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2020 April 30

JoeMadArt.com update #49
Darksiders stuff again!

Hi guys!

I really do hope that you are safe during that COVID-19 crisis. Since most of you are confined then you may find the time for doing things that were on hold for a long time or maybe trying new things. It seems that's a bit the case for John Pearl (Design Director / Principal Artist at Gunfire Games) since he was able to find the time to dig into his personal files and found some old Joe Madureira artworks done for Darksiders and Darksiders 2!!
From any bad situation something good can still arise isn't it? ;)

So enjoy all those Darksiders and Darksiders 2 arts:
You may have noticed the storyboard that Joe did for Darksiders. The final trailer is so cool!
I suppose that it's the perfect time to watch again that Darksiders War trailer ;)


Also, I found by chance a better version of the Game Informer cover #219 featuring Darksiders 2! Note: That new version has a very nice size of 2461 x 1656px whereas the previous one was only 1920 x 1080px! Enjoy!

Another excellent addition to the site this month is the portrait of War from the BETA of Darksiders Genesis. If you carefully pay attention to the portrait in the final version, War's iconic sword the Chaoseater is not visible while it was in the BETA.
Many thanks to Billy Garretsen (Lead UX Designer at Airship Syndicate) for the share and... in HD (1658 x 2230px)!!
Apart that, as you may have noticed in the previous update, a forum dedicated to Joe MAdureira and the joeMadArt.com website is available! I invite you to register and participate! >> www.joemadart.com/forum <<

For this update I also have something else new!
I've added a "Search" feature (see the button in the top menu) powered by Google. It's super accurate! Try it out, you will see! Go to the forum and let me know what you think of it in particular versus the "tagger". I think that this new search feature is a lot more powerful than the "tagger" so I will probably remove the "tagger" in a future update... I will see.

Until next time Joe Mad! fans! Be strong and... stay safe, stay at home if you can!

@Ulkhror
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2020 April 06

JoeMadArt.com update #48
Join the JoeMadArt Forum!!


Hey guys!

I'm super happy to officially announce that the JoeMadArt forum is opened!

The URL is: joemadart.com/forum!

To be precice, the forum is in fact accessible since the 31th of March but I only mentioned it on twitter and facebook for those who follow me. Installing and customizing it took me a lot of time. I learnt a lot (that was also the goal ;)) but it took me the whole month of march to make it ready. As a consequence this update doesn't contain any new piece of art... I didn't find the time and the courage to work on that part...

Anyway I really hope that you will be many to join and share your passion about the art of Joe Madureira!

Since the last update I noticed a good increase of fans who joined in the Joemadart.com Facebook group, that's fantastic!
I also noticed that many discussions were related to some fan arts and how Joe inspired some of you.
All that convinced me that it was the right time to add a forum. The community around JoeMAdArt.com increased significantly and the topics discussed are so diverse that it's sometimes difficult to follow-up on a specific topic on facebook. The forum will be a better option for that in my opinion.

I did my best to customize the forum so that you feel "at home" there. I tried to give it a unique design in order to really differentiate it from any other forum. This forum will be an excellent way for me to get your remarks and suggestions:
You can find a "JoeMadArt Forum" and another "JoeMadArt Website" forum where you can tell me everything about either the forum or the website.

So don't hesitate! Let me know what you think of them and in particular of the new forum! :)
And if you find a bug you can also write in those forums!

For your information, for the design of the forum I only used pieces of arts that Joe did.

Here are the links to them for the reference:

Go register now and let's discuss all together!

I will add some new pieces of art in the next update! I Promise! ;)

@Ulkhror
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2020 February 29

JoeMadArt.com update #47
Old Battle Chasers Nightwar arts!


Hi JoeMAd fans!

Another small update this month as nothing particular has been revealed by Joe Madureira during that past month. As I said in the last update of December I would add sooner or later all the pieces of art that Joe shared on his Artstation page... well today is the day! ;)

Here are all the Battle Chasers Nightwar arts that were missing on JoeMadArt.com: Note: while the colored versions of those arts were already present on JoeMadArt.com, the uncolored versions were not ;)

2 environment concepts for Battle Chasers Nightwar were still new reveals:
Also I still receive from time to time some Joe Mad sketch scans from some backers, many thanks to you for that!
So here is the sketch that Gerry Morigerato sent to me! Thank you Gerry!
Just like Garry if you possess an original art by Joe, you can send me a HD scan at: ulkhror@joemadart.com. Thank you!

Let's all keep our fingers crossed and wish for some more fresh news from Joe in the coming weeks!

Also, I noticed that many new members joined the Joemadart.com: Joe Madureira Fan website group on Facebook!
The group is now composed of more than 1000 members! (1052 to be exact)
That's fantastic to see so many Joe Mad! fans and artists that are inspired by the work of Joe.
Continue to spread the world about Joe and of course about JoeMadArt.com! ;)

Until next time!

@Ulkhror
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2020 January 31

JoeMadArt.com update #46
Battle Chasers Nightwar Kickstarter Rewards!


After an intense month of December to close 2019 Joe Madureira was again very present during that first month of 2020!
Joe has now finished all the sketches and commissions promised during the Battle Chasers Nightwar Kickstarter campaign and he shared a few of them on internet for our pleasure! :)

You can find below all the sketches and commissions that Joe shared with his fans during this past months:
What else? Are You Not Entertained? ;)
Well a beautiful gold nugget was also shared by Gunfire Games recently.

This is an original traditional pencil page that Joe did for Darksiders 2 and the in-game cutscenes:
I searched and asked for those "cutscenes drawings" many times but this is the first time that I can watch one! Enjoy!

OK that update was short... but strong in new arts isn't it? ;)
Stay tune for more!

Note: If you are a happy owner of a JoeMad art, please send me a HD scan or photo at: ulkhror@joemadart.com!
Thank you!

@Ulkhror
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2019 December 31

JoeMadArt.com update #45
Happy New Year with Darksiders Genesis!


What a month of December! it was full of Joe Mad stuff and surprises!

With the release of Darksiders Genesis (2019/12/05) the crew at Airship Syndicate shared a lot of artistic stuff on Artstation. Have a look if you don't care to be a bit spoiled. And you know what? Joe was also part of it! Yes! Joe Madureira created his own Artstation page! He shared there many pieces of art never revealed before, related to Battle Chasers Nightwar, Darksiders 3, Darksiders Genesis and some other miscellaneous stuff. This update is focused on those pieces of art. Not all were added to the site in this update but eventually they will ;).

So have a look to some more arts Joe Madureira did on Darksiders 3 and Darksiders Genesis:
The next huge news is that Joe Madureira announced during The Game Awards 2019 that Airship Syndicate will be the development studio in charge of a new game in the world of League of legends: "RUINED KING: A League of Legends Story". That game will be the first game "spin-off" of League of Legends and will be officially published by Riot Forge. Apart from the teaser trailer that you can discover below, what is known so far is that it will be a "turn-based RPG" taking place just after the events of the Burning Tides. You can read that story here and visit the official website for the RUINED KING game here.

Watch the RUINED KING: A League of Legends Story teaser trailer plus a short interview of Joe Madureira:


Final announcement for this update, UDON Entertainment announced "The art of Darksiders Genesis" available June 2020. Special note: this new artbook cover was done by Baldi Konijn. Remember that name! That guy did most of the character concepts for Darksiders Genesis. He did a freaking awesome work and won't stop just here! ;)
the art of Darksiders Genesis Baldi Konijn cover
The art of Darksiders Genesis
Baldi Konijn cover
I hope that you had some great holidays and that you played a lot to Darksiders Genesis. This is the game I played the most during those holidays and it's a gold nugget! The game has a metacritic score of 78/100 based on 56 critics. I think this is fair score even if it should probably be a lot more for a Darksiders fan. That War and Strife duo is just so fun, cool and funny! The gameplay is as fantastic as each cut scene and dialogue are. The only noticeable weak point of that game in my opinion is the camera but it's nothing compared to all its other fantastic assets.

And If you are still on the fence about buying Darksiders Genesis, then watch that "Accolades Trailer":

Again, Happy New Year to all of you!
Let's all work hard to make that new year as productive as possible!
Let's all be strong and persistent!

@Ulkhror
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2019 November 30

JoeMadArt.com update #44
Darksiders Genesis release
and Battle Chasers #5 part 2!

Hi JoeMAd fans!

You may have noticed that there was no update for October... I'm sorry. No specific reason, it's all personal ;).
3 years and a half ago I said that I would do 1 update per month... So today I can say that... I failed yes, but it's not a reason to stop isn't it?

Ho no it's not! ;)

How could I stop now with Darksiders Genesis just around the corner!?
Darksiders Genesis will be available next week on PC and the 14 of February on consoles. You probably wonder why such a gap in the release dates? Well the answer is simple: "Quality".
The game code on console is a bit different from the PC version and THQ NORDIC decided to delay the release on console in order to fix some issues. Wise choice I would say even if some of you will probably be frustrated... I understand.

And for those still on the fence about buying that game (Really guys?) well...

THQ NORDICS released a new trailer presenting the "Abilities and Creature Cores":


THQ Nordic also released a very cool, beautiful and funny video to present Strife. Have a look!

On his side IGN did a great preview of the game with a super promising conclusion by Mitchell Saltzman:
All in all, I came out of my demo of Darksiders Genesis excited and hungry for more. Despite its visual similarities to other isometric action games, this actually feels like the most unique Darksiders game yet

Watch that Darksiders Genesis Final Preview: More Darksiders, Less Diablo



Not only that but Escapist Magazine and Gameumentary did a super interesting "first cover story featuring Darksiders Genesis" with some great interviews:



And finally, you can now buy some Darksiders Genesis (And Darksiders in general) posters made out of metal on Displate!. You can find there 4 Darksiders arts with lines by Joe Madureira (see the reference of the arts below):
That's all about Darksiders Genesis... for now ;). I expect to discover many cool sketches and drawings by Joe Madureira in the months to come because honestly the bestiary looks cool!
And I also hope that all those videos convinced you to buy that game on day one ;)

Apart that and just in case you missed the information the 4.86" tall Batman Black and White Limited Edition Statue (5000 units) Based on the DC Comics "Justice League Rebirth #1 variant cover" that Joe did in 2016 is now available everywhere. (See the JoeMadArt.com update #36)

To finish here is the part 2 of the Battle Chasers #5 pages ;) Note: Again a special thanks to Tom McWeeney for the scans of the original inked pages.
Special thanks to Alexander Lee too for the scan of the page 15!

Have a fun with Darksiders Genesis!

@Ulkhror
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2019 September 30

JoeMadArt.com update #43
Battle Chasers #5 part 1!

Hi JoeMAd fans!

For this month the main info is the release of the Battle Chasers Anthology TPB, the "second" print of the legendary Anthology comic released in 2011! Except the brand new cover done for this second print, the content is exactly the same as the first print. This Anthology book collects all the Battle Chasers comics released so far (#1 to #9), the Battle Chasers Prelude comic (#0), the side story featured in the Frank Frazetta Fantasy Illustrated book as well as all the covers and variants plus some sketches and unused pages!

For the occasion I updated the cover art with a bigger version, enjoy! And if you prefer the digital version of that Battle Chasers Anthology TPB, you can get it on Comixology with a good discount!

Following that cool release, the backers of the Battle Chasers NightWar game kickstarter campaign will also be happy to receive (if not already) their sketch done by Joe Madureira.

Bradym1 on the Airship Syndicate community forum shared his Garrison: I will share more in the next updates!

Apart that, Joe is still very quiet about the next comic issue of Battle Chasers... He is without any doubt fully focused on finishing Darksiders Genesis that should hit the stores for Christmas.

In the meantime, let's have another look to some Battle Chasers #5 pages! Note: Special thanks to Tom McWeeney who shared some of the original inked pages with me! Thank you Tom!

That's all for this update!

Well oh yes, I also found a slightly better image version of that Resident Evil PSM Magazine cover... ;)
And as usual, if you have some original pages by Joe Madureira, please send me (ulkhror@joemadart.com) some big and clean photos or scans of them! ;)

Stay tune!

@Ulkhror
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2019 August 31

JoeMadArt.com update #42
Darksiders Genesis at GamesCom
and Avenging Spider-Man!

Gamescom 2019 ended one week ago and Darksiders Genesis, the game developed by Airship Syndicate (Joe Madureira) did a great impression! Some new gameplay videos were broadcasted and 2 new official trailers were revealed.

Darksiders GENESIS official announce trailer during Gamescom 2019 Opening Night:


Darksiders GENESIS "Stadia Connect" official trailer:


THQ Nordic has also officially shared 6 new HD Darksiders Genesis screenshots that you can find below:
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 1
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 2
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 3
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 4
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 5
Darksiders Genesis GamesCom 2019 official screenshot 6
And if you want more, you can watch those interviews:

#1: Reinhard Pollice (THQ Nordic) and Billy Garretsen (Airship Syndicate) presenting the game and the Strife statue:


#2: Another very interesting interview of Billy Garretsen (Airship Syndicate) by IGN:


And if you just want to see the game in action then you can watch those 2 gameplay videos:
#1: Excellent one by Arekkz Gaming

Note:This trailer let you see Samael's portrait (Also called "Sammy" by Strife lol) into the game for the first time!

#2: 16 Minutes of gameplay with IGN

That's all about Darksiders Genesis...
Sorry, but no new art by Joe (Except that Samael portrait) and no interview of the boss...
But that's not yet finished with that update of JoeMadArt.com!
Let me share with you a few arts by Joe Madureira! I decided this month to wrap up the Avenging Spider-Man era.

So you will find below all the remaining pencil pages of the Avenging Spider-Man #3 comic:
And now to finish (for real): a small update regarding the cover of the upcoming Battle Chasers Anthology TP 2019 cover. It seems that a new colored version replacing the "orange scale" one is now displayed everywhere.
That's all!
Have a fun and Until next time! ;)

@Ulkhror
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2019 July 31

JoeMadArt.com update #41
Avenging Spider-Man Vol1 issue #3 part 1!

