Thunder Monkey The Young Years #1 is available as a digital PDF by simply sending me $4 via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can order a physical copy of the 24 page book at my square store: https://squareup.com/store/lee-oaks
Avengers - Pencils by Lee Oaks inks by Kevin Nowlan. Black Panther, Vision, Wasp in their evergreen versions. Civil War movie roster plus or minus a few. Kevin's masterful inks show my weak spots. I'm honored that he didn't throw the whole thing out and redraw it. His talent is undeniable, such a thrill to see his inks on my work.
I recently picked up inking digitally. It enables me to produce lines that remind me of Andre Juillard and Floch. I thought this project would be perfect for a clear line European style. Time was limited so I budgeted 2 hours per page for rough pencils, and did the perspective during the inking stage.
The ROCKETEER created by Dave Stevens pencils by Lee Oaks. Who doesn't love the Rocketeer? I almost met Dave Stevens one year at San Diego Comic Con, but he was away from his booth when I was there. I couldn't know that was my one and only chance to meet him before he died. But his incredible character lives on. I really wanted to draw the Rocketeer and a couple years before IDW reprinted the Deluxe Edition and new material, I asked Mike Baron what had become of the rights to the character. I envisioned putting together a sort of pitch to propose to publishers. Unfortunately, when I tried to draw the Rocketeer, it wasn't on par with Stevens. Like many artists, I felt inadequate compared to him. For that reason and the other project deadlines I had at the time, I didn't pursue it. For me it is one of the top dream projects I can imagine. Among comic professionals Dave Stevens is a legend, he's kind of a Jimi Hendrix of comics. I regret not having met him in person, but glad IDW is publishing new stories with the Rocketeer.