Thursday, December 31, 2009

Do They Know Its [STILL] Christmas?!

Scrooge © United Artists (US)
By Corey Breen

One last Christmas time Drawing. This one and the previous Nightmare before Christmas drawings were both done for the fabulous crew over at Cave Drawing Ink for their Top Ten Christmas Movies List Blog! I got do draw number six, The Nightmare, and also the NUMBER ONE Movie, Scrooge, starring Alastair Sim. This move is also one of my all time FAVORITE movies, Christmas or NOT! Its that good. So if you are still in the Christmas Spirit, and I know you still are, or even if you are not, please see this version of the classic Christmas Carol story; you will not regret it!

I actually love how this drawing came out so much, that I decided to put it in a beautiful frame and give it to my mother, who introduced me to the movie when I was really, REALLY little, and it's been a family tradition to watch it on Christmas Eve year in and year out. Now I say its one of my favorite movies of all time, but for my mother, it is absolute her favorite movie of all time, by FAR! So she really loved it, and I was really happy to do it for her, and I thank the Cave Drawing Ink crew for letting me participate in the Top Ten list they held, so I could be able to do this drawing! I hope you all like it, and to see the other top ten movies the guys picked, and all the illustrations that went along with those picks, please check out their website at:

Again, lots more to come as we try and start the New Year, 2010 off with a BANG, and lets have a cheer to make this year the BEST yet for yourself, myself, and CjB Productions!

Happy New Year Everyone,

... and God Bless Us, Everyone!

Corey Breen
CjB Productions

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas All OVER... Again!

The Nightmare Before Christmas © Disney
By Corey Breen
Photoshop Colors

The Nightmare Before Christmas © Disney
By Corey Breen

(A couple of Days Late!)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Avatar Review

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
By Corey Breen
Photoshop over Pencils

Neytiri from Avatar © 20th Century Fox
By Corey Breen



Saturday, December 19, 2009

"You should not be here..."

Avatar © 20th Century Fox
By Corey Breen
Photoshop should be at the movies, seeing Avatar!

No seriously, go see it.

I will review the movie sometime in the future, for words kinda fail me right now. Just enjoy the pin-up of JakeSully I did, and take some time out to see the flick. The colored Photoshop image I did off the pencils is above, and the pencils are below!

Enjoy both, and if you are a fan of Science Fiction, comic books, or just movies in general, do yourself a favor and go see the movie. Preferably in IMAX 3-D if you can.

If you can't see it in IMAX 3D, just go see it anywhere, for I do want to go see Avatar in a regular theater now, just like the Dark Knight, to see the difference. I loved the movie itself, so I want to step back from the effects of the 3D and IMAX, and just focus more on it as a movie! Just loved it so much, I totally want to check out a digital screening of it, too.

Way more stuff to come this week, including two CHRISTMAS pieces! Be sure to keep checking back in, and I'll also try to write up a full review of Avatar this week too, cause I know some of you want to know what I think. (But I think that's pretty darn obvious already, as I don't even have words to express how I felt about it).

Avatar © 20th Century Fox
By Corey Breen


Consider my mind BLOWN!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Entering the Dark-Side-rs!

Darksiders - Your Last Days Contest Entry
Darksiders © THQ, Inc.
By Corey Breen
Pencils & Photoshop

So I entered yet another contest. I never win these things, but it's always fun to throw your hat into the ring of an art competition. Hey, you never know, and if anything, it's more people to see you work, if they show all the submissions, which this contest is doing. The contest is being held over on DEVIANT ART, for the new Joe Mad! video game called Darksiders. The game looks amazing, and will be out January 8th, 2010! Obviously if you know me well at all, Joe Mad is my all time FAVORITE artist, bar none. He is really the one that keeps my comic aspirations and inspirations going, for every time I see his art, I just want to draw, and be as good as he is. He blows me away with EVERY drawing he does. So when I saw that a contest was being held where he was holding, and going to be one of the judges, I could not pass up the opportunity to enter.

Here are some links for the contest.

The Contest itself:

All the submissions for the contest (keep refreshing for more pieces being uploaded):

My Deviant Art Page Submission (feel free to leave a comment, or show your support):

The Darksiders Video Game Community Board:

Well I hope you like my entry! It is all done in pencil, a double page spread, so the actual size is about 22 x 17 inches. I scanned the pencils in (cleaned it up), made adjustments in Photoshop, and then changed the tones to a sepia color that I thought looked awesome for the piece, and think it adds a lot to the look of the piece more so then the gray pencils did.