After the announcement of Darksiders Genesis last month, THQ Nordic said that the game will be playable at Gamescom this year (21-24/08/2019 in Cologne). Will Joe Madureira and some crew members of Airship Syndicate be there too? Well nothing has been announced yet but Joe was present at Gamescom for Battle Chasers Nightwar so it's highly probable! In addition, THQ Nordic finally announced the Darksiders Genesis collector's Edition and the Darksiders Genesis Nephilim Edition! The Darksiders Genesis collector's edition contains:
  • The Game Darksiders Genesis
  • A collectible Steelbook case
  • A 9-inch strife Figure
  • A artbook
  • The soundtrack
  • Some stickers
The Nephilim Edition is the same as the collector's edition plus contains the board game Darksiders the forbidden land.
You can preorder The Darksiders Genesis collector or Nephilim edition here
For your information, all the figures included into the Board game were sculpted by Hector Moran aka "HEC".
Have a look to his work more in details on Artstation:
Darksiders the forbidden land Fury figure
Darksiders the forbidden land Death figure
Darksiders the forbidden land War figure
Darksiders the forbidden land Strife figure

Unfortunately, no new Darksiders Genesis artwork to share with you in that update...
So let's get back to some older stuff... but not that old ;)

Enjoy below the first 10 pages of the Avenging Spider-Man issue #3:
And to finish, let's talk Battle Chasers for a change ;).
In the previous update of JoeMadArt.com and because that update was dedicated to the Darksiders Genesis reveal, I deliberately omitted to talk about the official Battle Chasers Anthology trade paperback new release! That new oversized graphic novel is coming this year on September 25 and will collect the Battle Chasers comics #0 to #9. The description also says that it will include some "never-before-seen sketches and new artwork" plus a fold-out poster! The preorders are already opened!

And here is the new cover of that Battle Chasers Anthology trade paperback featuring Garrison and his sword:
Battle Chasers Anthology trade paperback 2019 cover
Battle Chasers Anthology TP 2019 cover

Also, some important information. In the last kickstarter update (June 4, 2019) Joe wrote a special message to backers with some bad news about the upcoming Battle Chasers #10-#12 comics:
Hello, backers!

I just wanted to give you an update on the status of the new BC books. First of all, thank you for your continued patience! I realize this update is long overdue.

It’s been a wild ride for us since Battle Chasers: Nightwar launched, diving headlong into our second project with no downtime. It’s a big one for us, and you’ll be getting a look at it VERY soon. Our little studio, Airship Syndicate is now close to 35 people developing not one, but two games concurrently. It’s not something we planned on, but companies grow organically. Doors open and shut, and you’ve got to play a good hand when it’s dealt. Our growth is pretty unprecedented for an indie studio, and I don’t think any of us could’ve foreseen it back when we were a team of 6, launching our Kickstarter campaign (though we dared to dream). As far as rewards, introducing some new books to the comic series seemed like a no brainer, especially since it’s been a personal goal of mine for some time.

Unfortunately, it’s proven difficult to work on them alongside my responsibilities at the studio. Realistically, the only way to get the books finished and into your hands any time soon is to recruit some highly talented individuals to help out. I’ll still be working on the story of course, and drawing as many pages as I can manage. One of the reasons I haven’t let anyone take over the series in the last 20 years is because I always felt that if it were to continue, it had to be me. Or a team I had complete faith in, and I think I’ve found that team. I’ll be releasing more details on that soon.

I realize many backers will be (understandably) upset by this news. We’ve heard from a few backers that the books were the ONLY reason they pledged. I sincerely hope those backers played Battle Chasers: Nightwar, because that’s what our campaign was for after all, and we poured our hearts and souls into it. It’s a damn good game. If you feel you can’t or simply don’t want to wait for the comics, please submit a request at support@airshipsyndicate.com and we will try to issue a refund for the unused portion of your pledge. I’m truly sorry to have let you guys down. Everyone else, I promise the wait will be worth it. This game has reinvigorated me to create new Battle Chasers stories, and I think they’ll be among the best so far.

I’ve mentioned this somewhere before, but in case you missed it, issues #10-12 will pick up exactly where the last issue left off, and focus on Garrison, his past, and his complicated relationship with the fugitive Red Monika.

In related news: I get so many people asking whether the original Battle Chasers Anthology will be reprinted, and I’m happy to announce that Image is about to relaunch it in an affordable softcover format (the original giant-sized hardcover is impossible to find, and pricey). This collects all 9 issues of the original BC run, as well as a couple short stories, pinups and covers. It launches in September, so look out for it.

Thank you again for taking this journey with us.

-Joe
Sorry to finish on such a note...
That's all for now! Enjoy your holidays and have fun!
Let's talk JoeMadArt again next month! ;)

@Ulkhror
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2019 June 30

JoeMadArt.com update #40
Darksiders Genesis at E3 2019!

[Edit 2019 Jully 03]
E3 2019 ended just a few weeks ago and many fabulous games were revealed!
As suspected in the last JoeMadArt.com update, Airship Syndicate (Joe Madureira) and THQ Nordic presented their new game: Darksiders Genesis!! Yes!
Darksiders Genesis LOGO by Billy Garretsen
Darksiders Genesis LOGO by Billy Garretsen

So, do you want to know everything about Darksiders Genesis?
Well fortunately for you I did my researches and found nearly everything that Joe said about it!
I tried to gather the most relevant and interesting coverages and interviews!

And since nobody will be interested by anything else than Darksiders Genesis then this update of JoeMadArt.com will be dedicated to it! ... so it means you won't get as many arts as usual ;).

OK let's start with...
The impressive Darksiders Genesis HD announcement trailer revealed just a few days before E3:

Just next are the 2 official Darksiders Genesis arts done by Joe Madureira, Grace Liu and Billy Garretsen: Note: Regarding that "title screen" art that one above is in HD but cropped. The full version looks more like that one below... I'm still expecting to find it in HD ;)
[Edit 2019 Jully 03] Just after this update THQ Nordic accepted to share with me the super big HD version of this image. Thank you THQ Nordic!
Darksiders Genesis in-game E3 demo title screen
Darksiders Genesis E3 demo title art screen
Also, just as in Battle Chasers NightWar, when some key characters talk, some portrait arts are displayed.
In the demo at E3 you can see the portrait of War and Strife that are obviously some pieces of art by Joe Madureira. I expect that I will be able to put my hands on some clean versions of those so I decided not to "officially" add those to the side for now. That being said I did a small mok-up from some screenshots of the game, Enjoy! ;)
Darksiders Genesis in game strife and war portraits mok-up by ulkhror
Line art by Joe Madureira and colors by Billy Garretsen
There's also another key art but that one looks like a photoshopped version of the model from the CG trailer and not a Joe Mad art. Still very nice!
For those who haven't heard of the game and who are wondering what it looks like...
I invite you to watch that 1 player HD gameplay walkthrough... a lot better than a few screenshots isn't it!?:

And just because playing co-op has nothing to do with the solo mode here is another gameplay walkthrough with 2 players:
Darksiders Genesis - 5 Reasons It's Good As Hell:

So now, do you have some questions about the game? You would like to know more? What about asking the boss?
You can find below the most interesting interviews of Joe Madureira done at E3 2019:

Video Interviews:
1) Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli and Reinhard Pollice at the E3 Coliseum 2019 Panel presented by Geoff Keighley
2) Joe Madureira interview by Gamerhub.tv
3) Joe Madureira interview by Ultima Ficha... and speaking a bit Portuguese
4) Joe Madureira interview by Escapist Magazine and Gameumentary
5) Joe Madureira interview by TechRaptor
6) Joe Madureira interview by gamereactor.eu

Interview transcripts:
1) Joe Madureira interview by AllUSANnewsHub.com
2) Joe Madureira interview by gaminginstincts.com
3) Joe Madureira interview by rpgsite.net
4) Joe Madureira interview by usgamer.net

So, what did we learn from all that?

Darksiders GENESIS in brief:
  • Darksiders Genesis is not Darksiders 4
  • Darksiders Genesis is not an Action RPG
  • As its name says, Darksiders Genesis is a prequel to the first Darksiders
  • The story in Darksiders Genesis begins just after the four horsemen get their powers and kill all the Nephilims
  • In Darksiders Genesis War and Strife must discover what the new plans of Lucifer are
  • In Darksiders Genesis War and Strife will meet for the first time some returning guys such as Vulgrim and Samael
  • You can only play War and Strife, not Fury and not Death
  • Darksiders Genesis is a solo or 2 players cooperative action game where 1 player controls War and the other Strife
  • In solo player mode, you can switch between War and Strife on the fly (There's a cooldown)
  • The co-operation mode can be local or online
  • Darksiders Genesis is not a Diablo-like game but is closer to the style of Tomb Raider: Guardians of Light
  • Darksiders Genesis is loyal to the gameplay of Darksiders 1 with a top down isometric camera
  • War has pretty much the same move set as in Darksiders 1
  • Just like in the other Darksiders games, Darksiders Genesis includes many puzzles and interactions with the environment
  • Gareth Coker (Ori and the Blind forest) is the music composer of Darksiders Genesis
  • The camera in the game can't be controlled but you can still zoom in or out
  • The dungeons aren't randomly generated
  • The game will be available for pretty much all the platforms including the Google Stadia
  • You can go back to previous levels and play them again to discover some secrets or loot some monster cores
  • There's at least 1 secret in every levels
  • The creatures drop cores that can be used as materials to upgrade the characters
  • You can customize your character by using some skill and ability trees as well as combat upgrades
  • There's no map to explore but just a hub where to get your new mission before jumping into a new or old level
  • You can choose among 3 level of difficulties before entering a level (a bit like in Battle Chasers Nightwar)
  • The level of difficulty of the game will be similar to Darksiders 1, not super hard
  • The end of Darksiders Genesis will lead to Darksiders 1
  • Airship Syndicate is targeting a 15 hours length game and more to complete it at 100%
  • No DLC planned for Darksiders Genesis
  • Darksiders Genesis will include an "arena" mode
  • Strife will be able to find up to 7 different ammo types
  • Darksiders Genesis release date is planned for this winter 2019
  • Release price should be around 40$

Let's wrap up this update with a small photo gallery of Joe at E3 and the great team at Airship Syndicates!
The Airship syndicate team nearly complete Airship Syndicate core team! ... well Grace Liu, Billy Garretsen and Derek Taylor where "photoshop-added". And if you want to know the names of all of the members of the Airship Syndicate's crew then you can click the link!
Joe Madureira at E3 2019 final day
Joe Madureira at E3 with the strife statue
Joe Madureira at the E3 coliseum 2019 Panel
Joe Madureira interview by gamereactor.eu
Dave Hunt (psnation.com) Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli at E3 2019
Dave Hunt (psnation.com) Joe Madureira and Ryan Stefanelli

For the record, Game informer did a nice Airship Syndicate tour of the studio! Have a look!
Airship Syndicate studio lobby
Airship Syndicate studio dev open-space
Airship Syndicate studio tour harm s way room entrance
I hope that you enjoyed that "as much complete as I could" summary about Darksiders Genesis.
Don't hesitate to leave me a comment on twitter or in the Facebook group (See links at the top)
Stay tuned and happy summer holidays to all of you!

@Ulkhror
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2019 May 31

JoeMadArt.com update #39
Old and obscure stuff!

As you probably know the E3 game show is right around the corner (June 11-13 at Los Angeles). Chances are very good that the second game of Airship Syndicate will be unveiled during the event... and this game may be... Darksiders Genesis! While all this has yet to be confirmed, what is certain is that Darksiders Genesis will be revealed by THQ Nordic at this E3 2019! In addition to that, just a few days ago Airship Syndicate updated their twitter banner with a dark art of some Demons and fallen angels as you can see below... coincidence?:
Airship Syndicate Darksiders Genesis game art teaser

Something not related and totaly different now, another cool thing that I didn't see coming is that the previously revealed "X-Men Gambit and Rogue art" done as a kickstarter backer reward will be also used as an official marvel comic cover for the upcoming (07/24/2019) "HOUSE OF X #1"! If you are interested by that variant cover, I recommend you to preorder it since that cover is 1:50!
Xmen Gambit and Rogue House of X #1 comic cover
And for this month update I decided to pick here and there some old and sometimes obscure arts that Joe Madureira did. I apologize in advance for the quality or size of them. This is the best that I was able to find and get. That being said the never released Battle Chasers #10 cover is really nice, I hope that we will see that issue for real before the end of the year!

Random old and obscure arts from the 90s by Joe Madureira:
That's all for this month, stay tune for more after the E3 ;)

@Ulkhror
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Marvel
Dynamic Entertainment
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Bloodwyche
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Zelda
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Richard Lyons
Battle Chasers (BC)
Red Monika
2019 April 30

JoeMadArt.com update #38
Inhuman 1 part 1!

Let's focus this update on the Inhuman #1 comic, the latest comic series that Joe Madureira worked on before jumping on Battle Chasers NightWar. For the record, Battle Chasers (the comic) is still planned but no date was announced yet.

For this month update, I don't have any recent sketch or art to share with you but I have something else, something a bit old and a bit special too. You all know that Joe is rather quiet, but in April 2013, Joe took his pen and wrote a long post intended in particular to Artists. That post is still accurate nowadays and will probably remain accurate for ages. So if you've never red it then I do encourage you to read it even if you aren't an artist yourself.

But since I know that some of you are more interested in "the product" then becoming "a producer" then ok!

Here are the first pencil pages of Inhuman #1:
Also, here is a little extra: I added to the site that beautiful "pencil variant page" of Avenging Spider-Man #1; Note: That one is one of my favorite pages of that comic! The black web zones are white on the original pencil page but here, panted in black the contrast is higher and the art look even stronger! Love it!

