Friday, February 25, 2011

Dwayne McDuffie

I met Dwayne at the first convention I ever went to. It was in NYC back in 1992. I had seen some promo material for Static in Comic Shop News and put together a three page sample based on the ad. I had figured out that Static's powers were electromagnetic. Now I'm not a little guy, but Dwayne was a towering presence to me, so he intimidated me at first. When I showed him the pages he looked at me, keep in mind the book was still months away from hitting the stands, and said, "You figured all of this out from an ad?"

I said, "Well it seemed to make sense." He pulled his glasses down a little and said, "Nice job."

When I finally walked into the old Milestone office on 23rd Street, I was 21, full of piss and so sure I was the next big thing. Dwayne took me seriously from day one but let me know that I still had a long way to go. Dwayne was always willing to help me improve my work. Every time I saw Dwayne, for years, we would catch up a little, trade jokes and stories. I remember Dwayne always being encouraging and always being bluntly honest with me when I needed it. He was a mentor, a friend and an inspiration to me. I'll miss him very much. I rarely cry, but when I heard the news from a friend, I cried. I cried for my loss, I cried for Dwayne's family and those who knew him best and I cried for the voice we will never have creatively anymore.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Jamal, how do you deal with some fans who tend to act, well, stupid, or the ones who badger you about trivial matters like convention schedules (like me)?

I don't mind the questions about cons and stuff, but if you act a fool, i'm gonna treat you like one. I also don't like to not answer questions here. I very rarely ignore a question. If i do it's because it was so out of line that I couldn't think of an answer that wouldn't make me come off like a psychopath, or it's something story related or spoiler heavy.

Ask me anything

did you ever have a commission that after you finished you were surpised by

yes. Only because I wasn't sure if I could pull it off. I think my weakness is likenesses, I have to work twice as hard on them because as an artist your first tendency is to draw your own face subconsicously. I did a peice with a fans wife dressed as Batgirl which I was very proud of when it was done because I felt i captured her perfectly.

Ask me anything

Monday, February 7, 2011

Superman Classic

This was just so cool I had to post it. Thanks to Supermanhomepage for posting it on their site and congrats robb Pratt, you did a great job.

C2E2 Commission list is now open

If you're looking for a commission you can email me All commisisions will be drawn onsite.
Prices are:
Blank covers $100
Head $40
Head and Torso $100 Black and white $150 with some color
Single figure with minimal background $200 and $250 with some color.

About Me

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique