MARVEL'S THE INITIATIVE
This is the longest run I've colored for Marvel.
I'm proud of this 11 issues, it was a blast, having to color new characters, having to give a certain photography to the whole series. I always loved to create the graphic appeal of an entire story arc, and always tried to give unity to a whole project.
Of course Stefano Caselli (the artist) and I were working really close at that time, and I remember the day by day conversations through Windows Messenger and the constant drive to do better, issue after issue.
He was the one always trying new things, I was the one trying to give unity, merging his new techniques and experimentations and melting into one overall appeal.
A couple of behind the scenes I want to share:
-I remember as yesterday the day Stefano and I checked the sales of issue #1: it sold 300.000 copies and we were sixth in the top selling projects of the month. We never did better.
-I colored issues #8-9 while I was in Shanghai, China, working with an horrible screen I bought there. I still don't know how I managed to have decent colors in print!
Avengers: The Initiative #1-5, 7-11, 14 (2009)
artist: Stefano Caselli