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Paolo Rivera
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No More Mister Nice Guy
DAREDEVIL (after Miller). 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. Don't shoot your television! If you haven't heard Daredevil is almost here. Hope you guys are as excited as I am.
Welcome to The Self-Absorbing Man, a personal blog featuring my artwork and creative process. I post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (if not more). Your comments and questions are welcome on any post, old or new, and I hope you'll become a regular reader. Thanks for visiting.
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Megacon 2015!
DARKCHYLDE. 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. As it turns out, I'll be at Megacon this year, but only for 1 day. You can find me at the Hero Initiative booth on Sunday, signing times to be announced. I won't be able to draw while I'm at the show, bu...
As it turns out, I'll be at Megacon this year, but only for 1 day. You can find me at the Hero Initiative booth on Sunday, signing times to be announced. I won't be able to draw while I'm at the show, but I plan to do commissions beforehand. I can't guarantee that'll I'll get to everyone, ...
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The Valiant #4
THE VALIANT #4 COVER. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color 11 × 17″. It's almost here! The Valiant  #4 hits shelves on Wednesday. And if you happen to be in San Francisco that day, you can catch me and my inking Dad at Isotope Com...
It's almost here! The Valiant #4 hits shelves on Wednesday. And if you happen to be in San Francisco that day, you can catch me and my inking Dad at Isotope Comics, where we'll be signing from 5:30-6:30. Here's a preview of the upcoming issue, and a 5-star, spoiler-free review here.
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Big Wow Commission List
MJ. 2012. Watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. I will be accepting a limited number of commissions for Big Wow ComicFest  next month, April 18-19 in San Jose. There are only 3 options, all of them 9 × 12 inches: Watercolor painted portrait (on my own paper, no exc...
If you're interested in getting on the list, please contact me here: Contact:at:paolorivera.com. Please indicate the character you'd like (and which version, if applicable). I will do my best to finish as many commissions as possible (only one per customer) but a place on the list does not ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, <i>No. 278</i>
THE VALIANT #3 PAGE 13. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. The Valiant #3 out today! Here I am biting into a chunk of imaginary beef jerky. I also made a quick Sculptris bust for Kay McHenry, the Geomancer. This helpe...
The Valiant #3 out today! Here I am biting into a chunk of imaginary beef jerky. I also made a quick Sculptris bust for Kay McHenry, the Geomancer. This helped quite a bit when doing a bunch of talking heads. Obviously, I added a lot of expressions once I start drawing, but it always gives me a ...
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12 Reasons to Die
12 REASONS TO DIE. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. I can finally show this! It's a cover my Dad and I did last year for Ghostface Killah's new comic,  12 Reason to Die . The album of the same name is awesome and hi...
I can finally show this! It's a cover my Dad and I did last year for Ghostface Killah's new comic, 12 Reason to Die. The album of the same name is awesome and highly recommended — wish it had been out while I was drawing this. The book will be available this April.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, <i>No. 281</i>
THE VALIANT #1 PAGES 16-17. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 22 × 17″. If you've followed my work over the past dozen years, you know how seriously I take composition and reference. Sound effects are as much a part of a succe...
If you've followed my work over the past dozen years, you know how seriously I take composition and reference. Sound effects are as much a part of a successful image as lighting or anatomy — and I take them just as seriously. Aside from their patent use as visual representations of audible ...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, <i>No. 280</i>
THE VALIANT #4 PAGE 17. 2015. Digital 2750 × 4175 px. It's finally out! Be sure to pick up your copy of The Valiant #4, and if you happen to be in San Francisco, my Dad and I will be signing today at Isotope Comics from 5:30-6:30. Pushin' against a wall Her...
Here you can see how random my need for reference can be. Out of a 9-panel page, only 1 of the figures required a photo assist. (But even that was just barely necessary.) I used a fair amount of reference for the cargo plane interior and exterior, but that's more a hodgepodge of any pics I can ...
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Folks! I'm gonna try to get back in the swing of things on the blog, so here's the next installment of Wacky Reference Wednesday! I'm playing the part of Kay McHenry, the current Geomancer of the Valiant Universe. The 4th and final issue of the series will be out next week, and if all goes well, ...
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The Valiant #4 Preview
THE VALIANT #4 PAGE 1. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px. I'm done! 4 issues in 8 months. I'm definitely not the fastest, but I'm ~ more or less ~ dependable. The last installment will hit shelves on March 25th, but you can see a lettered preview now . I'm go...
I'm done! 4 issues in 8 months. I'm definitely not the fastest, but I'm ~ more or less ~ dependable. The last installment will hit shelves on March 25th, but you can see a lettered preview now. I'm going to try to get back to a more regular schedule on blogging soon, but I might drop back to 2 ...
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The Valiant #3 Preview
THE VALIANT #3 COVER. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. The Valiant #3 is out this Wednesday! Here are a couple previews, one lettered and one not . Hope you like it! I'll be wrapping up issue 4 this week (hopefully)...
The Valiant #3 is out this Wednesday! Here are a couple previews, one lettered and one not. Hope you like it! I'll be wrapping up issue 4 this week (hopefully). Looking forward to going outside again. THE VALIANT #3 PAGE 9. 2014. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, ...
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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