According to an e-mail from Rude Dude Productions, the delayed “Nexus” No. 1oo heads to press this week. The 11-page painted portion of story took artist Steve Rude more than 6 months to paint. The Rude Dude e-mail included this praise from “Kingdom Come” artist Alex Ross:
Simply put: gorgeous. Steve’s long-anticipated debut of painted interiors is well worth the wait, as it’s some of the finest American illustration one can find. Legendary illustrator Andrew Loomis’ legacy is alive and well in these pages. Steve’s creamy, rich paintings are full of a glowing warmth that transports one to a different time and place, both past and future.
Rude’s painted and non-painted art continues to impress; for a preview, check out Steve Rude’s ComicSpace.