Cully Hamner to draw the entire DC Universe reference guide?
posted Jul 21, 2011 1:48 AM by vu sleeper
Roger C writes:
Hey, on Newsarama they ran a story on Cully Hamner
and said he was drawing a style guide on the entire DC Universe that other artists will use as a reference.
This is something that George Perez was originally linked to years ago
(DC Bible).Have you heard anything about this and is it now off the
table for sure for George? Any info is appreciated. Love the
CULLY HAMNER Defines His DCnU Costume Redesign Role
By Vaneta Rogers posted: 20 July 2011 04:52 pm ET
Cully Hamner has more than one role in the relaunch of the DCnU.
Newsarama: Before DC even announced you were part of
the design team behind this new initiative, I kept talking to artists
who were saying, "and then Cully took a look at it." You clearly played a
bigger role in this than anyone knew at the beginning. What was the job
Cully Hamner: What originally happened
was that Mark Chiarello asked me to be part of it, and what my main job
was supposed to be was to do the style guide for the whole DC Universe.
I'm working on that now. I'm doing turnarounds on everybody. It's the
final reference guide for all the artists to draw from, even beyond the
people involved in the initiative now.
Who's Who 2011 to come out after "Flashpoint"
posted Jan 26, 2011 3:25 PM by vu sleeper
DC Nation Panel: Co-Features, Accidental Spoilers, And Why You Don't Invite Fans On Stage
Oct 9th 2010 By: David Uzumeri
Today at the DC Nation panel at New York Comic Con 2010, Dan DiDio, Bob
Wayne, Jeff Lemire, Jim Lee, Bryan Q. Miller and new Editor-in-Chief Bob
Harras, introduced "Lost in Translation" style as "Mister Bob Harris!"
On WHO'S WHO: They intended originally to have it out after "Final
Crisis," but now they say it makes more sense to have it out
Waid Talks The Brave and the Bold
Tue, 14 Nov 2006 17:53:24 CST Vu
MARK WAID TALKS THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
NRAMA: Before we let you go, we would be remiss not to ask about
working with George Pérez…What's it like watching is pages come in, and
what are you doing as a writer to craft the stories towards his
MW: Going through my DC Who's Who and DC Encyclopedia with a renewed
intensity. It's great because it's forcing me to use muscles I don't
often use - I'm better with smaller casts than with large, sprawling
ones, and the trick to drawing in so many extra heroes and villains to
keep George stoked is in making sure that they're introduced well and
freshly to new readers. We take nothing for granted with our audience
and don't want this series to be nothing but a fanboy playground;
again, the mission statement for B&B is "a broad look at the new
DCU," so we're making an extra effort to ensure that brand new readers
as well as longtime fans are properly introduced (or re-introduced) to
the various co-stars and guest-stars.
Crisis on Infinite Interview - An afternoon with George Perez
From George Perez
Written by Doug Zawisza
Thursday, 29 June 2006
has been there done that. Heck he’s even seen his work grace more than
a few t-shirts. But any fan will tell you that George Perez is, hands
down, the #1 artist for drawing team books and group scenes. Avengers.
Justice League of America. Teen Titans. Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Infinite Crisis. JLA/Avengers. JSA. He has literally drawn every
character either of the “Big Two” can throw at him and he still keeps
coming back for more.
What’s on the horizon for you?
The Brave & the Bold with Mark Waid is supposed to start in November, but with my work on Infinite Crisis and JSA, Waid on 52,
we’ve slowed down a bit. I am also working on some model sheets to give
a reference file. It became obvious that something like this was needed
when I was woking on JLA/Avengers, JSA and Infinite Crisis
that there were too many style variations. Certain artists draw a belt
a certain way, ‘Which is the acceptable version’? The model sheets will
be used for costume details and hair color. For example, the Golden Age
Green Lantern (Alan Scott) is the only Green Lantern to wear the ring
on his left hand. All of the others wear it on their right hand, paw,
tentacle or whatever. This is supposed to go together with a DC bible for Waid.
