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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 298
THE VALIANT #3 P.18. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. It's always the subtle pages where I need the most help from reference. I deserve an Oscar inks by my Pops pencils over digital print digital layout
Welcome to The Self-Absorbing Man, a weekly blog featuring my artwork and creative process. I post on Mondays and Wednesdays (or 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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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 #3 Cover
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1953 #2 Cover
HELLBOY AND THE B.P.R.D.: 1953 #2. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 294
HOWARD THE DUCK #3 Cover. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Been awhile since I posted! I'm sure you all found other ways to entertain yourselves. The good news is, this variant cover just hit shelves (a week early, ...
Been awhile since I posted! I'm sure you all found other ways to entertain yourselves. The good news is, this variant cover just hit shelves (a week early, no less). My Dad, Joe Rivera, inked the issue over Joe Quinones — he's essentially the monthly inker now. Lastly, if you're interested in ...
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Batman: TAS!
BATMAN: TAS. 2015. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. This painting is up for auction to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund . End soon! Bid here . Thanks!
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Marvel Girl
MARVEL GIRL . 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 297
DAREDEVIL #3 COVER. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. Hey, I remember this guy! Hope you do too. No photo reference for this cover, but a lot of pics I found online to get the subway station right. I also used a 3D m...
Hey, I remember this guy! Hope you do too. No photo reference for this cover, but a lot of pics I found online to get the subway station right. I also used a 3D model for the stairs. I wasn't sure how I was going to do the tile, but I had to get my Dad inking, so I just did them digitally.
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 296
THE VALIANT #1 Page 23. 2014. Photoshop, 2750 × 4175 px. Here's a page from The Valiant  where I shoot myself. These pics are usually taken with my iMac webcam, so sometimes the images are flipped. When I'm drawing digitally, I often flip the canvas in orde...
Here's a page from The Valiant where I shoot myself. These pics are usually taken with my iMac webcam, so sometimes the images are flipped. When I'm drawing digitally, I often flip the canvas in order to get a fresh view of my drawing, so it doesn't really matter which way things are facing...
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Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 295
THE INFANT TERRIBLE. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″. No funny photos today, folks, but a bunch of panels used as inspiration for this Kirby Monsters variant cover. I always loved this rather ridiculous issue of Fan...
No funny photos today, folks, but a bunch of panels used as inspiration for this Kirby Monsters variant cover. I always loved this rather ridiculous issue of Fantastic Four, so I was more than happy to read it again looking for things to reference. Hope you enjoy!
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Howard the Duck #3 Variant Cover
HOWARD THE DUCK #3 Cover. 2015. Ink(ed by Joe Rivera) on bristol board with digital color, 11 × 17″.
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THE VALIANT Hardcover
I've got a copy of the brand new hardcover edition of THE VALIANT to sell! And this particular one comes with an original painting of Bloodshot on the black endpaper (in Acryla Gouache). You can find the auction here . Thanks!
I've got a copy of the brand new hardcover edition of THE VALIANT to sell! And this particular one comes with an original painting of Bloodshot on the black endpaper (in Acryla Gouache). You can find the auction here. Thanks! Posted by Paolo Rivera at 9:30 AM ...
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Spectrum 22 Signing
NIGHTCRAWLER. 2014. Ink & watercolor on paper, 9 × 12″. BAMF! I'll be signing tomorrow evening (Friday, the 13th!) at Atelier Gallery, located at 79 New Montgomery in San Francisco, California from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. I'll be happy to sign your copy of Spectr...
BAMF! I'll be signing tomorrow evening (Friday, the 13th!) at Atelier Gallery, located at 79 New Montgomery in San Francisco, California from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. I'll be happy to sign your copy of Spectrum, and any other books you happen to have. Hope to see you there!
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  • Rhode Island School of Design
    Illustration, 1999 - 2003
  • Mainland High School
    1995 - 1999
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