Taking a minute between drawing Roche Limit pages to post something here.
 

This is Page 11 of X-Files: Year Zero #1 (IDW) that came out last week. It’s also the first page from my half of the story (the 1940’s story of the first X-file.)


Mat Lopes (the colourist) came up with this really nice blue centric colour palette for this page that I just love. I like working with Mat, although he probably gets really annoyed at my constant colour guides and changes. I think he said I was definitely the most involved and detail noticing artist he’s worked with. ha.
I drew this page 3 times at different sizes until I decided what I was comfortable with. I ended up finally drawing it and the rest of the issue (and series) just a bit over print size. It’s a size that Zach Howard (Artist of Wild Blue Yonder) showed me.
This book, even the issue I’m working on now, has,been filled with 6 panel pages, so it’s a cool lesson in trying to find different ways to layout pages. For this one I went with the uber stack (that’s my term for 5 tiers), not sure I could do 6 tiers, but maybe that’s something I should do for issue 3 of the series. You gotta know when to try something different and when to just go with 6 even square panels that I associate with some of Alex Toth’s work, like his Zorro stuff. It does help that my story takes place in the 40’s so I fully embrace going for a look that suits the period.
I was looking at a lot of Kevin Nowlan at the time and tried to be controlled, but at some point I just grabbed a brush and went to town. Should have put some clouds in that first panel sky, but I like the openness of it as well. oh well.
One thing I’ve learned with drawing comics is just to do your best in the time you have. Make sure the storytelling works and move on. You’ll have the opportunity to tackle similar shots in different ways down the line.
Okay, back to work.
—vic

Taking a minute between drawing Roche Limit pages to post something here.

 

This is Page 11 of X-Files: Year Zero #1 (IDW) that came out last week. It’s also the first page from my half of the story (the 1940’s story of the first X-file.)

Mat Lopes (the colourist) came up with this really nice blue centric colour palette for this page that I just love. I like working with Mat, although he probably gets really annoyed at my constant colour guides and changes. I think he said I was definitely the most involved and detail noticing artist he’s worked with. ha.

I drew this page 3 times at different sizes until I decided what I was comfortable with. I ended up finally drawing it and the rest of the issue (and series) just a bit over print size. It’s a size that Zach Howard (Artist of Wild Blue Yonder) showed me.

This book, even the issue I’m working on now, has,been filled with 6 panel pages, so it’s a cool lesson in trying to find different ways to layout pages. For this one I went with the uber stack (that’s my term for 5 tiers), not sure I could do 6 tiers, but maybe that’s something I should do for issue 3 of the series. You gotta know when to try something different and when to just go with 6 even square panels that I associate with some of Alex Toth’s work, like his Zorro stuff. It does help that my story takes place in the 40’s so I fully embrace going for a look that suits the period.

I was looking at a lot of Kevin Nowlan at the time and tried to be controlled, but at some point I just grabbed a brush and went to town. Should have put some clouds in that first panel sky, but I like the openness of it as well. oh well.

One thing I’ve learned with drawing comics is just to do your best in the time you have. Make sure the storytelling works and move on. You’ll have the opportunity to tackle similar shots in different ways down the line.

Okay, back to work.

—vic

michael-moreci:

Sneak peek to the cover for Roche Limit #3. Initial orders are due this Friday, so be sure to tell your retailer to stock it!

I’m so behind on keeping you all up to date on this book and my other projects. Just swamped with work between X-Files Year Zero and Roche Limit.
Anyway, here’s this badass cover for Roche Limit #3. 
—vic

michael-moreci:

Sneak peek to the cover for Roche Limit #3. Initial orders are due this Friday, so be sure to tell your retailer to stock it!

I’m so behind on keeping you all up to date on this book and my other projects. Just swamped with work between X-Files Year Zero and Roche Limit.

Anyway, here’s this badass cover for Roche Limit #3.

