Comics Illustrator of the Week: Jock

scalped_1

[Editor’s Note – The Comics Illustrator of the Week series originally appeared on our partner site Illustration Friday. You can see all previous posts from this series here.]

STK688795

lenny_zero_4-14green_arrow_year_one_issue_6_cover

batman_year_one_mondo_reg

losers_2368166-11226-101164-1-losers

faker_issue_4_coverfaker_issue_2_cover

losers_15losers_10

darkxmbg003b010_coldarkxmbg003b006_col

losers-wide-001

iron_man_3_imax_posterjudge_dredd_meg2

losers_1losers_19

tumblr_mafd8rc4jJ1qbgo38o1_500wolverine_max_1

10655454-1505471239708799-2174683596205988267-o-112983children_of_men

tron_poster

hanna_hannatumblr_nvbf4zIqqA1s2pnhbo1_1280

daredevilreborn2daredevilreborn1

prv6522_cov99843-18247-107132-1-scalped

pans_labyrinth_mondo_reg

DTC_Cv873_ds.inddscalped_35

hellblazer_pp8hellpanpreview

DTC_Cv876_ds.inddGRST Cv4.indd

bm-cv44-ds-33c36prv15681_cov

SAVWOLV2013011-DC11-LR-f54abDTC_Cv872_ds.indd

GAMEOFTHRONESfinal

AOS-14-Print-Cover-5832dprv9340_cov

Wytches-02-1-d6bd2Wytches-2-preview

interior-page-of-Wytches-1WYTCHES-Cover-1-Final-7cd41

The artist simply known as Jock has been producing some of the most dynamic covers to grace the shelves of comics shops for the past 15 years.  His work hits your eyes like a punch in the gut, with it’s stark composition and gritty elements.  This week we’re treated to another Jock classic with his variant cover for the highly anticipated new Jason Aaron comic, The Goddamned.  Speaking of Jason Aaron, Jock was responsible for many of the iconic covers of Aaron’s breakout hit, Scalped(DC/Vertigo, 2007-13).

Jock is a British artist who began his comics career working on Judge Dredd for the long-running sci-fi anthology, 2000 AD.  He’d go on to co-create a new character featured in Judge Dredd Megazine, Lenny Zero, with writer Andy Diggle.  In 2003, Jock and Diggle would start on the critically acclaimed DC/Vertigo reboot of the classic war comic characters, The Losers. The series ran until 2006, and was adapted into a live-action film in 2010. Jock’s talent would not go unnoticed by movie studios, as he’s contributed a large number of concept art pieces and poster art for high-profile films such as Hancock, Man of Steel, Hannah, Ex Machina, and Tron.

Today, Jock is working on the new horror series, Wytches, for Image Comics with popular Batman scribe Scott Snyder. Take it from me, somebody who’s not easily frightened, this is some of the scariest, darkest storytelling you’ll find in comics or any other medium for that matter! Image will be publishing a special over-sized, limited edition of Wytches #1 on December 30th; it features Jock’s line-work in all of it’s creepy glory, sans grey tones, on 11×17 sized pages. If that’s too much for you to handle, you can always try the first issue(regular size) out for a buck with the “Image Firsts” edition.

For more comics & film related artwork by Jock, go check out his very slick looking website here!

For more comics related art, you can follow me on my website comicstavern.com – Andy Yates

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Comics

Author:Andy Yates

Andy is a freelance illustrator, and animator. He writes about comics at comicstavern.com. See his work at plumdill.tumblr.com.

Don't miss a thing!

Subscribe to our RSS feed and social profiles to receive updates.

No comments yet.

Thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s