Work In Progress
Poison Ivy & Harley Quinn
Hi, my name's Maxime Garbarini.
I created the online comics label www.closecallcomics.com and i am the co-author & artist on HEROIC PATROL, its first webcomic.
I also love music: check back every week on http://masoupe.tumblr.com/ to find a new selection of cool tunes I selected on Spotify.
thanks guys and girls!
A few weeks ago I timidly announced that I am now doing commissions.
If any of you want one, here are all the details.
contact me here or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
(the shipping costs are not included - payment via PayPal only)
SPECIAL PRICES FOR HOLIDAYS SEASON !
paper A4 - 21cm x 29.7cm - 250mg - white or ivory
paper A3 - 29.7cm x 42cm - 250mg - white or with CloseCallComics markings
- pencils only : 20€
- pencils + inks : 30€
- pencils + markers : 30€
- each additional character : +10€
- pencils only : 40€
- pencils + inks : 50€
- pencils + markers : 50€
- each additional character : +20€
- colored file - 300 ppi : 60€
- each additionnal characters : +20€
- digital file + print version on A4 paper (250mg white) : 80€
- digital file + print version on A3 paper (250mg white) : 100€
TOTAL COMBO !!!
- digital file + print version on A4 paper (250mg white) + original drawing : 100€
- digital file + print version on A3 paper (250mg white) + original drawing : 120€
the DC way : “we have a gay character, quick, alert the press, let everybody talk about it, let the character become a spokesperson, almost cliché-esque, of the LGBT community, create some buzz around it”
the Marvel way : “this character is gay.”
Of course I’m biaised cause I mostly don’t read DC’s titles nowadays but you have to admit that Marvel has a way of not making a big deal out of LGBT characters and that approach simply means progress to me
la façon DC : “on a un personnage gay, vite il faut prévenir la presse, que tout le monde en parle, qu’il devienne un porte parole, limite cliché, de la representation homosexuel quitte à créer une polémique…”
la façon Marvel : “ce personnage est gay. sinon ça va bien, la famille, tout ça ?”
bien sûr, je ne suis pas objectif car je ne lis plus vraiment les titres DC mais il faut admettre que Marvel ne fait pas tout un pataquès quand ils introduisent un perso LGBT et cette approche toute simple, ça a le bon goût du progrès à mon sens.
Here we are, this week-end, it’s PARIS COMICS EXPO !
I’ll have my Close Call Comics table (booth 29) with other artist friends, Julien Nido, Frédéric Pham Chuong and Grégory Lé.
I will do sketchs, commissions and have limited edition prints to sell.
Come see us if you’re in Paris !
(and if you can’t make it, and are interested in a commission, don’t hesitate to contact me)
drawing cars, buildings, trees, furnitures, streets.
yes it’s difficult, but when you’re done, you’re 100 times prouder than when you do another good-pose-good-costume-good-attitude character.
moviebuff19 a demandé: You should do a version of Mystique!!
mystique as an x-men…hmmm I like her better as a villain actually
following up on my redesign of the ladies of the X, here are 6 new entries :
Mirage : to me she is still that tall haunted girl, even more so now that she has lost her mutant powers but still has her valkyrie “i see death” powers. i wanted to keep her look casual but with a touch of asgarian warrior
Blink : I like to think of her as a tomboy somehow, still looking for her own identity and purpose though. I gave her a short haircut to emphasize her pixie-ish look
Dr. Cecelia Reyes : I love how she’s not part of the x-men but still shows up regularly. She should have a costume that reflects a bit her medical training and her life-saver instinct, with pockets and bags to keep her meds and needles and stuff.
Frenzy : she is still on her road to redemption, and is trying hard to become a full fledge x-woman. since she’s basically imperious to harm, her costume can be really simple, not all armor-like. I like to think she uses the loose fabric of her collar as some kind of hood too.
Sabra : I did not change much of her usual design, I like it when it is simple and effective. I whish she’d become a full-time x-woman, her personnality and position in the marvel universe would be so interesting to watch against those of .. say Emma Frost for example.
Sage : shame she’s in character limbo right now cause that girl is really interesting. I tried to gave her a look reminiscent to her hellfire club days. a mix of Victorian garnments and assassin bodysuit.
10 favorites x-men.
Here’s a drawing I did for my friend Loz’s cool website Hoo Mah Moos.
These 10 x-men were the most voted for in Hoo Mah Moos’ s latest online poll.
Inspired by the awesome redesign Kris Anka did for Psylocke, Storm and Spiral, here are some costumes rough ideas for X-women I like.
Hope you’ll like them.
Husk : tried to keep her “teen-ager” like but not too stylish. I seem to remember she hangs out a lot in short shorts, so i thought why not keep that in her costume. army-like jacket an high boots add a grungy touch
Karma : the idea was to give her a more “ethnic” look with a south asian feel to it. belt with “X” patterns, and a green-blue tunique with some kind of criss-crossed button system. the prosthetic leg is complicated enough as it is, I though the rest of the costume should be as simple and sleek as possible
Monet : I tried to give her a “princess” feel. a big golden scarf/cape and discreet golden bracelets and simple dark green/white costume
Magma : I wanted to avoid the obvious red/yellow theme often associated with fire-base-powered characters. I really love what Clay Mann did with her for Age of X so I tried to stay in that same “trend” of earthly tones
Rogue : her recent costume is nice but a bit too “safe” for my taste. her personnality and newfound self-confidence in her powers should show more through her costume. and I loved when she was a bit punkish or goth-like, so I put some leather belts an gloves with metal. I kinda like her haircut too, messy but elegant.
Shadowcat : I would love to see her finally get away from the yellow/blue original x-men costume and I thought why not take a hint from her Excalibur days. for someone called Shadowcat, she should have blend more in the shadows, and looks almost like a ninja.
Rachel Grey (does she have an actual codename now?): i love her but her most recent costume is a bit of a turn off for me. too many things happening at the same time. so while I wanted to keep her hardened tough girl look I tried to tone it down a little and make her feel more like a woman than a girl maybe.
heard that Kris Anka liked Emma & Namor “all sexy like” an it reminded me I had never posted this sketch here.
so here, done.
(I drew it around february 2013 during the Lille Comics Festival. Those two are one of my favorite marvel couple)