That's all for the arts but I let you know enjoy this very long and unique post from joe:

source: Joe Madureira post on Facebook (April 26, 2013)

Art Advice


Do you really want to be an artist? Or a successful working professional?
Believe it or not there is a difference. I’m not usually a soapbox type guy, I don’t like instructing people, and I think I’m a terrible teacher. But hey, it’s Friday and I’m in a strange mood. So here goes:

I’ve noticed that a good number of my fans happen to be aspiring artists themselves. This is for all you guys. I get asked constantly: “Where should I go to school?” “What classes should I take?” “What should I study for anatomy?” “What pencils and paper do you use?” “Should I be working digitally now instead of traditionally?” “How do I fix my poses? Learn composition? Perspective?” “When am I going to develop my own style?” “Who were your influences?” “Teach me how to draw hands!” The list goes on… Here’s the deal. All of that stuff *is* important, and it may nudge you in the right direction. A lot of it you will discover for yourself. What works best for one person doesn’t work for another. That’s the beauty of art. It’s personal. It’s discovery. DON’T WORRY ABOUT ALL THAT CRAP!

Instead I’m going to answer the questions that you *SHOULD* be asking, but aren’t. These are things that have only recently occurred to me, after doing this for 20+ years. These things seem so obvious, but apparently they elude a lot of people, because I am surprised at how many ridiculously talented artists are ‘failing’ professionally. Or just unhappy. The beauty of what I’m about to tell you is that it doesn’t matter what field you’re in or what your art style is.

In no particular order:

1) Do what you love. If you are passionate about what you’re doing, it shows. If you’re having fun, it shows. If you’re bored, IT SHOWS. Some guys are able to work on stuff they have zero interest in, and still pull off great work, but I find that when I do this my motivation takes a huge hit. And Motivation is key. Money is not a great motivator. It’s temporary like everything else. And honestly, I’ve gotten paid the most money for some of the shittiest work I have ever done. That may sound awesome, but it’s not. And here’s why…


2) You MUST stay Excited and Motivated. Have you noticed that there are days you can’t draw a god damned thing? And some days you feel like you can draw anything? It’s 4am but you don’t notice because you are in the ZONE. Your hand is racing ahead of your mind and you can do no wrong?! Maybe it’s some new paper you got. Or a new program you’ve been wanting to try out. Or you just found some amazing shit on DeviantArt, or watched some movie that just makes you want to run straight to your board. This relates to the above because while it is possible to involve yourself in projects you aren’t excited about—maybe you need the cash, or think it will look good on your resume, whatever it is—it’s not going to last. You need to stay fresh. Expose yourself to new things. New techniques. You should be getting tired of your own shit on a fairly regular basis. Otherwise other people will.


3) Check your Ego. If you think you’re the shit, you’re already doomed. You may be really, really good at what you do, but there’s someone better. Sorry. There’s always plenty to learn, even for us old dogs. So when I meet young upstarts who have this sense of entitlement, or a know-it-all attitude, I just have to laugh. Some of the biggest egos I’ve ever witnessed were from people who have accomplished the least. Meanwhile, most guys who are supremely talented AND successful, and have EARNED the RIGHT to have an ego and throw their weight around, don’t. Why is that? It’s because…


4) Relationships are important. This may be one of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn. Early on, I didn’t value my relationships with people. Creatively or otherwise. I felt like I didn’t need anyone’s help and I could figure everything out on my own. Let’s face it, many of us become artists because we are reclusive, social misfits. We’d rather stay inside and draw shit than go outside and play. We like to live inside our own minds. Why not?! It’s awesome in there! And sometimes we don’t want to let other people in. But like I said—you can’t do it alone. I can honestly say that as much as I try to stay current, as much as I try to push my work and draw kick ass shit that will excite people, I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for all the other people I’ve met and learned from along the way. Guys who pulled strings for me. Took risks on me. Believed I was the right guy for the job. You need to manage your relationships. You need to network, and meet people. Drawing comics is still a pretty good place for reclusive types—but if you want to work in big studios—Making games, Films, animation, basically any other type of job on the planet, you’d better start making some connections. Be likeable. Be professional. That doesn’t mean be an opportunistic ladder climber. Fake people lose in the end. Be yourself, but be professional. It’s no secret that when people are hiring, our first instinct is to bring in people we know. It’s human nature. I don’t like unknowns, even if their portfolio is awesome. If we have a mutual connection, if they have great things to say about you, you’re in. If you have AMAZING artwork to show, and I call your last employer and they tell me what a pain in the ass you are to work with, you’re done. Talent and skill only get you so far. I am literally amazed at how often I meet guys that are total assholes and think they are going to get anywhere.


5) Here’s the BIG ONE. The greatest obstacle you will ever have to overcome IS YOURSELF. And the Fear that you are creating in your own head. Stay positive. Stop defeating yourself. There are artists I know that are so damn good they make me pee my pants. I look up to these mofos. I study their shit and I want to draw like them. And they are almost NEVER working on their DREAM project. And—big surprise, they aren’t happy in their job. “Why NOT?! WTF is WRONG WITH YOU?!” is usually my reaction. And the answer is almost always “The market isn’t great right now” “Other stories/games/comics like mine don’t do very well” “The shit that’s hot right now is nothing like mine, It’s just going to fail.” “I’m not sure I’m good enough.” “I need the money.” “Too Risky.” “I tried it before and failed. ” It doesn’t matter what words they use, they are afraid for one reason or another. I know. I’ve been there.
But here’s the deal. YOU NEED TO TAKE RISKS. Guess what? YOU ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO FAIL. If you want it—REALLY want it, that won’t stop you. You will learn A LOT. My good friend Tim constantly jokes about how I jump out of planes without a parachute and worry about the landing on the way down. You may think that I’m lucky, that it’s easy for me to say because I’m already successful, that I’m in a different situation than you all are. But it’s not true. Risk is risk, no matter what level you’re at. If you’re already successful, you just take even bigger risks. But they never go away. Everything in life is Risk vs. Reward. Not just in your career. LIFE. You’d better get used to it.
I didn’t know what the hell I was doing when I got into comics. I left the #1 selling book at the time ( Uncanny X-men ) to work on Battle Chasers during a time when ‘Conan’ was about the only fantasy comic people knew. And no one was buying it. I wanted to work in games, so I started a game company. I had NO IDEA WTF I was doing. I just wanted it, really bad. We tanked. It failed. No big surprise. But the people I worked with got hired elsewhere and rehired me. I started ANOTHER game Company. We had 4 people and a dream, and some publishers wouldn’t even meet with us, because their ‘next gen console’ teams had 90+ people on them. I literally got hung up on. “Stick to handheld games, it’s smaller, maybe you can handle that...” one MAJOR publisher told us. I don’t blame them. But we didn’t let it stop us. Thank god we didn’t listen to them. Vigil was born. Darksiders happened, AND we got to make a sequel. It stands shoulder to shoulder with the best games in the industry, and the most elite and experienced game dev studios in the world. How is that possible?!!! Hardly any of us had even worked on a console game before. I’ll be honest, I was thinking we would fail the whole time. I just didn’t care. If I had to play the odds on this one, I’d bet against us.


Why am I telling you all this shit? This is not me patting myself on the back. It’s just stuff that has somehow only dawned on me recently when it’s been staring me in the face for so long. I feel like I need to wake you guys up!!! I’ve been limiting myself. I’ve gotten afraid. I’ve taken less risks. I saw my career going places I didn’t want to go. I wasn’t happy and I wasn’t excited. And I’ve realized, that all that stuff I just talked about is the reason I am where I am today. Not because I have a manga style, or I draw cool hands, or there’s energy in my drawings, or all the other things people rattle off to me. There are other guys that do all that same shit, and do it better. And amazingly, those same guys constantly tell me “Man, I wish I could do what you are doing.” “SO DO IT!!!!!” PLEASE listen to me—because I want you guys to make it. I want to look to one of you people for inspiration some day when it’s 2am and I need to keep drawing. Stop worrying about all the other stuff—the pencils, the paper, the anatomy, all that shit. It will only get you so far. You’ve already got most of what you need. I hope this helps some people. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for all the support over the years. You are all one of the greatest motivating forces in my life and my career. Sappy but true. Ok, let’s go draw some shit!!!

Joe MAdureira / Joe Mad!
I hope that those words will help some of you. One personal side note to that post and in particular about that last "BIG ONE": That big advice is aligned with the values that you can find in the speeches of some fantastic motivational speakers. If you haven't heard any, I do encourage you to correct that. Search for some speeches by Eric Thomas or Greg Plitt(RIP) those guys can inspire you.

Sorry for that difference but that last advice also means a lot to me and also because I know many great artists that will recognize themselves into those words.

I will now wrap up that update with that quote by Greg Plitt:

"Even if you fail, you get back up... and you continue to try and fail ,continue to try and fail... and ensuring you never fail to try".

@Ulkhror
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Inferno
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Ferran Daniel
Avenging Spider-Man
Spider-Woman
Spider-Man
2019 March 31

JoeMadArt.com update #37
Ultimates 3 issue #2 part 2!

After the formidable "Gambit and Rogue" art that Joe Madureira did for a Kickstarter backer, no new kickstarter reward has been unfortunately revealed... however, Joe shared the preliminary sketches he did for that beautiful art! Enjoy!
X-Men Gambit and Rogue concept pose 1
X-Men Gambit and Rogue concept pose 2
X-Men Gambit and Rogue concept pose 3

Joe has also shared a "lost" Gully sketch that he did during the production of Battle Chasers Nightwar: Note: I say "lost" because Joe said that he found that one on his phone while scrolling back lol. I'm certain that Joe has many arts and sketches here and there waiting to be revealed lol ;).

Apart those recent news, here is the part 2 of the pages for the Ultimates 3 issue #2 comic:
And to complete this update here are 2 art studies done back in the days:

I keep my fingers crossed to discover many cool new JoeMadArts soon!

@Ulkhror
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Comic
Interior
#2
Christian Lichtner
Ultimates3
Marvel
Iron Man
Sketch
Sabretooth
Captain America
Hawkeye
Wasp
Black Widow
Blob
Airship Syndicate
Concept art
Gully
Battle Chasers (BC)
2019 February 28

JoeMadArt.com update #36
New cool arts: Unnatural cover, Kickstarter sketches and more!

3 years already! Each additional year that JoeMAdArt.com lives on make me so happy and proud. I hope that things will go on for many years and that the best has yet to come! I know there's no connection to that but I have many cool things to cover in that update! ... just as if it was a birthday present ;).

OK so let's start with that beautiful UNNATURAL #8 variant cover that Joe Madureira did for Mirka Andolfo in collaboration with Grace Liu.
Coming just next is that Gambit and Rogue art that did a nice buzz on twitter!:
Another Kickstarter Backer art was revealed just a few days later, a Joker head sketch:
But that's not all! Udon Entertainment on its side announced the release of a 2nd edition of The art of Darksiders and Darksiders 2 in addition to The art of Darksiders III HARDCOVER. While the cover of The art of Darksiders III was done by Edwin Huang (lines) and Gonzalo Ordoñez aka GENZOMAN (colors) the artbook for the first Darksiders get an alternate cover compared to the first edition with the reuse of a key art of the first game by Joe Madureira.
All those who missed the very expensive 1st editions can now buy them for 50$ each! Go grab them!

Something else now that I didn't see coming is the announcement of an official 7" Batman Black and White Limited Edition Statue (5000 units) Based on the DC Comics "Justice League Rebirth #1 variant cover" that Joe did in 2016. That statue was revealed during New York Toy Fair 2019. It was sculpted by Paul Harding (HardingStudios) and painted by Michael Cowart. (Release date: November 2019 / Price: 62-80$)
Here is the original pencil cover used as the reference for that Batman statue:
You can buy that DC Collectibles Batman Black & White: Batman by Joe Madureira Statue on Amazon.
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white sculpt profile
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white official pic
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white sculpt front
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white New York Toy Fair 2019 pic 1
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white New York Toy Fair 2019 pic 2
DC Collectibles Mad Batman black and white New York Toy Fair 2019 pic 3

That's all for the news but that only the beginning for the regular monthly addition of arts to JoeMadArt.com!
And since that update is a bit special I decided to share some really good stuff!

Let's start with 2 Battle Chasers Nightwar art updates:
Let's continue with some more Battle Chasers Nightwar arts:
And to wrap up that special update, let me share with you the final pieces of art that Arnold Tsang sent to me!
Thank you Arnold!

Have a look in particular to that Thundercats and Darkstalkers comic covers in HD!
Until next time!

@Ulkhror
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Arnold Tsang
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#1
Udon
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2019 January 31

JoeMadArt.com update #35
Ultimates 3 issue #2 part 1!


Let's start this year 2019 with one of my favorite comic that Joe Madureira did: The Ultimates 3!
I really love all the great poses and expressions in that comic!

Here are the first 11 pages of the issue #2 with lines by Joe Madureira and colors by Christian Lichtner: Note: if you have the pencil version of that double pages 02-03 with Spidey, please let me know! ;)

OK, that's all for that first update of 2019.
While I would like to share more arts and news about Joe, I have to admit that during the last few months Joe and Airship were very quiet... I really hope that this year will be more dynamic. I keep my fingers crossed that we will see Battle Chasers #10 and maybe the new game Airship Syndicate is working on!?

Anyway, there's still one cool thing that has been announced in December: Joe will do a variant cover for UNNATURAL #8, the comic of Mirka Andolfo. No image has been revealed yet but Mirka said that the cover was finished already and that it will be revealed "Sooooon ;)". The release date is planned for March 6, 2019.

I expect a lot from this year! Fingers crossed!
Talk soon!

@Ulkhror
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Marvel
Ultimates3
Christian Lichtner
#2
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Interior
Spider-Man
Hawkeye
Sabretooth
Captain America
Quicksilver
Wasp
Madrox
Blob
Mystique
Iron Man
Thor
Scarlet Witch
2018 December 28

JoeMadArt.com update #34
Happy Holidays! Darksiders 3 stuff and more!


