Who’s Who at DC Comics-The New 52: Ivan Reis

Who’s Who at DC Comics-The New 52: Ivan Reis

By David Hyde Monday, August 22nd, 2011
THE SOURCE: How do you draw a first panel of a first issue? IVAN REIS: I always start by the easiest panel of the first page! How do you draw a first appearance? I always try to show the character in a full body shot, with all design details. Also, I avoid odd angles because I prefer clean shots and composition. How do you introduce a new villain? I go for the same idea as above, but always try to add more shadows and dark areas to the scene. What was the first comic you ever worked on? It was a horror story. I was only 14-years-old! The story featured a "Death Lady" (you got it? Lady Death) with the classic skull face and sickle. Who was the first character you followed? Conan. What was the first series you collected? Savage Sword of Conan. Who was the first writer you followed? Roy Thomas. Who was the first artist you followed? John Buscema. What was the first convention you attended as a fan? San Diego Comic-Con in 2004. It was surreal for me. I felt like Alice in Wonderland ... minus the blue dress! What was the first convention you attended as a professional? It was the same convention (San Diego Comic-Con in 2004) Hey! It is so damn hard to separate the fanboy from the professional! What was the first comic book you read? It was a Brazilian comic, Monica's Gang. What was the first piece of original art you bought? It was a Conan page by John Buscema and Tony DeZuniga. That was a real treasure for me! What was the first digital comic book you downloaded? Blackest Night #O.