Monday, 5 March 2012

A Sneak Peek at El Bigote - in Color!

Not too long ago, I posted the inks and tones for the 'A Tequila-Drenched Reckoning' cover here. Now, have a glimpse of El Bigote - in glorious color!

Matt Soffe talks a bit about coloring the cover on his blog:

"One of several projects I'm juggling at the moment, here is a teaser of the cover art for the forthcoming independent comic 'El Bigote', which is written and drawn by my good friends Matt McLaughlin & El Chivo respectively. El Bigote takes place in the mexican afterlife, and from what I've seen so far features all manner of insane characters, shoot-outs and shenanigans.

El Chivo pencilled this magnificent wraparound cover and I was asked to ink the sucker. Now, inking other people's work is not something I have a lot of experience with, so that in itself was reason enough to say yes. Add in the fact that El Chivo's art is pretty flippin' dynamic and full of humour and menace, plus Matt's a great up-and-coming writer with a gift for memorable characters and I was sold.On top of inks, I'm now part-way through colouring the cover, and have also agreed to take on the mantle of ongoing inker for the next batch of actual comic pages. It never hurts to broaden your arsenal does it? (is that even a phrase?)"


  1. That's great. As I said on the other fella's blog: Chivo/Grimm combo: cool.

  2. Thanks, Supersurfer - at some point I'll have to bother you into doing up a cover for a future issue!

  3. Just saw this message, Matthew. Cheers, I'd like to take you up on that sometime.