I haven't been posting on the blog lately. Lots of work! Here's some of the covers I've done in the last few months. Really exciting and fun projects on the horizon - I will try and keep this blog updated more regularly - however, I do suggest checking out www.larryewatts.com for other work not found on this blog.
I don't really do process posts very often... I don't post very often... But I thought it would be fun to share. Above I've included my initial... "pencils" for the piece. From there you see drawing more refined... I decided to ink the spaceman on a separate piece to duplicate and manipulate clones and make minor adjustments easier. I was initially going for sort of a propaganda meets vertigo type vibe... and things sort of just turned into this. I don't color often so I tried some stuff out to try and get out of my comfort zone. Not sure if I'm finished with it... not sure about the blood splatter framing evil ash...need to render out things a bit more and try and make that hand pop...but in general I like where this almost is.
We made it up on Bleeding Cool again. Check out the article here - I look forward to the "Thoughts about Comics" article that come out every Wednesday. It still really blows my mind to see my work on there sometimes - or just to see my name pop up in a Bleeding Cool article... That site is my go to outlet for comics news... so its always equal parts excitement and dread... got to stay away from the comments section - but I can't help it!
ANYWAYS! Army of Darkness # 3 comes out today - YOU GO BUY NOW!!!! (please)
Comic Book Resources has some preview art up for Army of Darkness # 3 - Check it out here!I am loving this series so much. I'm actually inking the final issue of volume 1... I don't know if there's more coming down the line or not... but it's been a fun ride so far.
SO. Metal Locus is finally coming out! It's been finished for years ( i think since 2010?), but will finally be published from Cosmic Times in 2015! I'm doing some covers for the upcoming issues - I'm glad this series finally found a home. It's a fun concept that I hope we see more of in the future.
I'm having a blast on Army of Darkness. I love this book, and working with Cullen Bunn has been great. I have had the pleasure of meeting him twice now since we have been working together... We just recently did a signing at Heroes Haven Comics in Tampa, FL... great turnout... and it was awesome to see some friends as well. I got there early and casually joined the ranks of people waiting in line... it was quite funny to go and sit down at our signing table after just chilling out with the crowd for almost an hour. Obviously, most of the crowd was there for Cullen and had no idea what I look like... but still... I appreciate their support for the book. The reviews have been, for the most part, incredibly positive... so that's nice as well.
Mike Perkins, Bart Sears, Paul Pelletier, Jamie Jones, Tony Kordos, and the whole Heroes Haven crew were in the house... I even got to see the original inks for Mike Perkins' Star Wars # 1 Variant cover. That dude does some amazing stuff.
I feel like I've been very lucky to have gotten paired with such phenomonal talents like Pat Shand and Cullen Bunn in the last few years... I've had great editors as well... and wonderful collaborations with colorists Nick Filardi, Slamet Mujino, Aikau Oliva and letterers Jim Campbell and Charles Pritchett ... I hope things continue to go well in 2015.
Anyhow, Army of Darkness # 2 previews went up on Bleeding Cool - you can check the article out HERE.
I still get nervous when I see my name on Bleeding Cool... luckily noone has blasted me on their comments section yet... but I imagine I can't dodge that bullet forever.
I'm super excited to be working on this book. I'm a huge fan of the Evil Dead and Army of Darkness- I really hope I can bring something new and fresh to the table. Here are some links to the previews for the book! PLEASE PLEASE let your comic shop know you'd like a bajillion copies.