Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Shylock 3

Welcome Back...

Mike Williams, A Native New Yorker living in the wild west has a unique style of his own. Faintly reminicent of a cross between Mad's Angelo Torres, and Mort Druker ( two of my more favorite satire artists).

His Shylock series started out nice enough, with a co-writer. But after issue two, he is writing solo, and the story is really done well. You can see a progression in his art as he starts fresh on issue #3 and bangs it out of the park.

The story is a mob story, so it is familiar ground between us, as we grew up in that area of the street. He even uses backgrounds and vehicles as accurately as can be.

The characters stretch from New York to Boston, and it is not the sappy phoney Soprano's type. This is the gritty, real style, don't #@*& in your backyard, Joey Bagadonuts type story.

Anyway, I am telling you this because he asked me to ink his last issue of this triogy.

As a brush inker, I really loved his style of art. It could be done with quill, but I like the organic look ,and so far he likes what I did. So Here are a few Pages. Hopefully we will wrap up before June and he can get this out. I will love to see the finished product myself, since we are past the hand lettering and on to digital lettering (I miss hand lettered pages myself, though some books still are done that way). That means I don't know what they are saying yet.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

See you soon,



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