Official Press Release
Kicking off the third year of publication, SKETCH Magazine presents the
awe-inspiring cover illustrations of G.I. JOE’s David Michael Beck. In
the past few years, Beck has stormed the industry with his fresh new
style. The interview sets the ball rolling for columns about some of the
most asked about concepts in the comic industry.
“David Michael Beck artwork is truly awesome to behold. His G.I.JOE work
has revolutionized some of pop culture’s most fabled characters,”
commented Bob Hickey, Sketch’s Creative Director. “Beck’s stylized
realism and this industry make a perfect match. Comic fans are always in
for a real treat with his work.” With over 30 years of experience in the
illustrating field, David shares his feeling on the comic industry and
discusses his career, influences, and his goal to remain on top of his
skills and with the times.
As a bonus, Beck breaks down his latest painted cover piece, from
concept to finish. “I think the comic fans and creators alike gain an
extra appreciation and understanding for the artist when they can see
all the steps involved in their work,” said Sketch Senior Editor Flint
Henry. “Seeing the creative process unfold like that serves as fuel for
one’s own artistic drive.”
Sketch is a trade publication, providing educational, entertaining, as
well as creative information about aspects of the comic industry such as
inking, pencilling, digital coloring, etc… and is published by Blue Line
Pro. BLP is the leading provider of comic book art boards and art
supplies, providing the proper tools, knowledge, and professional edge
to established and aspiring creators around the world. Along with
Sketch, Blue Line Pro is the parent company BLP Comics, publisher of
comic titles such as Little White Mouse and upcoming Blood & Roses
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