Jimmie Robinson's Pipeline

Jimmie Robinson

About

A California native, born in August, 1963.

Raised in Oakland, California, he attended special art magnet programs since elementary school, starting with Mosswood Arts, Renaissance Middle School and Concordia private High School. He graduated early at the age of 16 and directly pursued his art career with home study and college classes.

He married at 21, had a daughter, divorced and became a single parent, putting his art career on hold for ten years.

Meanwhile, Robinson worked for a pri... view portfolio see more

Latest message from Jimmie RobinsonLatest Message on 12/16/2010 at 8:04 PM

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Sketch Book

PIPE_bq6_3_02.jpg - This isn't a random sketch, however this gives you an idea of the pencil stages that I go through when shaping up a Bomb Queen page.  The truth is I don't sketch enough, which means often I hammer out my skills ON the printed page.  Bad idea, I know... but over the years I've become confident in beating a page into submission.  Doesn't always work, but I'm okay with experimenting. 12-01-2010

PIPE_CP_BQ_HEAD.jpg - Random art, production sketches and behind the scenes chatter.  You might be surprised what gets used from this sloppy pile.

I often sketch head shots, because I'm always working on the jaw angles.  There's a certain amount of character that comes from the jaw outline.  In the case of Bomb Queen she needs to show authority, almost in a masculine way so, despite all her sexual attributes I still lean in on her jaw. 12-01-2010

BQ_sketches.jpg - Example of BAD sketches.  Sometimes I go through phases where I have to drawn dozens of bad pictures until I find my zone.  I know showing bad art isn't a proper thing to do but often folks think everything that comes off my pencil is gold -- it's not!  When I draw a page I pretty much have to beat it into submission, or like a sculptor I have to mold it from an ugly lump of clay. 12-01-2010

BQhead.jpg - A simple head sketch done at a convention.  I usually don't get to keep these, but this time I was lucky to get a picture. 12-04-2010

BQBlast.jpg - This sketch was done for a retailer (Blue Moon Comics), he wanted his store blown up by the Queen, so I gave it a blast.  Hah!  I'm often caught off guard when doing these on-the-spot sketches because my style is pretty rough and loose on my books.  I usually pencil just enough to be a guide for my inks.  So when you see me at a convention be nice and consider that a fully pencil commission is something I don't normally do, so forgive me if I screw up, hahah! 12-05-2010

BQ_AE_Pencil.jpg - I was doing this just for fun for the Robert Kirkman forum.  Bomb Queen vs. Atom Eve.  However, the composition and body position was all wrong.  The Queen's arm blocked Eve's chest logo and the so-called over the shoulder just didn't work out well.  I didn't show it to anyone... but... you get it here on the Pipeline! 12-06-2010

Pipe_pencil_1.jpg - Amanda Shane, from Amanda & Gunn by Image Comics. 12-07-2010

Pipe_pencil_2.jpg - Bomb Queen color sketch 12-09-2010

Pipe_pencil.jpg - Bomb Queen sketch played around with Photoshop brushes. 12-10-2010

BQ6_Test_Art.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 1, COVER sketch 12-11-2010

Robinson Buffy Vampi FULL.jpg - This San Diego 2010 convention sketch features my take on Buffy The Vampire Slayer vs. Vampirella.  Try as I might I just couldn't quite get the actress likeness right.  In fact, I cannot draw reality to save my life.  So if you ever see me please don't ask me to draw a real celebrity, haha!  Still, I gave this a shot and added the gag dialog.  But the buyer didn't expect that I would also add some color.  The truth is I just wasn't happy enough with it and I felt bad for the buyer so I was tossin' every trick in the book at it to make it look good.  This is the end result. 12-12-2010

SDCC 2009_Vegas_sketch.jpeg - This was a 2009 San Diego Convention sketch where the buyer was from the city of Las Vegas, the original city of sin.  They wanted the landmark "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign blown up.  I confessed that I only had a vague idea of exactly how the sign looked.SO he came back with a huge keychain of the iconic sign for reference.  I got the sketch done, he paid me and even gave me the keychain -- which I still have to this day.  Forgive the photo quality of this sketch.  Usually convention sketches are rarely seen because I don't get a chance to scan them.  At best, I get a digital photographs. 12-13-2010

Bomb Queen pillow fight.jpg - [early stage pencils] this commission has a pillow fight theme with Bomb Queen, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and She-Hulk.  She Hulk came in later (not requested) because the composition left a big hole on one side.  I needed balance. 03-18-2011

Bomb Queen vs. the TSA.jpg - [early stage pencils] Another commission, this time with Bomb Queen giving some deserved payback to airport security.  TSA reminded me of DNA, so I made this like a mock comic book cover with a spin on DNAgents. 03-18-2011

Vampiirella and Buffy.jpg - Commission with Vampirella and Buffy (early stage art).  This is how I start off when working on identifiable characters that need a likeness.  I'm really *bad* with celebrities.  And in this case it came out a bit more cartoony than I like, however, we all have to start somewhere. 03-19-2011

