Some of my blog readers may know that my dad, Dan McConnell, inked Marvel Comics in the 90s, including X-Men #1 (thepizzahutedition). I worked on a few Marvel issues a couple years ago as an assistant (either assisting with background pencils or background inks), but never credited. However, this time assisting Karl Kesel on background inks for Fearless Defenders #4AU I will receive my first credit in a Marvel comic for some of my inking, further establishing me as a “chip off the old block.” I was hoping to get a glimpse of what the colorist did with the inks and today I was rewarded with this Preview on CBR. I had a hand in only two of the preview pages there, the rest of the credit goes to the extraordinary talents of Karl Kesel and the colorist, who appears to be unlisted in the preview. Phil Jimenez, the penciler, had something to do with it, too, and of course the writer Cullen Bunn. Anyway, check out that preview and I’ll proceed to curb my enthusiasm for being a small part of the corporate machine.
Here’s a drawing of Andrew Johnson being congratulated after narrowly escaping impeachment in 1868. ”Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this my Mama said.”
I’ll attempt to lively up my blog with some previews from the Gettysburg Address graphic novel I’m working on this month. Descriptions, if any, will be minimal. This is the capture of Jefferson Davis.
I’ve been busy with the some projects that have non-disclosure agreements attached, so I haven’t been posting much beyond the sketch challenge pieces. I am still at work on the Gettysburg Address graphic adaptation. In fact, Jonathan Hennessey sent me the completed script about a month ago, and it looks as though I’m slated to have the artwork done by June 2012 with a release date in 2013. I’ll post some of the artwork in the coming months for those who have been patiently awaiting news about the development of this project. And for the casual reader, let me tease you with the possibility of a Batman drawing in the not too distant future. According to my site stats, most of my views are related to Batman. Let me assure you, I understand the appeal. I can confess to years of Batman idolatry.
As for today, let me offer you the following image. It was rejected for the inclusion of the ECCC Monsters and Dames 2012 book, but don’t weep for me, dear readers, now it’s free to swim the ocean of the internet. I’m going to look into the possibility of getting this made into a print, and if/when it’s available I’ll give the details on this blog.
And here are the inks:
Thanks for viewing!