Stjepan Sejic will join DC Comics' "Aquaman" as the new regular artist in June with an extra-sized 25th issue.
The artist, known for his work on "Witchblade," "Aphrodite IX" and "Sunstone," celebrated the announcement on Twitter by sharing new illustrations of Arthur Curry and Mera.
under the seaa.... pic.twitter.com/rGywNhJvXM— stjepan sejic/ nebezial/ shiniez (@stjepansejic) March 16, 2017
so yeah, i'll do some swimming this year :P pic.twitter.com/5nUrivHzwI— stjepan sejic/ nebezial/ shiniez (@stjepansejic) March 16, 2017
a 2 hour test for coloring techniques. trying to see what i can get away with while keeping effects looking interesting pic.twitter.com/7xSSgYznC8— stjepan sejic/ nebezial/ shiniez (@stjepansejic) March 17, 2017
look/expressions tests pic.twitter.com/DVnWzctXW8— stjepan sejic/ nebezial/ shiniez (@stjepansejic) March 17, 2017
Sejic began his comics career at Arcane Studios before receiving an offer from Top Cow to draw "Witchblade." He went on to illustrate "Witchblade" #116-150, the longest run for any artist on the series. In 2014 Sejic launched his original graphic novel "Sunstone," which began as a webcomic on his devianART page.
Since its relaunch as part of DC's Rebirth initiative, "Aquaman" has utilized a rotating team of artists to maintain its double-shipping schedule, including Brad Walker, Philippe Briones and Scot Eaton. The solicitation for "Aquaman" #25 reads:
Written by DAN ABNETT • Art and cover by STJEPAN SEJIC • Variant cover by JOSHUA MIDDLETON
“UNDERWORLD” part one! In this extra-sized anniversary issue, former terrorists have replaced the Atlantean police. Crime lords control huge swaths of the kingdom. And a deadly undersea arsenal is trained on the surface-dwellers. All is as King Rath commands—and yet whispers persist of a rebel in the slums of Atlantis: A hero with the potential to change the world. A whole new era of AQUAMAN begins as master storyteller Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone, Death Vigil) joins series writer Dan Abnett for Arthur’s boldest and most harrowing adventure yet!On sale JUNE 21 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T