So wish me luck in the contest, and good luck to everyone who enters. I sure could use the money, and or a PlayStation 3 or XBox 360, so, fingers crossed!

And lastly, I just can not WAIT to get my hands on this game in January (assuming Santa brings me a PS3 for Christmas :-} ).

Check out the main video on the community board page for 2 minutes of the opening story of the game, with still moving images all from Joe Mad!

You can see why he is and always will be the BEST artist in the world when it comes to this genre! Joe will always be an inspiration to me, and I thank him tremendously for that.

Oh, LOTS more to come very, VERY soon, trust me. I can't wait to show you some of the pieces I've done recently, it's been a very good month so far! So stay tuned, and I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season so far!

Until Next Time,



Friday, December 11, 2009

It's Christmas Time!

Batman Christmas Gift Tag
Batman © DC Comics
By Corey Breen

Pen & Ink & Photoshop

This is a card tag I did for my coworker's Secret Santa gift I got. I got my coworker Katie a couple of Zombie books (How to Draw Zombies Manga Style, and Zombie CSI). It was supposed to be a Secret Santa, but my card tag above kinda gave that away, LoL.

It was a great day in the office though, as we celebrated the Holiday Season with our annual toy raffle. This year, after some swapping, I walked away with a Bigby Wolf/ Snow White Statue, a 1966 Replica Batmobile, an Adam Hughes Zatana Statue, and a Damien Scott Batgirl Statue! Awesome SWAG! It's great too because I have the other Fables Statue, Rose Red, and I have the Batman Begins Tumbler Statue, that will go along great with my now new Statues I got yesterday! The raffle is my FAVORITE day of the year, and we all had a GREAT time in the office celebrating the holidays and thanking each other for another great year!

I know I haven't posted anything in a bit, and I apologize for that. Just got really busy the last two months. But these next few weeks will have a BUNCH of updates from me, so keep checking back in! More Christmas Images, an Avatar pin-up, and a Freelance Portrait of the cutest twins you will ever see!

Until Then,


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

My JLA Cards are on EBay!

Hate to plug someone's ebay postings, but the fact that they are selling my cards is just to cool to pass up! Stop by this link to buy some of my JLA Rittenhouse Archives Cards:

Hopefully I will have some that I will sell on my own real soon, but if you just can't wait to get one, please feel free to buy/ bid on some of my cards from dealers around the world!



Monday, November 30, 2009

And all it's Green Lantern Parts...

Hal Finished Pencils

Sinestro Sketch

Spread Layout Sketch

Kilowog Sketch

Kyle, Soranik & Sodam Yat Sketch

Spread Pencil Linework

Green Lantern Spread Drawing Process
Green Lantern © DC Comics
By Corey Breen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Justice League Cards are HERE!

JLA/ Rittenhouse Archives Trading Cards
32 of 250 original sketch cards shown By Corey Breen
Pen & Ink & Prisma-Color Markers

After a long, long wait, the set is FINALLY out tomorrow, November 18th, 2009! Run, don't walk to your nearest comic & card shop to pick up a boxed set, and try to score one of 250 ORIGINAL cards done by yours truly!
Above is just a sampling of some of the cards I completed for the set. Below, you can find the original pencil sketches that I did in preparation of doing the finished cards. My process was pretty simply. I knew that completing 250 in a about a month would be tough, but came up with an assembly line type process that helped me organize and pace myself to complete.

I started with drawing mock ups of the size of the cards we had to draw on, which were about 3 x 4 inch cards. The drawing area was even smaller then that, about 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I drew about 8 boxes per page. I closely followed the guidelines of the project, because they were very specific in what they wanted on the cards. We were allowed to draw only the JLA characters listed in our contract, and only in costumes they've appeared in throughout the years, but NO alternate universe material. For example, we were not allowed to draw Batman Beyond.

JLA/ Rittenhouse Archives Trading Cards
Original sketch card sketches By Corey Breen

After I had about 22-25 original pencil sketches, I bought some carbon copy paper. The cards for the set we were giving were 2-ply bristol, and pretty thick, where it would be tough to lightbox. Also, on the back of the cards were the logo for the set that took up all of the drawing area. Therefore if you did try to lightbox it, the image would see through, and you could not see my drawing to copy. So I decided to use carbon paper, and transfer the cards that way.