Well, it's time for an all-too-infrequent
update on what's going on at the International House of Pérez. I've
read quite a number of posts on various message boards asking such
things as"When will George be starting on THE BRAVE & THE BOLD?",
"Will GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC NOVEL ever come out?", "Is he working
on the DC character turn-arounds for DC's official bible?" "Will that
art be made available to the buying public?"
Well here are some answers, a few unfortunately vague because, quite truthfully, I'm not sure of the answers myself.
DC's big event books have really put a
major monkey wrench in the production of the monthly books (not to
mention some of the event books themselves). Because of my involvement
in INFINITE CRISIS, which seems to grow with every issue, I've not been
available to start anything on B & B except for the first issue's
cover, which was done months ago in anticipation of my starting the
actual title in November of 2005. That cover was supposed to appear in
the WIZARD issue announcing DC's 2006 schedule of new titles. It was
yanked when it became obvious that I could not start the book until
after my return from vacation in late January so the release schedule
was still undetermined. That vacation, planned over a year ago as a
partial celebration of Carol's and my 25th Wedding Anniversary, also
explains why I will have no interior art in IC #5. Upon my return I
learned that Mark Waid, now heavily immersed in writing his share of
52, had not been able to work on B &B during my absence and will
likely not be able to do so for a couple of months. I'm not hurting for
work, however, as there are plenty of pages to draw for IC 6 & 7,
far more than I had imagined when I agreed to help out on the project.
INFINITE CRISIS' schedule overrules all others for the next two months.
That includes B &B and any art for the DC Bible.
As for the character art for the DC
Bible (not its official name, by the way), I really have no idea
whether it will appear in a published format, although I think it would
be cool if I do a good enough job to warrant such a publication. Lord
knows the royalties would be nice. But, until I can actually start on
drawing them the subject's rather moot.
The official status of GAMES is a bit
more tricky. With all the post-IC work I have lined up, I don't see how
I will have the time to get back on the graphic novel. Quite honestly,
and honesty can be quite brutal, I wouldn't hold my breath on it ever
being released. I know that my wonderful friend and co-creator Marv
Wolfman is still guardedly optimistic on the resurrection of this
project (a lot of that positive thinking having been fueled by me two
years ago when I stated my intent to complete the art), but my
subsequent exclusive contract with DC has prompted the company to
utilize my talents on more current projects aimed at forming DC's
future rather than just basking in the nostalgia of its past. The
completed art in GAMES is over 15 years old, although it does hold up
pretty damn well, in my opinion. I guess it could conceivably be
restarted yet again, but it seems to become more unlikely with each new
DC assignment in each passing new year. For that, I am sincerely
sorry-- For Marv, for inker Mike Perkins who signed a Marvel exclusive
since inking ten of the un-inked pages, for Al Vey, who had inked the
earlier pages over a decade ago, for color artist Tom Smith, for the
fans who have waited so long and whose hopes may be dashed yet again--
and, finally, for me. It would have been nice to put closure to the
project. Oh, and for those who suggested that some other artist or
artists finish the project, I suggested the same thing years ago.
Unfortunately, DC only wanted this as a Wolfman/Pérez Titans story; so,
without me, it's not getting done. An unfortunate Catch-22, I'm afraid.
Still, there is always that small glimmer of hope. After all, what if
I'm done with all my IC stuff and there's still no B & B work
ready? You never know.
I do have some non-IC work down the
pipe, mostly covers. I still have two more JSA covers to draw and I've
drawn a RED SONJA cover for Dynamite Comics (part of an agreement that
pre-dated my DC exclusive) and still have a few covers to draw for that
company. There's also the cover for the final collection of my WONDER
WOMAN work. I've been approached by Wildstorm for a cover, but I
haven't followed up on that yet.
I am grateful that there are so many
fans out there for which my continuing output seems to actually matter.
Thanks for the support, the kind words, and even the critiques. Despite
illnesses and setbacks, I'm thankful for the loyalty and affection of
my fans. Along with the love and support of my wife, family and
friends, it's what gives me the drive to get up in the morning and face
that drawing board and peer into the snow-white blankness of the page--
and make my mark.