John Rock

Person of Color
Tony just shared this on Instagram, so I’m guessing it’s fair game. We did a little mini-comic for Dutch Bros. coffee, his lines, my color. This is the cover. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that this was colored entirely with the Loish brush pack and is the first thing in years I didn’t use my own custom brushes for. Check those out if you make digital art.

Tony just shared this on Instagram, so I’m guessing it’s fair game. We did a little mini-comic for Dutch Bros. coffee, his lines, my color. This is the cover. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that this was colored entirely with the Loish brush pack and is the first thing in years I didn’t use my own custom brushes for. Check those out if you make digital art.

I colored these a little while back for a new thing called ‘Shadow Boxer’ with Andrew Rutledge and Giavanni Valletta. Both are really talented dudes and I hope you like what we were able to do. I believe they are looking for a publisher now, so hopefully it won’t be too long before we have a lot more to show. You can see a little more here.

I’m guessing everyone who cares has already seen the Assassin’s Creed Unity animated short (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEjcVvxjZIc) that I colored, working with the incredible talents of Rob Zombie, Tony Moore, Justin Kamerer, and plenty of others on the animation team and in other roles. But I wanted to show a little behind the scenes of my own. [hire me] It was a pretty incredible gig to be a part of and now that it’s done, I’m not above using it to my advantage if at all possible. [seriously, if you have decent paying steady work, HIRE ME] As you may know, I typically make my living coloring comic books and similar, related jobs. [HIRE ME] I also illustrate. [Hire me for that!] Before you even ask, yes, I have been staying pretty busy already…busier than I’d like most of the time. [Still…hire me.] Unfortunately, as cool as much of the work I have is right now, the vast majority of it is either sporadic, low paying, or both, and I (desperately) need to get back to working on decent paying gigs, preferably the kind I can count on from month to month. [This is why you should hire me.] It has become increasingly more difficult to get by and I mean no disrespect to anyone working with low-budgets, on the indie scene, or scraping by on your own. I love all of that…but at the same time, I like eating, paying bills, and not driving my wife into an early grave because of the stress of living week to week with no good answers about how we’re going to get by. [Please?] So, if you like this kind of work or the rest represented in my portfolio here and are in a position to hire colorists or illustrators, please drop me a line. If not, I still appreciate you and it does wonders for my ego that you care about my little art-habit. If you wanted to share this post, that would be super too.

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I’ve been so anxious to show you guys this. I hope you dig it.

I’ve been waiting to talk about this one for a while. Assassin’s Creed Unity. Rob Zombie. Tony Moore. Justin “Angryblue” Kamerer. Me. Some animation guys whose names I’ve forgotten. The full animation will be debuting at the San Diego Comicon, but here’s a peak. I hope you guys dig it and I can’t wait to show the whole thing.

I’ve been waiting to talk about this one for a while. Assassin’s Creed Unity. Rob Zombie. Tony Moore. Justin “Angryblue” Kamerer. Me. Some animation guys whose names I’ve forgotten. The full animation will be debuting at the San Diego Comicon, but here’s a peak. I hope you guys dig it and I can’t wait to show the whole thing.

Daily Sketches

I’ve been trying to make myself draw SOMETHING every single day the past few weeks and thought it would be nice to share these somewhere other than my FB page. I know these aren’t finished work, but hopefully no one minds.

A variant cover for Valiant’s Bloodshot, drawn by my amazing art pal Sina Grace and colored (what little there was to color) by me. Don’t we just make the coolest art babies?

A variant cover for Valiant’s Bloodshot, drawn by my amazing art pal Sina Grace and colored (what little there was to color) by me. Don’t we just make the coolest art babies?

This bad boy was drawn by the indelible Lewis Larosa and finished off with my colors. Hope you dig it!

This bad boy was drawn by the indelible Lewis Larosa and finished off with my colors. Hope you dig it!

Alejandro Arbona and Gavin Cuneo from Valiant Entertainment. These ended up not being used, but I was fairly happy with them, so I thought I’d put them up here. Drawn by me, for once.

I colored this several months back over Tony Moore’s lines. Pretty cool, huh?

I colored this several months back over Tony Moore’s lines. Pretty cool, huh?