Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fathom: Kiani #4

OooOooOoooooooooooh Man!
You've waited for it - Fathom: Kiani #4 in stores tomorrow!
This book is a crucial get!

Marcus To, Micah Gunnell, Jason Gorder, and Kianibook Faceman are checking out Kiani's lunch.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Vince and I were talking about maybe getting a license to a new property...

...what do you think?!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

fathom 0

well ye ask and ye shall recieve! i'll sneak as much as i can without vince killing me, lol! as to micah and i? i'm down if he tis...


Saturday, December 8, 2007

hey guys

whew, ale sure can disappear... just wanted to pop in and say hi, finished up fathom 0 recently... working with sal regla on it, all i can say is amazing! i really hope you guys enjoy it... really wanting to put my unique stamp on the character... not sure when it comes out, but i can't wait! would love to get some more stuff going on here... a little more situated in life so hopefully i'll be posting more regularly... maybe do an art off with one of the fellow aspen guys to kick start it... micah maybe? marcus? francis? mike? heh... lets do something fun guys! woot!!!!!


Monday, December 3, 2007

December Aspen Books!

Just a heads up!
Coming out this week we have IRON AND THE MAIDEN #0!!

Then in two weeks look forward to FATHOM: KIANI #4!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Art is Resistance

When I'm cleaning Mike's pencils I like to listen to my Music (or the Adam Carolla Show).
My new favorite indulgence is a website that has hours upon hours of Nine Inch Nails music - a collection of remixes done by tons of different people. You can just hit play on the playlist and it goes and goes and it seems familiar but not at the same time. If your a fan or not - check it out. There is something for everyone.


Oh and Soulfire is cool stuff too :)


Friday, November 23, 2007

The Frog King

Here's a quick doodle of Naruto and Hinata, not much else to say. Enjoy!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Spidey and MJ

Hey peeps! Here's a new print I just finished up pencils for. The colors will be provided by the amazing Kelsey Shannon, and I'll be sure to post them up when they're finished. Hope you like!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Remember, remember the Seventh of November

Remember, remember the Fifth of November! well actually, try to remember the Seventh of November!!

This Wednesday Iron and the Maiden #4 comes out! It is the action packed mini-series finale that may lead you to blowing up the Houses of Parliament if you miss it!

Here is a design layout for a train that show up at the trainstation where... you'll have to just read the book.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Hey peeps, I had kind of a "day off" so I decided to try my hand at some coloring. This is one of the only pieces that I've drawn with the specific intention of using color to finish it, so I didn't use any shadows or even much in the way of line-weights in the pencil stage. Done with pencil, using photo ref for the figure, and then colored in PhotoshopCS2 with a Wacom Graphire tablet(sucks). Hope you like it!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I just looked out of the window 20 mins ago and low and behold, it's snowing! And just earlier today it was as warm as 18 Celsius, crazy Calgary weather. The pics are kinda dark but you get the picture.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Aspen Comics - HEROES - and Beyonce!

Hey everyone - check out the commercial we worked on!!!

Also be sure to view all our work on the online graphic novels over at
NBC.comAspen Comics HEROES Beyoncé American Express and Graphic Novels

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


I was watching one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid, The Real Ghostbusters. And I don't know if any of you remember this guy but he was the scariest thing I've ever seen growing up, The Boogieman. Man, I shudder thinking about his high pitched voice and clip clopin feet running around with his big drooling head. Scary stuff, so I had to draw him although I drew his head a little small compared to the cartoon. Freaky.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

chug chug chuggin away

hey guys ale here, kinda disdapeared i know...just been workin on this little fathom book..i'm thinking you guys might like it, lol... not really dying my hair...i'll leave that to marcus...still tryin to set up some art battles...kind of a pain...maybe i'll challenge one of these boys here... whaddya say boys? up for a challenge? what shall we draw? your choice... kisses

Friday, October 5, 2007

Street fighter the later years

Hey all, I know this has nothing to do with really anything other than I like street fighter and all that do might like these videos on this site:

Enjoy! And sorry I dont have any pics.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Blonde ambition

Hey all, just thought I'd post up a new pic of me for those who haven't seen me in a while. I decided to dye my hair platnium, I think it looks good... But I do need to shave.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

john cena

Publish Postmy trip to Las Vegas and guess who i saw. ..WWE superstar John Cena!!!

Iron and the Maiden #3 in stores now!

Did you pick it up? Tell us what you think!!!! Or as Mushmouth would say DJAFKINREEDID?

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Here we go again, another one. I was just at the Calgary Toy and Comic expo this past weekend and people just loved these coloured paper commissions.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Garza interview

garza interview

Garza interview over at the PULSE

IRON and the Maiden #3 is in stores 10.03.07

Here are some conceptual designs for a water dispenser that I didn't put in the extra content to the back of Iron and the Maiden issue #3. In case you didn't know - Iron and the Maiden is from the crazy mind of Jason Rubin. He has put so much thought into each and every detail of this book - its insane. I geek out over stuff like this and Iron is jam packed with them. The artwork was done by the cool guys over at Blur Studios, who are also insane... but in a good way.


Just a few sketches of Gambit and Rogue. Been watching the old 90's Xmen cartoon on youtube, youtube rocks.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Boy Wonder

Here's Robin the boy wonder.

Friday, September 14, 2007

We had a visitor!