As you know, Darksiders 3 is now available and even if you consider I'm a bit biased already I still would like to tell you that it's an awesome game! I'm not going to do a review but I simply would like you to know that all the key aspects of the previous 2 Darksiders games are in that one. Being able to make Darksiders 3 better than the previous 2 was in my opinion a humongous challenge but Gunfire Games and THQNordic overcame it perfectly! As a result, Darksiders 3 is for sure an excellent game choice for the holidays despite some glitches that should be solved anytime soon (Gunfire games has already released 2 patches).

OK, all that isn't another "simple" shout out for the game, but if you can remember it, I announced more than 1,5 years ago in the JoeMadArt.com update #15 that I decided not to include to the site the Darksiders 3 sketches that Joe Madureira did because I was expecting to see some better quality versions sooner or later... Well the time has come for those sketches to be added since some good versions were recently revealed by Joe!

You can enjoy below those Darksiders 3 sketches done by Joe Madureira: Note: The "Deep Lurker" concept art was done for Darksiders 1 and was eventually included in Darksiders 3

Another big news for this month is the opening of the preorders for the Battle Chasers Red Monika 1/7th scale statue by Ihaztoys! That statue was sculpted by Jon Troy 'Hazardous' Nickel and designed by Joe Madureira. You can choose between the "Lite" Edition or the "Signature" edition. The second one is limited to 50 pieces (Soon sold out) and contains a "signed and numbered edition of the collectible and an exclusive signed print of a brand new pencil sketch of Red Monika from Joe Madureira!". Both versions are "expected to ship late 4th quarter 2019 early 1st Quarter 2020"!

Here is the official preorder page of that Battle Chasers Red Monika statue + some preview images!
battle chasers red monika statue profile view by joe madureira and Jon troy hazardous nickel ihaztoys
battle chasers red monika statue face by joe madureira and Jon troy hazardous nickel ihaztoys
battle chasers red monika statue top view by joe madureira and Jon troy hazardous nickel ihaztoys
battle chasers red monika statue front view by joe madureira and Jon troy hazardous nickel ihaztoys
battle chasers red monika statue back view by joe madureira and Jon troy hazardous nickel ihaztoys

With the end of the year coming I was expecting to see many Battle Chasers NightWar sketches popping up on the internet... That was not the case but still one has been shared by Justin Violanti in the Joemadart.com: Joe Madureira Fan Group on Facebook, Enjoy:
The situation should change in January since Airship Syndicate announced in the Battle Chasers Nightwar Kickstarter update #47 that the new upgraded art book has now been printed and that the rewards will now be sent again (they were on hold until the book and the tees got printed).

In addition, Airship Syndicate also added some new rewards:
  • A Bigger Artbook in size (format) with more pages (152 up from 64)
  • A physical Instruction manual
  • Some Battle Chasers Nightwar stickers
battle chasers nightwar kickstarter update 47
Last cool thing this month is that Joe Madureira shared some cool exploration sketches he did some years back about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) and the Inhuman comic:
And to finish this update, here is 2 excellent covers:
I wish you to have some fantastic holidays and I wish you a bit in advance a Happy new year!

See you soon in 2019!

@Ulkhror
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Gunfire Games
Darksiders 3
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E.V.E Protomecha
Rocket Raccoon
Tim Townsend
Guardians of the galaxy
#2
Liquid!
2018 November 30

JoeMadArt.com update #33
Uncanny X-Men #312 Part 2!


Doing an update about the art of Joe Madureira during his "Pre-Vigil Games" period (1991-2005) is always very difficult for me... Joe did so many arts and comics that it's even difficult to get a precise list of everything. In addition to that, many original arts have been lost and no scan has surfaced for years. In those conditions, being able to get a consistent set of original arts (IE: a specific comic) is nearly impossible. As a consequence, I tend to focus more the JoeMadArt updates on what came after that "Pre-Vigil Games" period... but at the same time I know I can't omit all those early years of Joe Mad's career because this is clearly during that period that Joe became famous...

During those last 2 months I spent a lot of time trying to find some old original pages as well as contacting many art collectors or artists with the expectation to get some good scans to share with you all. As of today I got a few answers and some scans too but it's far from covering even one comic. All that to say that I apologize in advance for not being able to share all the original arts I would like. Also if you possess a scan or an original art by Joe then please, try to make a good scan of it or try to take a good photo and send it to me at ulkhror@joemadart.com. Thank you!
That being said, I won't quit searching for more! ;)

So, here is the part 2 of the art of Joe MAdureira for the Uncanny X-Men #312 comic:
And in addition to those, please enjoy that beautiful Thor art (with a HD ink version!)
And let's finish this update with a special Shout-out!
Yes! At last! After after so many years (more than 6) Darksiders 3 is out!!

Epic Congratulations to THQ Nordic and Gunfire Games for the release of Darksiders 3!

You can watch the beautiful Darksiders3 release trailer below:
Note: While the trailer is super cool, there are many spoilers in it... But you don't need to watch it anyway, simply go buy it!


And for those who lived in a cave during the last 2 years, if I mention Darksiders 3 here it's not only because Joe Madureira created the series but also because he contributed a bit to Darksiders 3 by updating the design of Fury! (But not only) ;).

OK, that's all for now. I wish you all to enjoy the holidays season and obviously to play Darksiders 3!

Until next time!

@Ulkhror
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X-Men
Uncanny
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Steve Buccellato
#312
Gambit
Storm
Ink
Yukio
Iceman
Professor X
Sabretooth
Bishop
Thor
Harry Candelario
2018 October 31

JoeMadArt.com update #32
Happy Birthday Battle Chasers NightWar!


This October 3rd was the first birthday of Battle Chasers NightWar!
To be honest, I was expecting at least 1 new art from Joe Madureira to celebrate that event but... well maybe next time ;)
I was also expecting to find many new backer sketches but I found only few of them...
Fortunately I have a few pieces of art left that I can share today to celebrate this first year anniversary of the first Battle Chasers game! (Because it's certain we will get another Battle Chasers game isn't it!? ;)

So first, here are 3 backer sketches that I found:
And for the record, Joe has already done some similar sketches back in 2015:
Cliffhanger Reunion monochromatic print battle chasers Calibretto sketch by joe madureira
Cliffhanger Reunion print battle chasers Calibretto sketch by joe madureira
Cliffhanger Reunion print battle-chasers Gully and Garrison sketches by joe madureira

A small update of that beautiful Gully art done for the first mookup of the game:
And also, that beautiful pencil version of Red Monika that I was super happy to discover!
And below many concepts that Joe did for Battle Chasers NightWar:
And to finish that update, a final note from Joe regarding the upcoming comic of Battle Chasers:
Yes, new BC issues 10-12 are STILL happening! I's my next priority after getting the few remaining sketchy rewards out the door! I'll follow up in more detail in a KS Backer email soon. Thanks for your patience!
source: Joe Mad's tweet about Battle Chasers the comic #10 on twitter

Happy Halloween to all of you and Stay tuned! ;)

@Ulkhror
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NightWar
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Grace Liu
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Calibretto
High Captain Blothe
Red Monika
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Alonso Espinoza
Weapon
2018 September 30

JoeMadArt.com update #31
All PSM magazine covers
& some extras...


It's been a while that I wanted to dedicate an update to all the PSM (PlayStation Magazine) covers done by Joe MAdureira. That magazine was very famous and the covers that Joe did contributed a lot to... sell more magazines :D but also to spread the world about the art of Joe ;). At last I consider I have enough "good" arts to do a fair update today!

Some of them were already posted but now the list is complete! Enjoy!
ALL PSM PlayStation magazine covers by joe madureira
All the PSM Magazine covers previously present on JoeMadArt.com: Note: That last Resident Evil 2 PSM cover has been upgraded with a slightly better version ;)

And here are the remaining 5 PSM Magazine covers:
Special note now, and a great extra too:
Arnold Tsang accepted to share that beautiful unused Sub Zero PSM cover... in HD!! Thank you Arnold!
While I was unable to find some better versions, I share with you below some photos taken by Joe of the original pencil versions of the Final Fantasy covers. I expect to get access to some better versions in the future... as usual, this is a special message for you Joe if you read me ;)
Final Fantasy 8 PSM 26 variant cover squall vs seifer by joe madureira
Final Fantasy x PSM 43 cover tidus and yuna by joe madureira
Next is... some original Battle Chasers Nightwar sketches that Joe Madureira did for the Kickstarter backers! Yes! After a long wait, some backers received their sketches! A few more have already surfaced on the internet and you can count on me to add them to JoeMadArt.com in the next updates... as well as all the others that may appear later on!

Enjoy those first 3 Battle Chasers Nightwar Garrison sketches: Reminder: if you are the owner of an official Joe Madureira art please share it! You can send it to me directly at ulkhror@joemadart.com or you can also share it with the growing community of the Joemadart.com: Joe Madureira Fan Group on Facebook!! ;)

And now some extras:

I was particularly happy when I discovered that obscur one:
The original art inked by Harry Candelario of the hologram card that Joe did for the comic Excalibur #71:
And since Joe is also the cover artist of that Excalibur #71 comic then I decided to add it too: Note: Unfortunately I was unable to find any better version than this cover scan... but still that one is awesome! ;)

Last extras are:
That old DV8 cover inked by Sandra Hope (1998):
...And that sad tribute to what happened that morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001... #NeverForget 9/11:
Final note: contrary to what was planned for months, Joe didn't attend Trojan Horse was a unicorn event because of "A perfect storm of work and family obligations". Not only that but also Joe won't attend New York Comic Con (NYCC) this year :(. But let's be positive, as Joe also said: "cool things are happening" ;)

Let's discover more Battle Chasers Nightwar sketches next month! Stay tuned!

@Ulkhror
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2018 August 29

JoeMadArt.com update #30
JoeMad at SDCC 2018
& Savage Wolverine #7 Part 2!


As announced in the previous update, Joe Madureira was at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year!

In addition to the recently released 3 connecting variants covers for Batman #50 that were on sale, some prints were also available.

You can find the reference of those prints just below: Note: Hey that Savage Wolverine #8 cover has just been added to the site for that occasion! An extra art! ;)

Also, some very rare and lucky fans were able to buy some "remarques" (sketch signatures)!
Joe only shared 2 of them on social medias so I suppose that only 2 were made.

Here are the 2 Batman #50 "remarques" comics done by Joe Madureira at SDCC 2018:
Batman 50 comic with Catwoman face remarque done by joe madureira at SDCC 2018
Batman 50 comic with Batman face remarque done by joe madureira at SDCC 2018

This SDCC 2018 was also a good opportunity for JoeMad! to meet some friends and famous artists!

Enjoy this photo gallery of Joe with some of those VIP:
From left to right with:
  • J Scott Campbell and Humberto Ramos (Cliffhanger Reunion)
  • Bobby-Chiu
  • Marcelo Matere
  • Mirka Andolfo (Mirkand)
  • Misael Diaz
  • Pio Ravago
  • Renaud Galand
  • Stanley Artgerm Lau
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And to wrap up that update...

The remaining 9 pages of Savage Wolverine #7:
Reminder: Joe will be a "Knight" at the Trojan Horse was a unicorn in Malta (Valletta) this coming September 24-29, 2018! (See Update #24). I you have the chance to go there and meet Joe, please take some pics! ...In particular what he will draw ;)

Have fun!

@Ulkhror
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Marvel
X-Men
Peter Steigerwald
Savage Wolverine
#7
Interior
Wolverine
Elektra
Cover
Kingpin
Red Hulk
Ferran Daniel
Avenging Spider-Man
Spider-Woman
Battle Chasers (BC)
Red Monika
Mark Taduran
2018 July 16

JoeMadArt.com update #29
Savage Wolverine #7 Part 1!


For this month the big news is... Joe MAdureira will be at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this July 19-22!
Go meet him at the J Scott Campbell booth #4601 and get a signature from him! Some prints will be available for sale!
And if you go there, please share your pic in the Joemadart.com: Joe Madureira Fan Group on Facebook!!

Joe Madureira at SDCC 2018 JScottCampbell booth 4601 promo pic

OK back to the arts! ;)

Let's focus on the comic Savage Wolverine #7 (2013):
I wish you all to enjoy this summer season!

@Ulkhror
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#7
Peter Steigerwald
X-Men
Marvel
Pencil
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Savage Wolverine
Interior
Wolverine
Elektra
Cover
2018 June 27

JoeMadArt.com update #28
Some Battle Chasers Nightwar arts again!


The last time Joe Madureira worked on a comic cover it was in December 2016!
1 year an a half later this June, Joe didn't revealed 1 new comic cover but 3 connecting variants covers for Batman #50!

Not only that, Joe also officialized the website www.JoeMad.com!
It seems you will now have an official place where to order some exclusives comics and prints! ;)
When you will read that update there will still be some comics for sale so head over to www.JoeMad.com and grab yours!
Cover A can be bought alone while the other two can only be acquired by buying the full set of three:
  • Cover A: Batman and Catwoman limited to 2,800 copies
  • Cover B: Wonder Woman, Superman and Batgirl limited to 1,850 copies
  • Cover C: Joker, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy limited to 1,850 copies
Here is the direct link to the order page of this DC Comics Batman #50 Joe Madureira exclusive covers

... And the full picture with the beautiful colors by Grace Liu (Link to her Artstation page):
For those who particularly love the traditional pencil pages, Joe shared some "teaser" photos:
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set1
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set2
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set2
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set2

OK, that was THE big info!
But I owe you more for a single JoeMadArt.com update isn't it ;)
Now that Battle Chasers Nightwar is available on all the major video game platforms, the Airship Syndicate team shared more of their work on social medias and on my side I also had a few art left...

So here are some more Battle Chasers Nightwar arts to enjoy!

