Original art for STUMPTOWN #2 is now for sale! by Justin Greenwood

That’s riiiiight, the original art for STUMPTOWN #2 from onipress is now available for sale at ComiConArt! With my convention season over for a bit, I’m going to try and start getting the original pages up within a week of an issue’s release.

This also includes the above cover, maybe my favorite of the group. Originally I’d sketched it up as something more “montage-y” but ruckawriter came back with some specific ideas, something more direct and visceral and I like this version much better.

Check out most of the original pages from this issue HERE

And have a look at some of my other favorites below:

by Justin Greenwood



Today onipress Stumptown #2 hit shelves. To mark its release, I interviewed ruckawriter and artist justingreenwood for cbr. Above are two pages from the issue included in the interview and below are excerpts from the creators’ larger discussion on the value of collaboration.

GreenwoodIt was equally as intimidating to submit my first round of page comps to Greg because I think there is something very personal in how you tell a story and if it doesn’t click with your collaborator, the project is going to be an uphill battle for the duration. And especially one like “Stumptown” (and specifically this arc), as it feels very genuine and personal. Thankfully we share that sensibility and it’s made working with Greg very easy, and in turn empowered me to be comfortable telling the story however I see it.

Rucka: …But, to be perfectly honest, it’s as much to me about finding a creative partner as it is about someone who can tell the story. The latter is crucial, of course, but it was clear to me from the get-go that Justin was a smart, engaged creator, that he would bring himself to the book, that he would engage, that he would participate and push for what he wanted, for what he thought would work. I crave that. I don’t want to be in a vacuum, you know? This is a collaborative medium, as I have said again and again and again to anyone who will listen. That Justin is talented is a given. That he is a talented collaborator, that was what sealed the deal.”

We also discussed the how vital colorist 

Big thanks to Tim O'Shea ( comicswithtim) for his recent interview with Greg (ruckawriter) and me for Comic Book Resources, waxing poetic about the new arc of STUMPTOWN! You can check out a few excerpts on Tim’s tumblr post above, or read the complete interview HERE.

And if you wanna get a peak at STUMPTOWN #2, you can catch a preview that went up at CBR today HERE.