24 February 2014

CATWOMAN #04 (more) unseen pages

As I promised yesterday, here you have 4 pages that were never published.
Some people will say they were censored, but that´s not exact. The new pages were not a toned down version of these, they were telling another story. Actually, we had a big turning point here that could have changed the whole book from this point: Selina knows who Batman is. You don´t need ballons to get that from yesterday´s pages..
 Maybe DC didn´t want to explore that storyline, so it´s not that obvious that the new pages were drawn just to remove the sexy content. It´d have been much more easy to censor these pages than having to redraw them all.
 
This is the funny thing: who knows?
  
CATWOMAN #04 (more) unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #04 (more) unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #04 (more) unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #04 (more) unseen pages by Guillem March
 
Somebody asked why am I showing this stuff now: I´m not going to keep them secretly in a drawer until I die, and I´m not going to burn them, right?
I´m doing a selection of original art for sale and if I don´t show them, the buyer will anyway, so...
 
Btw, some of the little panels strategically placed over Selina´s body were drawn separately. Maybe I´ll post a scan of the original art tomorrow. Ha, ha, this is a dirty trick to get more pageloads. Why do I need pageloads? I don´t know, I have no ads!
 
Ah, these pages never got colored. The decision to change the story came in the gap between inks and color.

It seems a naked Catwoman helps getting pageloads.

 
 
* Update*
 

23 February 2014

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages.

The pages below were supposed to be pages #16 to #20 from Catwoman #3. This has been one of the few times I´ve been asked to redo pages. Actually I was asked to draw some new pages from a new piece of script. I got an explanation about why DC wanted to change the story and get some new pages done, but I guess it all have to do with the sexy depiction of Selina in these original pages. I didn´t mind at all, since it wasn´t my fault and I got paid for the extra job. The only thing I don´t like is to work on stuff that remains unused.
 
So I´m showing these pages now, but I must confess I don´t like them at all. I don´t like how Selina looks like when she´s naked. Both the body and the face. I´d like to think today I´d do a much better job, and a bit more classy. The colored pages look much better thanks to Tomeu Morey.
Anyway, this is only an artwise issue I have. The action in this scene was a depiction of who Selina was: a woman taking advantadge of her sexuality to get something from a man. That made sense according on how the character had been approached in the earlier New52.
 
That´s it. 4 more pages were kept unseen from issue #4, come back tomorrow.
 
CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March.
 
CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March
CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March
 
CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March

CATWOMAN #03 unseen pages by Guillem March
All colors by Tomeu Morey 


22 February 2014

29 January 2014

Oldies but Goldies: LITTLE BARTON 1x08

Oldies but Goldies: LITTLE BARTON 1x09
 
LITTLE BARTON -aka Guillem March meets Robert Crumb and Frank Stack- chapter 1 ends here.

21 January 2014

Oldies but Goldies: BADMAN page 1

Most people, specially from US, know my work for DC comics. Some other people from France or Spain have read my books in french/spanish and barely know about my superhero stuff. Only a few, those who follow my work from my early years -I love you guys-, know my older manga-influenced stuff. In between all that, I´ve tried many styles in short stories that had a very unnoticed life.

Since most of the times I  can´t post my current WIP beacuse it hasn´t been announced yet so I can´t show it, I´m going to start a series of posts about my more unknown/old work. I could have named it "The back alleys of my hard disk", but I´ll call it "Oldies but Goldies".

Expect the unexpected! Today: Bad-man, or "my style after Will Elder´s Little Annie Fanny". 

Oldies but goldies: BADMAN page 1 by Guillem March
 
Tomorrow: Me meeting Robert Crumb.

09 January 2014

Making of a page: DETECTIVE COMICS #27

I´ve drawn a 5-page story for the DETECTIVE COMICS 27 issue. This has been a big honor, because this is a very special milestone issue celebrating the first appearance of Batman in a comic-book 75 years ago, and also because it has been written by legend Mike W. Barr. 
I was very excited when I got the script and I really wanted to do something special at my highest standar. I´m sharing here the process for the first page of the story, but also a WIP page that I started drawing and soon I rejected because I felt it wasn´t as good as it should be.
 
I spend a lot of time thinking about techniques, composition, style choices, and whatever I can do to to push my skills forwards. Sometimes it takes a wrong step to realize I´m not in the good path. That page told me that Batman, for me, means some solid black ink. Not watercolors. Sharp lines, not soft volumes. Today, as an artist, I feel a bit less insecure than yesterday. But only a bit.
 
Making of a page: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 by Guillem March

Making of a page: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 by Guillem March

Making of a page: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 by Guillem March

Making of a page: DETECTIVE COMICS #27 by Guillem March

03 December 2013

Interview

Stefan Svik from ComicRadioShow interviewed me during my last signing tour in Germany and here´s the link (both in German and English). At that moment I was signing at the Comix Hannover comic-book store.
Thanks, Stefan! And also thanks to the lovely women that handle that store, I felt like at home.

http://www.comicradioshow.com/Article4174.html

Ying/yang quick sketches