If you've seen Thor: Ragnarok, then you've already been introduced to the work of comic artist Carlo Pagulayan. In 2006, Pagulayan was one of the primary artists behind Greg Pak's Planet Hulk storyline that sent its titular hero to the world known as Sakaar. Thor: Ragnarok loosely adapted that story, and included Miek and Korg, two of the characters co-created by Pagulayan and Pak.
Now Pagulayan is the artist of Deathstroke, a DC Comics series written by Christopher Priest. Pagulayan and Priest are currently pitting Deathstroke against Batman in a multi-part adventure... but that doesn't mean that Pagulayan didn't have time to take part in our latest Artists Alley video.
SYFY WIRE recently spent some time with Pagulayan and filmed him sketching Deathstroke while sharing a few stories from his comic book career. According to Pagulayan, he traces his love for superheroes back to a Vision and Scarlet Witch miniseries drawn by Rick Leonardi in the early '80s. Pagulayan still cites Leonardi as one of his major artistic influences, although he also had high praise for Adam Hughes and Travis Charest.
As noted by Pagulayan in the video, it's unusual for him to ink his own work. That allowed Pagulayan to express his appreciation for Jason Paz, his frequent inker. Pagulayan told us that he will sometimes feel so pressured by a deadline that he'll forget a detail, and he can always count on Paz to fill in the gaps and make both of them look good.
For comic book stories and intel from Pagulayan, you can watch the entire video below!