I wound up transferring about 7 or 8 versions of EACH pencil drawing onto the 250 cards! That took about an entire week, working about 4-6 hours a night after working all day. After I had all 250 drawn and transferred on the cards, it was time to ink and color them. I made it easy on myself and did each according to character. I took the 7-8 Green Arrows, for example, and inked all of them in a row. Then I took my Prisma-Color markers, and colored each one down the line, like a factory. I repeated that process for the rest of them.

If all of this sounds like it was monotonous, then you are totally right. But to make it more barable, I popped in my entire DVD collection of the Justice league cartoon to get me in the mood and pumped up to draw these characters and cards. It totally worked, because when I needed at least a little break, I looked up and watched some of the BEST cartoons EVER made. Then it got my inspiration back, and I forced myself to pump out the cards. I wound up doing about 14-18 finished cards a night, and was done earlier then even I thought, way above the deadline. It took a little less then a month to complete. I was actually originally commissioned to do 200 cards, but since I finished early, and some artists bailed on the project, they asked me to do 50 more. Did a couple more sketches and transferred them on to the cards, and finished them up like the other ones.

This was an AWESOME project to do, I had a GREAT time doing them all, and I'm really excited to begin to show you what I did. It was not easy, and VERY time consuming, and as anyone who does these types of cards know, it is very rewarding when it is done. I hope very soon, there will be more sets like this one, and I can be hired to do more. BIG thank you to all of DC Licensing Department for believing in me and some other of my coworkers (who were kind enough to recommend me) to work on the project!

There are a bunch of sites dedicated to the collecting, trading, and selling of the cards, and they are listed below:

Hope you like!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Indigo Glow!

Indigo Tribe - Green Lantern © DC Comics
By Corey Breen

If you are not reading Green Lantern and Blackest Night, then you are not a comic book fan. Ever since Green Lantern Rebirth, all the Green Lantern titles have been must read, steller comics. Geoff Johns and Pete Tomasi have been able to capture the most amazing blend of Sci-Fi, Horror, Action/ Adventure, Romance, and Super-Heroics into flawless entertainment.

I've been saying it for the past three or four years now, that Green Lantern, Green Lantern Corp and now Blackest Night are the best comic books on the stands today, and continue to get better! If you feel you are behind and that is the reason you are not reading, please go back and buy all the trades starting with Rebirth. Then get all the Green Lantern trades, and Green Lantern Corp trades. Then pick up the Green Lantern/ Sinestro Corp War trades and side stories (they're all worth it), and now finally, Blackest Night, and you will be all caught up.

The above characters are new to the universe, and they are called the Indigo Tribe. An alien race that we know little about... music to my ears, I LOVE them already! So many possiblities and Geoff Johns just keeps creating AWESOME characters out of his ears. I love me some new characters, and these guys are really cool so far, so I had to draw them! Love the main character Indigo-1, and the bird dude, the Salacious Crumb looking guy, and the wormy guy! Great stuff.

And I consider myself so lucky to work on these books on a daily basis, and when you see what is coming up in these Green Lantern books, you will NOT be disappointed! This book has been so well written, with Johns being so good at plot and character arcs, plus Tomasi being so good at pulling on your heart strings, what is coming up soon during Blackest Night will BLOW you away! I cried just a little reading the latest Green Lantern Corp issue, it is THAT good!

Hope you like the Pin-Up, and I'll see you soon in the funny books!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Just One More Walk on the Wild Side!

Where the Wild Things Are © Maurice Sendak & The Sheldon Fogelman Agency
By Corey Breen

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm 'Around the Net'!

Seems like I was all over the internet yesterday. My "weekly" column over on got worldwide recognition! In my column I wrote about the process we here in DC Comics' Pre-Press had to go through to remaster Watchmen for the Absolute Edition, and all future reprints! Below is the link to the column itself, and also where it was featured all around the comic book internet world! I was very proud and honored to be featured on Newsarama especially, for I have been a follower since almost it's inception. To be able to be recognized on that site has always been a dream of mine, and I'm glad I got the chance thanks to columnist David Pepose! Thanks David!