The Mighty THOR!!! Thor, meet Thor.

Vince Hernandez tastes awesome!

Good enough to eat!

The Kiani statues have arrived.

And we're trapped inside!


Aha! There's the door!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Gotham Knights

Just trying some stuff again, this time Nightwing... next is Robin!

Monday, September 10, 2007


When Frank and this guy met at the Toronto Con, time and matter should've collapsed upon itself.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Iron and the Maiden #2 out - 3 is out 10.03.07

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo did you pick up Iron and the Maiden #2 yet? Tell us what you think!!!
I'll tell you want I think of issue 3... comics don't get any better!

Top of the Buy Pile!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


here are some quick sketches done at this past Fan Expo in Toronto. These were done on the covers from my sketchbook a couple years back. Happy Iron Day :)


hey guys still working on gettin carlos down...aside from that all the posts have been great! great pic beth! i'm also thing we may need an iron chef rematch ;) aside from that... football starts today wee hoo!!!! im taking the saints, just cause i think peyton manning is wierd looking... oh and my steelers this weekend vs the browns...i say mine, cause i own them... no really...got a great deal... wut... wut...

I have nothing to add.

See above.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007



Are we there yet?

-Did we make it to Pomme Noir?
-I think we did.
-Let's go back, it's too hot!!


Here's my post finally, just messing around with some coloured paper and white pencil crayon, I'll have some more later.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Aspen Statue

We announced at a recent convention that our next statue will be an Aspen Matthews statue! Here is the first idea that Turner sketched - which didn't get picked. The Kiani statue set the bar pretty high so we have to make sure this next one is at least at that level.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

welcome to all yo babies mommas!!!

ale here! hey guys sorry i dissappeared, was in the process of moving and starting a new day job! that's right us silly comic book guys sometimes have day jobs, even ones as fantastically handsome as myself :P but i just wanted to welcome all the aspen guys! beautiful stuff posted!!! watch out gelatometti we're coming for ya! also a little titans 51 action < heh, hope ya likes! and an update as ill be having my first throwdown later this week! maybe even tomorrow! its brother vs brother! carlos d'anda and myself duking it out to the death...well maybe not the death, but perhaps a cup of coffee will be on the line :P love to all, peace to some...see ya soon!!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What up Bub.

Hey all! This is my first post here...I finally caved:) This is something I just finished up yesterday and thought maybe some of you might like to see. Probably going to be turned into a print once its colored.

HellCrupps, Genie of the P, and More!!!

So thanks to Francis and Agnes, I was emailed this juicy nugget of awesomeness done this past weekend in Toronto. No descriptions necessary.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Just wanted to show off some of Danimation's incredible coloring work on Iron and the Maiden. Don't forget issue #2 is in stores September 6th!!

P.S. My birthday is Sept. 14th. Send all gifts to the Aspen address in the inside front cover of your comic!

Manapu Hulku for Franku

This bad ass piece was given to Frank this past weekend in Toronto. Frank has one of, if not the largest Hulk original art collections on this side of Sakaar--yeah you know you like the Hulk reference!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mark Roslan

I thought I should introduce myself~ Hello I'm Mark Roslan, Director of Design and Production. My job involves a lot of different things including putting the books together ready for the printer. Here is an alternate cover by Turner and Steigerwald for Iron and the Maiden #2 that will be at the Canadian National Expo in Toronto this weekend. I put the Logo on there and try to make it work with the cover - in this case I added a glow to compliment the light shinning through the bullet holes.

Try to drop by often and we should have some fun new things going on here. Maybe some inside scoops - some funny photos - new artwork - or just plain stories you wouldn't normally get to hear.


P.S. I also go by my nickname Roz.

Kiani #4 Peek-a-Boo

Hi All, I'm Vince, EIC and scribbler of words. Here's a look at the cover for issue 4 of Marcus To and I's series Kiani #4. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

kid for a day

so i'm sitting here it's about 5 in the morning finishing up some titan's pages...thinking about all this craziness...i've been drawing comics for nearly 12 years now...crazy business... also it would seem that one of my artistic influences passed away this past weekend...even crazier business...my condolences go out to his family...mike weiringo rest in peace man, you will be missed... so i'm working it's late i could really use a coke zero... my hairs in my face... and i wish i didn't have a rug burn on my cheek...

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Hey guys so I figured I needed a new arena to challenge fellow artists, so I came up with this...THROWDOWN! It will be an art challenge where I and perhaps the other artists that post on here decide to challenge another artist at what they draw well!!! For example, artist Carlos D'anda is great at drawing robots, so I would challenge him to a robot draw off! Or Frank Cho-hot chikkies... you get the idea....So hopefully I'll get something set up soon!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Switch it up!!!

So...what is Pomme Noir Comics? Well as alot of you may know, I along with some fellow comic book artists, about two years ago started up a blog by the name of gelattometti. It was an amazing success, both creatively, and as a sounding board to interact with the fans... It grew to be quite big and is still going strong to this day! So... with that now that I, Ale Garza, now a newly minted member of Aspen studios, decided it was high time to give it another shot! So...with Pomme Noir Comics, PNC for all you hip kids...I'll be inviting my new Aspen brethren to come on and share some of thier studio insights, and personalities. Will it be as big of a success as the Wildstorm venture? Only time will tell...Either way...Let's get back to enjoying comics!!!