I recently wrapped up the inking phase for The Reluctant Prophet, a graphic novel based on the Old Testament account of Jonah. Above are pencil to ink page comparisons.  Now on to text and color!  For more info on this project, including a video trailer, please 

An inked two page spread from The Reluctant Prophet, a graphic novel I’m working based on the Old Testament account of Jonah “But the Lord sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the 

ungoliantschilde: Rafael Grampa and Jose Villarrubia ~ Conceptual Sketch, Pencils, Inks, and then the Final Colors for Strange Tales II. The comic illustration process >

‘rest’ for sale

16 x 20 oil on board painting for sale (unframed).  buy here (etsy) or here (fine art america). 

A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived. Paul Rand (Good Design is Good Will, 1987) 

43 days to finish all the pencils for the “The Reluctant Prophet”, a graphic novel based on the biblical account of Jonah. If you haven’t already check out the promotional trailer which was cut together using mock-up sketches and few color pages. Enjoy. 

Four Post card designs created to promote The Reluctant Prophet, a graphic novel based on the old testament account of Jonah.  Each post card was mailed about a month apart to various publishing companies.  If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the trailer by 

Classroom: in a site

thecomicarchive.com showcases video interviews of indie comic makers, mainstream comic-book shakers and down to earth comic shop administrators. Insightful stuff! 

Classroom: in a site

whatifkirby.com showcases a ton of Jack Kirby’s original artwork. Members are given the ability to zoom in on high resolution scans and take a close view at the comic master’s work in great detail. take a look!