Let's start with some "upgrades" of some pieces of art already present on JoeMadArt.com

And as usual here are the new Battle Chasers additions to the site:
Note: Steve Madureira recently announced on the official Airship Syndicate forum that they were "boxing up and sending all of the signed goods to Tiny Fish" and that "Everything should be shipping soon". So if you are one the proud owners of any of the sketches that Joe did, then please share it on social medias!
... And if possible send me a HD scan or photo directly at ulkhror@joemadart.com please.

Special message to Joe: you are welcome to send me all the scans directly, it will be a lot easier for me than chasing them down on the Internet ;)

Stay tune! More JoeMadArt is coming! ;)

@Ulkhror
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NightWar
Airship Syndicate
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Grace Liu
Garrison
Sketch
Skeleton
Alumon
Calibretto
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Knolan
Lycelot
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Bulgrim
Batman
Wonder woman
2018 May 20

JoeMadArt.com update #27
The Iron Saint / Iron and the Maiden!


Last month I announced some exclusive arts by Joe Madureira. The title says it all!
I had the great privilege to exchange a few emails with Jason Rubin (Vice president Content OCULUS, Co Founder of Naughty Dog and creator of The Iron Saint / Iron and the Maiden). Jason was super kind, he sent me all the sketches that Joe did for his comic project in 2006/2007! You may have seen some of them in the comic but never with that quality! If you want to know more about that IP you can visit the official website of The Iron Saint.

I'm super happy to add those 14 concept arts done by Joe Madureira for The Iron Saint:
So that's all for the new arts. Well... In fact not ;).
But first just a few words regarding the website: You may have noticed a change in the menu and in the size of the font. I'm actually adjusting a few (many) things in order to make the website more "responsive" and pleasant to use on mobile. One big step was to remove the menu at the top and to replace it by some more "dynamic" menus triggered by some buttons (and no more an "onMouseover" event). Also, I red that the recommended font size for a website is "16px" (not on mobile but on a PC). That's a lot more than before so let's first have a try with 14px! ;)
Those changes are just one step forward a "responsive design" so be advise more adjustments will be made.

OK, back to more Joe Mad arts! ;)
The big event of this month is of course the release of Battle Chasers NightWar on Nintendo Switch (May 15th)!

Congratulations to the whole team at Airship Syndicate!

To celebrate that event and just as Joe is used to do sometimes he drew a fan art in collaboration with Grace Liu (colors)!
So here is Red Monika showing her Triforce tattoo to Link from Zelda breath of the wild:
And that's not all! As you probably know, all the kickstarter backers that pledged at a high tier will receive a sketch card penciled by Joe. The last Kickstarter update revealed 2 photos of the beautiful sketches those proud backers will get:
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set1
Battle Chasers Nightwar backers physical rewards: sketches set2
In addition to that event another one took place early this month thanks to Gameumentary! The long awaited Battle Chasers NightWar Documentary is available! Have a look, it's full of very interesting interviews!

Battle Chasers NightWar: The Documentary:


Now something else totally different but also very rare and maybe even more interesting for all the comic artists.
This month, Joe Madureira was asked a great question on twitter and he took the time to answer it in details! Enjoy!
Iria Riven / @Iriadescence on twitter: Joe do you have any tips or pointers for drawing dynamic panels for comic pages? I don't think i'm doing terrible, but I feel like I could be more creative with some of these, but I keep wanting to do "box on top, then fill in the rest" and it feels stale.

Joe Madureira: Lol.
Whew, the answer to this may be too long for Twitter. Page layouts are one of the things I enjoy the most (way more than actually filling them in most of the time)! In general, I think of it as a film. So, choose your shot.
- What's in the frame?
- How important is this panel? If it's important I'll go big, minor action, small.
- Is it a sweeping wide shot?
- A cramped vertical sliver?
The amount of information you convey helps create an immediate reaction from the reader.
In general tight, close in or cramped shots create some stress. Wide roomy shots offer some relief.
If you tilt or skew the panel, it creates energy, so use those for action shots.
Conversation stuff, I generally leave pretty static.
One last thing, and I got this from @robertliefeld early in my career--it stuck with me to this day, so thanks Rob! Pick one panel on the page to be the MOST important, and make that the 'money shot'. Every page should have one. If someone flips through your book in a comic shop, and just lands on 2 or 3 pages, any page they land on should have a money shot that makes them want to see more (webcomics are a little different but still a good rule). No opening to a 'dud'.

I hope you enjoyed this update!
Stay tune for more!

@Ulkhror
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Iron and the Maiden
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Angel Chase
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Red Monika
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2018 April 25

JoeMadArt.com update #26
Battle Chasers inked pages by Tom McWeeney!


Yeahhhh! The wait is over! Well... soon.
A release date for Battle Chasers NightWar on Nintendo Switch has been announced at last! So save the date:

MAY 15th!

Battle Chasers Nightwar Nintendo switch cover

I hope that all those who waited for that Nintendo Switch version will really enjoy the game! :)
And for that update, let's keep Battle Chasers as the main theme:

Here are some comic pages inked by Tom McWeeney
A big special "thank you" to Tom McWeeney for sending me those scans!

And to finish, a simple reminder that the documentary about Airship Syndicate will soon be released by Gameumentary
But before that, Gameumentary released a short interview of Joe Madureira, Ryan Stefanelli and Steve Madureira a few days after the Darksiders documentary: Darksiders: The Documentary - The Many Elaborate Pranks of Vigil Games | Extended Interview. Enjoy!


Stay tune for more next month! Some good and exclusive stuff is coming! ;)

@Ulkhror
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Image Comics
Interior
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Tom Mcweeney
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Christian Lichtner
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Knolan
Cranius
Calibretto
Gully
#4
#3
Garrison
#6
King Vaneer
Red Monika
2018 March 29

JoeMadArt.com update #25
Inhuman #3 Part 2!


Hey all!
Here is the second part of the Inhuman #2 comic released in 2014!
You will probably notice that 2 pencil pages are missing... sadly... yes. I did everything I could but I was unable to find them.
But it's only a matter of time! I'm certain they will appear one day and you can count on me to solicit those that may have them (Joe, Marte if you read me) ;)
So if you see the pencil pages #14 & #15 contact me! ulkhror@joemadart.com

Here are the pages 10 to 20 of the Inhuman #2 comic:
Apart from that, the great guys at Gameumentary stroke again strong with an epic 90+ minutes long documentary dedicated to Darksiders 1 & 2! That documentary features many admirable former Vigil Games employees now working at Gunfire Games and Airship Syndicate: Joe Madureira of course but also David Adams, John Pearl, Ryan Stefanelli, Steve Madureira, Jeremy Robins, Colin Post and Jesper Kyd.

Watch now Darksiders: The Documentary | Gameumentary:

Note: Keep and eye on the productions of Gameumentary since you can expect even more great documentaries!

And to finish here is an excellent surprise, a comic blank cover sketched by Joe Madureira that I found on ebay (The auction is still opened! ;))
That's all for now!

@Ulkhror
Comic
Marvel
Color
Inhuman
#3
Interior
Marte Gracia
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Lash
Medusa
Korvostax
Lineage
Gorgon
Kacy
Mother Bones
Inferno
Triton
Grove
#1
Wolverine
2018 February 21

JoeMadArt.com update #24
Dungeon Runners / Exarch concepts


Let's start this update with a shout out!
Last week Gameumentary released their "Joe Madureira Documentary - From Comics to Games"!
That's enough to make my day (well in fact a lot more than just that!).
I was also very happy that JoeMadArt.com was a useful source of images for their documentary!

So go watch that documentary now:

Note: Watch it until the end... it's worth it ;)

Following that it's difficult to get your attention isn't it?

So I decided to add all the 24 remaining concepts I have for Dungeon Runners / Exarch! Note: Regarding the poster, Joe mentioned he still has the pencil version but he hasn't shared it yet. Joe if you reads me... ;)

Small mention to finish this update, JoeMadArt.com is 2 years old this month!
With 24 arts in this update it was enough to make 2 updates but let's say this is to celebrate this birthday!
... and don't worry, I still have a lot more to add and I still expect to find even more!

And to finish, you can mark your calendar:
Trojan Horse was a unicorn Malta Valletta 2018 with Joe Madureira
Joe will be a "Knight" at the Trojan Horse was a unicorn unique six-day Digital Art event in Malta (Valletta) this coming September 24-29, 2018!
If you have the chance to go there you can expect some "Inspirational talks" and démos!!

See you in the next update!

@Ulkhror
Game
Pencil
Concept art
Trade Wars
Exarch
Dungeon Runners
Environement
2018 January 30

JoeMadArt.com update #23
Gekido arts and more!


Hey All,
As you can see I haven't decided to publish my updates earlier in 2018 ;)

For this first update of the year let me start with a big thank you to all the visitors and those who sent me some supportive emails/messages/tweets!
I appreciate those a lot so please keep doing!

In 2017 you were four time more numerous to visit JoeMadArt.com! I'm super happy with that result and I hope the growth will go on this year!
I also would like to thank in particular all the contributors to JoeMadArt.com.
As you may know I do my best to contact as many professional as possible that collaborated with Joe in the hope to get a never ever seen version of an art (HD, inked, text less, etc). After more than 2 years now, I was lucky to receive many unique pieces of art from a few fans but also from important people of the comic or video game industry.
So today I've decided to thank them all by dedicating them a new section: the Contributors!
I will try not to omit anybody and to list there all the contributors with some links to their personal website or social account when they have one.

So what's new this month!?
I've decided to do a small focus on the art of the game Gekido.
For the information, it's been a while I have them and I wanted to find the highest resolution before sharing them.
Unfortunately I was unable to find any better version... I contacted the people at NAPS Team and also Christian Lichtner directly but they answered me they don't have them anymore.:( ... Who knows, even if the chance are very slim they may appear one day...

For now, here is the best Joe Madureira arts that you can find for the game Gekido:
Just next, to complete this update here is four new pieces of art: Note: unfortunately again for this one, There's no good colored version... Only scans exist. I asked Justin Ponsor about it but he no longer has it :(

1994-01-01 (?)
X-Men House ad 1994
Note: I don't know how that last one was used... If you know anything about it please contact me! ;)

Note: Haaaaa that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art! I've seen it so many times and each time I wondered if it was a print, a cover or simply a fan art. Finally I was able to discover its origin! It took me some time to discover but it was part of a feature titled "The Big 80s" in the Wizard magazine #111 which invited big name comic book artists to draw their favorite 80s cartoon characters!

And let's wrap this update with some very nice pencil versions! My favorites ;)
So that's all for this time! But I'm certain this year will be full of Joe Mad! arts!
What can we expect for 2018?
- We should see some new arts related to the rewards of the Battle Chasers NightWar Kickstarter campaign (Pencil sketches, artbook, prints)
- Joe should release the Battle Chasers #10 comic!
- We should have the pleasure to discover more about Joe through the documentaries that Gameumentary will reveal soon!
- If we are lucky enough Joe and Airship Syndicate may announce their next game!
- And probably more! ;)

So stay tune!
The best has yet to come! ;)

@Ulkhror
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Gekido
NAPS Team
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Pencil
Ink
Sketch
Liquid!
Christian Lichtner
Comic
Travis
Cover
Concept art
Marvel
Rogue
Cyclops
Jean Grey
Storm
Psylocke
X-Men
2017 December 21

JoeMadArt.com update #22
Season greetings with Darksiders!

You know how I like the Darksiders series right!?
So ending the year with an update about Darksiders is just perfect for me!
Early this year Haydn Dalton added many early concepts that Joe Mad! did for Darksiders, you can find them below plus a few others!

Thank you Haydn!

Have a look to his website and read/watch some good behind the scene stories about the game industry and his experience at Vigil Games!

So let's start with some art upgrades:
Note: Special mention to those 3 Darksiders 2 Death key arts. They are among my favorites and you can now look at them in HD!
Not only the resolution is now 4k (Original size is 8kpx!) but in addition the quality of the scans is sublime!


Note: That last one is a variant of the previous version
Only the "downloadable" versions have been updated (Click on the link of the resolution).

Next are some rough "Energy Sketches" Joe did for Darksiders
Joe has that epic skill to be able to draw some very powerful and badass sketches with minimalist lines! Epic!
I love Haydn's comments about Joe:
"Having somebody so talented who could realize ideas like these, so easily, is beyond useful in the design process"

Rough Darksiders "Energy Sketches" by Joe Madureira:
Even better now, some exclusive Darksiders arts!
And to finish a small art update of an art Joe Mad! and Grace Liu did 1 year ago for Geek and Sundry critical role:
Note: I tried to find a better version of that one for so long! So happy! Now I need the line version! If you read me Joe...
You can find more of the art of Grace Liu on Artstation

Special Shout-out for Darksiders3


Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic released a New gameplay footage for the game! Have a look!


That’s a wrap!
I hope this year was great for you as much as it was great for JoeMadArt.com.
As always I tend to think the best has yet to come so I hope next year and the years after will be full of Joe MAd! arts! ;)

I wish you all season's greetings! let's meet again next year!

@Ulkhror
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Vigil Games
Pencil
Concept art
Darksiders
Sketch
War
Darksiders 2
Ruin
Color
Cover
Jonathan Kirtz
Poster
Death
Tiamat
Ostegoth
#219
Keyleth
Percy
Pike
2017 November 30

JoeMadArt.com update #21
Thor ultimate onslaught!

Just on the finish line!
Yes I know I'm very late again for this update but you know what? This is not my fault!
Everything is because of the release of Battle Chasers NightWar! I have played about 100 hours and killed more than 2300 monster... Blame Joe Madureira and the Airship Syndicate team for giving us such a great game! You can find Battle Chasers NightWar on Steam here.

Ok stop the excuses!
In honor of the recent release of Thor: Ragnarok Joe dug some "Thor" stuff he did during the past years.

So I jumped on this occasion to do a focus on Thor as well:
You can buy Ultimates 3 digitally on Comixology.com
Or you can buy Ultimates 3 digitally on Marvel.com

Note: While I haven't done any update on the 5 arts below, I thought it would be good to remind you those other comic pages with Thor:
And now let me give a special Shout-out at game Boss 101, A crazy shoot by Donley Time Foundation (Tim Donley) that is out since the 2 of November.
To celebrate the release, Joe did a fan art of Steve and Max:
You can buy Boss 101 on Steam right here.

