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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 292
DAVE CHAPPELLE. 2015. Goucahe on paper, 9 × 12″. Can't say I added much to this reference. But that doesn't mean I didn't have fun painting it. Loved this show.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 291
THE GREEN HORNET #13. 2013. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board, 11 × 17″. Lookin' sharp! inks by "Daddy" blue-line print of pencils pencils over digital sketch digital sketch digital layouts
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 290
BOOK OF DEATH #1 COVER. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Book of Death #1 comes out today, and you can see a preview here . I had the privilege of designing the look for one of the stars of the book, a character nam...
Book of Death #1 comes out today, and you can see a preview here. I had the privilege of designing the look for one of the stars of the book, a character named Tama. I won't go into the details of her origin (in case you haven't read the The Valiant) but originally I was going to give her a wet ...
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Hellboy '53
HELLBOY STUDIES (detail). 2015. Ink and watercolor on bristol board, 11 × 17″. I'm very excited to announce that I'll be penciling a 3-issue mini-series for Dark Horse, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 ! My Dad will be providing the macabre inks, with that cl...
I'm very excited to announce that I'll be penciling a 3-issue mini-series for Dark Horse, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953! My Dad will be providing the macabre inks, with that classic-Hellboy palette provided by the great Dave Stewart. The story will be co-written by Chris Roberson and Mike ...
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Book of Death #3 Cover
BOOK OF DEATH #3. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Here's the variant cover I provided for Book of Death  #3. The mini-series begins next month! Have a great weekend!
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The Walking Dead Variants For Sale
If you couldn't make it to Wizard World Sacramento, have no fear! I've got copies of The Walking Dead to sell. Each copy is signed by me and can be personalized as well (just specify during the PayPal checkout). There are 2 versions, pictured above and belo...
If you couldn't make it to Wizard World Sacramento, have no fear! I've got copies of The Walking Dead to sell. Each copy is signed by me and can be personalized as well (just specify during the PayPal checkout). There are 2 versions, pictured above and below, for $25 each.
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Book of Death #4 Cover
BOOK OF DEATH #4. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
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Hellboy 100 Project (1 Day Left)
HELLBOY 100 PROJECT. 2015. Acryla Gouache on sketch cover, 10.5 × 7″. There's just 1 more day left to bid on this original art! You can find the auction here , all proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative . Art may or may not be fireproof. No guarantees.
There's just 1 more day left to bid on this original art! You can find the auction here, all proceeds to benefit Hero Initiative. Art may or may not be fireproof. No guarantees. Posted by Paolo Rivera at 7:57 AM. Labels: Covers, Painted, Pin-Ups ...
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By the Power of Grayskull...
CASTLE GRAYSKULL. 2015. Gouache on paper, 9 × 12″. A couple dear friends got married this weekend. This was their gift. There's a little, ugly building in Brooklyn where they met, and we call it Castle Grayskull. Congrats, guys!
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Blog Break!
SOON. 2015.  Photoshop, 2550 × 3300 px. I'm going to take a blog break for the next couple weeks (or 18 years).
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 289
BATMAN #33. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Did I ever post this reference? If I did, I don't have a record of it (and I apologize). My Dad inked this piece and I added the post-it notes and strings digitally. The ...
Did I ever post this reference? If I did, I don't have a record of it (and I apologize). My Dad inked this piece and I added the post-it notes and strings digitally. The string motif was taken from a page of the book, a splash that featured the Riddler.
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Morpheus
MORPHEUS. 2015. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. Huge thanks to everyone who came by the Hero Initiative booth in Sacramento! I had a great weekend, and even got to see Norman Reedus at the hotel. I hope they gave him a copy of our Walking Dead cover.
Huge thanks to everyone who came by the Hero Initiative booth in Sacramento! I had a great weekend, and even got to see Norman Reedus at the hotel. I hope they gave him a copy of our Walking Dead cover. Posted by Paolo Rivera at 11:23 AM. Labels: Painted, Portraits ...
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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