Nick Robles

Illustrations by Nick Robles: Set Two

Nick Robles is a self-taught freelance graphic artist from southern Louisiana. His main medium is digital art; however, he has also created artwork in the fields of sculpture and oil painting. Robles acknowledges many and varied influences on his artwork, from illustrators J. C. Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell to comic artist Mike Mignola and Pre-Raphaelite artist J. W. Waterhouse.

In 2014 Nick Robles started working with BOOM! Studios producing illustrations and cover art for their publications, including the 2014 “Clockwork Angels”, the covers of “Kong of Skull Island”, and work on the 2015 “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”. He worked with ECW Press, a Toronto-based independent book publisher, in 2015 on Kevin Anderson’s graphic novel “Clockwork Lives”. Robles also did artwork for both Black Crown Publishing and Dark Horse Comics. He is currently working with both Necromancer Press and Vault Comics.

Nick Robles is the co-creator along with author Tini Howard of Black Crown Publishing’s new graphic series “Euthanauts”, a sci-fi graphic adventure into the frontier of death. Robles created memorable characters with crisp details using a palette of warm and cool colors to indicate the living and the dead. His art on this series presents an atmosphere that is both modern and dark, with experiments in panel layouts and the design of the page. There are currently five issues in the series availabe from Black Crown Publishing.

Nick Robles

Nick Robles, “Nightcrawler”, Marvel X-Men Comics

Nick Robles is a self-taught freelance graphic artist from southern Louisiana. His main medium is digital art; however, he has also created artwork in the fields of sculpture and oil painting. Robles acknowledges many and varied influences on his artwork, from illustrators J. C. Leyendecker and Norman Rockwell to comic artist Mike Mignola and Pre-Raphaelite artist J. W. Waterhouse.

In 2014 Nick Robles started working with BOOM! Studios producing illustrations and cover art for their publications, including the 2014 “Clockwork Angels”, the covers of “Kong of Skull Island”, and work on the 2015 “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”. He worked with ECW Press, a Toronto-based independent book publisher, in 2015 on Kevin Anderson’s graphic novel “Clockwork Lives”. Robles also did artwork for both Black Crown Publishing and Dark Horse Comics. He is currently working with both Necromancer Press and Vault Comics.

Nick Robles is the co-creator along with author Tini Howard of Black Crown Publishing’s new graphic series “Euthanauts”, a sci-fi graphic adventure into the frontier of death. Robles created memorable characters with crisp details using a palette of warm and cool colors to indicate the living and the dead. His art on this series presents an atmosphere that is both modern and dark, with experiments in panel layouts and the design of the page. There are currently five issues in the series availabe from Black Crown Publishing.

The images above are Nick Robles’s work for the Marvel X-Men series, illustrating the character of Kurt Wagner, known as the Nightcrawler, a superhuman agile mutant with the ability to teleport.

 

 

RAW: Number Six

Cover Art for Raw, Number Six, 1984, Published by Raw Books and Graphics, New York

“Raw” was a comics anthology edited by Art Spiegelman, a cartoonist best know for his graphic novel “Maus”, and Françoise Mouly, a Paris-born designer and editor. The anthology ran from 1980 to 1991. It was a flagship publication of the 1980s alternative comics movement, serving as a more intellectual counterpoint to Robert Crumb’s visceral “Weirdo”, which followed in the underground tradition of “Zap” and “Arcade”. The anthology “Raw” was one of the main venues for European comics to reach the United States at that time.

“Raw” featured a mix of American and European contributors, including some of Spiegelman’s students at the School of Visual Arts, as well as various contributors from other parts of the world. These included the Argentine duo of José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo , the Congolese painter Chéri Samba, and several Japanese cartoonists known for their work in “Garo”, a monthly manga magazine. Though comics were the main focus, many issues included galleries of non-comics illustration and illustrated prose or non-fiction pieces.

François Schuiten

François Schuiten, “L’Ombre d’un Doute (Shadow of a Doubt)”, Lithograph, Edition of 1000

François Schuiten is a Belgian comic book illustrator. During his studies at Saint-Luc Institute in Brussels, he met Claude Renard, who led the comics department at the school, and together created several books.  Schuiten is best known for drawing the series “Les Cites Obscures” (Cities of the Fantastic), an evocation of fantastic, partly imaginary cities that he created with his friend Benoit Peeters from 1983 for the Belgian monthly comics magazine “A Suivre”.

