View Full Version : Jon Malin Breaks into Marvel Comics!
05-14-2007, 11:08 PM
Jon just posted this and I had to share it. This is a splash from the new Cable Deadpool book he is working on. And it looks like Marvel may be letting him give cable an awesome look again. I think this may be one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen in years.
05-15-2007, 12:08 AM
i don't know about an awesome look again..it looks like they're trying to go back in time to make a lame character hot again...i'll pass on this just like ever other issue of cable and deadpool...
05-15-2007, 02:35 PM
hellblazer72- This is a flashback page along with the following page. Then I draw modern Cable the rest of the book. So, yeah, they are trying to "Go back in time" for this...but for only 3 pages....because it suits the story being told in this issue and that requires a flashback.
Oh, and the script didn't say "Try and make Cable HOT again". I guess I'll take the blame for that, I tried my best through the whole book...so....um...sorry?
05-15-2007, 04:33 PM
Nice job there Jon. :thumbs: Hopefully you have a good inker or else. :man:
05-15-2007, 05:07 PM
Don't need to explain yourself Jon. Let them whine. Good job man Knew ya had it inya. How'd you do it? An agent or just pestering Editors? Not for me but the Kids here.
05-15-2007, 07:55 PM
05-15-2007, 08:02 PM
zpro1- I'm praying that I get a decent inker suited to my style but I know it's unlikely. I'm trying to see if I can get away without an inker if at all possible and go straight to color.
Justice41- I sent Marvel's talent coordinator samples for a solid straight year, every 2-4 weeks he'd get new stuff, pin-ups and or sequentials. I'd make brief calls every month or so to see if anything was happening and what they thought about the art direction. Tried to make them aware of my work, my willingness to improve and myself as best I could. Then the Cable Deadpool editor needed a fill-in and asked the talent coordinator for an artist and he suggested me.
Simple answer is likely not pestering but solid professional level persistence with the editorial contact I was able to make. Showing him that I'm not going anywhere and that I'm serious about producing work on a regual basis. Possibly gaining enough trust to recommend me on something. There were many moments of doubt and frustration but I kept at it and most importantly kept professional.
Joe- Thank you!
05-15-2007, 09:28 PM
very nice stuff!
05-15-2007, 09:29 PM
ok i see now...well congrats on the gig...hopefully it leads to something monthly for you...i've seen a few post of yours and your art seems to be getting better with each one, so you are in the right direction lol...and have fun with the gig..
05-18-2007, 12:40 AM
Super-profundo on the early eve of your day!
05-23-2007, 02:37 AM
the machine, hellblazer72, 3'LL- I thank you all! It is appreciated.
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