Saturday, June 29, 2013


I always liked Hawkeye as one of my favorite Avengers.  There is something really appealing about his blue-collar attitude, treating the Avengers like a job.  He also currently has a comic that is easily one of the best on the market today.

I drew this picture yesterday because I was inspired by an interview with David Aja, the artist on the Hawkeye comic.  The way he breaks down a panel or transitions from a sketch to a fully inked page is a sight to behold.  Click here for the article.

I drew this initially with a mechanical pencil, then inked it over with a G2 black gel pen.  After that, I inked it over again using a medium size Paper Mate Flair pen (for thicker lines) and a .01 inch-tipped Millennium art pen (for the really light shading or ultra fine details).  And after that, I colored in the shadows with a Super Twin Tip Sharpie marker.  I also used the Sharpie to outline certain parts of Hawkeye's body to make it pop more, like his hand.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Random Thoughts on "The Last Action Hero"

Now here is an old movie that I have never seen until yesterday.  And, by golly, I wished I saw this as a kid, because this movie is awesome.

For those of you who don't know, "The Last Action Hero" was a movie where a kid who loves Arnold Schwarzenegger movies gets sucked into an action movie starring-you guessed it- Arnold Schwarzenegger!!!

Here are some random thoughts that sorta has the structure of a movie review.

The only way the puns would have been better if they were followed up by this...

This movie is great.  Unfortunately, it also was a box office flop at the time.  After a little Wikipedia research, I discovered why.  It's because the movie came out a week right after this one.....

So understandably nobody would want to watch an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie when they still had dinosaurs on the brain.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Edward Scissorhands

Here is a case of something that started out small, but turned out way better than expected.  Edward Scissorhands, everybody!

 I also blew up the picture a bit larger than normal so you can see the detail in it.  Note: you can still see lines on the head that I covered with his hair and the incomplete pen strokes.  As weird as it sounds, the incomplete, slightly sloppy look really adds to the picture.

For this piece, I used a G2 gel pen, Medium sized Papermate Flair (for the thicker lines), and a fat-tipped Sharpie marker. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zebra Batman

Here is a picture that I did recently. It's of Batman in one of his lesser known costumes.  Did you know that sometime in the 60's, Batman had too dress up in a zebra version of his suit?  And now you know better.  
By Ruben Moreia

I don't know about you, but this panel makes me interested in what the heck is going on.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Being Featured on Comic Book Resources

I recently was alerted that a photo of me was on the Comic Book Resources comic news site.  On their blog Robot 6, they covered the Los Angeles Zoo Comic Jungle day.  Amongst the reporting, they posted a lot of really neat photos of the event, including one of yours truly.

Curiously, I was never alerted that I would be on the site.  Even more curiously, I go to Comic Book Resources daily and never noticed that I was on their site.  Oh well...

Here is the link if anyone wanted to see more pics (of not me).  Incidentally, while you're there, take a look around the rest of the site.  Comic Book Resources is a great site for all things comics.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

LA Zoo Comic Jungle #2

Here is the another set of pictures that I drew at the LA Zoo's Comic Jungle!  On the left side is Deadpool!  I had a surprising amount of Deadpool request.  I cannot get over how popular this guy is!!

And on the right side is a patient, young lady as Batgirl.  She was my last picture of the day.  In fact, she came in as I was packing up the booth!  Talk about coming in at the 11th hour! Fun fact about the picture:  I was originally going to draw her as Catwoman, but I decided that she wasn't the most appropriate role model.  Hence, the Bat-Ears (tm) on her head look very cat like.

Friday, June 7, 2013

LA Zoo's Comic Jungle- #1

I recently had an art booth at the Los Angeles Zoo Comic Jungle event.  I made a point to take pictures of most of my patrons who came by.  The gentleman with the green shirt is holding a Wolverine drawing. The gentleman in the blue shirt is holding a picture of the Silver Surfer, one of my personal favorites.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Iron Man Comic Adaptation

This here is a sample page from my adaptation of the first Iron Man movie.  A little background: I started on this side project about four years ago.  So that means that my art style has evolved since page one of this graphic novel.  Eventually, I will start posting the comic from the very beginning.  But for now, enjoy one of my favorite pages that I drew.