Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sneak Peek through the eyes of Zorro's Mask!

Attention Zorro fans and masked hero aficionados! Here is a sneak peek of the upcoming Tales of Zorro short story anthology, which is due out in February 2008 and can be ordered from Moonstone Books. The first two images are among those appearing as interior illustrations to the hardback and softback editions. The remaining images are of original drawings of a variety of characters from the Zorro mythology, one of which will be bound into each of 26 special editions assigned letters A through Z for the lucky guys and gals who act as fast as Zorro draws his sword! Order your special edition now!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Samurai Pin-up

Here's a pin-up I did for good friend Ron Marz' and amazing artist Luke Ross' "Samurai" comic book character published by Dark Horse Comics, colors done by the very talented Val Staples. Shiro the Samurai travels to all parts of the world in search of his beloved Yoshiko. In the comic he searches far and wide from China to France, and meets up with the most interesting characters such as The Three Musketeers. I thought it would be fun if Shiro found himself in London, England enlisting the help of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. If you look closely on the coffee table next to Holmes' violin, I drew a back view of the maquette I sculpted of the villainous Ratigan for the Disney movie "The Great Mouse Detective." Included here are the thumbnail sketch for this piece as well as other ideas where I had Shiro meeting up with likes of The Man in the Iron Mask, Captain Ahab, Samson, Julius Ceasar, and Tutankhamen. The pin-up can be found in the trade paperback called "Samurai-Heaven and Earth" TPB Vol.2, which you can order directly through Dark Horse.

Friday, December 21, 2007


The "Tales of Zorro" Anthology Book, a collaboration of several of my dear friends, publisher Joe Gentile, owner of Moonstone Books, editor Richard Dean Starr and uber talented cover artist shown here Doug Klauba, is now available for pre-order. I will be illustrating the interior. Make sure to order your copy today!

Tales of Zorro
Edited by Richard Dean Starr

Interior Art: Ruben Procopio
Cover Art: Douglas Klauba
288pgs, b/w, Squarebound, 6”x9”, $16.95
LTD ed. HC = $129.99
10 digit: 1-933076-31-3
13 digit: 978-1-933076-31-7

Moonstone Books is proud to present Tales of Zorro, a brand-new anthology featuring eighteen tales of the fox--the first collection of original Zorro short fiction ever published!
Including the work of: Jan Adkins, Robin Wayne Bailey, Matthew Baugh, Mike Bullock, Terry Butler, Max Allan Collins, Greg Cox, A.C. Crispin, Peter David, Loren D. Estleman, Ed Gorman, Robert Greenberger, CJ Henderson, Nancy Holder, Tim Lasiuta, Jeff Mariotte, Elizabeth Massie, Robert Morrish, Kathleen O’Malley, Andy Mangels, Michael A. Martin, and Jean Schanberger.

Plus a special prologue and introduction by ZORRO luminaries Isabel Allende and Guy Williams, Jr!

With stunning cover artwork by Spectrum award-winner Douglas Klauba and original interior illustrations by legendary Disney animator and sculptor Ruben Procopio!

With the success of the recent Antonio Banderas films, the bestselling Isabel Allende novel, and the hit television series on Telemundo, Zorro continues to be one of the most popular and enduring heroes of the twentieth-century.

**Available in both a trade paperback and special numbered hardcover limited edition signed by the contributors AND with a new cover by legendary Sherlock Holmes and Peter Pan illustrator Sergio Martinez!

Friday, December 14, 2007

More Ben 10!

Thumbnails for the 2008 Cartoon Network Calendar...