Every story focuses on one city or building, and further explores a world where architects and urbanists are the leading powers and architecture is the driving force behind society. Styles explored int the series include stalinistic and fascist architecture as well as gothic cathedrals.

Enki Bilal

The Artwork of Enki Bilal

Enik Bilal is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director. At the age of fourteen, he met Rene Goscinny, a French comics editor and writer known for the comic book “Asterix”. With Goscinny’s encouragement Bilal applied his talent to the field of comics. He produced work for Goscinny’s comics magazine “Pilote” in the 1970s.

Enik Bilal is best know for the “Nikopol” trilogy which took more than a decade to complete. He wrote the script and id the artwork. The final chapter “Froid Equateur” was chosen Book of the Year by the magazine “Lire”. The third chapter of his “Quatre?” trilogy, entitled “Rendezvous a Paris” was the fifth best selling comic of 2006.

Lawsuit and T-Boy

Class Comics, “The Adventures of Lawsuit and T-Boy”, Issue No. 1

Class Comics is an independent comic books publisher, founded in 1995 by Patrick Fillion as Class Enterprises, which specializes in gay erotic comics. Class Comics Inc. is now run by Fillion and his partner Fraser in Vancouver. Fillion has written and illustrated the largest share of Class Comics current catalogue.

Its titles include: Guardians of the Cube, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Camili-Cat, Naked Justice, Rapture, Deimos, Porky, “Rainbow Country” and The Pornomicon. Artists published by the company include French Logan and Max, and Spanish Ismael Alvarez.

Mark Schultz

Mark Schultz, Cover Illustration, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs #1, November 1990, Epic Comics

Mark Schultz is an American writer and illustrator of books and comics. His most widely recognized work is his self-created and owned comic book series, “Xenozoic Tales”, about a post-apocalyptic world where dinosaurs coexiist with humans. He is currently the writer of the “Prince Valiant” comic striip. Schultz also created the underwaer adventure comics series “SubHuman”, published by Dark Horse Comics.

Bernie Wrightson

Bernie Wrightson, Illustration for Batman Comics

Bernie Wrightson was an American artist. He was known for co-creating the creature “Swamp Thing”, his Frankenstein illustration work, and for his other horror comics and illustrations, which feature his trademark intricate pen and brush work known for its attention to detail. Wrightson also contributed character design for films, including creatures and aliens for “The Mist”, “Galaxy Quest”, and the original “Ghostbusters”.

Bernard Albert Wrightson was born in Dundalk, Maryland in 1948. He learned his craft from studying the work of other comics artists and from correspondence courses. His first published work was the 1969 “The Man Who Murdered Himself”, which appeared in the House of Mystery series from DC Comics. In 1974, Wrightson began work at Warren Publishing, producing original material and adaptions of Poe and Lovecraft stories.

Yuko Shimizu

Cover Illustrations by Yuko Shimizu for “The Unwritten” Series

Yuko Shimizu is an award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City. Among comic fans, she is best known for her ongoing monthly covers for “The Unwritten” and her cover art for P. Craig Russell’s comic book adaptions of Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman: The Dream Hunters”, published by Vertigo / DC Comics.

Shimizu began getting editorial illustration work soon after she completed her master’s degree, at first occasional assignments from The Village Voice and the New York Times, and soon after semi-regular ones for The New Yorker  and Financial Times magazine. Now, she counts numerous well-known publications, publishing houses, and brands as clients.

High Noon

High Moon: Werewolf Western Comic

Created by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, High Moon was part of Zuda’s initial launch in October 2007. In November 2007, High Moon was awarded a contract with DC Comics, where the strip was serialized on Zuda.com. Scott O. Brown is the production artist and letterer. Serialization ended when Zuda Comics shut down in 2010.

A bounty hunter, Matthew Macgregor, investigates a series of strange happenings in the Texas town of Blest, where drought has brought famine and hardship to most of the town and surrounding ranches. Additionally, the nights are haunted by werewolves. While Macgregor, a former Pinkerton detective, seeks to uncover the town’s secrets, he tries desperately to keep secret his own past steeped in witchcraft and the supernatural.

Fringe Comics

Fringe Comics

Fringe Comics (Volume 1) is the first series of comic books revolving around the Fringe multiverse. They were written by Mike Johnson, Alex Katsnelson, Matthew Pitts, Danielle DiSpaltro and Kim Cavyan, with art produced by Tom Mandrake and Simon Coleby.

A set of six comic books were released in this volume, with an additional preview comic that was released at the 2008 Comic-Con.