There’s not much I can tell you about Carlos Pacheco that hasn’t been said before, originally from Spain he jumped from Marvel UK to the US and has worked on almost all the big titles and even published creator owned stuff. So, keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at his beginnings doing covers and pin-ups for Comics Forum (the Spanish publisher of Marvel comics during the 80’s and 90’s).
Here’s an assortment of his covers for Clasicos Marvel (a series that reprinted classic Marvel arcs). I guess most of you will have no problems to identify which arcs they are for:
Powerman & Iron Fist
And some other covers and pin-ups from other series:
(Where, in order to try and keep posting during a particularly busy period, I resort back to art galleries)
This time, however, I decided to post some art from Spanish creators. Some of them internationally famous, others not so much but they probably deserve more attention.
We start with Albert Monteys, an amazing and really funny cartoonist. Even though he did a couple of pages for Vertigo in the past (The Dreaming #55 and The Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams…But Were Afraid to Ask), he seems perfectly happy working on his own stuff back in Spain (where he works in the weekly comic magazine El Jueves while putting out some other stuff on the side).
Take a look around his Tumblr account, the same place where I found these delightful illustrations he published as a print set (Fin de Liga or End of League):
These are 5 of the 8 prints that you can purchase here. Highly recommended creator if you can get anything by him.
I confess I was unaware about this until a while ago, but Jack Kirby drew 3 covers for the Ghost Rider back in the 70’s, so I decided to put them in this scrapbook of the subconscious that I call website:
Not a lot of time left for posting since I came back from holidays, but this I had to show you: Roger Langridge’s Plastic Man.
All the image come from his website, where he also sells his original art … and if you are into original art, then just go and order something, as they are more than reasonably priced. I also got an extra sketch on my order … Mr. Langridge is a true class act!
I wonder if he would come out of his self-imposed work-for-hire retirement for Plas? I would certainly buy it …
It’s spring (and starting to feel like it), Friday and we have new Quitely coming next week, so it’s clearly Frank Quitely gallery time …
Probably one of the only Artists working in comics, this guy can draw anything and it’s a fucking miracle we still get comics from him, so enjoy him while it lasts. Hopefully, Jupiter’s Legacy will be good. Mark Millar’s run on The Authority is still one of my favorite runs of anything ever, but I am not really enjoying Millar’s latest work … In any case, the art will make this a pleasure for the eye, so I am in for the whole run.
Digressing here, but how disappointing was it that Quitely only drew the first 3 issues of Batman and Robin? Following him with Philip Tan, really?
Friday, spring, … I tried to get some of his lesser known stuff in here, so enjoy:
Darkeid and Quitely, nobody will stop them!
He-Man and the Master of the Universe
Happy #4 cover … Pay attention to the background: it´s incredible
X-Men Wizard Ace Edition cover: background, composite and overlay
Beautiful Endless poster
Daredevil & Elektra, from The Art of Marvel Comics
Print for CBLDF
Wolverine vs the Hand, from The Art of Marvel Comics
Madame Xanadu 6 cover
Avengers Forever 4 variant cover. This issue had another beautiful variand by Jeff Smith!