—vic

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idwcomics:

The X-Files: Year Zero #1 Advanced Preview

RI Cover by Francesco Francavilla

Words by Karl Kesel, Interior Art by Vic Malhotra and Greg Scott, Colors by Mat Lopes

(via seriesilovethemost)

lamar-williams said: HEY IS THE NEW SERIES DROPPING TODAY OR DID IT ALREADY DROP?

The new book isn’t out for a few months (Comes out near the end of September) BUT, you can find a preview of the book on the Nerdist. Your timing was impreccable because they just put it up!

Follow this link

http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/exclusive-meet-roche-limit-michael-moreci-and-vic-malhotras-new-creator-owned-image-comics-series/

The book is called Roche Limit.

Thanks!

—vic

edit! : Put in the correct link.

Iron Fist commission from EEK Comic and Pop Fest this past weekend.

—vic

Iron Fist commission from EEK Comic and Pop Fest this past weekend.

—vic

Here’s a mash-up of various panels from my half of X-Files: Year Zero #1 which is out this July from IDW. Karl Kesel wrote a darn good script. I’m tackling the parts of the story that take place in the 1940’s.

—vic

Here’s a mash-up of various panels from my half of X-Files: Year Zero #1 which is out this July from IDW. Karl Kesel wrote a darn good script. I’m tackling the parts of the story that take place in the 1940’s.

—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #4 for mystery Image project. Awesome alien-types from Vic…creeeeeepy.
Announcement coming Tuesday!
Until then: Take Your Destiny to the Limit

Jordan Boyd did a fantasticamazingsuperb job colouring this one. 
—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #4 for mystery Image project. Awesome alien-types from Vic…creeeeeepy.

Announcement coming Tuesday!

Until then: Take Your Destiny to the Limit

Jordan Boyd did a fantasticamazingsuperb job colouring this one.

—vic

Here are two Tiger Lawyer sketches. I coloured one of them. I think I’ll colour the other too, eventually.

—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #3 for new sci-fi series coming from Image—mystery!
"The Unknown Beckons"

And here’s today’s teaser! Mystery. Big Head. Space. Shining star or something…
All the things an arresting image should posses. In my books, anyway :)

—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #3 for new sci-fi series coming from Image—mystery!

"The Unknown Beckons"

And here’s today’s teaser! Mystery. Big Head. Space. Shining star or something…

All the things an arresting image should posses. In my books, anyway :)

—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #2 for mysterious new Image series!
Come work for MoiraTech—just be sure to read the fine print.

The second teaser for the new Image book. This one came out yesterday and there are a few more that will lead up to the official announcement., but there’s a lot of stuff on this one to give you hints to the type of story we’re telling (hint hint - read the fine print)

—vic

michael-moreci:

Teaser #2 for mysterious new Image series!

Come work for MoiraTech—just be sure to read the fine print.

The second teaser for the new Image book. This one came out yesterday and there are a few more that will lead up to the official announcement., but there’s a lot of stuff on this one to give you hints to the type of story we’re telling (hint hint - read the fine print)

—vic

michael-moreci:

Yesterday’s teaser, now in motion 3D! Thanks, Dean Cunniffe!

Dean made a wicked 3D animation out of the first teaser to the new Image book we’re doing!

Now that is badass!

—vic

michael-moreci:

Yesterday’s teaser, now in motion 3D! Thanks, Dean Cunniffe!

Dean made a wicked 3D animation out of the first teaser to the new Image book we’re doing!

Now that is badass!

—vic

michael-moreci:

Here’s the first teaser for an upcoming sci-fi noir series coming from Image Comics in the fall. So, so excited for this. Vic Malhotra on art, Jordan Boyd on colors, Ryan Ferrier lettering, and Tim Daniel on design. Concept by Steve Seeley and I. 
That said, this new series beckons you to do the following:
Come Find Yourself. 

michael-moreci:

Here’s the first teaser for an upcoming sci-fi noir series coming from Image Comics in the fall. So, so excited for this. Vic Malhotra on art, Jordan Boyd on colors, Ryan Ferrier lettering, and Tim Daniel on design. Concept by Steve Seeley and I. 

That said, this new series beckons you to do the following:

Come Find Yourself.