Thursday, August 21, 2008

Filipino comic book artist ERIC CANETE joins "The End League" (May 10, 2008)

Writer Rick Remender a announced today in a panel at Emerald City Comic-Con that illustrator Mat Broome is taking a break and that artist Eric Canete (Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin) and colorist Naomi Baker will be coming in as of the fifth issue. Fans of Broome's expert artwork won't be disappointed long, after seeing the exclusive first look pages of Canete and Stewart's work,. And as an added bonus, The End League will begin shipping as a monthly from Canete's debut on issue #5.

NRAMA Eric, you're coming onto this after a great run with the Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin miniseries. What led you to The End League?

Eric Canete:First off, I'd like to thank you for the interview, Chris. It's few and far between I get to do something like this, so this is a real treat.

Thanks for the compliments regarding the Iron Man mini. I had a blast doing it and I hope it showed in the issues as they came out. And I guess it was through those pages that The End League came across my e-mail box. That's not meant to sound self-important or anything. It's actually quite the opposite. I didn't really have anything lined up after Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin and I'm just very lucky and grateful that Rick came along and asked me participate. I don't really know anything about what's cool out there by way of comic books right now because I've been asleep doing animation related stuff for however many years now. I'm seriously out of the loop.

Then Rick Remender comes along and says (and I'm either paraphrasing or totally making this up - I can't recall which), "Hey, Rip Van Winkle, you wanna do this book with me?'s cool. Cooler than anything you've got going on. So, do it. "

And so, yeah... after that sales pitch, and after a couple of conversations with him, listening to what he's got in mind - the concepts, the storyline, the characters, I was eager to get started.

All kidding aside, it was Rick, by his invitation and his good graces, who allowed me to participate with this project. I really hope I don't let him down.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Filipino comic book artist Philip Tan--
On Illustrating Final Crisis: Revelations
By Vaneta Rogers

"I couldn't ask for more. Greg has been awesome and is always surprising me with what happens in each script, and I just can't wait for the next script to show up every time I finish reading the last one. I'm drawing the book, but I'm almost like a fanboy reading the first draft of the scripts," Tan said. "The whole project has been a new experience for me. I'm working with a writer who helps me out so much with how I can make my work be its best. It's been wonderful. It's been such a blast working with Greg so far. We're more than halfway through it, so I think I'll be sad when we're near the end." --Philip Tan

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008


The Next Comic Book Guy: Heubert Khan Michael
by Ruel de Vera
Sunday Inquirer Magazine
August 3, 2008

This is not a good time to be a comic book artist—it’s a spectacular time. And soon, it will be 29-year-old artist Heubert Khan Michael’s time.

The mild-mannered guidance counselor at Colegio San Agustin changes into a penciller with intricate details, dynamic lines and a definite superheroic feel. Weaned on Super Mario Bros. of the Family Computer and Voltron on TV, Michael started on his art early.

“My first sketchpad was the apartment wall,” he says. “I sold sketches to my classmates back in kindergarten.” After his parents bought him an issue of the Superman-starring “Action Comics,” he was hooked. He won third prize in last year’s Fully Booked Graphic/Fiction Awards and released his self-published comic book “Unstoppable” at last year’s Komikon.

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