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Inhuman and Joker sketches

Thanks to a fan for pointing these out to me. Comic Book Resources posted their weekly AXEL-IN-CHARGE column sheding some light on the Inhuman delay (pushed to April 2014) because of some creative differences between Marvel and Matt Fraction. However Joe is working hard on the new story written by Charles Soule and Alonso posted a few sketches.



Also, Joe posted a character study of the Joker recently that has fans dreaming of Joe doing a Batman book. Check it out.



50th Anniversary of the X-Men

Marvel is releasing a poster to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the X-Men. Joe Madureira's art is featured at the bottom. It's repurposed artwork but it's a cool poster none the less.

Random Joe Madureira art

Joe has been on a posting frenzy and has uploaded some sketches/concept art pieces for all to see. Check them out!



Amazing Link Sketch by Joe Madureira

Joe asked fans for input on what to draw for a sketch and chose Link from the Legend of Zelda. Check out his awesome rendition.



Here's what Joe had to say about it.

**"HEY!" "LOOK!"** ( Navi voice ) My take on Link from the Legend of Zelda games. It's sort of an amalgamation of all the versions of Link from all the games. I like young Link for some reason, more than the 'badass' older Link. Go figure!

This was so much fun I'm going to hit some of the other characters on the massive list you all generated in the coming weeks. Inhuman has me pretty swamped, but I will make it happen!

Thanks so much for the support over the years! I truly feel blessed to still be doing what I love, and that you guys still want to see it. Your excitement gets *ME* excited. Couldn't do it without you. Seriously. *THANK YOU!*

Inhuman #2 Cover Art

Joe Madureira has posted a sketch and final colours for the cover for Inhuman #2 that's due out in February 2014.



Masters of Anatomy

Just a heads up that Joe Madureira is contributing to a kickstarter project called "Masters of Anatomy." It seems like a really cool book and if you're an artist or have a desire in learning to draw the anatomy of people it's definitely worth supporting/buying. Masters of Anatomy is a one-of-a-kind anatomy book drawn by 100 animators, illustrators and comic book artists. It features work from world-class artists like Humberto Ramos, Francisco Herrera, Pascal Campion, Florian Satzinger, Warren Louw, Loish and many others. The result is a volume unlike anything that exists today. A must have for any aspiring artist; digital or traditional.

Support this Kickstarter here - www.kickstarter.com/projects/1302528630/masters-of-anatomy

Inhuman concept sketch

Today Joe Madureira posted a concept sketch for fans to drool over in anticipation for the new Marvel series Inhuman. Here's what he had to say.
Check out this exploration drawing I did for Medusa (Inhuman) ! Just thinking about different ways she might use her hair. Nothing's officially approved, just exploration. I'll post more soon!






NYCC Battle Chasers Sketches

Joe Madureira has finished his two new Battle Chasers sketches for the New York Comic Con. They'll be 11x17 prints available in Artists Alley table L2. Signing times are 10:30am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm Friday-Sunday during the New York Comic Con. Joe also answered a few questions about the prints. 1) Yes, Monika's boobs have gotten a little smaller (!)
2) Poor Garrison was going to be featured in his own print, but I didn't have time, and he ruined the composition of the team shot. So--I promise I'll do one of him for the next show. I didn't forget him!
3) I will look into some sort of online store where you can buy stuff without going to a convention.
4) These two particular prints are grayscale and resemble penciled line art on an 11x17 bristol board. Ie. It looks like pencils. I will have 3 other full color prints available that some of you may have seen at SDCC.
5) Yes, I do hope to get back to Battle Chasers someday. I do still love these characters, whi…

Joe teases new Battle Chasers Comic Con Sketch

I don't know about the rest of you but I can't wait to see the finished product of this Battle Chasers sketch! Joe will have a new sketch for the New York Comic Con that starts on this Thursday October 10. I think it may top his Red Monika sketch from last year.

Spending time with my children. Haven't seen them in a while... #NYCC#battlechasers#SorryItsJustAPrintpic.twitter.com/8547nmJRdo— Joe Madureira (@JoeMadx) October 7, 2013

Savage Wolverine #8 Preview

Over at Comic Book Resources they've posted some preview pages of Savage Wolverine #8. Joe Madureira's art looks great! Check out the pages below and purchase Savage Wolverine #8 this Wednesday!





Marvel Announced Inhuman #1 will be out in January

Expect the first issue of Inhuman to hit stores early next year.

Marvel NOW, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told USA Today that Matt Fraction and Joe Madureira’s Inhuman spins out of Marvel’s current Infinity storyline, focusing on events that take place after a large portion of the human population is exposed to the terrigen mists, which give the Inhumans their powers. Check out the cover for the first issue below.



Savage Wolverine #8 Pages

Comicbookresources.com has posted a few pages for Joe Madureira's last issue of Savage Wolverine... #8 is due out in stores next month. Check out the art below!



