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Almost forgot to post this, late last year I did this pinup for issue 3 of D4VE2 from IDW.

Amazing series written by Ryan Ferrier with art by Valentin Ramon, it wrapped up with issue 4, make sure you grab all of them.

As always huge thanks to Ryan for the opportunity!

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In the most difficult time of her life, a young girl tries to come to terms with the emptiness caused by a personal loss.

This is the premise of NIC, a new comic I “wrote” and drew that’s now becoming available for international audiences. I put the writing in between quotes because it’s a silent story, told by visual narrative. Even though I did write down notes during the process, I didn’t come up with an actual script for it.

I won’t say much more about the story besides that premise because it’s a short story and I don’t want to give too much away. I’ll say, though, that it’s a very personal project I’m really proud of, I had bits and pieces of a larger version of it popping into my head since around 2007, what ended up here is much different and to the point, it served as a sort of vessel to help me get rid of a few demons, I needed to get that out of my chest and at the same time I needed something new of my own for the conventions happening around here in november and december.

Since it’s a silent story, it can be read by anyone in any language and I’m making it available for purchase by anyone who wants it anywhere in the world. It’ll be up in my Big Cartel store in a couple of weeks (DECEMBER 10TH!!), until then I’ll be talking and showing a bit more about it.

It’s already out here in Brazil and I’m glad it’s being very well received by a lot of people I respect, so I hope you’ll like it too.

In this post you can see the full cover and a selection of panels from a couple of pages, but you can see the first 4 pages right here or just scrolling down to see my previous post.

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TIGER LAWYER:
Rejected Anthropomorphized Animal Comics Characters
Art by the great Felipe Cunha
Script by Me
As seen in SHUTTER #8 by Joe Keatinge & Leila Del Duca
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I drew a TIGER LAWYER page!
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rferrier:

I love this page

TIGER LAWYER:
Rejected Anthropomorphized Animal Comics Characters

Art by the great Felipe Cunha
Script by Me

As seen in SHUTTER #8 by Joe Keatinge & Leila Del Duca

I drew a TIGER LAWYER page!

Take a look above from Ryan’s tumblr for the page on its entirety along with all the info on where it’s published. SHUTTER #8 is currently out in stores from Image Comics, make sure to grab a copy, if not for our page do it for the series that is easily one of the best things out there at the moment. 

Big thanks to my buddy Ryan Ferrier for having me on this and all the team SHUTTER, Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca, incredibly honored to be a part of it!

I’ve been insanely busy the last couple of weeks so I’m behind on pretty much everything, so apologies if I owe you e-mails and such, I’m getting back on track with that ASAP! There’s also new blog posts with some news about what I’ve been up to. 

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In 2014
I’m not much of a cheery guy, I don’t look ahead too much and I’m terrible at planning things. That kind of makes me look back more than I should and yet I don’t often do these year end posts recounting what has happened.
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In 2014

I’m not much of a cheery guy, I don’t look ahead too much and I’m terrible at planning things. That kind of makes me look back more than I should and yet I don’t often do these year end posts recounting what has happened.

This time is different because 2013 was easily the WORST year of my entire life, so much so that I’ve been repressing those memories as hardly as possible and for the most part succeeding at it. For someone who dwells so much on their own past this is a personal victory and a lot of it has to do with how 2014 turned out in comparison.

It wasn’t a perfect year but the simple fact of kicking 2013 so hard in the nuts will automatically put it up there with the ones to remember forever.

In 2014 I turned 30, the first time ever I was dreading a birthday and was utterly terrified of reaching the third decade mark. It was early in the year so when it finally arrived, served as even more fuel to do things better, I just had to. 

In 2014 my lifelong dream of working full time with comics came to reality, every little piece of effort came to place as if to finish a giant puzzle. After countless false starts throughout the past decade it was almost impossible to process the fact that I was doing comics for a living and that alone was responsible to get rid of that dread of turning 30, in the end it couldn’t have come at a better moment.

