TCAF 2013 Sat. May 11th (9-5pm) - Sun. May 12th (11-5pm) Toronto Reference Library
I’ll be out at TCAF this year in Toronto as part of the RAID room. Most of my work will be available as prints, either 13 x 19 or 8.5 x 11 on some fine Epson papers. I will also have some small “World at War” postcards in packs of 3.
Come by and say hi if you’re in the area, admission is FREE! The show has some amazing artists attending and you never know what you will find.
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“TMNT Microseries - Krang”
Survivalist spread from the recently released Krang miniseries put out by IDW. Learn the story behind a gooey pink ball’s rise to power!
Story by Joshua Williamson
Art by Mike Henderson
Colours by me
“Assassin’s Creed - Opium Wars”
Finished a few months ago but forgot to post. Hypothetical time period proposed for the Assassin’s Creed series. Featuring lots of political maneuvering, East meets West, and drugs!
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Cyborg 009 “Countdown”
Finished up the final 9 pages this week of Cyborg 009. It’s been a great project and I had a little roll call as each page completed. The entire 105 page graphic novel will be available in July from Archaia publishing. Thank you everyone for the support these past months.
Written by F.J. DeSanto
Art by Marcus To
Colours by Ian Herring (me)
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· marcus to
· fj desanto
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Tribute poster to the Drafthouse Films release of ‘Miami Connection’. A band of black belt orphans take on the narcotic peddling motorcycle ninjas of Miami. Check it out.
The trailer can be viewed here and the actual film is available to download for 10$ from Alamo Draft House.
Should be the last illustration for a bit, other work has picked up but I will try to find time to draw a few ideas floating around in my head. This was mostly done digitally without the usual pencil base. Mixing of Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop. Slightly changed my process which was fun. Tried my best at mimicking the movie credits. Enjoy!
· drafthouse films
Archaia and Ishimori Production Inc. are teaming up to re-interpret Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic manga series Cyborg 009 for Western readers. The new edition is written by F.J. DeSanto (The Spirit, Immortals: Gods and Heroes) and Bradley Cramp (Gattaca), and illustrated by Marcus To (Red Robin, The Huntress). Archaia has provided ROBOT 6 with an exclusive preview of the graphic novel, set for release early this year.
The story is about nine people who are kidnapped from around the world to become test subjects by The Black Ghost Organization, a secret society that provides weapons of mass destruction to the highest bidder. The victims are put through a series of experiments that transform them into super-powered weapons, but with the help of a compassionate project scientist, the living weapons rebel, escape, and set off on a mission to stop Black Ghost from plunging the world into a perpetual state of war.
The publisher states: “Created in 1964, Cyborg 009 was Japan’s first and most-popular super-team, quickly becoming one of the most influential manga series of all time. The original manga has been published in over 250,000,000 copies of weekly comics and comic books worldwide.” There’s also a new, 3D CGI animated feature film in the works in Japan, and DeSanto is working to produce a live-action version.
I am so insanely hype for this and Kenji Kamiyama’s 009 RE:CYBORG film. Marcus To has hit it out of the park with the art on this book and I hope the writing is just as good. It’s also being published by archaia, and archaia is pretty much guaranteed quality.
Thanks for Tumbling this, I’m glad that we finally get to start showing some pages to this book. Also the colourist Ian Herring is killing it on this and making my work a million times better.
What we’ve been up to gets released for a sneak peek.
“Cardinal” Assassin’s Creed: The Chain
Earlier this spring I helped out colouring a few pages for the Assassin’s Creed graphic novel, “The Chain”. It was the first time I had a chance colouring a winter scene so I pulled this illustration from that. I’m currently working on the upcoming graphic novel, Splinter Cell Echoes.
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Some downtime from colouring brought me to this… Goodhunting, Spaceman!
· artists on tumblr
Hello all, I’ve been busy colouring everything under the sun recently so illustration related updates have been scarce.
Currently I am working on….
The Splinter Cell Echoes comic which will be released with the game early next year…
On a new comic adaptation of Cyborg 009, with my studiomate Marcus To…
Continuing Anathema with Issue 3…
And whatever else I get up to inbetween…
In the meantime, Society 6 is having another artist promotion with 5$ off my prints when you use THIS code. So if you had your eye on something and it was just out of your budget or you want to upsize to a larger version, please head on over!
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· splinter cell
· cyborg 009
Megaman Boxart Version
Had some fun basing a Megaman around the awful/classic design from the North American Boxart. He is now featured in Street Fighter X Tekken. Thanks for having a sense of humor Capcom.