... still not enough? OK!
so, just for fun Joe shared some quick doodles he did on a white board during a professional meeting, enjoy:
Whiteboard shenanigan Deadpool
Whiteboard shenanigan Hulk
Whiteboard shenanigan Batman
Whiteboard shenanigan Spider-Man


Stay tuned!

@Ulkhror
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Thor
Color
Pencil
Marvel
Christian Lichtner
Ultimates3
Interior
Hawkeye
Captain America
Valkyrie
#4
Cover
Iron Man
#1
Wasp
Double page
#2
Lorelei
Magneto
2017 October 20

JoeMadArt.com update #20
Battle Chasers NightWar is live and rocks!


Yes!
After 2 long years of development Battle Chasers NightWar is officially out!
And what is even better is that the game fulfilled all his promises... and even more!
A large majority of the reviews have the same conclusion: Battle Chasers NightWar is fantastic!

Yes indeed the PS4 version suffered from a very frustrating bug but it has been corrected now.
Also the game isn't available for the Nintendo Switch yet but it's just a matter of time.
I think that all the backers can be proud of what Airship Syndicate accomplished!

All that to say that this is of course another good occasion to share with you some excellent Battle Chasers arts! ;)

First let's start with some official Battle Chasers NightWar arts plus two special "Thank you" from Joe:
In addition, some previously added pieces of art were updated with some better versions:
THQ Nordic also released 4 new Hero Spotlight trailers, check them out:


And if you are a Steam user you can obtain some cards that you can use as wallpapers:
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Alumon
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Beastmaster Raha
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Calibretto
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Dogan
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Garrison
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Gully
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Knolan
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper arena master Lyko
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Mercuri
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Quall
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Red Monika
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper The Collector
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper The Fishmonger
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam card wallpaper Welt
Battle Chasers NightWar: steam wallpaper Mercuri and Grimbeard


For the release of the game, some excellent interviews of Joe Madureira were also done:
I suppose that many of you are already wondering: "And what's next after Battle Chasers NightWar?"
Well you can read the answer in the interviews above:
Joe will now focus on the comic of Battle Chasers with the #10, #11 and #12 that will continue the story where the comic #9 stopped.
Joe will also work on the next game by Airship Syndicate that isn't an RPG (But rather a Metroidvania game hum?)
Anyway, nothing is set in stone yet and an another Battle Chasers game could also come sooner than later if the first one is really a success.

Let me finish this update dedicated to Battle Chasers by those pages from the comic (#2):
A big "thank you" again to Tom McWeeney who sent me the scans of those inked pages!

I hope you will enjoy Battle Chasers NightWar and that you will spread the world about it!

Until next time!

@Ulkhror
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Airship Syndicate
NightWar
Christian Lichtner
Liquid!
Tom Mcweeney
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Gully
#2
Knolan
Grace Liu
Garrison
Pencil
Calibretto
The Fishmonger
2017 September 28

JoeMadArt.com update #19
Pio Ravago III contribution: Darksiders!


I'm super happy to share with you some unique pieces of art that Joe Madureira did on Darksiders (and a little bit more ;))
Let me say a special and huge "thank you" to Pio Ravago III aka "Master P" for the long and very interesting chats we had as well as, of course, the arts he accepted to share with me :). Obviously that update wouldn't have been possible without his contribution!

Thank you Pio!


For those who don't know, Pio is actually Principal Artist at Riot Games and also the one that did most of the textures in Darksiders!
It can be said that Pio was the #5 guy at Vigil Games back in the days after Joe Madureira, David Adams, Ryan Stefanelli and Marvin Donald.
So just those few words to let you understand that I was very honored to chat with that very kind person.

Anyway, what interest you are the arts right? So here they are.

Let's start with some humble updates of some images in "even better" resolution: Note: That epic art was colored by Pio in only 3 days! Amazing!

Note: This is the first "official" version of War. This is the version that was first presented to THQ: "War1st"

Note: I searched for a good version of that one for a very long time in vain. I can now change the poor 416 x 609px version by a nice 1094 x 1576px! :)

Here are now some new arts or alternate versions: Note: Have you ever seen that one? To be honest, I only knew until recently the official version colored by Christian Lichtner and used as the Play mag cover of August 2008. Well here is a beautiful variant by Pio Ravago III

Note: Yes! at last! Like me you've probably searched that one without finding it! Except the title this is the official cover of The Art Of Darksiders published by Udon Entertainment. The other version on the site is a variant (And I don't even know who colored it...).

Note: Another exclusive art I've never imagined I would ever find. That "texture" version is the original version that was used to create that iconic Darksiders key art that you all know! You can't imagine how happy I was when I discovered that one! :)

Note: Another exclusive art! ... very creepy indeed!

OK that's all for Darksiders...
But since Pio also worked with Joe on Dungeon Runners while at NCsoft he also gave me those 2 arts:
Now to wrap up this update let me say a few words about Battle Chasers NightWar:
I'm supporting that project since day 1 and after playing for more than 30 hours already on the alpha and the beta I can tell you it's worth buying it!
In less than a week now on October 3rd, more than 2 years after the official kickstarter campaign, everybody will be able to discover a beautiful, fun and epic adventure created by the talented people at Airship Syndicate!

For this occasion, Joe Madureira shared the official in game burst art for Knolan:
... as well as a nice Hero Spotlight trailer #1 dedicated to Knolan!



Stay tuned for more next month and Have fun with Battle Chasers NightWar! ;)

@Ulkhror
Game
Color
Pio Ravago III
Vigil Games
Concept art
Darksiders
War
Chaoseater
Darksiders 2
Pencil
Trade Wars
Exarch
Dungeon Runners
Gameinformer
Death
Play magazine
Dust
Cover
Battle Chasers (BC)
Knolan
2017 August 25

JoeMadArt.com update #18
Battle Chasers NightWar BETA soon!


Hey!

If you red last month update, you know that the BETA of Battle Chasers NightWar will be live next week (August 29th)!
As a consequence, I decided to dedicate that update to the game and Battle Chasers in general.

So let's start with some Battle Chasers NightWar arts: Note: Indeed the concept images are old and in low resolution. As usual I hope to find some better versions later on ;)

Just in case you missed it, the official animated intro of Battle Chasers Nightwar (created by Powerhouse Animation) has been revealed this month.
Check it out!


Now let's go back to the 90's with Battle Chasers the comic!
I'm very please to share with you some HD image of the inked pages of Battle Chasers.
Those scans were given to me by Tom McWeeney himself! The official inker of those pages!
I thank you so much for that Tom!

Battle Chasers #1 comic pages inked by Tom McWeeney:
And thanks to Tom McWeeney again, here are some art updates with some HD scans! Note: I doubt you will ever find any better versions of those ;)

Also, here is another one that I wanted to add to the website for a long time now:
And to finish with the art updates, here is a HD version of the Thunderdome arena master Wallpaper! Enjoy!

Special Shout-out for Gameumentary!


To wrap up this update let me repeat the same shout-out as last month for Gameumentary and their project.
There's still 5 days left to reach their funding goal.
If you are eager to discover some behind the scene stories about the creation of the Darksiders and Battle Chasers games then follow the link and become a supporter: Gameumentary - Video Game Documentaries Kickstarter campaign

For the lucky ones like me who will be able to play the Battle Chasers NightWar BETA in 4 days I wish you to have fun!
With that big milestone I hope Joe Madureira will share some new concept arts he did for the game!

Let's see that soon! ;)

@Ulkhror
Battle Chasers (BC)
Color
Comic
Ink
NightWar
Airship Syndicate
Game
Liquid!
Tom Mcweeney
#1
Christian Lichtner
Interior
Image Comics
Calibretto
Gully
Red Monika
Garrison
Cover
Knolan
Pencil
2017 July 30

JoeMadArt.com update #17
DragonKind Part 2

Dragon kind part 2 !
Here is all the arts I have left from that canceled game by TriLunar Entertainment!
That being said I still have hope to find some better resolution versions of those later on. If you think you can help, you can contact me here ulkhror@joemadart.com... And who knows, maybe that game will do a comeback one day? ;)

12 concept arts for Dragon Kind by Joe Madureira:
In addition to that, I wanted to share with you some art updates related to Street Fighter.
Arnold Tsand (Lead Character Concept Artist at Blizzard Entertainment... Just for the record, he is the one who created that formidable concept of DOOMFIST for Overwatch!) sent me some new HD versions of the arts he colored for Udon entertainment over Joe Madureira’s lines.
I'm certain you’ve never seen those pieces of art with those resolutions! :)

Udon entertainment Street Fighter art updates colored by Arnold Tsang:
And to finish with the new arts in this update, let me share with you another exclusive art for JoeMadArt.com!

The pencil version of this Resident Evil Outbreak PSM Magazine cover of 2004 in HD: Note: You may have seen a photo of this art framed but this is the first time a clean HD scan of it in can be seen!
Thank you again for that Arnold!

Special Shout-out!


Gameumentary in partnership with Airship Syndicate and Gunfire Games will launch a Kickstarter campaign tomorrow July 31!
Head over to Gameumentary kickstarter campaign announcement to know more!

Some very interesting documentaries will be produced:
  • The Story of Gunfire Games Gameumentary Studio Profile
  • Developing Battle Chasers Nightwar Gameumentary short doc
  • Darksiders Gameumentary short doc
Note: Gameumentary if you read me, please make those documentaries as long as possible and not short! ;)
Developing Battle Chasers Nightwar Gameumentary short doc
Developing Battle Chasers Nightwar Gameumentary short doc
Darksiders Gameumentary short doc


And on top of that Joe Madureira even did a short video to support that Kickstarter campaign! (See below)

"August 29th. Mark your calendars!"


The BETA of Battle Chasers NightWar will officialy start next month on STEAM!
Read more about the announcement and Battle Chasers NightWar in the last Kickstarter update
Battle Chasers Nightwar BETA announcement August 29th


Can’t wait! :)

Stay tuned for next month update as I will try to do another focus on Battle Chasers!

@Ulkhror
Game
TriLunar
DragonKind
Concept art
Color
Arnold Tsang
Pencil
Udon
Capcom
Comic
Street Fighter
Ryu
#1
Sagat
Grail
Interior
Cover
Chun-Li
Kavian
Vultorture
2017 June 24

JoeMadArt.com update #16
DragonKind Part 1


In December 2001, after the cancellation of the comic Battle Chasers #10, Joe MAdureira, Tim Donley and Greg Peterson decided to form a game development company called TriLunar Entertainment.
The only game announced was Dragon Kind. It was planed for PS2 and XBOX but was canceled in 2002 after the studio came out of business (I suppose the game didn't find any editor...). The main hero was named Grail, he had the ability to control dragons and was evolving in the world of Vermilion.

Of course Joe did many key arts and concepts for the game, here are some of them:
Note: I know some of those arts are ridiculously small but those are the best I was able to find...
and I can tell you I spent a lot of time searching for them! If you have some better versions, please share them! ;)

That being said, you may have noticed 2 of those key arts are in very big resolution!?
Yes! I got some help for those since they are simply impossible to find on internet!
Epic thanks to Arnold Tsang who colored those key arts and who accepted to share them with me!
... but not only! Stay tuned for more very soon! ;)

OK now something else.
I don't know if this is related or not but following the release of Wonder Woman in theaters last month...

Joe shared on social media that beautiful concept art he did in collaboration with Grace Liu: ... "Just an exercise really" ;)

Let me use this occasion to share another beautiful Wonder Woman art Joe did a long time ago.
Personally, I searched that one for such a long time. Of course it's an old and well known art but finding it a decent resolution was impossible until just a few months ago. I was so happy when I found it, I really love that one! :)
And now to finish just a few art updates in better resolution that I was able to find on internet:
Until next time!

@Ulkhror
Color
Game
TriLunar
Concept art
DragonKind
Pencil
Udon
Arnold Tsang
Wonder woman
Comic
Grail
Cover
Marvel
#1
Ghost
Nova
Wizard magazine
Justice League of America
Sketch
StarCraft
2017 May 28

JoeMadArt.com update #15
Random stuff and Darksiders3 announced!


Random stuffs for that late update (sorry) and some good things for the next updates ;)

We all know that Joe nearly never does any commission in particular during conventions.
But in some rare occasions he does some exceptions.

So here are a few of them (probably the best ones) Joe did over the years:
You are already probably aware of it but and epic event occurred this month (On the 2nd of May to be precise)
Darksiders 3 logo

After so many years Darksiders 3 has officially been announced by Gunfire Games and THQ Nordic.

If you want to know more about it, IGN did many coverages/updates throughout of this month: And of course the official website of Darksiders has been updated: darksiders.com

But you probably have the question: is Joe Madureira involved in Darksiders3!?
Well as of now it has been officially said that Joe Madureira wasn’t involved in the game.
But, in a recent AMA (see link above), Gunfire Games kept some doubts about it: "While we are close with Joe and he works also with THQ Nordic on a project we can’t confirm anything here."
And that being said, Joe Madureira was contacted to create some brand new sketches of the new Horseman: Fury the rider of the black horse!

OK let’s stop the blabla here are the sketches:
Darksiders 3 Fury concept by Joe Madureira Fury in action
Darksiders 3 Fury concept by Joe Madureira Fury whip attacks

Note: I decided not to include officially those sketches to the site (index page) because I’m expecting to see some better quality versions sooner or later ;)

Now something else related to Battle Chasers NightWar:
As you may know, The Alpha began the 17 Of April.

For that occasion Joe revealed 2 burst arts of the game:
Also a little bit later Airship Syndicate revealed a new element of the game:

the "Thunderdome" arena with a bunch of new wallpapers:
And to celebrate the release of the Alpha I have something great to show!
Many of you just like me were probably waiting for the official Battle Chasers NightWar key art colored by Johannes Helgeson to be released in HD (like the other version colored by Grace Liu)

Well... I was able to find it on the internet! here it is:
Note: this is an update of the previous version from 1920 x 1045px to 4000 x 2185px!

