Thursday, March 08, 2007


Night Stalker/Sherlock Holmes cover for Moonstone.


Surfer Joe said...

Ah Kolchak, never looked better...

Ratcrtur said...

I love this!!! What did you use to ink this image? brush? pen? I really like the marks that were made. Definitely captures that "old" style.

UrbanBarbarian said...

MARK: Thanks amigo!

RATCRTUR: I use a Staedtler Mars Graphic 3000 Brush Pen. It's the closest thing I've found that performs like a real brush.

Ray Frenden said...

I'm a fan of brush pens, but I still work all digitally. Even less cleanup!

I dig the image; did you color it or a third party?

UrbanBarbarian said...

RAY: You get a great line digitally. I would of never guessed that from your work. It has a real nice brush feel to it. And it doesn't look mechanical at all.

Yes, I colored it too. I spend more time coloring than I do inking.

Jesse said...

my elementary school was alem and discontinued the crime solving classes before I got there. Something about the principal wanting to take over the world and not wanting some 4th grader thwarting his plans.

TOTALLY unfair.

Craig said...

Kolchak and Holmes...Now THERE'S a team up that doesn't immediately come to mind. Nice work!

Guglie said...

Great pic man!

I really love the composition and colours used! with black silouette in foreground, the cathedral and the two guys different inked you created a 4 layers reading pic! amazing composion again

LauraBraga said...

Hi Dan!!:))
I'm back and safe from my trip in NY Comic con!!!
And what I find in your blog???
three great pictures I didn't see: i like this Sherlock Holmes cover, but expecially I love the Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy you posted before!!
My best compliments!!!
you are very talented and I like all your different styles!!!


FerdinandKreozot said...

This work is very awesome.
I enjoyed my visit very much.

Regards to you,


St John Street said...

Excellent layout and colours!!!!


remo said...

I love the colors and the facial expressions.
Great illustration, Mr Panosian!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Solid piece, nice job on the inks and colors.

Anonymous said...

that red is really eye-catching.
love the old style hatching
ala Charles Dana Gibson.

Avi said...

I really enjoyed the way you rendered this piece. While i enjoy the modern comic art i sorta miss this particular style.

Oh btw, you were kind enough to leave a comment on my blog. Trouble is you were looking at my old blog! If you're ever interested you could check out my new stuff at

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful, have a film noir and classic film poster feel to it!! NEATO!!

UrbanBarbarian said...

JESSE: That does suck. It's selfish, really...

CRAIG: It's a well written story. very interesting

GUGLIE: Thanks, this one was fun.

LAURA: Hope your NYC trip was fruitful! Good luck with American comics!

MILENKO: Thanks!!

LINTON and REMO: Appreciated!

DOMINIC: I'm looking forward to seeing the masthead applied and all the indicia

BRIAN: Ha! That was my inspiration! Thanks for noticing!

AVI: Ah...! Great stuff. I see you enjoyed 300!

ALINA: Thanks Alina!