Nightcrawler #2 is in stores today!
Here’s a 5 page preview.
Writer: Chris Claremont
Artist: Todd Nauck
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover: Jamie McKelvie
Variant Cover: Tim Sale
“Someone is hunting down those close to Kurt Wagner, and he’s determined to find out who. The journey will take the newly-resurrected Nightcrawler across the globe to save his nearest and dearest from suffering the same tragic fate he only recently escaped.”
Wolverine. Copic Sketch markers on 11×17 Bristol Board.
My contribution to the C2E2 2014 St Jude’s Charity Auction for Sat night April 26, 7:30-9:30pm.
Pigma Micron markers and Copic Sketch Markers.
Learn more about COPIC markers at http://affiliates.copicmarker.com/jrox.php?id=121
The first issue of the new Nightcrawler series I am drawing (and written by the legendary Chris Claremont) debuted, Wed, April 9th, 2014!
In honor of the series’ release, I am posting these three 6″x9″ illustrations on my Twitter account.
I will be giving these original pieces of art away to 3 different randomly chosen Twitter retweeters of each illustrations’ tweet.
All you have to do is visit my Twitter account @toddnauck, find each of these 3 illustrations as they are posted one each day, and simply click the “RETWEET” button.
On Monday, April 14, 2014, I will use a random number generator to find the retweeter to receive that specific illustration. Three different illustrations, three different retweet winners!*
My thanks to everyone who retweets my 3 Nightcrawler #1 original illustration retweets and to everyone who picks up and reads Nightcrawler #1!
* This “Twitter Sketch Retweet Contest” is put on by me alone and is in no way affiliated with Marvel Comics.
Invincible Universe 12 is on sale today.
Unfortunately, it is the last issue of Invincible Universe. I’ve had a great time working with Phil Hester, Sean Mackiewicz, Rus Wooten, Gabe Eltaeb, Andy Troy, John Rauch, Sina Grace, and of course, creator Robert Kirkman, along with the rest of the amazing Skybound crew. I have been reading Invincible since issue #1, so when Robert invited me to draw this companion series (originally entitled Guarding the Globe Vol 2), it was an easy decision to make!
This series has been a lot of fun to draw and I learned how to pencil/ink a series on a monthly basis.
I definitely have enjoyed the 2 years I got to work with these characters and contribute to Robert’s superhero universe. And even though, Invincible Universe has come to an end (at least for the time being), I’m still considered a part of the Skybound family and appreciate all the friends I have made there!
As one story ended, another began.
I recieved a call from Marvel asking if I was available for a new project and interested in drawing a new X-Men spin-off series. Having read X-Men since I was 13 years old, I of course said “Yes!”. I started to work on a new Nightcrawler solo series written by legendary X-Men writer, Chris Claremont. I started reading Uncanny X-Men during the Claremont years and Nightcrawler has been a longtime favorite X-Men of mine. So this series is a dream-come-true project for me.
Nightcrawler #1 is on sale next Wednesday, April 9th.
NIGHTCRAWLER #1 preview! Issue #1 on sale April 9th.
This April, an X-Men legend returns. Prolific and iconic X-Men writer Chris Claremont teams with fan favorite artist Todd Nauck for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – a swashbuckling new ongoing series that’s sure to have everyone talking!
“He’s smart, tough, creative and daring, with an instinctive understanding of people and situations. He has a wicked sense of humor and a devastating charm,” says Claremont, in an interview with Marvel.com. “His ‘normal’ is revolutionary to most people; throw him a problem, he’ll find a way to solve it that’s unique to him. He quite simply is the kind of man others trust; to know him is to have faith in him.”
When Nightcrawler sacrificed his life to protect mutantkind, a hole was left in the X-Men’s ranks that has never been filled. With his recent resurrection in the pages of Amazing X-Men, Kurt Wagner has returned to a world far different from the one he left behind. Charles Xavier is dead. Scott Summers is on the run. Even Wolverine, his closest friend, has changed, becoming the headmaster of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. And though a deep schism divides the X-Men, Kurt Wagner isn’t going to waste one minute of his new lease on life.
Now, Nightcrawler is hitting the road, eager to right some wrongs and help safeguard the future of mutantkind. And he’s going to do it the only way he knows how: swashbuckling, lady-charming, and of course BAMFing!
Don’t miss the start of a brand new adventure as Nightcrawler and Chris Claremont make their triumphant return to the X-Men for NIGHTCRAWLER #1 – teleporting its way into comic shops this April!
NIGHTCRAWLER #1 (FEB140691)
Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by TODD NAUCK
Cover by CHRIS SAMNEE
Variant Cover by HUMBERTO RAMOS (FEB140692)
Animal Variant by CHRIS SAMNEE (FEB140693)
FOC – 03/17/14, On-Sale – 04/09/14
I did these sketches to get used to Wolverine’s new armor. (Before I learned about his claw gauntlets.)
Pilot Eno mechanical pencil .7 red lead and Kura Toga mechanical pencil .3 lead.
Pigma Micron markers, Pentel pocket brush pen, & Copic Sketch Markers.
I started Nightcrawler sketches shortly after getting the series. I wanted to achieve the classic Nightcrawler look established by the greats like Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, Paul Smith, Alan Davis and Art Adams but still put my own flavor on it.
Nightcrawler #1 is out Apr 9, 2014. Add it to your pull list at your local comic shop!