And now to wrap up that update of May I'm very pleased to announced that I’ve recently received the contribution of multiple VIP!
They provided me with some new pieces of art and some better quality versions of those already present on the website!
So stay tuned for the next updates of JoeMadArt.com! ;)

And just to give you an example what about that Battle Chasers comic #1 page11:
Note: I know that one isn common, but looks at the resolution of the inked version! That one was given to me by Tom McWeeney!
... And there are many more! ;)

@Ulkhror
Pencil
Color
Sketch
Battle Chasers (BC)
Game
Grace Liu
NightWar
Airship Syndicate
Wolverine
X-Men
Batman
Calibretto
Fan art
Gully
Wendy Williams
Wonder woman
E3
Lycelot
Lycelot Chieftain
Image Comics
2017 April 17

JoeMadArt.com update #14
Inhuman #3


So happy to add those pages of the Inhuman #3 comic that Joe Madureira did in 2014.
The reason is simple, I think the cover is one among the best Joe did (That's why it's in the banner of the site ;))
Both Joe and Marte Gracia (colors) did an amazing job on that comic and that cover.
The way Dante/Inferno draws attention is fantastic (Colors + pose & face expression)

Simply follow the links below if you want to follow Marte Gracia on social medias: Have a look below to the first 9 pages and the cover of Inhuman #3:
You can buy Inhuman #3 digitally on Comixology.com
Or you can buy Inhuman #3 digitally on Marvel.com

Also, prior to working on Inhuman #1, Joe revealed back in 2013 three fantastic exploration drawings of Medusa:
That "Hair shield" and "Hulk hands" concepts are epic!
I regret they weren't used/included into any of the 3 comics Joe did for the Inhuman series.

Important reminder: this Monday (in a few hours) is the release of the Alpha of Battle Chasers NightWar!
Check your mail box and the social medias for the official update! I can't wait! ;)
As a reminder, here are the links: That's all for now!

@Ulkhror
Marvel
Comic
Pencil
Inhuman
Marte Gracia
#3
Color
Interior
Medusa
Lash
Korvostax
Concept art
Lineage
Sketch
Inferno
Elejea
Mother Bones
Kacy
Gorgon
Grove
2017 March 27

JoeMadArt.com update #13
Uncanny X-Men #312


Let's go back to the roots of Joe MAdureira!
The comic Uncanny X-Men #312 was the first of a very long series (24 comics).
That series wasn't of course the first work of Joe but was probably the experience that made him become so famous as a comic penciler.

As of today, it's very difficult to find some good quality scans of the ink or even rarer pencil versions of those pages. So I apologize in advance if the quality of those I found isn't always good.
And again, if you have any better versions, I would be very pleased to add them to the site! ;)

Ok so here are the first 12 pages of Uncanny X-Men" #312:
You can buy Uncanny X-Men" #312 digitally on Comixology.com
Or you can also buy Uncanny X-Men" #312 digitally on Marvel.com

And now something totally different but very fun! :)
Ryan Stefanelli shared on twitter "how to fix a wine stain on your desk: have a comic legend nearby to mock you."
I found that one excellent! Plus, not only that fix gives a nice touch to that desk but I think it has probably increased its value a lot! :)
And I like that wise comment from Joe: "Drink responsibly!" ;)

Here is the Spider-Man doodle by Joe Madureira and he signed it!
To finish, just like in the last 2 updates I have a new video to share! Chris Brooks (Technical Director at Airship Syndicate) and Anna Maree presented a pre-alpha version of Battle Chasers NightWar at Pax East 2017 (12 March 2017).
You can discover many aspects and mechanisms of the game as well as some brand new pieces of art by Joe Madureira!
Battle Chasers NightWar: Hagatha the BeastMaster
Battle Chasers NightWar: The collector
Battle Chasers NightWar: Quall
Battle Chasers NightWar: Dogan
Battle Chasers NightWar: UI Dungeon help
Battle Chasers NightWar: UI Combat help
Battle Chasers NightWar: Victory crest
Battle Chasers NightWar: Dungeon screenshot
Battle Chasers NightWar: Combo wave art
Battle Chasers NightWar: Team UI
Battle Chasers NightWar: MAP
Battle Chasers NightWar: Dungeon difficulty select screen

For the information the Alpha of Battle Chasers NightWar has been announced for April 17th in the Kickstarter update of March! Save the date! ;)
The Alpha access will be given to all the those that backed the project at the "Personal Edition" pledge level and above.
And if you missed that opportunity during the Kickstarter campaign you can still pre-order a "Personal Edition" on the official Battle Chasers store.

Have a look to that Battle Chasers NightWar presentation:



That's all for now.

And don't hesitate to reach me on Twitter @Ulkhror or by email (ulkhror@joemadart.com)
Thanks for reading! ;)

@Ulkhror
Comic
Color
Marvel
X-Men
Uncanny
Steve Buccellato
#312
Interior
Storm
Yukio
Ink
Cover
Double page
Gambit
Spider-Man
Airship Syndicate
2017 February 25

JoeMadArt.com update #12
1st anniversary!


Hey! I know this month update is a little bit late but that's because it's a special day today!
Yes! Today JoeMadArt.com celebrates his first year anniversary! :)
Even if the website hasn't evolved that much during that first year I'm very happy by what it has become.
The number of visits keeps growing month after month and it's very grateful!
With that update, JoeMadArt.com contains about 340 unique illustrations of Joe Madureira and more than 500 images!

And for this month...
Let's begin with the art that was revealed last month during the 12 Hours Livestream of Crowfall:
Followed by some random stuff (Battle Chasers and X-men):
And to finish... Special anniversary! ;)
I added all the remaining Darksiders sketches I have:
Special thanks again to John Pearl that gave me those sketches some months ago!
That's everything I have about Darksiders until some new pieces of art come out of nowhere (I know there are some!) :)

Also, even if it's a little bit old now I know...
I uploaded on Youtube a video of Joe and his brother Steve at E3 2016 (June 17, 2016) doing a demo of Battle Chasers Nightwar:



Enjoy! :)
And don't hesitate to reach me on Twitter @Ulkhror or by email (ulkhror@joemadart.com)

@Ulkhror
Game
Sketch
Vigil Games
Concept art
Darksiders
Color
Pencil
Ink
Death
Abaddon
Environement
Darksiders 2
Comic
Print
Battle Chasers (BC)
Danger Girl
Interior
Image Comics
Cliffhanger
Nei Ruffino
2017 January 22

JoeMadArt.com update #11
Happy new year! (Easy title again ;))


Happy new year!
Let's start this new year strong with many pages (colors + pencil versions) of the Savage Wolverine #6 comic that Joe did in 2013!

That update completes the set of pages of that comic:
I'm very happy and excited by this new year because Battle Chasers NightWar is just around the corner!
Joe recently revealed that the game is planned to be released in July of this year!
And for the backers that pledged enough during the Kickstarter campaign, the alpha should arrive in February or March!
Speaking about Battle Chasers the "December Battle Chasers: Nightwar Update!" by Airship Syndicate revealed 2 new characters in the lore!

Find below the arts (Good resolution) of the Beastmaster(mistress) and the tavern keeper Dogan:
I also added a new unofficial coloured version of an NYCC 2013 Battle Chasers print.
The famous Markovah Taduran (The one that colored multiple gorgeous Red Monika prints in 2012/2013) decided to color that old print.
The result is beautiful (See the "Other" version)!
In addition to those pieces of arts, I decided to create a Youtube Channel for JoeMadArt.com.
I decided to do that because I wanted to find a place where I could collect some videos of Joe Madureira (obviously ;)).
I will try to gather as many videos as possible as long as I have the agreement of the author to do so or if there is no copyright on them...
And who knows, I may be able to create my own exclusive videos from time to time!
Have a look to my humble Youtube Channel dedicated to Joe Mad!! ;)

And to introduce my Channel I propose you to watch that recent video of Joe invited at the Crowfall 12 Hours Livestream:

If you want to know more about Battle Chasers NightWar or CrowFall games click on the links below:
Let's now finish that first update of 2017 with the list of the events where it should be possible to meet Joe in 2017 (Unconfirmed):
I wish you the best for that promising year! ;)

@Ulkhror
Pencil
Color
Comic
Interior
Savage Wolverine
Peter Steigerwald
X-Men
Marvel
#6
Elektra
Wolverine
Spider-Man
Game
Lady Bullseye
Battle Chasers (BC)
NightWar
Airship Syndicate
Grace Liu
Concept art
Beastmaster
2016 December 20

JoeMadArt.com update #10
Merry Christmas!


2016 will soon come to an end!
It's been 10 months now that JoeMadArt.com is live and I'm very happy to announce the website reached the 100 000 visits milestone!
That's fantastic! Some people asked me to do more updates but this is something I can't commit to do sorry...
That being said I would like you to know I'm still very motivated to update JoeMAdArt.com on a monthly basis and to introduce in 2017 some new sections and features! Stay tuned! ;)

Also, thanks a lot for all the very encouraging comments on twitter (@Ulkhror) and by email! This is very rewarding and also a great source of motivation!
And ...

Ok Let's go back to the art of Joe Madureira! ;)

Joe has recently announced a new cover for Justice League Vs Suicide Squad:
For this month again here is some random stuff from the past:
You probably noticed that the crew at Airship Syndicate is very quiet about Batte Chasers Night War.
I hope we will get a big update plus a nice Christmas card just like last year:
Note: You can find 4 other Christmas cards that Joe did over the years by filtering on the Christmas tag on the Home page

Just like you I'm waiting for that Battle Chasers update.
In the meantime you can still enjoy those concept arts I updated with some higher resolution versions!
To finish and because this is Christmas time, here are some exclusive Darksiders concept arts Joe did in 2006!
Thanks again to John Pearl for those! ;)
Note: According to me, the first one has never been published! Not even in The Art of Darksiders!

See you in 2017 and Merry Christmas! ;)

@Ulkhror
Game
Concept art
Color
Pencil
Battle Chasers (BC)
NightWar
Airship Syndicate
Dungeon Runners
Trade Wars
Exarch
Comic
Cover
Vigil Games
Sketch
Darksiders
Garrison
Liquid!
Gully
Ink
#3
2016 November 24

JoeMadArt.com update #9
Battle Chasers, Cannon Busters, Ultimates 3 and more


Sorry to be so late with that update but hey, I'm still on time for this month! ;)
No particular focus this time except maybe on Cannon Busters.

You can find below all the Cannon Busters concept arts that Joe Madureira did:
Now some more common and uncommon arts:
Just for your information, finding the best resolution and the origin of those pieces of arts took me a little bit of time ;)

And now, last but not least here an exclusive monster concept art Joe did for the game Darksiders!
The Fleamag was excluded from the final version of the game but here is a screenshot provided by Gunfire Games

Many thanks again to John Pearl (Design Director at Gunfire Games) who generously sent me that concept art!
... and many more that I will share with you soon! ;)

Darksiders monster unused concept art:

Stay tuned for the next update and Happy thanksgiving to all of you that celebrate it! ;)

@Ulkhror
Pencil
Concept art
Cannon Busters
Sketch
Ultimates3
Wizard magazine
#168
Color
Captain America
Big Bull
Black Claw
Game
Tiephoyd
Aspect of the Werebeast
Howard Lyon
Races of Eberron
Wizards of the coast
Dungeons and Dragons
D&D
Comic
2016 October 22

JoeMadArt.com update #8
Avenging Spider-Man Vol1 issue #2!


A big focus on Avenging Spider-Man Vol1 issue #2 in that update of JoeMadArt.com!
Joe Madureira and Ferran Daniel (Colors) did a tremendous work on that comic (2011) and on my side I've been lucky enough to gather all the original pencil pages on internet!

Simply enjoy those fantastic lines:
For those that want to support Joe and read the comic you can buy the Avenging Spider-Man Vol1 issue #2 digitally on Comixology.com
And if you prefer a physical copy it's still possible to find one in your local comic store.
Personally I order my comics from Grahamcrackers.com, they ship internationally and propose to save on shipping costs by sending your comics by set of 12.

Recently I've also received some emails of people asking me where it's possible to buy some original pages by Joe Mad!.
The best place for that is kwanchang.com.
Joe has sent him his pages directly for years so this is THE official place to buy them ;).
After that you will have to be lucky and search on all the big market places on internet.
That being said, you can have a try on comicartfans.com.

That's all for now!
Until next time! ;)

@Ulkhror
Comic
Interior
Ferran Daniel
Avenging Spider-Man
#2
Marvel
Pencil
Color
Spider-Man
Red Hulk
Ra'ktar
Double page
2016 September 21

JoeMadArt.com update #7
Sly Cooper concept arts!


I'm very happy to announce JoeMadArt.com reached a new milestone with the cap of the 50 000 visits! (based on a 30-minute max session window)
While it's for sure ridiculous in comparison to many other sites, I consider that a success for a Fansite and it motivates me even more to go on like that! ;)
So thank you to all the visitors and of course many thanks to Joe Madureira himself for all those great pieces of art!

For this month, I added all the concept arts I was able to find about an obscure project Joe worked on while at Vigil Games: Sly Cooper
Here is a little bit more of information about that project directly from Joe MAdureira:
So, back in ancient times, when Vigil was just forming, and Darksiders was but a twinkle in our eye, we created a pitch for Sony to do a Sly Cooper game for PSP. Unfortunately, all I could find were these low res files, and there are a bunch missing which I will try to track down.
Pretty different style for me, and incredibly fun. These were all done circa 2005. And obviously, all rights and characters belong to Sony, so don't do anything crazy with these to get me in trouble.
Joe Mad!
"A bunch of random exploration done for a pitch back in 2005. FUN!":
You can find all those pieces of art on the official public Facebook page of Joe.

