Sunday, June 28, 2009

Page 2

They say art is never completed, only abandoned. For the most part, I'm about as happy with this page as any page I've finished. My chief regret is theat the backwards numbers of the sign are so obscured by the figures and the '"kirby crackle" of temporal energies. It was a nice nod in the script to Zatanna's powers, and I hope Josh will forgive me if I move on to page 3. As always, constructive criticism is encouraged.

I hope to be back with page 3 in a few days.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

At last we begin

Well, school finished up last week, so barring any storyboard work that falls in my lap, it's comic book portfolio time! Here is the first page of a great JLA script that Josh has been generous enough to let me play with. It's a time travel story in which Black Canary and Zatanna go to the 30's and team up with the Crimson Avenger! Here's page one. I better get to work sketching page 2. Constructive criticism is welcome.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Star Wars/Marvel Animation Mash-Up

I was just bowled over by the cinematic trailer for the new Star Wars: The Old Republic game. I wish I still had time to play computer games. It inspired me to dig out a fun little character sketch I did for a Star Wars pen and paper RPG I was playing a few months back with some friends. He's a Cathar Jedi based on the design for Black Panther's kid in the animated Next Avengers movie. If only he survived the first game session. Ah, well.

Monday, June 8, 2009


Well I've been pulled into the world of blogging kicking and screaming, but a little bird (that I trust knows what he's talking about) tells me you gotta have one of these if you want to make it in the comics biz these days.

For those of you who don't know me- (Seriously? haven't you got anything better to do?) my name is Marcus L. Harris. I have been trying to break into the comics biz as a penciler for a while, and have had my largest success penciling the first four issues (as well as doing covers and some character designs for subsequent issues) of Necessary Evil (published by Desperado and available at plug-plug) , written by Joshua Williamson (the hardest working man in comics.)
Between now and Comic-Con 2009, I will be posting new portfolio pieces that I am working on to try to wrangle that ever elusive animal: paid comic book work.

I probably won't have time to hit the drawing table too hard till next week, so in the meantime, here is a tease from a page from my triumphant return to penciling interiors (for a short sequence anyway) from the forthcoming Necessary Evil #10.