I'm a writer and artist, working mainly in comic books, and living in the South East of England (although I'm technically half Scottish and half English).
I'm the managing editor of Orang Utan Comics, group editor of AAM/Markosia, writer of Alpha Gods, Hypergirl and Hero: 9-5, and also do freelance inking and lettering work for the likes of AAM/Markosia, Slave Labour, Top Shelf, Image, Marvel/Panini and I letter the official Doctor Who graphic novels for BBC Books.
I stand corrected. This inker must be a wizard or something; this is amazing!
This is how it used to be done, you know? This is how Jack Kirby used to be able to draw eight gajillion comics each month… He did rough layouts and the inker would do finishes. In fact, this bears out the regular comparison between Liefeld and Kirby. They both have a fantastic design sense, a real energy to their work and an eye for dynamic layouts. But they’re also both at their best when teamed with a very talented inker.
Yes, the inker is very, very good…but I bet the combination of him and Liefeld is still better than him on his own. I actually really like this, and I think it’s a shame that Kirkman doesn’t “get it” and wanted Rob at less than his best. If I’d know the art in The Infinite was like this then I would have picked it up.