A quick backstory to this: There’s this show going on in Mexico this weekend called Festo Comic. One of the highlights of the whole thing is that C.B. Cebulski (from Marvel Comics) is coming to do portfolio reviews. They handed out a script for everyone interested in getting a review, could do those pages, submit them and the people organizing this would select a group of “participants” to then get the interview/review with Cebulski.

Anyway, I didn’t get selected (if it was for lack of ability, I accept that, if it was because it’s cartoony, I think it’s a big mistake). And since there’s no risk now (I think) I wanted to show them publicly. I had a lot of fun with them. And thanks to the guys who I showed them to before hand for the feedback and for saying “this would get me to buy superhero comics again“. Reaffirms my idea that there IS a market for these kind of comics IN the superhero genre.

From “Uncanny X-Force 5.1” Script by Rick Remender. Original artwork by Rafael Albuquerque and colors by Dean White. Pencils and inks for these pages, yours truly. Click to enlarge.

In any case, I can still use these for the future. And as well, this motivated me more to work on that Great Lakes Avangers proposal.

If you wanna check out other humor books from Marvel, check out Dark Reign: M.O.D.O.K. by Ryan Dunlavy, the collection of Strange Tales II by various independent artists, and my favorite, Mini Marvels by Chris Giarrusso.


Mario A.~