Just received the first original comic book artwork I’ve ever bought today. These are from an amazing artist named Juan Ferreyra.
I used to read comics back when I was a kid - Marvel mostly - and only over the past 2+ years did I start getting back into it again (25 years later). While I gravitated towards Spider-Man again I wanted something different too. It was books like “Saga” and “Revival” that really stirred the love of comics back in me.
Then a little book came out called “Colder.” An amazing horror comic with a cover so disturbing I couldn’t stop looking at it. The art throughout the book was incredible. This artist had that “thing,” so much detail - just amazing. That was my first introduction to Juan’s work.
I followed Juan on Twitter and he posted a picture of this beautiful ‘55 Cadillac that he was drawing. Again the detail was amazing (and cars are commonly roughly sketched by comic book artists) - but this Caddy looked to be playing a lead part.
I didn’t know what the Caddy was for, but a few months later Juan’s next book “Kiss Me Satan” hit the stands and when I turned one of the pages there was that Cadillac. Again Juan killed it in KMS.
So back in April I wanted to make my first purchase of original comic art. There’s a few artists that I really follow - Riley Rosmo (Bedlam, Drum Hellar), Mike Norton (Revival, Battlepug), Chris Samnee (Daredevil), Alex Maleev (Daredevil) - but my first search was for something from Juan.
Luckily I found a site (http://www.comiconart.com) that sells art and I was browsing through what was available and I found that page - the one with the Caddy. This was it.
So I picked a few pages out and purchased them. They just showed up today and they are phenomenal. Looking at them this close - it actually gave me chills - the talent and detail - they look great on the printed comic - but seeing the raw pencils and skill involved - such respect for this work.
Thanks Juan - I’m a happy guy today with this art - now on a quest for some frames to hang these up!