Original Article:

Newsarama Feature about my column:

Other links to my column on various sites:

UPDATED: Now on The Beat, (by Hedi McDonald, old coworker) as well:

Hope you like the column, and realize how much work we put into Watchmen to make it look the BEST it can. All of us who worked on it are really proud of it (me, Aaron, Emily, and Hank), and hope you learned something you didn't know about what went into producing the new reprints including the Absolute Edition!

Before I go, I do have art to show, but it's not MINE! It is a piece my wife drew for one of her classes. She is taking a drawing class, and a design class this year, and although I'm trying to teach her a lot myself, and help her, as you can see below, she doesn't need much help at all! This piece was for her design class believe it or not, and it is an illustration of the classic "Hanged Man"! Hope you like it, and let her know what you think!

The Hanged Man
By Kristy Breen

Pen & Ink

VERY PROUD of you Kristy, GREAT job!

I will have more stuff to post soon, including another drawing of Max from where the Wild Things Are, and a drawing of my favorite clan of new Lanterns, the Indigo Tribe, from Blackest Night, later this week!

Until Then,


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Where Are the Wild Things?

Where the Wild Things Are © Maurice Sendak & The Sheldon Fogelman Agency
By Corey Breen
Pencil & Photoshop

Carol © Maurice Sendak & The Sheldon Fogelman Agency
By Corey Breen

Max © Maurice Sendak & The Sheldon Fogelman Agency
By Corey Breen

Even before the movie came out, I knew I wanted to do a drawing of the characters from the new movie, Where the Wild Things Are! Just the look they achieved from the original trailer with the amazing acoustic version of The Arcade Fire's hit song, "Wake Up". I thought the trailer was amazingly well done (as are most trailers theses days, which actually turn out better then the movie themselves), and stayed in my mind for a long, long time. I didn't get around to actually doing the drawing after the trailer, and waited until after I saw the entire movie.

I wont go into a full review of the movie, except to say I recommend it. I thought it was very well done, and the characters were all flawlessly translated to film from the original book. It was actually uncanny in this aspect, if you go back and look at the art. The use of actual costumes and puppetry, mixed with minimal CGI, really worked here. When done right, it proves once again that you can still do a movie with puppets, and still have it look incredible (someone please tell George Lucas that, please). As for the movie itself, I think it will be studied for a long long time, in not only film classes, but even more so in child psychology classes. The movie was very deep, and stays with you for a long time after the viewing. So much so, that you don't really know if you actually liked the movie after seeing it, til much later, when you've had a chance to think about. That's the thing with this movie, because it was not really a movie that was all that entertaining. It's a movie that makes you think about various aspects of a child's mindset, and what makes a child act or be the way they are. What aspects of a child's psyche can you most identify with, and why the various aspects of Max's mind were represented the way they were, are what you really start thinking about after this movie. I can see this film being studied for years, especially from someone like my wife, who is a 1st grade teacher, who absolutely LOVED the movie.

I definitely recommend the movie, and think in time it will be considered a classic. As long as you keep an open mind going in, and let the ideas overtake you, and let your emotions be involved in the film, you will really like the film. The casting was great (the voice-acting), the kid was perfectly cast, and I have to admit, was almost brought to tears in some parts. It made all audience members really feel like you are Max, or have been at some point in your life, and in that aspect, this movie really succeeds.

Look at that, I said I wasn't going to review the film, and I did. Ok, I'll shut up now...

Until next time,


PS- A LOT of stuff I gotta buy, and you should too (thank god XMAS is on the way!):

Battlestar Galactica: The Plan DVD
Star Wars: Clone Wars Season 1 DVD
GI Joe Cartoon 2 DVD
GI Joe Resolute DVD (BEST GI Joe EVER made!)
GI Joe: The Movie DVD (I know it kinda sucked, but it's GI Joe, & I must own it)
Haunt #1, #2 by Image Comics
The J Scott Campbell 2010 Fantasy Calendar

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Green Lantern Piece Finally Unveiled!

Green Lantern © DC Comics
Pencils by Corey Breen
Inks by Mike Sellers

Green Lantern © DC Comics
Pencils by Corey Breen

Over at my column on Master Digital Color I unveil my long awaited Green Lantern Double Page Spread! Go on over and check the entire process of the drawing as I take you through it step by unconventional step!

