emotions of each character come at you unapologetically.  And it’s so, so good.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Three times in November

We're going to meet in stores two times next month day two:

New Mutants #33: My first issue in one of the books I read when I was a kid. Go mutants!

Mystic #4: And the last issue of the Mystic mini, it's been amazing working with that team of talented people.

And New Mutants #34 will be out November 16th! Can you believe it!?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Mutants #33

From Hawkeye to Dani, I'm into archer comics!

In an advance from New Mutants #33 we can see Dani Moonstar, Mirage, showing the best of her badassery.

See you in stores on November the 2nd!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Two Marvels and a Cat

Seems like things have speeded up since the summer ended and suddenly we're in full throttle.

My New Mutants are a reality and finally I can share some stuff, check this Marvel.com interview.

The great Tim Miner liked Mystic very much and has drawn a nice Giselle with the family, he invited me to share the experience of Five Minutes Marvel. You should try it, it's FUN!

It's always a pleasure to go back to Selina
And Vicente cheated me big time to get a nice sketch. I choose Catwoman with all my support to Guillem March who is in the middle of a storm right now.

What awaits next week? More comics!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mystic #2 Reviews

Amanda Conner's cover
The mega relaunch of the DC books has taken lots of atention of the media, but those who have taste for good comics and picked Mystic #2 seems like they like it!

IGN Comics UK:
Wilson, Lopez, and the rest of the art team turn in an astounding second installment of this wondrous mini-series that has shown just as much promise as other rebooted Crossgen titles such as Sigil and Ruse. All signs point to this title delivering an equally well-scripted character piece brought to life by incredible art.

A ComicBook blog:
On the art side, David Lopez’s pencils are nice and smooth and pretty to look at.  Coupled with Alvaro Lopez on inks and Nathan Fairbairn’s right, bright colors, the series might be the best looking of the bunch as well.  Of course if the Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts cover doesn’t at least catch your eye on the rack, you might not be looking in the right places because leave it to them to give you a gorgeous cover.

ComicBuzz:
Despite a week with huge blockbuster titles, Mystic was the one that impressed me the most.

PDX Comic Geek:
The artwork is flawless and immediate, granting the perfect vehicle for this narrative. The only fault I can find is that I must wait another month for part 3.

Comic Book Therapy:
The art in this issue continues to impress me. Wonderful vibrant colors and an over all animated feel. I look forward to seeing how the story progreses.

Patrick Shand's Writerly Writings:
The first issue was clearly no fluke. Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist David Lopez continue to bring the pure concentrated awesome in the second issue of Mystic.

The Weekly-crisis
If you're at all a fan of quality storytelling, imaginative narratives, and comics written for all ages, you owe it to yourselves to give this one a gander.

Fantastic fanGirls:
For now, I encourage anyone who might be remotely interested in this kind of story to give it a try – either in issues, which might still be on the stands at your local comic shop, or in the inevitable trade. If you’ve been craving a book about magic, female friendship, plucky orphans, class conflict, or the talent divide between opposites, I assure you that this comic is where you want to be.

There are still a few reviews of Mystic #1 left around too...

Chud.com
As you can see, then, this fantasy story is isn’t interested in helping the reader escape from real world issues! But it’s nevertheless rendered with buckets of charm, thanks in large part to the wonderful, cartoony art of David and Alvaro Lopez.

We are finally cowboys:
The art is cartoony, expressive, and just really damn good. Wilson establishes the characters and the world without losing sight of the actual story, something most writers fail to do. The friendship is poised to shatter because one’s dream was denied and given to the other. This is really good. ****½.

Comics Alliance:
Their facial expressions and body language are top notch. G. Willow Wilson turns in a great script, too, that feels a little like Cinderella with a telegraphed, but still great, twist. I wasn't expecting to be into this series so much, even if I did already like the creative team, because of the steampunk aspect, but the craft put into this book completely turned me around. This is the kind of comic I like to see -- a fresh idea with killer execution.

Long Box Review:
The art, however, is wonderful. David López (pencils), Álvaro López (inks), and Nathan Fairbairn (colors) do a fantastic job at conveying this world in a very accessible manner.

Fight for comics:
I have always loved how well David López’s draws women. He does not over emphasize a characters sex appeal on every panel like so many artists fall victim of on todays stands. Instead he draws characters with huge emotion and life which makes them leap off of the page.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

XVI Avilés comic convention!

Poster by Bartolomé Seguí great artist and even better a person.
I'm going to be to Avilés Convention from tomorrow 'till the thing ends.