Joe Madureira to launch new Inhuman series

Some exciting news for Joe Madureira fans. Shortly after his Savage Wolverine stint Joe will move over to help launch the next Marvel universe post-Infinity event called "Inhumanity" with Inhumans #1, a new ongoing series written by Matt Fraction. It hasn't been discussed if he will be the regular artist or if he will just pencil the initial few issues but we may find out more during San Diego Comic Con next week. Check out the cover for the first issue!



New Savage Wolverine Pages

An interview with Zeb Wells over at Comic Book Resources has a few pages from issue two of Savage Wolverine featured. There's one never before seen page and two others we've seen the pencils to but not the colours. Check them out!



Joe to draw variant cover to X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1

*** UPDATE ***
Unfortunately this cover was never made. I guess Marvel.com made a mistake advertising a variant cover by Joe Madureira. Sigh... Guess We'll have to wait for Savage Wolverine #8 and Inhumans.
*** END UPDATE ***

The Marvel comic solicitations for September 2013 were just released and I've discovered that Joe Madureira will be drawing a variant cover to X-Men: Battle of the Atom #1. Hopefully we'll see the artwork soon! For now check out the inks to Savage Wolverine issue #8's cover and his X-Men #1 variant cover without the typography.

New Savage Wolverine Pages

Savage Wolverine #6 comes out next week and will begin the three issue arc featuring art by Joe Madureira and written by Zeb Wells. Here's the official cover as well as two new pages showcasing Captain America and other Avengers!



Wells and Madureira Interview at CBR

Comic Book Resources had an interview with Joe Madureira and Zeb Wells to talk about their upcoming Savage Wolverine arc. It begins with issue #6 due out to stores June 12th.

CBR News: Zeb and Joe, this story started off as "Avenging Spider-Man" tale before becoming a "Savage Wolverine" story about Logan and Elektra. Spidey still has a presence in the story, though. What can you tell us about his role in this story? Is he the Amazing Spider-Man or the Superior Spider-Man?

Joe Madureira: He's really not in it all that much, but it's regular Spidey, not Superior Spidey.

Zeb Wells: Spidey shows up at the beginning and end of the arc. I like it when he pokes at Wolverine's image as a stone cold killer, so having him around really shows the two worlds Wolverine lives in; the more "heroic" world of the Avengers/X-Men and the grittier world of his past.

Zeb, we've spoken previously about your thoughts on Wolverine, so let's chat about Elektra.…

New page from Savage Wolverine featuring Elektra

This image came from a fan of this site, Ferran, and seems to be a page from Savage Wolverine featuring Elektra! Thanks for the tip man!



Marvel Now X-Men #1 Variant Cover by Joe Madureira

This one slipped under the radar! I guess Joe Madureira will have a variant cover for the launch of Marvel Now's X-Men ongoing series. This had to be a last minute idea on Marvels behalf. Here's the only preview I could find... hopefully we will see a higher resolution version before it hits retail next week.

Newsarama interview with Joe Madureira on Savage Wolverine

Over at Newsarama.com they have an interview with Joe Madureira and Zeb Wells talking about their upcoming 3 issue run on Savage Wolverine. Give it a read and check out the new pages!


Newsarama: Zeb, Joe, following the Avenging Spider-Man arc you did together, you're working again on Savage Wolverine. What's unique and special about this partnership that has you returning to it?

Zeb Wells: There's an energy to Joe's artwork that I really like writing for, and the storytelling is so strong. It's just so much fun to be alone in your office — which is usually so depressing — and seeing his artwork in your head as you write. It makes it a fun experience.

Joe Madureira: I'm blushing right now! [Laughs.] Originally when we were trying to figure out what I was going to work on at Marvel, they had sent me stuff from various writers — I had just been away for a while. I didn't even know what characters were cool anymore, or what was going on with Spidey. I hadn't…

New Savage Wolverine Image

Joe Madureira has revealed a new Savage Wolverine image. Check out Wolverine in his old costume!


Art Advice 2.0 from Joe Madureira

Joe Madureira has continued voicing his art advice with details on what gear he uses, his influences, and skills needed for working in the game or comic industry.

Art Advice 2.0

Now for the specific art questions I do get very often:

1-I use a technical pencil with HB lead 99% of the time. Staedler, Koo-in-oor, Prismacolor Turquoise, it’s all good. Take your pick. I use them all. Sometimes I work on paper that’s a little different ( smoother or more coarse ) and I may move up or down to an H or a B lead if needed. But I find H and 2H digs into the paper and is too hard to erase ( Which sadly I do a lot of ) and B is too soft ( smudges like a mofo.) B is fantastic for going back over lines, darkening , and adding weight to your lines. Basically, ‘inking’ with a pencil. **Just keep a sheet of scrap paper under your hand or you will smudge the shit out of your drawing!!!**

HB suits my needs 99% of the time. Really no need to switch it out, just adjust your pressure. Harder or lighter. Usuall…

Red Monika pencils from SDCC 2012 sketch

Today Joe posted the pencils to his San Diego Comic Con sketch of Red Monika he drew last year. Hopefully he'll have another killer sketch for this years comic con which takes place July 18–21.