Thursday, February 28, 2013


Nightwind © DC Comics

Rond Vidar & Universo @ DC Comics

Here are two of five Legion pieces I am doing for the ever patient Michael. The top is Nightwind. That character was fan created and presented in Amazing World of DC Comics, a in-house fanzine DC created in the 1970s. She has gone through many incarnations but the basic character has remained pretty much the same.

The next is Rond Vidar. He is the son of the Legion villain, Universo. Rond is also the inventor of the Time Cube, a device used to send someone through time without the need of a Legion Time Bubble. Twice Rond helped the Legion defeat his fathers plans. The second time was a great two part story of the Outlawed Legionnaires in Adventure Comics #359 and #360 by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan. For his help, the Legion made Rond an Honorary Legionnaire. 

Thanks Michael. Doing these pieces made me go back and reread some old stories and visit some old friends.

Both pieces were done in ink on 11"x 17" Strathmore Bristol Board.

This is Post #1950

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Catwoman © DC Comics
Artwork © 2013 Gene Gonzales

More playing with working in a digital medium. This was done completely in Photoshop on my Cintiq 24HD.

No worries about me still working in traditional mediums. Perils On Planet X is being done the good old fashion way: Pencil and ink on board. :) And don't forget to check out this weeks page tomorrow!

Work has been extremely busy lately. Commercial work has started stacking up. That's a good thing. But it has put me behind on a few inked commissions. And they are Legion requests, so you know for me not to get to them is killing me. With any luck I will get a few things under control in the next week or so. Then it will be POPX and commissions for a while.

This was done entirely in Photoshop CS5.

This is Post #1949

Thursday, February 14, 2013

AYA - Green Lantern Animated Series

Aya © Warner Bros/DC Comics
Art © 2013 Gene Gonzales

This is one of those "happy accidents". I have just started catching up on the Green Lantern Animated Series and love the show. I had worked on some of the package art for the so-far non-existant toy line so I knew some of the characters. But I didn't know of the a.i. character of Aya. I love the character and her design. So I had to take a shot at drawing her. Avoiding details and storyline spoilers, I thought "love" would be a good theme. And Valentine's Day just happened to fall on posting day. See, happy accident.

This was done entirely in Photoshop CS5.

This is Post #1948

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Pirate Queen - Perils on Planet X

Perils on Planet X © Christopher Mills & Gene Gonzales
Artwork © 2013 Gene Gonzales

I didn't mean for this blog to be so Planet X-centric but it has lately. Sorry about that. Next week I will shoot for something different. :)

I had a fun morning creating this piece. I had finished some commercial work and sent it for revisions/approval and had some time to kill. Not as much time as I put into this piece though. The Pirate Queen in POPX is a lot of fun to draw and I had this idea in my head that I had to put down on paper pixels. This was completely done in Photoshop, from rough idea to finished piece, on my Cintiq. Fun stuff!

Please join us tomorrow for a new page of Perils on Planet X. And tell your friends! Thanks!

This is Post #1947