Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How long does it normally take for you to draw a page?

Between 4-8 hours depending on the complexity. I can usually draw a page to two pages a day.

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Tired question... New Year's Resolutions? Have any?

1. To lose 20 more lbs. 2. To take some time for myself and not run myself ragged all the time. 3. To watch my blood pressure.

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Will you be at Wondercon next year?

No, It's the same time as another commitment but I will be at San Diego this year.

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What would you say are the top 5 things an artist must do to draw dynamic and expressive figures in comics?

1. Observation: watch gymnastics footage, Parkour, acrobats, etc so that you can see how extremely the human body can move.

2.Remember that it's comic books. Walt Disney use to say "All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable." That means not being afraid to go extreme occasionally for effect.

3. For your characters to be credible, there's a certain amount of acting involved, so study peoples body language and try to replicate that in your work.

4. Watch how faces move, what they're capable of expressing, particularly the eyes.

5.Realism is a trap, unless you're going for that type of stiffness in your work. Even Rockwell and Sargent allowed for a certian amount of fantasy and whimsy in their work.

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If you could ask George W. Bush one question what would it be?

No questions. I don't think there would be a satisfying answer that I would accept.

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Zatanna and Supergirl have been my number one favorite books for the past year. You have excellent taste in projects. Cannot even express how much I want issue 11 in front of me right now.

Thank you!

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If you're the new full time artist on Zatanna I may have a happy heart attack.

call a paramedic then, LOL

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do u have any pets?

An old , cranky, french, cheese and butter croissant eating cat named Loustique

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who would you rather sleep with: jessica alba, gwen stefani or lucy liu?

Jessica Alba. Although I wouldn't kick any of them out of bed for eating crackers.

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Your art style feels so unique. I think one of the best qualities an artist can have is the ability to express facial reactions and you nail those (especially in Supergirl 59) Can you recommend a good art/drawing book? I've read DC's guide to drawing.

For drawing I recommend I usually recommend dynamic anatomy by Burne Hogarth and any of the anatomy books by George Bridgeman to start. for storytelling basics I usually go with how to draw the Marvel way, Comics and Sequential art by Will Eisner and for more advanced techniques Film directing:Shot by Shot by Stephen D. Katz

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010


Starting in March I will be the series artist of Zatanna!
Written by PAUL DINI
Satanic sorcerer Brother Night lost his magical powers when Zatanna defeated him atop Mount Diablo. But in prison, he’s forged a bloody pact that could make him the most dangerous nemesis she’s ever faced! Last time, her friends barely escaped with their lives; this time, they might not be so lucky!
On sale MARCH 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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All-time favorite movie? (also, My 5 year old just said, "Jamal is AWESOME!")

i have two, the Big Sleep and Superman. And tell your 5 year old, "Thank You!"

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What was your Favorite Toy as a child?

I had a talking Mork form Ork doll that I adored and then I moved on to the Mego Superman doll.

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What's Your All Time Favorite Sci-Fi TV series?

The Six Million Dollar Man

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Who's is your favorite person to follow on twitter?

Steve Austin @Steveaustinsbr is a trip to follow

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Who is you least favorite charecter to sketch at cons, and who is your favorite?

My least favorite is Deadpool, my favorite is probably Nightwing.

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no question just as a Supergirl fan just thank you and good luck in the future to both you and sterling gates.

Thank you very much for supporting the book.

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Dave Mazzucchelli or Art Adams

Not a fair comparison but i'll say Mazzuchelli

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Final issue of Supergirl previewed!

Vote for Pedro... I mean me!

Newsaram is currently running a "Best of 2010" tournament and I'm up for best comic book artist. If you'd be so kind could you make your way to Newsarama and vote for me. I'd really appreciate it.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bat-Lisa Commission

A private commission for a fan who wanted a drawing of his wife, a green eyed, red haired librarian as Barbara Gordon/ Batgirl.

Friday, December 3, 2010

About Me

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One of the most popular and prolific pencillers in the comic book industry, Jamal Igle is an award winning artist and writer. Best known for his run on Supergirl with writer Sterling Gates, Jamal has been a professional jack of all trades for nearly 20 years, drawing every title from Action Comics to Zatanna for DC Comics. A former comics retailer, Editor for several small press companies including TV Comics, Airwave Comics and Destination Entertainment. Former Junior Art Director and Marketing rep in the Advertising and publishing arenas. Jamal's clients include Marvel Comics, image Comics, Dark Angel productions/ Simmons and Company, Devil's Due Studios, Crusade Entertainment, Walt Disney inc., Sony Television, CBS Television and Scholastic Entertainment. Jamal has also worked as a conceptional artist for the Toy and gaming industries as well as film and television. Jamal is married to his beautiful, and much smarter wife Karine.They're also the proud parents of an extremely cute child named Catherine and a Cat named Loustique