It's one of my favorite dates for comics, a small town with lots of authors and lots of friends all mixed up, you have time to talk to other artists and you can talk to the guys that read comics.

But if you are one of those weirdos that don't loke comics you can still enjoy Asturias, one of the best places in the whole world, good food, nice enviroment, historic places and some really amazing human beings.


Come if you can!

Info here:
http://dreamers.com/jornadasaviles/

Blog here:
http://comicaviles.blogspot.com/

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Reviews of Mystic #1:

Looks like this is having a great welcome, I hope it translates into great numbers, I fear that next Wednesday in the huge DC month all other books will be hurt.

A.V. Club
The true star of Mystic is penciler David López, who turns in the best work of his career with his impeccably detailed renderings of Hyperion and its inhabitants.

Covers to Sleep Under
As a whole, I loved this first issue.  Who’s the colorist on this—Nathan Fairbairn?  I’m unfamiliar with him, but he deserves a major nod—the colors on this book are FANTASTIC.  Wow—just excellent stuff.  Really gives life to Lopez’s pencils.  It kind of reminds me of something out of a Disney movie—it feels like these characters can just leap off the page any minute and start singing a musical number about their hardships.  I don’t know about you, but that’s a plus for me.  Bring on issue #2.

Comic Booked
The art is simply gorgeous, David López is producing panels that look like shots captured from an animated movie. It is rare that the interior art should outstrip the inviting cover work, but open this book to its first page and the reader is sure to be blown away by how detailed, colourful and beautiful the magical steampunk universe of Mystic is.

CXPulp
All in all, I really liked this book. I hope it finds its hands into the sort of readers that would probably like it the most.

Comic Book Therapy
The art team of David and Alvaro Lopez give us a colorful, animated look to the book that really add to the magical feel of the world. there is also a wonderful expressiveness to the characters , especially the girls.


Comic Buzz
Mystic features great art by David Lopez. There’s lots of fine detail in his depictions of Hyperion that further build the world but it’s his character design that really shines.


Evil Squirrel Comics
The artistic team of David Lopez, Alvaro Lopez and Nathan Fairbairn do a spectacular job bringing the world of Hyperion to life in a vibrant way, giving the city a pulse and magic of its own.

Comic Related
It's an exceedingly simple story, but Wilson makes it work. Also on their A-game is Mystic's art team, David and Alvaro Lopez with Nathan Fairbairn on colors. The book is softly colored and cartoonish, lending it a bright, distinctive look. The characters are fantastically designed and exceedingly well-illustrated - just look at the facial expressions of Genevieve and Giselle on that final panel. Mystic is a very, very pretty book.


The Mondo Comics
The main characters are fun and well-developed, the story is compelling and I can’t wait to see where it goes. David and Álvaro López do a wonderful job with the artwork, I recommend anyone look at the faces the characters make throughout the books and note how expressive and fun they are. Plus there are robot dogs!


The Outhouse:
Mystic #1 is a well-constructed first issue of a comic that promises another great modern day fantasy story, with strong characters and a great hook that starts to play out in the last few pages.  What's so remarkable is how much this issue introduces.  There are class issues at play here, as well as a friendship drama and great use of a fanstastical setting that really springs to life.  It's a very lively comic, and hopefully the rest of the story can live up to this strong issue.


Oh, and here an interview with Editor Jeanine Schaefer and writer G. Willow Wilson for MTv Geek.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Now in English: Espiral: New Girl

Agatha, the new girl
A new adventure of my personal series, Espiral, a great starting point for outsiders. Hope you like it!

If the link in the image doesn't work, click here!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mystic #1 just a few weeks away

A first look here, some pages with balloons and Brevoort dedicates a few lines to Mystic here.

Boiling, boiling, boiling...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Finally Mystic

It all started with this rumor.
Cover by Amanda Conner
Now, after all these months I can finally go public on this: Mystic, the book I've been working since January will hit the stores in August, crazy, isn't it?
 
G. Willow Wilson writes it and the ususal suspects, Álvaro López at the inks and Nathan Fairbairn coloring share the joy of working on this, all under Jeanine Schaeffer editing.

Press release:
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Mystic #1, from writer G. Willow Wilson and rising star penciller David López featuring the lush colors of artist Nathan Fairbairn . The fate of a world powered by the combination of mystic arts and technology rests in the hands of two seemingly ordinary orphan girls. The impoverished slums of Hyperion are no place for two young girls to grow up, but when the two dare to delve into the Noble Arts, their world is turned upside down! With new, incredible powers granted by the magical technology once forbidden to them, one girl will take up the massive burden of saving the world and the other will direct all her efforts to tearing it apart! Two girls are about to enter the fight of their lives filled with magic and mayhem and only one will come out on top! The line is drawn this August, only in Mystic #1!

