Ok, I just found these pictures floating around on FaceBook and wanted to share them with everyone on AnD. It's funny because I still look the same hahah!! Here are some pictures, unfortunately I only have one of them that I am in but I will take you on a little tour of the studio when I was 17 years old which is about 16 years ago. DOPE!
So, the first job I ever did in comics was Prophet #9, this is the only picture I can find of the cover. I was taking over another penciler for that issue since he was sick and couldn't do it.
Here are some pictures of the studio in California. Now that I think of it.. Damn I'm getting old.
This is what we call the BULLPEN, where all the artists work in. When I first got there I got to choose my little corner space which is by that brown looking back wall you see in the middle of the picture. The guy with the pink shirt, he does some of the backgrounds and edits on each page. The guy in the front with baseball cap is Marlo, awesome inker and one of my teachers at that time in inking.
Here is another shot of the BullPen but the other side of it. In front with the glasses is Hyme who is also a really good inker and dear friend back in the day. There was tons of people working there.
Here is a shot of the office of Jonathon and Danny which were my main teachers in inking - these guys have done everything from Spawn, X-Men, Spiderman, Batman and tons more. These guys are some of the best inkers in the comic book business. They can be comic characters themselves as they are both jokers and always cracked people up when they were there around the office
Oops! can't forget Andy and Cedric Nocon, some of the best pencilers there at Extreme at the time -- now they are both doing Art Direction for big motion picture companies I believe. Awesome artists.
AND finally a picture of me speaking to another artist sitting beside me - I think I had just woken up I look totally exhausted haha! This was about 4 months into working as a professional comic artist. Yup, a newbie haha!
:Last but not least - a picture on the "very left"
DAN FRAGA - my dear friend and now working on motion picture films in Hollywood as an Art/Creative Director for big films. He brought me into the comic book scene, he let me crash at his place for several months and took great interest in bringing me into the comics. Actually - He brought over 30 artists into the comic scene and many never share there appreciation for what he has done. So - here I salute and continue to send my thanks to Dan Fraga (FragaBoom!) who has helped artists around the world break into the business. You rock solid and wish you continued success brothu!
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