Soon the site will be posting the final image colored by HiFi Studios, exclusively at:


Corey Breen

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cave Drawing Ink Sketch Contest!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer © Fran Kuzui, Rubel Kuzui & Kaz Kazui
By Corey Breen

This is a drawing I did for the fine folks over at Cave Drawing Ink!

My coworker is a part of their crew, and they have some amazing artists and writers whose only goal is to make great comics and great artwork! They have a weekly sketch contest going, and they needed a fill in this week. I stepped up to the plate, and hope to contribute more on a weekly basis if they continue to have them. It'll not only get me to stay fresh and loose by doing a drawing at least once a week (which I do anyway, but sometimes it's tougher then other weeks, and this will make sure I do it).

Each week they have 3 or 4 artists do their rendition of a theme. It's kinda like the Iron Chef of sketch book entries. This weeks theme is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of my all time personal favs, so it was not hard for me at all to enter this weeks contest. It took a little while to get her face right, but once I felt I nailed it, I really like how this piece came out.

Now it's all a matter of fan opinion, as the fans of the site vote on which one they think is best! So PLEASE visit the site, and vote for my drawing. Or Dezi's or Ed's for that matter. Don't care who wins, because all three entries in this week's contest RULE! But go to the site, vote, check out the other artists and they're AWESOME work. Cave Drawing Ink is a great site, and a great group of artists, who I'm sure you will be hearing much more about in the future!

Until next time,

Peace OUT!



10/9/09 Sketch Contest!

Hey Everyone,

Back again for another round of sketch contests. Since it's October and were edging closer to Halloween our guys decided on Buffy the Vampire Slayer as our next theme. So here we have three sketches to choose from below. Remember to vote for your favorite in the comments section at the bottom. Make sure to put your e-mail address so we can contact you if you happen to win the free sketch!! So sink your teeth into this weeks sketches and keep giving us your ideas for future sketch contests!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"One more thing, I'll control my own brain thank you very much... Let's do this."

Zartan vs. Sorm Shadow © Hasbro
By Corey Breen

Just a random Pin-Up of yet another of my favorite characters from GI Joe! Can never get enough of these characters, as most are some of my favorites of all time. Nothing beats GI Joe, and I always love drawing them! I go to go to the comic store and pick up some of the new stuff, just to get my fix. Hope you like it!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trick 'R Treat!

Trick 'r Treat © WB
By Corey Breen
Pencil & Cintique

In our weekly stacks, we got this comic book from Wildstorm called Trick 'r Treat! I put it on my reading pile, but kept putting it off for some reason. Finally got a round to reading it and it was AWESOME! I actually kept it because Mike Huddleson was drawing one of the stories, and I love him, wish he was on Batman. But I always keep books he draws (if you can, check out the Man-Bat series he did like last year - AMAZING!). So I read it last week, and the story was really great. It was an anthology yet every story was interconnected, which was a great tool. It was very much like the great House of Mystery stuff back in the 70's. Well, anyway, I highly recommend this prestige book, and I can't wait for the DVD now. It comes out today, and it's getting GREAT reviews. Don't know why it wasn't realized in theaters, especially when SAW is up to like movie #7 or something. But I totally am putting this at the top of my buy list for DVD's. Even if it sucks as a movie, it's got Anna Paquin and the comic book was AWESOME!

One of the other reason's I loved the comic was because of the villain. I never really liked horror movies all that much, but was always intrigued by the villains. LOVED the villains like Mike Myers, Freddie, and other bad a$$ guys (although not a fan of Jason...). Above is my drawing of the 'little dude', who has quickly become a really cool villain in my book. Can't wait to see him in the movie, because he was so SICK in the comic!

So go pick up the comic, the movie, and enjoy my pin-up! (Wow, I sound like a BIG ad for DC Comics, Wildstorm and Warner Brothers right now, but oh well, I like what I like, it just happens to be my company too!)



Friday, October 2, 2009

Available November 18th, 2009 in comic shops everywhere!

It's HERE! Finally a release date is set for the JLA/ Rittenhouse Archives Trading Cards!

"This fall Rittenhouse Archives will release Justice League of America Archives, an historical retrospective on the legendary DC Comics team.
This set will cover the team’s history from 1960 to 1969, starting with their first mission together in “Brave and the Bold” #28.
Each box of Justice League of America Archives trading cards will feature a
hand-drawn, hand-colored sketch card from one of 39 different artists. This series is limited to just 6,000 boxes!"