MYSTIC #1 (of 4) (JUN110682)
Written by G. WILLOW WILSON
Penciled by DAVID LÓPEZ
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Rated T+ ...$2.99
FOC – 7/11/11, ON SALE – 08/03/11
Marvel
Preview Mystic #1 by @g_willow & @davizlopez: http://bit.ly/iS3LzI What would you do with magic powers?
01/06/11 18:17

It's been great (well, I just finished #03 out of four) to have almost twice the time I use to have to do a book so the art looks really like I wanted it to look

Here a few links to interviews promos and all that stuff.

In English:
In Bleeding Cool here and here.

Tim Stevens for Marvel.com made this fantastic article and you can find some production sketches here. Of course, the Agent M threw his line too.
Interview with G. Willow Wilson at Comic Book Resources and at Newsarama.

Comics Alliance say Best looking book of August (with a "?" but... you know...), there's some notes in Forces of Geek, Cosmic Books, Inside Pulse, Pop Culture Zoo, Andy Khouri and more

In Spanish:
Sigue al conejo Blanco made a couple of notes (1 & 2), Hombre de Bronze and Espacio Marvelita, Nuestros comics shows the sketches, Gatofucsia and, of course, Ui Ar de Japis.

Even in French!

Don't forget to order it!

Monday, May 30, 2011

White Queen colors!

I read an article in a magazine this weekend on how Adam Hughes colors his grayscale stuff, here the result on one of my works, an old sketch, but it's been really interesting.

In that line of experimenting, genius colorist, Nathan Fairbairn has a blog showing his progressions using watercolors:
http://www.analog-blog.com/

In the sidebar you can check hisweb:
http://www.nathanfairbairn.com/

It's very important for artists to always try new things, it's what makes you grow.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Green CatWoman

A friend of mine asked for a CatWoman and I wanted to try my new Letraset markers, I just have a green palette of those so the background is done with my classic Touch markers.

The Letraset blend much much better which is cometimes good sometimes bad.

Anyway, the image looks cool, you're a lucky guy, Bernard.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Books&Barcelona

A couple of weeks ago hitted the stores the TPB of Widowmaker, congratulations, team!
Cool cover by Jae Lee
Fantasmas.
And just this week the Spanish edition of Hawkeye&Mockingbird, but you can call them "Ojo de Halcón y Pájaro Burlón".
Ready!
I'm not quite happy with the idea of translating Mockingbird (Ruiseñor) for Bird that Mocks (Pájaro Burlón), but that's a ship that sailed away really long ago.

I love to see my books translated.
I'll be this weekend in the Barcelona Comic Convention, I have no signings schedulled, but if you want a signature and a sketch I'll be really glad to do it, just email or tweet or whatever.
Lovely, guys.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My first Marvel Cover!

It will appear in X-Men #11, it's just a variant, but hey! it's a start!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hawkeye&Mockingbird TPB review.

Pedro Angosto, from Spain, reviews Hawkeye&Mockingbird Paperback, Gosts that will be out in Spanish next month.

For more info and reviews, in Spanish, check his web:

http://hombredebronze.blogspot.com/

Another review, in English this time, here.

X23 #6 It's great when things work great


I've been doing some fill-in work while waiting for my new tailor made Marvel project (which I'm really happy to say I've started), I did some pages for X23 #5 and #6.

It's been nice to work with Marjorie M. Liu and the Mutants... Mutants are fantastic. Well, since I was there just for a few pages I couldn't do too much, but fortunately, there's people out there who appreciate it:

"[...] but the real treat here, art-wise, are the pages drawn by David Lopez, best known for his Hawkeye collaborations with Jim McCann. Here he proves himself capable of drawing much more than archers and spies, and his X-23 in particular is a great visual mix of teenage willfulness and the insecurity of a person who was never effectively socialized."
Click here for full review.

Thanks, Jennifer Margret Smith.


Other people didn't like it that much:

"Lopez' art is back this week and just as unappealing and unfitting as last issue."
Full review, here.

Thank you too, Jones Deini, I'll try to do better next time.

You can't make everybody happy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Full digital


This is my first full digital illustration, well, in fact it's got an analogic pencil doodle, but really sketchy.

It was a flyer for a concert.