Thursday, March 27, 2008

x-men: first class 10

okay, so a quick one to let you folks know that my first "real" marvel comic came out this week*... i'm pleased with how it turned out (and clearly my editors were too, since it led to my new gig)... and the colors by emily warren are just beautiful (always funny to see folks other than rico color my stuff these days... luckily, i've worked with talented folks like lee louridge, rico and giulia brusco... and now emily)... and of course, jeff parker's story is pretty swell, too. so go buy a copy.. or two.



-c

*my first published work at marvel was WAY back before impulse - 1 page in a comic based on a cd called saturday morning hits (covers of cartoon theme songs by alterna-folks like the reverend horton heat, liz phair, matthew sweet, helmet and more)... my page was for fat albert and the cosby kids, covered by a band called dig... and again, i have a big thanks to dana moreshead for that one (besides an unknown like me, there was some crazy talent involved - cover by bill sienkewicz, pages by chris bachalo, tim sale and a bunch more... gotta dig out my copy)

10 comments:

gdeo said...

i picked it up weds. fantastic stuff,craig...congrats my friend...i cannot wait to see and read more.

Jeff said...

It will be a couple of weeks before I'm anywhere near a comic shop, but I'll find a copy. Looks great though. Nice way to give Cyclops a smug expression even with the visor and water bottle in the way.

Anonymous said...

Hey C!

Sshweeet!

Looking forward to picking it up tomorrow.

todd said...

although i've seen these pages through from layouts to finished, i have to say that they are really wonderful! and though i think that some comics are incredibly over-sculpted these days, i really like what emily did with your stuff! looks great!
and really love what YOU did with jeff's great story!! you're such a good storyteller...!
so congratulations on your first 'real' marvel gig, brother! it's sweet!

Bill Nolan said...

I have the CD somewhere. LOVED it. Doesn't really hold up, neither does the CD of Schoolhouse Rock covers, but I really enjoyed both back when they were released.

Leaf said...

Love the Choopie hiding in the plant. Hoping to get to my LCS this afternoon and scoring a copy.

Scott Weinstein said...

Craig,
I just read the comic this morning. I loved it. You did a fantastic job. I can't wait to hear about your next Marvel project.

Brian said...

Great job Craig as I thought you did a great job of making the characters your own and differentiating this from you 'Haps work.

Looking forward to seeing some more work from you at Marvel in the future and hoping that includes another issue of X-Men, First Class or maybe even its cousing, Wolverine, First Class, that would be cool.

Cully Hamner said...

Wow, Craig. That's it. Just "wow."

TimLevins said...

Great stuff, Craig! I've been a fan of yours since following in your 'Gotham Adventures' footsteps, and I'm thrilled to know that hanging with Marvel these days. I look forward to picking up the book!