View Full Version : Nightwing #18!

03-16-2013, 06:30 AM
Finally a preview of my work for DC's Nightwing #18 got posted on IGN, here's the cover (which I didn't ink) and my pages on the preview. First time I see them colored too, cool stuff!


03-16-2013, 01:15 PM
Que chingon... que chingón!!.. poca madre...felicidades

03-16-2013, 02:54 PM
jaja! Muchas thank yous compadre!

03-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Great to see more people from here working for big two...you did awesome job!

03-17-2013, 06:53 AM
Thank you! It's a great feeling indeed

03-17-2013, 07:14 PM

03-17-2013, 07:30 PM
It's a great feeling indeed

So that must make working for not so popular publications feel not so great? I couldn’t help but have fun with that.

03-17-2013, 07:50 PM
So that must make working for not so popular publications feel not so great? I couldn’t help but have fun with that.

Working in comics is a great feeling, regardless of the size of the publisher :banana::carrot::bounce::w00t::D

03-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Seeing your name on the cover of Nightwing has to be awesome. Plus you inked over RYP! Crazy! Sooo excited for you!

03-18-2013, 04:13 AM
Oh man, when I saw my name on the cover, I almost cried, I swear! Inking over RyP looks nice now but opening those pages for the first time... scary! ;)

03-18-2013, 11:28 AM
How did you get the pages?... digitally?

03-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Do you mean from the penciller? Yeah, digitally, I don't think anybody works with originals unless penciller and inker live close by. This was not the case

03-18-2013, 02:50 PM
oK... and deadlines... how was it?...how many pages you had to ink.. and how many time did you have?

03-18-2013, 04:04 PM
deadlines... well, that's the bad part. About a page per day and inked 14 pages... maybe 19 or 20 days. But I have day job that takes 10 hours out of my day so it was rough. I slept about 4 hours a day for 20 days straight and man, it's no fun going to work while your brain feels like ground beef. But I finished a day early, go me! :D

03-18-2013, 11:25 PM
Though... but the important part is that you made it... on time... that is great!... I know you just finished these pages....but...what now?... more gigs?....

03-19-2013, 04:10 AM
Nothing for DC right now, they said they liked my work and would give me more but I think I'm in the "fill-in" list for now so I'll have to wait for another emergency. Aside from that, I think I will be inking a cool project here in Spain (though it's not 100% sure yet) and have been working with my agent and a few pencillers to get more gigs. I just have to be patient and keep at it, like before the DC gig.

03-19-2013, 11:00 PM
Great... let's hope you get more gigs... hey.. I don't know if this is the correct place to ask you this...regarding your agent... I found out on the net that in spain there are some agencies... are you on one?... I would like to get in touch with one... which one would you recomend?

03-20-2013, 05:17 AM
Thanks, let's hope I get more gigs :)

There are a few agencies here, indeed, a surprising number of them, actually. My experience with them is limited but I'll be happy to send you the info, send me an e-mail to jalbarran75 at gmail dot com.


03-20-2013, 10:29 AM
Thanks man.

03-23-2013, 06:55 PM
It was good seeing this in the comic shop today, I wanted to shout out, “I chat with this inker online! Yes, we have fun chatting online, yes we do! I wanted to say that so loud Mr.Albarran, awesome.

03-24-2013, 08:09 AM
haha! Funny, two other friends of mine in the US said about the same thing to me this week. It's great to see that type of reaction from other people :)

Comics Commando
03-31-2013, 06:15 AM
Not knowing for sure, I suspect Nightwing is a monthly book. That gives the inker about 30 days to ink 24 pages or whatever the story page count is. If he's fast enough to take the weekends off--fine, If not, ya gotta work weekends.

When I was an editor at Image Comics I actually had pencillers who thought they could spend six weeks on a regular monthly book. To this day, I have no idea where they're getting their math from.

Not only can you NOT do a monthly book in six weeks but at that schedule, how did they figure on 12 issues a year?

Nice work, Juan--keep it up.

Kurt Hathaway

03-31-2013, 06:50 AM
ha! yeah, that doesn't add up. Right now it's about 20 pages pero month (unless there's a cover too), however, usually the script gets delayed, then the pencils get delayed and so inkers don't have a month for those pages. At least on DC it usually work like that, anyway...