Issue 4 of FEEDING GROUND hits stores this week. Outside of a cool Busqueda Family/ Border Patrol/ Werewolf battle I was able to illustrate, I'm really proud that the issue contains pin-up art of our characters by a number of our fellow Archaia artists.
As a Publisher, Archaia Entertainment could not promote more diverse talents and subject matter. They consistently challenge the medium of comics and do so in some of the most attractive packages on the stands.
Here's a link to a 7-page preview of FEEDING GROUND #4 and here's a convenient link for locating it and other Archaia books.
And, here are some preview peeks at the pin-up art. Taken together, the full images actually happen to tell the first half of our FEEDING GROUND tale.
Illustrator, THE RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN
Janet's a fine artist whose mixed media style brings a whole new voice to the world of comics. More than just the appealing and engaging design and surface, her art feels layered with meaning, a spell cast in every piece. For FEEDING GROUND she conjures a domestic moment that is tainted with the arcane.
Illustrator, HYBRID BASTARDS
Kate's line is a live wire. In HYBRID BASTARDS every image feels animated and brimming with chaotic energy. I was hoping that someone would do a portrait of our guacho, Uncle Hector, and she nailed it by externalizing the violence under his gruff bravado.
Illustrator, THE GOD MACHINE
Chan's contribution gave me the chills. I'm already a fan of her work for blending of gothic charm and dreamy horror. But her illustration of Flaca in the shopping cart is so raw and desperate and reinforces that iconic moment we wanted it to be.
Whether it's his comic, collage, or illustration work Alex's compositions are monumental and essential. Here, he's struck on the truth of our tale - the wolves are only a pinpoint of violence in a vast and punishing terrain. I also happened to score an illustration of Marvel Comics' IRON FIST off of him that is forever cool.