In 1999 I moved to California and worked in fashion for a while. In my free time I started to plan a return to CreeD with "Appletree". We only printed about 500 copies of the book. So it didnt do too well. This was right before my run on Ghost Rider... which was the best selling comic of 2001. So I think I had the WORST selling comic AND the BEST selling comic in 1 year. I think thats kind of a record of some kind.
Back in the 90s there were these things called magazines. Anyway there was a comic book magazine called Combo. They were super cool to me and interviewed me and let me draw a cover for them. I think this was in 1996.
At some point Bombshell evolved into something a bit more Evangelion influenced. You can clearly see the Yoji Shinkawa influence in the mech designs here. I did this after playing Metal Gear Solid 2 on playstation in 2001 or so.
Oh, theres absolutely NO metal Gear solid influence in THIS one. Jeeez... I feel like a blatant thief! Whatever, it was 2001... everything was stolen from somewhere. Anyway this is more Bombshell stuff. After I traded in my Jncos and moved into a more serious look.
I really wanted to draw mechs after doing Creed for a few years. So I started creating this character that was a superhot raver chick that assimilated the metals around her to create a mech that was unique to whatever environment she was in. Thus... Bombshell came to be. Or... did not come to be. I didn't do anything with this. It never became a book or anything at all.
Here's an old image that you may or may not have seen from Ghost Rider. It's astounding to me how many pieces are hiding in my closet. I inked this one myself. Although the amazing Danny Miki inked the entire series that I worked on for Marvel. This is from 2001.