Sunday, July 22, 2007

No Orlando Con for me

Sad, sad news.
I haven't posted a blog in a long time.

More than a month ago I had to quit Ace Comics because of business disagreements. Or lets say how business wasn't handled.

So that means I can't go to the Orlando Comic Con.

I wouldn't say that my time with Ace Comics was all bad. I had a lot of fun designing logos, designing characters, doing pages and promo art, talking to artists, getting feedback from great guys in the business. I definately learned a lot.
Hopefully I will find another gig soon and can go to some cons next year.

So to wrap things up here is all the stuff I drew during my Ace Comics days.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ace & Vegas Girl, Orlando Comic Con oh my...

I am working on the new comic book "Ace & Vegas Girl" , and oh boy I'm getting more and more hyped up about the project every day.

"Ace & Vegas Girl" is the brainchild of Brian L. Byrd, the author and founder of ACE Comics (and one of the coolest guys in the 'verse). Like me he is new to the game and we are busting our butts to get this thing airborne.

But it's getting better.
We are going to be at the Orlando Comic Con.

The Con is being held at the Caribe Royale in Orlando Fl. September 21-23, 2007.
We will have a booth and an artist table set up all three days of the Con.

I will be flying in from Austria to be there and do sketches and signings.

For more info about Brian L. Byrd and ACE Comics check out myspace:
For more about the Orlando Comic Con:

Hope to see you there

Berny R B

Here is the first promopic for Ace & Vegas Girl.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

2004-2007: The Making Of Skeletor

Jep I'm back and I've got something old and new.
Back in 2002 I was all hyped up about Masters of the Universe. I tried to get my hands on everything I could find back then. I drew so many stuff related to that series it was quite insane.
In December 2004 i started drawing this picture of Skeletor.

I looked at a lot of sketches, drawings and studies of Leonardo Da Vinci
and I had the toy standing next to my drawing board. Like Emiliano Santalucia (the artist on the MotU comic book) i tried to nail down every detail the toy had, the sculpt had tons of them.
then something unfortunate happend...the drawing fell behind a closet...
damn! I stayed there for a long time and somehow I forgot about it.

December 30th 2006, I was showing my girlfriend some sketches and drawings I did a few years back. Suddenly, I remembered the drawing again, moved the closet away and found the unfinished Skeletor.
On the next day I reworked the drawing, even inked the figure and the basic background.

I thought I was finished with it.

January 10th 2007, I picked the drawing up again and felt that I was NOT finished.
So I started working on the background.
I was looking for more mood, darkness and depth. C'mon, after all, Skeletor is the overlord of evil. Since the "dark hemisphere" of Eternia is not overgrown with plants and basicly rock and lava, I could play with some different techniques and go crazy with details. I took me some time. Two days ago I finished it.

And here it is the last revision with full background.

Hope you'll enjoy it.

Take care.


Sunday, December 31, 2006

Whose side are you on?

Ok here is another Spidey drawing.
I made the black and white drawing of this for my girlfriend a few weeks ago.
And I finished the coloring yesterday.

Happy new year.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Spider-Woman (and her amazing Hair Helmet)

Yesterday I did something with a dry brush.
Today I tried something with a wet brush.
Well actually that's not true. I drew most of Jessica (hehe) yesterday, and went crazy with the wet brush today ( i don't know what overcame me).
Again, nothing big and special just trying out some techniques.
The cool thing about working with a wet brush is that the coloring is damn easy.
Too bad I screwed up with the hair.
But I will keep practicing.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Something new in a very very long time

Ok just to say that I'm back I made this quick little Wolverine.
Nothing special. Just trying out some brush technicques. Improving my black spottings and stuff. I've been doing a lot of practicing lately. I want my stuff to look better.
He is maybe one of the biggest Marvel flagships and in almost every book that Marvel publishes. I don't know why I like him as well but he is just a fun character to draw.

Happy New Year

Sunday, November 19, 2006

or: How To Keep My Blog Up To Date With Old Stuff

Gawd it's been more than a week and I haven't put up new stuff because I wasn't drawing anything special.
Yeah, I know I'm a damn lazy bastard. So I decided to fill in todays episode with something special.
Ok this is a very fond memory and basicly my first ever finished sequential page.
It's maybe two years old. Maybe older.
It was for an artbattle in a German Masters of the Universe Forum (on wich I'm not a member anymore, here we go again I must seem like a Masters and Spidey buff here-damn).
I picked Snake Teela (because I love to draw chicks) and I had to battle some fancy variant Snake-Hunting-Something-Blabla-Crap-Action Stratos (Mattel liked to put these variants out instead of new characters).
If I knew then what I knew now about storytelling, pacing and framing I would have done it completely different.
But basicly for a first try it was pretty good.
The Battle was only 2 pages long but I wanted a little more mood, mystery and epic feel to it.
Hey most of the guys drew their character in weird poses striking off the enemy's head. Which is in my opinion not very in the spirit of the series.
When I look at it know it feels more like a Rob Liefieldish page. Lotsa rubble.
I basicly drew this comic with the toy in my hand.
I colored the page flat and added some special effects.
Like the storytelling itself I did not know hot to do it right.

Stay tuned for Page 2