Also, since I was a little bit late about all the stuff that Joe & Airship Syndicate revealed during the past months, I thought it was time to catch things up!
Last week Airship Syndicate did a recent and big Battle Chasers NightWar update on Kickstarter.
For that occasion the "pencil" version (Or what I rather call the "texture" version) of the second official key art of Battle Chasers NightWar was revealed!
This is something I was waiting for... Exactly 49 days in fact ;)
Obviously it was impossible for me not to add that one to the site!

And as you can see in that Battle Chasers NightWar update more new arts were also revealed!
But I decided not to rush to add those in that update plus the fact the resolution of those images is still very low so I hope some higher versions will be revealed in the days or months to come!

Ok, here is that stuff:

Last note now regarding the first Battle Chasers NightWar key art:
I added a slightly brighter version. That new version "CoverA" is an official variant!
I remember Joe told me when he was in Paris that the first version was too dark and that he wanted to get a new one.
I didn't have the confirmation but I think this is that version Joe was talking about. ;)

Enjoy, have fun and stay tuned for the next update! ;)

@Ulkhror
Game
Pencil
Concept art
Sly Cooper
Vigil Games
Sony
Color
Sketch
Airship Syndicate
Battle Chasers (BC)
NightWar
Garrison
Carmelita Fox
Variant
Grace Liu
Comic
Calibretto
Red Monika
Alex Sinclair
Environement
2016 August 16

JoeMadArt.com update #6
Darksiders concept arts!


At last my update about Darksiders!

That update arrives at a convenient time since Nordic Games (Recently renamed THQNordic) as just announced Darksiders Warmaster Edition (Remastered edition of the first Darksiders) for the 25th of October!! I can't wait to play that badass game again!

OK now dealing with my update:
I have to admit that one would not exist without the huge contribution of John Pearl (Design Director at Gunfire Games)
He sent me nearly all the concept arts that are in that update and for that I'm very grateful!
In fact I think all (Darksiders / Joe Madureira fans) should be! ;)
A big "Thank you" to you John!

Except 3 of those drawings ("Scythe progression", "unsued Skeleton", "Phantom Guard"), all are "internet exclusive" (Never revealed on internet but only in books / magazines) or even better: simply never revealed until today!!
Maybe some better resolution versions will surface later on (For sure some exist) but for now that's the best John was able to give me.

Ok let's jump into what that site is all about!

First: some updates with some higher resolution versions!
And now, the new pieces of art added to the site:
I hope you will appreciate that update and for your information, yes there are even more to come! I simply keep them for a future update ;).
So stay tuned for another Darksiders update in the futur!

@Ulkhror
Game
Vigil Games
Concept art
Pencil
Darksiders 2
Darksiders
Sketch
Color
Death
Pio Ravago III
Weapon
War
Ruin
Dust
Gameinformer
Phantom Guard
Bone Harvester
The Charred Council
The Chosen
Jonathan Kirtz
2016 July 11

JoeMadArt.com update #5
Battle Chasers @E3 2016!


As you probably know the 14-16 of June was the "Electronic Entertainment Expo" more commonly known as "E3".
The game Battle Chasers NightWar (Created by Joe Madureira ... for those that come from another planet or another dimension...) was presented with a first playable demo! The game was really well welcomed despite the fact there was no dedicated Booth.
If you are interested you can view the "live session" that was broadcasted on Twitch.
Following the E3, www.rpgfan.com did a great review of Battle Chasers NightWar
And I was particularly pleased because this review came with many new arts and also some better resolution of arts previously revealed!

So here is below the pieces of art that I updated with higher resolution version (coloured):
And below some new Battle Chasers NightWar pieces of art in High or decent resolution:
I also added a few more pieces from the original Battle Chasers comic (1998+):
That's all for now!
Well... I know I said in the previous update that I would upload some new Darksiders art provided by John Pearl but after all those Battle Chasers arts already added to the site I decided to dedicate that update to Battle Chasers.
But just to honour my promise of last month here is at least 1 "internet exclusive" Darksiders art! :)

Also, just for your information:
Enjoy and stay tuned for the next update! ;)

@Ulkhror
Battle Chasers (BC)
Pencil
Concept art
Game
Airship Syndicate
NightWar
Color
Comic
Sketch
Image Comics
Anthology
Garrison
Gully
Red Monika
Ink
Knolan
Alonso Espinoza
Cliffhanger
Lycelot
Calibretto
2016 June 09

JoeMadArt.com update #4
Street Fighter art!


For this update I tried to gather all (or as many as possible) Street Fighter stuff Joe Madureira worked on.

So here is what I was able to gather: As a reminder, don't hesitate to contact me if you have some art not present on this website and related to an area I've already covered!
(Better quality art, alternative versions, new art etc.)

Some pencil versions of some Battle Chasers NightWar art joe did last year popped up on kwanchang.com

So I updated the actual colored versions with those pencil versions!
I added 2 art Joe did recently: One is for and upcoming (2016/07/13) Captain America 75th Anniversary comic variant cover.
The other is for an amazing game Joe is particularly fan of: Darkest Dungeon ;)

On the opposite I also added 2 old pieces: ... one is the mysterious ThiefX that may be used at some point by Airship Syndicate! ... who knows? ;)
The second seems to be the portrait of Rezyn, the character of Joe's wife in Dungeons and Dragons.

Apart from that I enhanced and fixed a few things on the website such as Dead links, a new art link per art, the html "alt" tag for images, a better Ajax call and more...

But what I'm really happy with that update is that I added a cool (IMO) Battle Chasers NightWar ad on all the pages of the site! Yes!
I decided to add that "temporary" ad because it seemed to me legitimate to do it:
  • Battle Chasers is Joe's baby and supporting Joe means to me supporting Battle Chasers NightWar too... And because it looks so cool! ;)
  • If I want to see more Battle Chasers stuff in the future (A Battle Chasers 2 LightWar game, a Battle Chasers comic #27, a Battle Chasers anime etc) my interest is to help that project be an even bigger success! ;)
  • And considering this small fan site is a little bit of a success so far (With about 5000 visits per month since launch!!) well... this ad may have a modest but positive impact! So let's try! ;)
Battle Chasers NightWar Order Now Promo art

Now last but not least, John Pearl (Gunfire Games) sent me some new and fantastic "web" exclusive Darksiders concept arts Joe did!
As an example I added that beautiful concept featuring what could have been the birth of War! (Unused) That art was published in The Art of Darksiders Art book by Udon Entertainment
A big thank you again John for that (Even if I'm always asking for more... because I know there is! ;))
So you can all expect more Darksiders arts in the upcoming updates!

That's all for now! Stay tuned for the next update! ;)

@Ulkhror
Color
Pencil
Comic
Game
Street Fighter
Capcom
Concept art
Arnold Tsang
Udon
Ryu
NightWar
#1
Airship Syndicate
Battle Chasers (BC)
Interior
Cover
Sagat
Chun-Li
Sketch
Red Monika
2016 May 22

JoeMadArt.com update #3
More than 200 pieces of art!!


This update marks a small milestone for JoeMadArt.com as the total number of distinct drawings by Joe Madureira on the site exceeds 200! (... by one)
While this is ridiculous compared to the gigantic number of illustrations Joe did, personally I'm proud ;).

Ok so in that update I added 16 new pieces of art by Joe!
In particular the comic "The Avenging Spider-Man" Vol1 issue #1 is now fully covered:
You will also find 5 random stuff from the past:
About that: special thanks to Jeromy Cox!
He accepted to share the coloured version of the cover for the comic "Spider-Man: The Manga Vol 1 #28/#29" (1999).

I did some divers updates on some pieces of art too:
1) Gunfire Games shared an alternate version of a concept art of War from Darksiders 1.
2) I found some really nice inked versions of some Battle Chasers arts in HD!!
I added those inked versions to the corresponding art here on JoeMadArt.com but you can also find them on the Deviantart page of Sandro Ribeiro aka Sandrotrs.
3) After some research I was able to find one of the remaining 2 people that got a sketch from Joe at Paris Comic Expo (PCE) 2016.
So I contacted that person and he kindly gave me a HD scan version of his Sketch! Big thank you François Viry! Still 1 to discover! ;)
4) Finally, I added the tag Interior among the filter tags. That may be quite interesting to focus on some "interior" pages Joe did ;)
That's all for now! Stay tuned for the next update! ;)

@Ulkhror
Color
Pencil
Comic
Marvel
#1
Avenging Spider-Man
Ferran Daniel
Interior
Red Hulk
Spider-Man
Ink
Game
Concept art
Cover
Battle Chasers (BC)
NightWar
Ra'ktar
Airship Syndicate
Hulk
Spider-Woman
2016 April 21

JoeMadArt.com update #2
Avenging Spider-Man


For this update I focused on some pages of the Avenging Spider-Man comic issue #1 of 2011.
That comic was the first official work of Joe after he left Vigil Games and the video games industry so its release was quite anticipated!.

This update is also particular to me because this past week-end I had the incredible opportunity to meet Joe for the first during the "Paris Comics Expo" 2016!! This is something I've waited for many months and meeting Joe was in fact even better than what I expected!
That was and epic and unforgettable event! A dream come true! Joe really considered me as a VIP (It was even a little bit embarrassing ;)).
I was very honored & deeply touched! I had the pleasure to spend some real time with him to speak, to ask some questions (And I got some information Joe asked me not to reveal about Battle Chasers NightWar ;)).
I also was among the only 4 lucky ones to get a sketch from Joe! I asked for the character of Death (Darksiders) but I hesitated with Alumon, War, Garrison, Aramus, Fury, Strife and Calibretto... I know... too many).
Cherry on the cake, Joe wrote a formidable and kind sentence on the sketch! The kind of unique epic relic you would like to look at every day!

While I'm uncertain if it is only possible to be even more fan of the work of Joe Madureira and the amazing people at Airship Syndicate than I am already, what I know for sure is that after such an experience I appreciate the man even more!

Thank you so much again Joe for everything!

Stay tuned for the next update! ;)

All the images added in that update: echo

@Ulkhror
Pencil
Color
Comic
Ferran Daniel
Avenging Spider-Man
Interior
Marvel
#1
Spider-Man
Double page
Red Hulk
Spider-Woman
PCE
Paris Comic Expo
Sketch
Death
Darksiders 2
Iron Man
Hawkeye
Captain America
2016 March 22

JoeMadArt.com update #1


Yes! The first update!

I hope this is only the first of many more!
For this update, I was able to cover everything about the unreleased game by Vigil games: Warhammer 40k Dark Millenium Oline.
Joe stated in an interview that he didn't draw that many concept arts about the game.
Most of them were done by many other talented artists at Vigil games.
As a consequence, the only pieces of art I was able to find come from Joe Madureira's Facebook page.
Except some exclusive and excellent concept arts that John Pearl at Gunfire Games kindly gave me! Thanks a lot for that John! ;)

Until Next Time!

Exclusive concept arts given by John Pearl:
All the other images added in that update:

@Ulkhror
Game
Concept art
Vigil Games
Warhamer 40K
Sketch
Color
Pencil
Environement
Battle Chasers (BC)
Airship Syndicate
NightWar
Comic
Cover
#1
Aron Lusen
Dynamite Entertainment
Vampirella
Grot Armor
Tau fire warrior
Imperial Guard Ogryn
2016 February 25

JoeMadArt.com is live!


I'm very proud to announce that JoeMadArt.com is live!

Since you are here it's normally because you like the work of Joe Madureira just like me.
I hope you will enjoy this fan site as much as I enjoyed creating it (Well that's only the beginning ;)).
First let me invite you to read the "About" section where I answer a few questions you may have.

What can you find on JoeMadArt.com at the moment?

Well, since the Darksiders franchise has a special place in my heart I tried to gather here everything Joe created for Darksiders 1 and 2.
Also, as the 45th proud and delighted backer of the Battle Chasers NightWar project funded on Kickstarter, you can find all the arts Joe did so far for this game (Well what is possible to find at the moment).
I also added some random pieces of art just to prove my will to cover everything Joe did in his career.
In the upcoming updates of this site, I will first cover what Joe did after Darksiders and until today. Then I will cover his past work.
You can expect me to add a minimum of 10 images per month. I will do my best to respect this commitment.

In conclusion, in this first version JoeMadArt.com contains at least 152 pieces of art by Joe and 228 images in total if you count the variants, inked and coloured versions from various artists.

What about the sections in the top menu?
  • "Home" is where you can find all the pieces of art
  • At the top, a menu displays all the tags referring to the images. Use them to refine your search and display only what interests you!
    That's the cool feature of this website! Consider those tags as filters. The more you select the more you reduce the scope of images to display.
  • "Art List" is a listing of all the images contained on this website ordered by date with a link to a dedicated page for each piece of art
  • "Links" contains some links to external useful websites about Joe Madureira and his art
  • "About" is where you can find some general information about JoeMadArt.com
  • "Contact" gives some information about how to contact me
  • "Site Updates" is the place to go to know about the latest updates on this website. New features and new images are listed here!

Well, I think that's all for now!
If you have any remarks, suggestions, identified a mistake/a bug or if you simply want to encourage me you can contact me at this address ulkhror@joemadart.com or you can tweet me @Ulkhror on Twitter! (I tweet a lot about everything I like)

Have fun, stay cool and enjoy! ;)


Special thanks to John Pearl at Gunfire Games for providing me with some exclusive concept arts from Darksiders!

See the links below:
Special thanks to SomaXD / KiraXD(Sean) that accepted to share that photo of this Death sketch Joe did on the back of his Ipad at SDCC 2011!

See the link below:

Also, A gigantic special thanks to my wife that kindly let me work many evenings on that fan site while she was alone! Kisuki! ;)

@Ulkhror
Game
Vigil Games
Sketch
Concept art
Darksiders
Pencil
Color
Dungeon prop
Weapon
Darksiders 2
Death
San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)
Have a look to the "Archive" menu for more updates!