In 2014 I worked with writers I admired for years, I drew pages written by Greg Pak, Paul Tobin and Fred Van Lente. I shared art duties with Cory Smith, Stephen Downey, Ruairi Coleman and Lee Ferguson. I was edited by Nate Cosby and Tom Brennan, I got published by Dynamite Entertainment doing classic characters such as Magnus and Turok.

In 2014 I met Ryan Ferrier and we brought to life the most insanely fun project together, I did a Tiger Lawyer page with him to be published on a future issue of Image ComicsShutter and most of all I met a new friend.

In 2014 I made even more new friends, I also met Jeremy Holt and Mike Hunau, both of which are yet to see some pages I owe them and that I got behind due to the (good) craziness that has been my life recently. Both Jeremy and Mike are insanely talented writers and it hurts me really bad that I couldn’t maintain a healthy schedule to serve their amazing stories properly, which is why I’m not stopping, the year is ending, new projects are looming and I’ll remain working crazy hours just so guys like Jeremy and Mike get the quality work they deserve.

In 2014 I also met Sam Costello, creator of the fantastic Split Lip series of horror stories for which I’m honored to be a part of its reboot. Sam writes beautifuly, he sent me a script that at first I admited to be hard to envision and even suggested different ideas, but the very milisecond I put pencil to paper, 100% of what he wrote was what ended up drawn. He describes things in a way I never seen before and once I finished all the layouts for our short story I gave up everything I suggested. It’s still a work in progress and I’m also catching up, should be done very early in 2015 and I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of that.

In 2014 I did another pin up for an Image series, Spread written by Justin Jordan with art by Kyle Strahm and my buddy Felipe Sobreiro. That paired up with the pin up I did for The Legend of Luther Strode the year prior and the upcoming Tiger Lawyer page on Shutter marks a slow take over of one of the hottest publishers in the recent years. Slow and steady wins the race. ;-)

In 2014 I had some long overdue beers with one of my oldest friends Luke Ross, industry veteran and a very dear friend and teacher. I met him when I was 15 so it’s been literally half of my life and to this day he’s one of the people I owe the most, if 2014 was the year my dream of comics came true he’s the biggest responsible. I learned a lot of the comics making aspect of things in the years he was my teacher, things I’ll never forget and are there on every page one way or another. But the biggest lesson was the one about integrity, hard work and professionalism, if he’s still going strong as one of the best artists around after all these years it was because of that paired up with the crazy awesome talent the guy has. I’m honored be considered Luke’s friend and it’s a friendship I’ll carry for the rest of my life.

And speaking of oldest, dearest friends, 2014 was also the year of the rise of Ficticia, a project that was born the year before but really started to make noise and become something towards the end of 2014. Ficticia is the label I’m a part of along with my best friends Hector Lima, Pablo Casado, George Schall, Camila Torrano, Felipe Sobreiro, Matheus Sant'Anna and Talles Rodrigues. It focuses on our most personal projects currently being published in brazil but with plans of taking it to the rest of the world. We have a release schedule that goes all the way to 2016 and started this december with the smashing hit Mayara & Annabelle by Pablo Casado and Talles Rodrigues. Our publishing schedule includes Hitomi and Mulheromem, both graphic novels to be released in 2015 and that won a grant to finance the whole production, I couldn’t be more proud of Hector Lima and George Schall for getting that, them and their collaborators on respectively Mulheromem and Hitomi are gonna do a beautiful job based on what I’ve been able to see from both projects.

We also had to experience together what it’s like to be part of a real Comic Con with the CCXP that happened in São Paulo the first week of december. We shared tables at what turned out to be the largest Artist’s Alley of any Comic Con around and it was the best thing in the world like it always is when we manage to get most of the group together, we’re all scattered throughout brazil and it’s rare to have everyone in one place so whenever that’s possible we end up with the best times ever.

