Thursday, March 25, 2010
One of the most interesting aspects of the Runaways, and one that is often overlooked, is just how different all their origins are. Every one of the characters got their powers from varied sources, whether they be alien, technological, magical, and mutant powers, this team had it all, and you definitely get that sense from this pin up by Emma Rios. Every character has his or her own personality, style, and power.
Emma Rios (Home Page | Flickr) is an up and coming artist from Spain with an impressive range in her artwork. As evidenced by the above piece, she feels equally at home drawing the technological aspects, as well as the magical ones, not to mention something so mundane as the street clothes have a vibrancy that you don't usually see from other artists. She has worked in several anthology comics and design work in the European market before making the jump to the other side of the Atlantic.
In her short professional career in the United States industry she has found herself, whether by intention or chance, as the go-to artist for two very different magically themed comics: the criminally underrated Hexed for BOOM! Comics (which you can read in it's entirety for free in MySpace Comics) and Strange, which was written by Mark Waid, for Marvel. She has also recently contributed to titles like Irredeemable, Runaways and Girl Comics, plus an upcoming one-shot, Firestar. I personally would love to see her tackle some of the cosmic titles over at Marvel, but I wouldn't be surprised to see her land a more high profile gig. In the mean time, check out some more of her artwork after the jump.
The cover for the first issue of Hexed.
Sketches/character study of Doctor Strange.
A page from Strange, featuring Eternity.
An art piece influenced by the artist's trip to Japan.
A pin up of Samus from the Metroid games.