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  • Ethan I'm volunteering at WIzard World Philly if you need a bodyguard just ask!


    • I'm heading out the door in a few minutes to Manchester NH with my son Jordan and and some friends in a few minutes; we're going to a comic show there today, and Ethan's going to be there, as well as the talented Scott Kollins! I'll tell them hi for everyone and make sure to represent the board well. Have a great day guys!


      • Good man, Dave. Good man.


        • Dammit! I wish I knew about this earlier. I want to go. Manchester is only 30 mins from me....


          • Ethan,

            Not a Green Lantern Question, but is it true your working with Gail Simone for a Wonder Woman project? What about the rumors that you're going to work on Aquaman?


            • Originally posted by Yoda View Post
              Hey Ethen, do you have any "Plastic Man" artwork published in any of the past DC books you worked on? Or any viewable pin-ups of "Plas" you might have drawn anywhere?
              Well, someone mentioned that I drew Plastic Man's origin in an issue of 52. But I've drawn him in IMPULSE #58 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN #30, plus, tons of pin ups and things over the years.


              • Originally posted by genesistorm View Post
                Ethan! Welcome to the boards! It's great to have you here..

                I don't know if you remember(I'm Javier, from Argentina), but a long time ago I wrote to you and you answered me in a very

                cool way! I never forgot that, and I really appreciate it!

                Like you know, I love your art, and am really looking forward to all your upcoming projects.
                I know it's secret, but I'd love to see you take a swing at:

                -A Barry Allen book with Geoff.(Or anything with Geoff for that matter)


                -Plastic Man.. (Written by.. say.. Gail Simone? That'd be cool!)

                Is there any chance one of the previous ones becoming a reality some day? Just tease me

                Well, I'll just be honest and say I'll be thrilled by any new project you have coming up, I'm

                sure it must be big if you're giving up your GL baby to do it..

                I have a couple of questions:

                Is it just me or the Orange Lantern Corps symbol looks like a fat creature? That's the first

                impression I got when I saw it. Maybe it's too obvious or I'm totally wrong.

                Ever thought of coming to Mendoza for your Holidays with Sharis and Hunter? We have rafting,

                skiing, beautiful mountains, and the city is called the city of the sun and the good wine! lol,

                if you ever do, let me know and I'd tour guide you around lol! If not, I hope I'll meet you some

                day when I travel to the U.S. again.. I've never been to a convention or met any comics author, but you're top on my list! I'd kill for a sketch by you! Maybe not soon, but some day, years from now I'll stalk you at a con and let you know it was me.

                Why don't the other artists stick to your version of the black being FULLY black in the GL costumes? It looks spectacular, unlike the greyish-blueish color it seems to be colored when you're not at the art. I know, this is not a question, it's more a complaint, sorry..

                Who's your favorite DC character right now?
                What comics are you enjoying the most currently?Any reccommendations? Sth we should be reading?
                and finally, are you enjoying the boards so far? Cool, passionate fans here, right?

                Anyway, thanks for your time, have fun and take care!
                -There is always a chance that those will be realities someday. Someday soon. Almost immediately.

                -That Orange Lantern symbol does look like a fat creature, but whether or not that's a coincidence, well, you'll have to wait and see.

                -We'd love to come to Mendoza! Are there conventions there?

                -Other artists don't stick to the solid black look because they think delineating the muscles are super important to the book looking cool. I disagree. But that's why artists are artists. We do what we think is best.

                -My favorite DC character right now...hmmmm...I'll say Two Face, because I just bought an old issue of World's Finest, where Batman became Two Face, and Superman became one of his obscure villains. I read it on the plane, and I enjoyed it.

                -Comics you should be reading? Mouse Guard. Gail Simone's Wonder Woman. Anything drawn by Rags Morales.

                -I'm enjoying the boards here so far, yes. I haven't been abused yet, and that's a good thing.


                • Originally posted by Tons T View Post
                  Hey Ethan!! it IS really cool to have you here im the dude here coming all the way from the Philippines hehe

                  anyway, i love Green Lantern, and i really loved your art in GL. when i first dove into comics, which was just 2yrs ago, i already wanted GL, and the first book i bought was Rebirth, and it Effing Blew me away. thanks for doing that book man, really awesome

                  well, theres already too many good questions asked here. so heres mine

                  is it true that you and geoff are going to 'team-up' again and take on a different character in the dcu? probably a 'rebirth' of a character? hehe
                  Geoff and I are teaming up again right now and reworking a classic DC franchise. That is true.