That event also made possible for me to meet people like Sean Murphy with whom I traded comics and had brief chats - he praised the cars I drew, which is huge coming from him! I also met (super briefly) the living legend that is José Luís García-Lopez and got him to sign a couple of my favorite comics he drew. I had another chance to chat with Dave Johnson who I met the year before and got him to do a little sketch in the sketchbook he gave me in that occasion.

I’d like to thank everyone that gave me a shot and all the friends for the greatest time in my recent years. I’m just a couple hours away from 2015 but there’s already a couple of projects in early stages to be done  in January. First time I start a year with a sincere smile and I’ll do my very best to make it even better.

All my best wishes to you all, a happy New Year and I’ll see you in 2015.

-Felipe.

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Photo by Cory Smith on his Instagram account (@csmitharts)

Photo at the top by Cory Smith on his Instagram account (@csmitharts)

It’s available from Dynamite Entertainment issues 8 of Magnus Robot Fighter and 10 of Turok Dinosaur Hunter. 

Above you can see some of the pages I did for both issues as well as a peak at my getting acquainted with Turok through a page of concept sketches, click on them to see bigger versions.

Keep an eye out for issues 11 and 12 of Turok, the last of the series, as I’ve worked on those too.

Magnus is written by Fred Van Lente and I join series regular artist (up until this issue) Cory Smith. Turok is written by Greg Pak and Paul Tobin, with more art by Stephen Downey, Ruairí Coleman and Lee Ferguson.

These issues are also available digitally through Comixology.

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It’s new comic book day and among today’s releases is issue 3 of Spread, the new ongoing Image Comics series written by Justin Jordan, illustrated by Kyle Strahm and colored by Felipe Sobreiro.
As I said last week, I have a pinup on...

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It’s new comic book day and among today’s releases is issue 3 of Spread, the new ongoing Image Comics series written by Justin Jordan, illustrated by Kyle Strahm and colored by Felipe Sobreiro.

As I said last week, I have a pinup on this issue and wanted to leave the full artwork to be posted when the book would hit the stores, so here it is! You’ll also notice where the blog’s new header comes from.

Make sure to order your copy and if you haven’t got the first 2 yet, include those on your package, it’s a great new series that you should be following closely. Also, their print runs are selling out like crazy, so run for them and you might get some exclusive new covers for new printings as well, one of the most recent being this awesome one by series colorist Felipe Sobreiro:

Huge thanks to team Spread for the opportunity!

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A few months ago I was looking for something to draw as comic pages to have as samples, it was around the same time I did the Rocketeer ones so it’s what I was up to around then.

While looking for references I’ve found this Skullkickers script by Jim Zub, it was only for 2 pages so I thought it was something interesting to try out. While the Rocketeer sequence was a visual storytelling exercise, I came up with the “story” so I could focus on something without text of any kind, but this was a nice opportunity to do something different from that and maybe have a bit of variety in the work.

The plan here was to post this only when it was fully finished, but then I got crazy busy and I just really ran out of available time to do anything and I can’t see when I’ll have that again. So I thought that since it’s only 2 pages and I have the first one fully finished, then why not post it with its subsequent page in pencils stage? It’s always interesting to have a glimpse at the process and I don’t really post enough of that around here so here it is. I hope to be able to finish it someday as it’s really incomplete, some elements I was going to add only when inking, things like sound effects - it’s a major thing in this series, which I love and got to play a bit with on page 1 - and others that demanded a bit of research such as Baldy’s gun.

Anyways, I really really love this series, it’s so much fun in every sense, full of action and hilarious scenes. The script was for a contest and the winner would have a spot in a special issue, #18, which was an anthology of short stories with amazing writers and artists. When I found the script the deadline for the contest was so far gone that #18 was even released already, so it was a bummer in that sense but here served as a cool exercise and get to play with these characters and their setting. =)