Saturday, August 11, 2007

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Yesteray, the news broke that I would be illustrating one of my favorite characters in three issues of Punisher War Journal starting in November with #13. You can read interviews I did on the subject at Newsarama and Wizarduniverse. While over at CBR, they have an article with myself and the amazing Dave Stewart discussing the project. There's preview art to be seen as well.

Thanks for looking, everyone.

21 comments:

Parker S. said...

Those two preview pages blew me away. You never cease to amaze!!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to see your issues! Can't wait to see what other comics you'll turn up on next?

Anonymous said...

Me again (above).
Why don't you do a few inked sketches instead of pencils?
You mentioned it in your interview, thought this'd be a good place to put some out.

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Your designs, pencils, and pages on this project are awesome. the Rhino design is perfect.

Rian said...

Well, there's three more dollars I'll be spending at the comic shop each month...

Chris said...

That is one wild gun. I wish Punisher looked older, but you do a great job on him.

Craig Zablo said...

I'll be buying and talkin' 'em up!

http://zablozone.blogspot.com/2007/08/fraction-walker-will-punish-us.html

Tom said...

I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the differences in technical vs organic.

-Donal.

Axel said...

Do I detect a hint of Cory Walker in the face of this particular drawing of Frank Castle? I love how huge you make his arms, can't wait to read it.

arnie said...

jumping on the band wagon of WOOHOO!

peace out

RLS said...

I love that sketch and you do a frigging great Rhino. What the hell was up with that guy who said that you were slow and bad at drawing things, though?

Zach Matz said...

I bet this is what you look like in person.

In fact, there is no doubt in my mind that this is what you look like in person.

Mike Exner III said...

That's not a wild gun, that's a super soaker!

Nice sketch, Cory. Looking forward to your run. Linked ya.

Screw Jeff Owens said...

Dude, I am so happy for you! I can't believe you get to work with Fraction! That guy's stuff is great. I'm really looking forward to what you guys do with the book. From what you said in the interview and from what I saw in the preview art, this is some new stuff for you and it's going to be great! Dave is doing an incredible job from what it looks like, too. Again, I'm really looking forward to this. I may have to say screw the HC and jump in on issues for it.

HvH said...

I take everything back about prefering your sketches to your finalised pieces. Your Punisher is PERFECT. The exact ammount of details, no clutter... Just STYLE!
Gonna get my hands on this book if it kills me.
Hugz,
HvH

matt! said...

this is great news.

war journal is one of the most fun new marvel books in a while, and i think it's a great fit.

can't wait to see more.

Neil Hill said...

This is incredibly cool news, Cory! Perhaps now you'll finally believe in your talents the way the rest of us have for years, eh? :-)

Seriously though, best of luck to you with this new 'job'. I can't wait to see how your page turn out in November. The sketches look incredibly cool!

Alyssa said...

The preview art looks amazing, Cory!!

cory j walker said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. The response to this news has been largely positive with only one or two negative Nancys. It's a great feeling knowing that I've got the support of you folks.

Anonymous- I've considered doing ink sketches in the past, and my main issue is that if I am to start that, I want it to be in a place, numerically, that makes sense to me. Maybe entry #250 will see the beginning of some ink drawings. We'll see. I know it seems silly, but I need some kind of organization for the most part.

Guillermo- I feel that I should mention that I DID NOT design this look for the Rhino, he's appeared with the more "armored" look in every instance that he's been in Punisher War Journal so far, so any credit for making him look cool should go to Ariel Olivetti.

Chris- Punisher in the regular Marvel universe isn't as old as the character in the MAX title. I was told to draw Frank younger, so you get him younger. I mean, people interpret it how they want, but really, Punisher MAX and Marvel Proper Punisher aren't the same character. How could they be?

Craig- Thanks for that, sir.

Donal- Well, we'll see if I can pull it off, anyway.

Axel- ugh. Not on purpose, but yeah, I can see it.

RLS- Thanks. I dunno what that guy's problem is, but he talked shit when I did an interview for my issues of Ant-man as well. It's okay, though, I'm not bothered.

Zach- I look exactly like this in person.

Mike- I KNEW when I was drawing it that someone was going to call that gun a super-soaker, and yet, I went through with it anyway. Thanks a lot, jerk!

Alyssa- Shut up!

j_ay said...

Excellent! I'm pleased as punch (whatever that means) to get some GREAT news today...coming back to work sucks, so now I have something to look forward to.
Keep at it, mate.