Sketch Artists (Quantities) featured in this set include:

• Al Bigley (100)

• Kate Bradley (190)

• Corey Breen (250)

• Pat Broderick (133)

• James Bukauskas (200)

• Mark Dos Santos (200)

• Neil Edwards (200)

• Brent Engstrom (250)

• Mike Fiorentino (200)

• Joel Gomez (200)

• Matthew Goodmanson (200)

• Kevin Graham (200)

• Fred Haynes (225)

• Don Hillsman II (110)

• Aaron Houston (200)

• John Huan (200)

• Brian Kong (250)

• Jim Kyle (200)

• Cully Long (200)

• Warren Martineck (200)

• Rich Molinelli (200)

• Chris Moreno (200)

• Nathan Ohlendorf (200)
• Rhiannon Owens (200)

• Dennis Pacheo (200)

• Andy Price (200)

• Harvey Richards (225)

• Tone Rodriguez (250)

• Ronald Salas (200)

• Michael Sellers (200)

• Dezi Sienty (250)

• Uko Smith (250)

• Jason Sobol (200)

• Mark Spears (200)

• Bobby Vala (200)

• Tom Valente (225)

• Justin Vandemark (200)

• Steve Wands (225)

• Nathan Watson (200)

Look for these Insert Sets:

  • 18 Super Friends Cards – Direct from the classic cartoon series!
  • 7 Founding Members Cards – The original founding members of the JLA
  • 6 Other Earths Cards – Versions of our heroes from Earth 2 and Earth 3!

Each case includes an exclusive autograph card signed by Murphy Anderson.

Murphy Anderson was the inker and penciler on many of the first JLA covers.

For every 3 cases purchased, you will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-painted
card by artist Felipe Massafera.
For every 9 cases purchased, you will receive a one-of-a-kind hand-painted
card by artist Bard.

For every 18 cases purchased, you will receive a Justice League of America Archives Archive Box containing one sketch card from
each of the artists inserted into the packs for a total of 39 different sketch cards!

Fans and collectors will also be able to store their collection in a custom designed collector’s album which contains an
exclusive promo card.

Set Configuration
5 Cards Per Pack

24 Packs Per Box

12 Boxes Per Case

Available November 18th, 2009 in comic shops everywhere!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Better Late Then Never!

Wolverine vs. Quasimodo
By Corey Breen
© Walt Disney Company

Wow, has it been that long. I am so, so sorry. The end of the summer got really, really hectic for me, what with getting married and all. I thought I would have a lot more to post and talk about, but time really just flew by. I have a list of things I want to draw and have started, but because of personal issues, couldn't get around to any of it until now. I finally have just a little free time to catch up on things.

The first of which is my Marvel vs. Disney Pin-Up. I know this is old news, and I'm probably the last to contribute, but how could I not. I'm sure no one has thought to do anything with The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but since it is one of my favorite Disney flicks, I thought that would be a very original idea to draw, since everyone and they're mother has come up with all the different combination's to this merger.

I myself am very, very excited about the possibilities here, and really hope that they get some crossovers done here, in movies and comics. Some of my ideas, getting some great creators on some books, are the following:

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Adam Kubert
The Little Mermaid by J. Scott Campbell
Tarzan by Jason Aaron & Humberto Ramos
Treasure Planet by Joe Madureira
Beauty & the Beast by Neil Gaiman Andy Kubert
Alice & Wonderland by Chris Bachalo
Adventures of Robin Hood by Mark Buckingham
Pirates of the Caribbean by Lucio Leoni (who did the Disney Adventures Art)
Toy Story by Mike Kunkle
Aladdin by P. Craig Russell
Mulan by Bart Sears
The Lion King by Neko Henderson
Snow White & 7 Dwarfs by Terry Dodson
Bambi by David Finch
Gargoyles by Ed McGuiness
Gargoyle Nights by Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark
Atlantis by Mike Mignola
Tron by Jonboy Meyers
Finding Nemo by Salvador Lacorcia
The Jungle book by Oliver Vatine
The Great Mouse Detective by Juanjo Guardino
Lilo & Stitch by Sean Galloway
Sleeping Beauty by Dustin Nguyen
Hercules by Oliver Copiel
Pocahontes by Ryan Sook
Black Cauldron by Mike Huddleson
Sword & the Stone by Stewart Immonen
101 Dalmations by Dale Keown
The Rescuers Down Under by Michael Omening
The Fox & The Hound by Frank Quietly
Peter Pan by Karl Kerschl
Fantasia by Alessandro Barbucci
The Adventures of Icabod & Mr. Toad Crane by Gregg Capullo
Pinocchio by Joe Quesada
Lady & the Tramp by Duncan Rouleau
Winnie the Pooh by Pascal Ferry
Cinderella by Travis Charest
The Emperor's New Groove by Skottie Young
Dumbo by Francisco Herrera
Tailspin by Ryan Ottley
Darkwing Duck by Art Adams

