This week's pick:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

BLACK BEETLE by Mitch Gerads

A great sign of a great character is if you have too many ideas to pick from. You done good, Francesco. I had to do this one up a bit more just because you've been a great pal, Francesco. I hope you all likey!

Inks below!



Monkey Pipe said...

I love this!

A fantastic round, all. I have been blown away by these.

Jamie Gambell

Mike Hawthorne said...

Holy shit, what's gotten into you guys this week!? You've all gone Galactus level bad ass! ;)


Doc Shaner said...


You've really out done yourself on this buddy. I saw the pencils earlier and thought "this is going to pretty good. Now that I've seen the colors I'm just completely blown away buddy.

Dan McDaid said...

So cool. I love that you've taken this super-retro character into a new domain - the electric blue and glowing neon of the eighties! Inspired!

Francesco Francavilla said...

You have gone totally MATRIX and that, in my language, means KoolFactor at 20 (in a scale from 1 to 10 ;)).
Great angle and kickass expression on his face: I am falling, so what? You are coming with me :)
Thank you so much, Mitch, so happy to see you guys are having so much fun with this guy :)
And thanks for posting the inks too: love'em!


Brion Salazar said...

Wow. Amazing. I love the angle, the colors, everything. Just, wow.

Frame Theory said...

Whooooa. This is the best one thus far

Ron Salas said...

Mitch, this looks unbelievable. Once again, great sense of energy in the piece.
I love the black composition and the colours work really well.

Shawn said...

Wow, that is beautiful. Great capture of the action. I've never been into comics, at least following them, but have always loved the art. Glad I got turned onto this blog at its beginning from my pals on twitter. Really enjoy your work Mitch!

ANDY KUHN said...

way to make a cool drawing, mitch! :)

tomfowler said...

very nice mitch. lots of movement annd i love the work in the gloves.

Mitch Gerads said...

Thanks so much everyone! I had a ton of fun with this week's topic!

Francesco, your description of the look on his face was spot on. Couldn't have said it better myself.

You're all aces in my book, no matter what Declan says.

Nathan Fairbairn said...

This is super slick. The drawing is aces but you really rocked the colors. Way to run the Photoshops! ;D

Steve Bryant said...

Beautiful, Mitch.

just. plain. beautiful.


Mitch Gerads said...

Thanks, guys!