Aug 30, 2016


I did an interview for The Killer Inside Me with Multiversity Comics earlier this week. Some character designs and black and white pages are in there too. Check it out right HERE!

The first issue is out tomorrow.

Here's a process shot of that first issue cover. I think I was trying to get textures and marks onto the final that don't end up there unless you get a bit messy.

Aug 28, 2016

The Killer Inside Me #1 - Preview

There's a preview of the first issue up on Comic Book Resources. Click HERE to check it out!

It's a pretty direct adaptation of the Jim Thompson novel.

Art wise, I've really been trying to open my work up. That means spotting fewer blacks and leaving areas for colour to do the "work". This also makes scenes where I need to use heavy amounts of ink more impactful.... I hope.

I was initially going to colour this book, but I needed more lead time to accommodate that, so we brought in Jason Millet to colour the book and he has totally kicked butt!

I ended up adding a layer or two of grey tones to each of the pages just to clarify where and how I wanted shadows placed.

Here are the unlettered colour pages.

Pencil inks/grey tones by me and colours by Jason Millet.

Aug 26, 2016

The Killer Inside Me #1

I have a new book that hits stores this upcoming Wednesday. I've been plenty busy with it and haven't had much free time to update the blog (or my tumblr for that matter), but I've been pretty active on twitter.

The new book is the comic adaptation of the JIM THOMPSON cult classic pulp/noir novel "The Killer Inside Me". Here are the 4 covers that have been solicited so far. I'm pretty happy with this batch of covers, although that first one had a whole different cover at one point that I decided to trash (I'll post some process stuff in a few weeks... or sooner.)

The solicit information:

Jim Thompson’s sinewy, brutal, and beloved novel comes to life as a five-part graphic noir! Adapted by writer Devin Faraci (The Fade-In) and illustrated with gut-punchingly vivid art by Vic Malhotra (Murder Book).

In THE KILLER INSIDE ME, Thompson went where few have dared, giving us a pitch-black glimpse into the mind of the American serial killer years before Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Brett Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, in the novel that will forever be known as the master performance of one of the greatest crime novelists of all time.
Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he’s a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don’t know about the sickness — the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again.

Funny that they used Murder Book as my previous credit for this book. since that's especially old and some of my first work. On to the covers--