Friday, August 24, 2012

Matteo Scalera - Captain America


2012.06.27 Little Shop of Comics, Scotch Plains, NJ

Matteo Scalera was born in Parma, Italy.  He started his professional career with the publication of Hyperkinetic, a 4-issue series from Image Comics. Scalera has also worked on Dynamo 5 and PopGun for Image Comics. Scalera also was one of the twelve winners in the first ChesterQuest, a worldwide talent research by Marvel Comics...

In 2010 Scalera started working for the House of Ideas, mostly on the character Deadpool in Deadpool Team-Up, Deadpool Corps and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth. He has also worked for Bomm! on Outcast and is currently working on Secret Avengers with Rick Remender for Marvel Comics.

Scalera has published Some Like It Rough, in 2012, through Essential Sequential, a sketch book of Scalera's work limited to a print run of 450 books. The book features 52 pages of beautifully rendered artwork... My signed copy on the left...

Scalera was at Little Shop of Comics promoting the upcoming Secret Avengers as well as his new sketch book. Sometimes when I am at conventions I do not get a chance to watch the artist. This night I was transfixed as Scalera drew this excellent sketch of Captain America. First he did a pencil sketch, erased most of it, then inked the drawing. white highlights were added to complete the sketch...

You can view more of Scalera's work at matteoscalera.deviantart.com

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