                  • Originally posted by Sasha Bordeaux View Post
                    Poor Ethan, so many questions!
                    Anyway, i'll add mine too:

                    After the experience with Ann Nocenti, would you like to work on Catwoman again?
                    Sure! (Short answer, sorry!)


                    • Originally posted by Andrew NDB View Post
                      All right, without giving anything about future stories away, we have more than a little inkling that the Empire of Tears is behind the Red Lanterns and the Orange Lanterns are stemming from the Controllers. Any comment on where you derived the symbols for the Reds and the Oranges at this time? Barring that, are the symbols derived from logical things that a fan could do a bit of detective work and derive? (like you'd mentioned you designed the Sinestro Corps symbol from Darryl Banks' design of Hal's Parallax suit) For the record, I was damned sure the Red Lantern symbol stemmed from the helmet design of the Controllers... but now we know the Controllers have nothing to do with the Reds.

                      Any comment on your recent issue of JLA, what you brought to the table creatively/design-wise? And what is your very next work coming that we can look forward to seeing on shelves?

                      How happy are you with the Sinestro figure that's coming out in July, and your Hal, Superman, Batman, and Despero due out in November? About the latter four, are these about the same height/dimension as the regular DC Direct GL figures?
                      I cannot comment on anything about the symbols at this time. Geoff will shoot me.

                      My issue of JLA...? I don't know exactly what I brought to the table designwise. It was a fairly straightforward superhero story that didn't call for anything but some fun! I thought it was a good chance to experiment with a younger, more slender Wonder Woman, but I'm not sure I'd draw her like that again. I usually give her wider shoulders, more power. But it was worth a try. I wish Queen Bee was in it a lot more than she was. She's a fantastic character. Zazzala is a bad ass name.

                      Despero looks EXACTLY like the drawings I did. I'll have to wait and see about the other ones...I had requested certain features be added. and if they are done as I suggested, they'll be a lot of fun. If not, then I'll be sad.

                      The 12 inch Sinestro doll is brilliant. Looks PERFECT.



                      • Originally posted by Jack-O-Lantern View Post
                        I know you wouldn't reveal anything to spoil any stories or plots. But, could you, or do you know, about when we might expect to see any inkling at all of the blue and indigo lanterns emerge?

                        Other than the teaser previews we've already gotten? Just a teeny little hint. Say a story arc or time frame within this year or next? Anything, anything at all?
                        Actually, I honestly don't know!


                        • Originally posted by Superman-Prime300 View Post
                          Welcome to the boards Ethan. I'm a big fan of your work and I have a question.

                          Have you ever worked with DC inker Jack Purcell? He's a colleague of mine and works for DC so I was just wondering.
                          No, I never have! I don't use inkers anymore, because I prefer to ink my own work.


                          • Originally posted by IonFan View Post
                            Good day to you Mr. Ethan, this is an honor
                            Good day to you, IonFan, and the honor is mine!


                            • Originally posted by Chamalkan View Post
                              another question: How tied are two GL comics?
                              Is geoff saying "this is the story in Corps (for instance: Mongul takes over the Sinestro Corps, with the plants, etc. etc.)" or is it more like little piece here and there (like: in issue 23 there needs to be a small Red Lantern scene, make up the rest as you go)?

                              Also: what do you think of the art in GLC? is it up to lantern standard?
                              That's a question for Geoff. I'm pretty sure he and Dave Gibbons worked closely during Sinestro Corps, and I know he and Pete Tomasi do as well.

                              As for the art, anything Pat Gleason touches is gold. He's got a huge, vivid imagination, and I refer to things he's established fairly often when I draw Green Lantern. He's great, one of the best.


                              • Originally posted by LanternBrina View Post
                                I'm at a loss for questions....I'm just in awe that you're here.
                                Aw...well, I'm here at your disposal, LanternBrina. Treat me like a good friend and ask me anything you'd like whenever you're ready.