My first big break in comics came just before the turn of the century/millennium. I had produced a couple of small press, black & white, creator-owned comic book series with my friend J. Torres
, all the while sending copies of those comics to various editors at bigger publishers in the hopes of catching someone's attention. After receiving numerous rejection letters, I finally got lucky when Darren Vincenzo, editor of the DC Comics series Batman: Gotham Adventures
, contacted me because he needed a fill-in artist for one issue. Of course I jumped at the opportunity, and that one issue led to another, and another, until I eventually took over as the main artist on the series. It was a dream come true for me, it jumpstarted my comics career, and I got to work with some amazing people, including the wonderfully talented Scott Peterson
, who took over writing B:GA
at the same time I began drawing it.
This is the second time in this issue that Batman storms into a heavily guarded mansion, leaving a bunch of goons in his wake. Bubbles, bullets, bazookas, and batarangs -- oh my! Scott was really putting me through my paces here, and I can't thank him enough for pushing me as an artist.Batman: Gotham Adventures
#23 was written by Scott Peterson, pencilled by me, inked by Terry Beatty, lettered by Tim Harkins, coloured by Lee Loughridge, and published by DC Comics. If you'd like to read more, you can find the rest of the comic on Comixology
Thanks for looking!