Hope you like some of those ideas. Big thanks to Tom & Dezi on some of their suggestions! I think some of these books would be MAD cool! Let me know what you all think, would lOVE to hear some of your ideas.

Other then that, I am trying to finish up a Pin-Up of Zartan that I am drawing right now. Then I hope to FINALLY have the GREEN LANTERN SPREAD to show! It has been FULLY inked by the great Mike Sellers and is currently being colored by one of the BEST colorist in the industry! Just WAIT until you see it!

Until then, I remain,


Monday, August 24, 2009

The Dollhouse

Sky Doll © Alessandro Barbucci & Barbara Canepa
By Corey Breen
Colored with Cintiq in Photoshop

So I got a new toy at work. A Wacom Cintiq! Still getting used to it, but so far, I really, REALLY like it. It' just yet another tool to work with, and it takes some getting used to, but the precision is pretty close to drawing with a pencil. I was able to zoom in real close and redraw a lot of the lines on this piece with the tablet, that I would have had a lot more trouble doing with a regular Wacom Tablet. I hope to keep using this tablet and try and save up for my own one day (if I ever hit the lottery), so I hope to get a lot better. I REALLY want to try Manga Studio Pro, but don't know if work would let me order it here, even though I would totally pay the $30-$40 for it myself.

The piece above and below is a character from the AWESOME book from Soleil Productions, called Sky Doll, and it is one of my favorite books, especially now that Marvel Comics is translating it from French! Please check it out if you haven't already, and there are links to the artists' blogs below (Alessandro Barbucci & Barbara Canepa)!

Oh, also be sure to check out, no, BUY the Wonder Woman Animated Movie! I can't tell you how AWESOME this movie is, and it proves that, one, you can make an amazing animated movie once again, if you have a really good story to tell, and two, that Wonder Woman IS a great character and can be done really well.

So be sure to check out Sky Doll, and Wonder Woman Movie, and save up that money for a Wacom Cintiq (! I gotta get back to work on the comics, and start a new drawing of more AWESOME Geoff John's created characters, the Indigo Tribe!

Below is the tones and pencils to my Sky Doll Pin-UP. Enjoy!


Sky Doll © Alessandro Barbucci & Barbara Canepa
By Corey Breen
Tones done with Copic Markers

Sky Doll © Alessandro Barbucci & Barbara Canepa
By Corey Breen

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My new Fantasy Football Logo!

My Fantasy Football 2009 Team Logo
Papa Smurf © Hanna-Barbera Productions
By Corey Breen

Pen & Ink & Photoshop

It's football season, and Fantasy Football Season! Wish me luck in my draft this year (August 29th), and on my season! I pick 12th this year, so I got the wrap-around picks! Got my stategy down already...

GO 1556er's, and GO GIANTS!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Learning from the Master!


Hi everyone!

One thing I have found out about working in this industry we call the Comic Book Industry, is that you make some really good friends. We really have quite the little community established, and for the most part, everyone is really friendly. For the MOST part. There have been so many people I have meet and talked to, either by phone or email, that I have worked with to some capacity, who I now know I can also call a friend.

And what do friends do for each other?, but help each other out. One such friend I have made is a colorist named Brian Miller. Brian Miller is the founder and owner, along with his wife, of HiFi Colour Design since 1998. Since then, he and his company have been producing some of the BEST, high quality color in comics in the industry! I have worked with Brian probably since I started at DC Comics in 2000, and maybe even interning in 1999.

