• A band of survivors struggles to survive after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

  • Every kid wants superpowers. But not every kid's father is Omni-Man, the greatest superhero the world has ever known. When teenager Mark Grayson finally inherits his dad's abilities, though, he realizes life isn't getting any easier.

  • Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world’s greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what’s already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life.

  • Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

  • Manifest Destiny follows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic expedition across America, only things might not be quite like you remember from History class...

  • The bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

  • It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.

  • The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes - Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more -face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of Phil Hester & Todd Nauck!

  • The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him!

  • Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!

  • After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity.

  • When Gary Hampton, corporate CEO, is mauled and left for dead following an attack by a wolf on a family vacation, his life takes a drastic turn! Gary is cursed -when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf!

  • Meet Brit, the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in this one-man killing machine: He's indestructible, unstoppable, and eligible for a senior citizen's discount.

  • Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can't do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.

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Monday
Nov192012

STUDIO TIME with Juan Jose Ryp

Skybounders!

I want to introduce a new feature--Studio Time--where we give a peek inside of your favorite Skybound artist's studio. For our first go around, we have Juan Jose Ryp, artist on the brand new Skybound Original, CLONE. Juanjo, take it away!

Hey!

So by the time this is published, my ancient studio will have passed to a better life and I will have moved (finally!). So here's one last look at the place where I drew CLONE.

My studio is a converted bedroom in a very old country house in a small town called Ávila. Pretty much the only thing I liked about it was the total tranquility in there, only interrupted by birds and the wind…you know, those silly things. (Although, my son is in the bedroom next door practicing his guitar...)

The smaller PC I only use for email and file storage. I use the newer one for all my graphic work: scanning, blowing up pencils to ink, touch-ups before the files go to Felix to color… But apart from Photoshop and Sketchup, I try not to rely too much on the digital end. I’m more old school. Just give me a pen and some paper.

I pencil on boards a little bigger than the printed comic book page, and use colored pencils (blue, green, red) to rough it out, then a HB pencil, 0’5 to do the definitive layout. When I'm laying out a page, I need to be alone. Everything bothers me, even music! I guess I’m a bit insane. The music I listen to has to be instrumental; I’m easily distracted by lyrics and I just can’t get work done.

But when I’m inking it’s the complete opposite! I want some company, to hum songs while listening to the radio…I guess I need less concentration after the most creative phase is complete. After blowing up my pencils on the computer, I ink on boards double the size of the penciled pages. I like to spend an entire workday, sometimes more, depending on the level of detail required, using a paintbrush for contours and calibrated felt tips for the details.

Many thanks for reading, I sincerely hope that you like CLONE as much as I do…see you soon!

Juan Jose Ryp (Juanjo to my friends)

 

CLONE #1 hit stores this Wednesday, November 21st!

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