The 17 complete and unpublished Captain Gravity #1 pages of art by Mike Lilly and Bob Almond
I was hired by Penny-Farthing Press to ink the 6-issue series CAPTAIN GRAVITY & THE POWER OF THE VRIL in the beginning of November 2003 over pencil artist Mike Lilly. Between November & January I received 17 pages to ink from issue #1 which I completed. Due to circumstances a subsequent creative change was made and my pal Sal Velluto made the cut as the new pencil artist with me retained to ink my oft-partner.
Unfortunately, these originally rendered pages will most-likely not see print since it wasn’t included in the trade collection. This disappointed me since, outside of commissions, as much as I cherish our working relationship and the quality of work that we achieve as a team I don’t often get to sink my ink into artists outside of Sal and when I do it’s always a challenge but fun to delve into different creative territory.
And I ultimately felt that these inked pages rocked! I used much more drybrush effects than I tend to among other cool textural tricks. By the way, the reason that Mike drew so many 2-page spreads was because PFP puts their ads in the backs of their books so Mike figured that he’d take advantage of the uninterrupted space in laying out the story and giving it a different feel. So now that the series has debuted I can reveal what was to be and you, the reader/fan, can compare these pages to the incredible pages that Sal drew and I inked in the published (and sold out) comic book.