It wasn't until much recently that Brian and I started getting closer through email. I have yet to meet him or his wife in person, but am sure to remedy that very soon. Brian has been nothing but nice to me, supportive of my job at DC throughout the years, putting up with all my emails everyday, and he has also been a HUGE influence in my personal artwork and career. He has given me tremendous encouragement, advice, and support for a while now.
Whenever I talk to Brian, he is always so upbeat, so enthusiastic about his work, that I knew I liked working with him for many many years to come. I like to think that if you can still be enthusiastic about working in this comic book industry after two years in the business, then I would like to know you better, because it is not an industry for the weak of heart. It is very demanding, very competitive, and very, very time consuming. I knew Brian was someone who I could look up to in that sense (him being one of the most relied upon colorist in the biz), and work harder and harder everyday to just try and accomplish at least a smidgen of all the things he has already accomplished in the industry!

On that note, Brian had asked me recently, to contribute a weekly column on his NEW website, called Master Digital Color. It is a wonderful site filled with not only comic book news, opinion's, and insight, but other entertainment media as a whole. Brian and his team have put tremendous care and skill into this new site, and it can only grow from here. I was honored and thrilled to be asked to contribute to the site, and I want you all to not only check out the site, but read all the stories there-in. In return, I'm hoping Brian will color my huge Green Lantern Spread for me, which you haven't seen yet, because it is still being inked! I'm hoping it looks something like this snippet of a double page spread, which Brian colored for Final Crisis, Legion of 3 Worlds #5:

My column is going to be a weekly column about, what else... COMICS! I want to talk about a lot of things, but mainly focus on the aspect I know the most about in the industry, and that is Production/ Pre-Press! I have made a career here, working at DC Comics for the past 9 years, in Pre-Press and I thought it high time to start talking about what it is I do exactly, and how other artists should know how to do what I do.

I hope you follow the column every week, and make comments, and ask questions on the site, and also on my Blog right here! I want to thank Brian Miller again for giving me the chance to get my voice out there, and contribute to his site. I love comic books, I love talking about comic books, and I love talking, period! So if you like my babbling here, why not check out more of what I have to say, here:


Corey Breen
CjB Productions

PS- Apparently the JLA/ Rittenhouse Card sets are NOT out yet, so I'm STILL holding off on showing you all the work I did on those. I think it was pushed back a bit, so I will find out whats going on with that, and let you know as soon as I know more info about it!

PPS- More art to come soon. I haven't picked up a pencil in over a month because of my Wedding/ Honeymoon, so I'm DYING to get back to the drawing table!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lookin' Sharp Again!

Project Rooftop Wolverine Look Sharp Contest
By Corey Breen Pencils

Here is another drawing of my redesign of Wolverine for the Project Rooftop Contest. I didn't enter this one, it was just another drawing I did of the design with a couple of tweaks. I don't know about you, but I really dig this look! Hope you think so too!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest Entry
By Corey Breen
Final Colors in Photoshop

So, yes, I'm BACK from my Wedding, Honeymoon, and Vacation! As great as it was, I definitely missed everyone at work and all my followers here on my Blog and Twitter! I have so much catching up to do, but I wanted to just give a BIG thank you first to all my family, friends, coworkers and everyone who wished Kristy and I all the best! We had an amazing time in Hawaii, and we will never EVER forget it!

But now that I'm back I have so much to get to. I thought I would start things off by FINALLY posting my entry to the Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest. They announced the winners, and while I did not win anything, I had a BLAST doing this, and can't wait for the next character contest! It's a great thing they do on that site, and I've been following it since the beginning, and finally got a chance to enter. I really like my redesign of Wolverine above, but there was some great entries that won out over it. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions, and hopefully my image will be shown on he site at some point when they show all the other entries! Please check it out at:

I have so many other things to post, and I'll get to all that very very soon. Until then, check out my process below on the Wolverine Redesign, and be sure to keep tuning into the site as I get back in the groove of hings! I have so much to do, so I'm trying not to pull myself in too many directions at once. Just do one thing at a time, and this is a good place to start.

Hope you enjoy, and thanks again to everyone who wish me and my wife well wishes!



Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest Entry
By Corey Breen
Final Colors

Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest Entry
By Corey Breen
Final Inks

Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest Entry
By Corey Breen
Final Pencils

Wolverine: Look Sharp Project Rooftop Contest Entry
By Corey Breen
Initial Sketch