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I’m off to a great start to 2015 regarding my comics convention attendance!

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comic conventionMike Deodato Jr.Press ReleaseWizard WorldWizard World Los Angeles

Press Release Gareb Shamus, President and CEO of Wizard World, Inc. (WIZD)(“Wizard World”), today announced the addition of a Los Angeles Comic Con to Wizard World’s 2011 lineup.  The show will take place on Sept. 24-25, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Superstar Mike Deodato Jr. is the first guest of honor at the event.  The Brazilian artist, well known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Captain America, The Mighty Thor, Wolverine, X-Men, The Avengers, and Batman, will be making a rare U.S. appearance.

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MarvelMike Deodato Jr.Sneak Peek

Marvel sent over a sneak peek of The Art of Mike Deodato hardcover that arrives in stores in July. “Since I was a kid, I’d loved art books collecting my favorite artists. More recently, I’ve been thrilled to see works of comic book artists taken more seriously,” said Deodato. “To be featured among talents such as Joe Quesada and Marko Djurdjevic in a book like this makes me awfully happy. My dad, who bought me all my early Frazetta hardcovers, was beaming with pride when I told him Marvel was doing one about me. I feel honored.”

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Dark AvengersMarvelMike Deodato Jr.ReprintVariant

Marvel announced issue nine of Dark Avengers series has sold out at the distributor level, prompting the company to send the issue back to press.  Interior artist Mike Deodato also provides the variant cover to the reprint that arrives on November 04, 2009. via Marvel

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Mike Deodato Jr.quote of the weekVideoWolverine

Mike Deodata had a really great quote the other day that I wanted to share with everyone. I got an email from a young comic artist wanabee who wanted to know how old I was when I started working at Marvel, so that he could have an idea how long it would take for him to break in, as well. He was feeling already too old. He’s nineteen. I told him that age doesn’t matter. One of the worst artists I know of started at Marvel when he was 20. One of the best artists I know of — Hal

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Brian Michael BendisDark AvengersMarvelMike Deodato Jr.ReprintVariant

Marvel has announced Dark Avengers #3 has sold out at the distributor level (but may still be available at your LCS), prompting the company to go back to press for a second printing. At the forefront of Dark Reign, Norman Osborn must lead his villainous super-powered team against the sorceress Morgan La Fey! Don’t miss Deodato’s powerful interior art on the cover of this new second printing variant! The $3.99 variant edition of Dark Avengers #3 is scheduled to be in stores on April 22, 2009. via Marvel

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Brian Michael BendisDark AvengersMarvelMike Deodato Jr.ReprintVariant

Marvel has announced it is going back to press with Dark Avengers #2. Spanning from the terror of Dark Reign, multiple Eisner award winner Brian Michael Bendis and acclaimed artist Mike Deodato deliver a brand new Avengers series with a team of the most dangerous characters ever assembled!  This isn’t your mom and dad’s Avengers, True Believers! The new printing will feature interior art by Mike Deodato on the cover. The reprint is scheduled to be in stores on March 25, 2009, and features a cover price of $3.99. via Marvel

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HulkMarvelMike Deodato Jr.Video

Mike Deodato, Jr. sent us a link to his YouTube video of him sketching the Hulk. Can’t think of a better way to start the day.

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MarvelMike Deodato Jr.PreviewSneak PeekWolverine

Mike Deodato Jr. sent along some of the work he is doing in the upcoming Wolverine: Roar that arrives in September.  Take the jump to see the inks, and the colored pages done by Val Staples.

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Mike Deodato Jr.Video

Check out this video by Mike Deodato and his wife as he gives the grand tour of his home studio.

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MarvelMike Deodato Jr.Sneak PeekThunderboltsVenom

After Matthew’s review of Thunderbolts #113 yesterday, I figured you might be interested in seeing one of the inked pages of Thunderbolts #114 by Mike Deodato Jr. It looks pretty sweet, what with Venom getting his ass handed to him in the first panel.

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MarvelMike Deodato Jr.

If you have ever wanted to know what an artist goes through when creating a cover image? Mike Deodato Jr. shared several steps his covers go through on the way to completion. In this installment we have a thumbnail, black and white inks for the cover, and the final cover itself. I tried to experiment a looser way of inking it, using markers instead of brushes and pens in order to get the feeling of a penciled cover, you know, the energy and the movement that generally gets lost during the process of inking it. I think I was successful.

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