Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Justice is Nocturnal

Justice is Nocturnal's Griffine
© Fala Lee
By Corey Breen

Another book I am working on is Justice is Nocturnal from New Paradigm Studios. I did the Production and Pre-Press work for issue #1 which includes chapter 1 and chapter 2 of the web series. The chapters premier on the web at first before being collected into printed issues. I then started lettering the series starting with chapter 3. Below is a link to the online chapters on the New Paradigm Studios website where you can catch up on chapters 1-3. It's a great series and I am very very proud to be working on it. Above is a pin-up of the main character, Griffine, that I did for the creator and artist, Fala. I hope you like it and I hope you read and follow the series. I've included all the pages I personally lettered for chapter three below as well but again, encourage you to read chapters 1-3 so far. Enjoy!


PS- I hope to be working on chapter 4 very soon! Stay tuned!

Written and Illustrated By: F.LEE 
Senior Editor: JUSTIN F. GABRIE 
Assistant Editor: ZACK ROSENBERG 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Watson & Holmes

Watson & Holmes
© Karl Bollers & Brandon Perlow
By Corey Breen

Watson & Holmes
© Karl Bollers & Brandon Perlow
By Corey Breen
Digital Inks Linework

Watson & Holmes
© Karl Bollers & Brandon Perlow
By Corey Breen

I've been doing a lot of work lately for a great new publishing company called New Paradigm Studios. One of their biggest hits has been a re-imaging of Sherlock Holmes, called Watson & Holmes. It's a modern day take on the duo taking place in Harlem, NY. It's a really great series, and I highly recommend it, not just because I worked on it, but because it's that good!

I did the above pin-up as a gift to one of the creators and writers of the series, Karl Bollers.  I hope to color it some day soon. I currently just finished up some design work for the Trade Paperback release, A Study in Black.

I designed the chapter breaks, the police line look of the entire design of the book, and lots of the credit design pages.  It was a pleasure and an honor to work on the book, and I am very proud of the work I did along with the main designer of the book, Wilson Ramos, Jr.

I also did my first published comic book work. I had the complete honor to work over veteran comic book artist Eric Battle and color his variant cover for issue #5. He and I are very very happy with how the colors turned out for the piece, and I am so glad to have done his pencils justice.

Pencils by Eric Battle
Color by Corey Breen

Designed by Corey Breen

Friday, April 4, 2014

Strom of Swords Continues!

Game of Thrones - Robb Stark & Grey Wind
© George R.R. Martin
By Corey Breen

In honor of the return of Game of Thrones to HBO this weekend,  my tribute to The King in the North. This was a commissioned piece from a fan. I am really happy with how it turned out!

So excited for the return of the show this weekend. I had forgotten how amazing the second half of Storm of Swords is since it has now been years since I finished it. But in anticipation of it's return months ago I started listening to the audio books and and now finishing up Storm of Swords. Reminding me how good it is going to be this season! There is awesome action, incredible dialogue, nail bitting tension, humor, and brilliant chess-like moves by so many characters. It also has my favorite line in the ENTIRE series of novels, from Littlefinger himself 

"Always keep your foes confused. If they are never certain who you are or what you want, they cannot know what you are like to do next. Sometimes the best way to baffle them is to make moves that have no purpose, or even seem to work against you. Remember that, Sansa, when you come to play the game."

"What...what game?"

"The only game. The game of thrones."

Enjoy the premiere on Sunday!


PS- I will be coloring this piece, and have prints to sell on my online store & at baltimore Con & NYCC!

PPS- If you would like a Game of Thrones Commission from me, please email me your request at cjbreener@gmail.com and we ca talk specifics and price!

PPPS- My favorite lines from the show are from Jamie when he returns home last season and speaks in the bath.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

World War Mob

World War Mob
Logo Design by Corey Breen
World War Mob © Vito Delsante & Giancarlo Caracuzzo

Hi everyone. Yet another title I am working on is World War Mob published by New Paradigm Studios. I do all the Production and Pre-Press for the series, design the covers, and I also designed the book's logo itself.

Above is the final version, and below is all the different versions that I went through to get to that one. I really like all the different version and am very proud of the one they wound up choosing, but I especially love version C. God knows why, I just do. D is cool too, it looks like a crumbling city, very mobbish, but I understand why it wasn't chosen.

Also below is a link to purchase the series on Comixology (Issues #1 & #2 are available right now and I am currently finishing up the Production of issue #3 which means it will be available very soon digitally). The issues will be collected in TPB printed form when finally complete (it's a four issues limited series) and hopefully does well enough to warrant the squeal. Vito and Giancarlo are BRILLIANT and these series is gorgeous! Please pick it up, it's a labor of love for all involved! And let me know what you think of the logo!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Earthward Arrives!

Earthward Graphic Novel Pin-Up
© Whirlygig Entertainment - Bryan Q. Miller & Marcio Takara
By Corey Breen

Earthward Graphic Novel
© Whirlygig Entertainment - Bryan Q. Miller & Marcio Takara

Earthward Graphic Novel - Design Page
© Whirlygig Entertainment - Bryan Q. Miller & Marcio Takara
Production by Corey Breen

I recently did the Production work on the original graphic novel by Bryan Q. Miller and Marcio Takara's Earthward. It was a Kickstarter project so not sure if there are copies available to purchase yet. I keep everyone informed about that on twitter if I hear anything. It was an honor and a pleasure to work on this book and I am really proud of it! It looks beautiful. Huge thanks to the letterer Rob Leigh for all his support and professionalism. And also to the AMAZING designer, Dylan Todd for al his fantastic design work on the cover and interiors including chapter titles. It's an incredible all-ages sic-fi adventure, and I hope you got a copy, you really enjoyed it. I was even able to include a black and white pin-up in the DIGITAL COPY of the book that went out to the Kickstarter backers which was really cool of Bryan to include. I can't WAIT for Volume 2!