Monday, January 9, 2012

From the vaults. Supergirl #55

This was  a fun couple of pages because I began experimenting with how I would draw the Bizarro's in the next issue. instead of using sharpened pencils and leadholders, I used all blunt tips tp create the sharp angles of their features.

This is an example of why I became a visual artist:Creative problem solving. However... it's also an example of my occasional frustration with being a commercial artist. If you look back at the post for the previous issue, you'll see that I tried to create a lead like finish to Supergirl's body. So I was taken aback a bit when i got the script for this issue and read this:

Here's the problem. Lead statues aren't reflective.
So I decided to go with a chrome finish and instead of a single reflective image, I would do multiple variations within the reflections. it took time to figure it all out, but is really a great image in the end.

The first part of the issue was inked by Richard Friend, a really talented guy who I hope to work with again at some point.

Yes, I based my Perry on Lane Smith from "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"

Yes I did really research the type of break indicated in the script.

These pages were inked by frequent collaborator Marc Deering

the rest of the issue was inked by John Dell and I wish I had scans of his beautiful inks because Johni s one of the finest inkers in this business.

Thumbnails for Supergirl #55

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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