ALLG_COV_CRX_TEST.jpg - Upcoming Bomb Queen ALL-GIRLS cover [final] 03-19-2011

BQAL_COV_PREV.jpg - Cover art for the upcoming Bomb Queen GANG BANG collection (which puts all the one-shots into one book. 03-20-2011

BOMB QUEEN BEHIND THE SCENES Vol. 6

BQ6_10_inks.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - INKS for page 10 12-02-2010

BQ6_2_14_PENCIL.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - PENCILS for page 10 12-02-2010

BQ6_COV_CRX_PENCIL.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - COVER PENCILS 12-03-2010

BQ6_COV_CRX_COLOR.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - COVER COLOR 12-03-2010

BQ6_COV_CRX_INK.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - COVER INKS 12-03-2010

BQ6_ORG_COV_color.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue #2 - This was the ORIGINAL cover design for issue #2, but it lacked the punch I wanted.  I did this back in 2009.  The gag was Obama trying to hold back the Queen, yet also looking like he's about to cop a feel on her breast.  The dialog was, "You can't even touch me!"

It was an okay gag, but not that effective, plus, the style was way cartoony.  My style is cartoony already but this was even more so. 12-04-2010

bq6_3_02.jpg - PAGE TWO - Hot Digity!  This is what a lot of people wanted.  Seeing the Queen fully unleash her city on the superheroes.  Well, things are always what they appear to be.  Let's check it out. 12-22-2010

bq6_3_03.jpg - PAGE THREE 12-23-2010

bq6_3_06.jpg - PAGE SIX 12-24-2010

bq6_3_08.jpg - Merry XMas! 12-25-2010

bq6_3_09.jpg - PAGE NINE 12-26-2010

PIPE_bq6_3_11.jpg - PAGE ELEVEN 12-27-2010

bq6_3_14.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 14 12-28-2010

bq6_3_13.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 13 12-29-2010

bq6_3_15.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 15 12-30-2010

bq6_3_18.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 18 12-31-2010

bq6_3_19.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 19 01-01-2011

bq6_3_21.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue 3, PAGE 21 01-02-2011

bq6_3_01.jpg - Bomb Queen vol. 6, issue, #3 - Page 1.  ShadowHawk wakes up Blacklight after a major ass-kicking from Bomb Queen.  Oh, the fun is being had. 01-06-2011

BOMB QUEEN vs. HACK / SLASH

BQ_HS_COV_Pipe.jpg - The origin concept sketch for the Bomb Queen vs. Hack / Slash cover. 12-05-2010

bqhs_01_pencil_ink.jpg - A nice Side-By-Side view of the process showing my pencils and inking in stages. 12-06-2010

BOMB QUEEN PRESENTS ALL GIRLS

ALLG_COV_Pecil_ink.jpg - Side-By-Side view of the pencil and ink stages of the BOMB QUEEN PRESENTS ALL GIRLS SPECIAL (March 2011) 12-08-2010

Jimmie Robinson's SECRET ART FILES

Books of Magic-8.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-04-2010

Books of Magic-1.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-04-2010

Books of Magic-2.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-05-2010

Books of Magic-3.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-06-2010

Books of Magic-4.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-07-2010

Books of Magic-5.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-08-2010

Books of Magic-6.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-09-2010

Books of Magic-7.jpg - Little did some people know that a LONG time ago I was actually chosen by DC Comics to try out for THE BOOKS OF MAGIC series.  I knew one of the editors at Vertigo at the time and they liked my style, so I was given a shot.  Granted this was a long time ago, so my linear style wasn't as good, but I still gave it a shot and had fun doing it.  Sadly, the editor had left Vertigo and my pages were lost in the shuffle.  But also, I'm sure I wasn't good enough at the time to cut the mustard.  Haha!  BUT... I bring those trial pages to you here in the Pipeline! 12-10-2010

videopets_01.jpg - SECRET:  Did you know Jimmie Robinson was a video game reviewer?  I used to review Import video games (back when it was hard to get them) and along with my time at the game website I also made a a few comic strips.  This is one called, Video Pets and it was based on some of my fellow reviewers and a few inside jokes. 12-11-2010

TINY_1.jpg - SECRET:  This is one my first comic books (trust me I made DOZENS).  My main character at the time was called, TINY and the Wonder Dog.  Why?  I have no idea.  I didn't even own a dog.  But Tiny was clearly based on the Flintstone's model and all my stories came from things I saw on TV.
In this case, Tiny meets his long lost sister, Jeanne (sp) 12-11-2010

TINY_2.jpg - SECRET:  This is one my first comic books (trust me I made DOZENS).  My main character at the time was called, TINY and the Wonder Dog.  Why?  I have no idea.  I didn't even own a dog.  But Tiny was clearly based on the Flintstone's model and all my stories came from things I saw on TV.

In this book, Tiny and Wonder Dog (but mostly the dog) had to fight a giant robot.  This stemmed from my days spent in front of the TV watching old black & white sci-fi movies on the weekends.  Haha! 12-11-2010

pipeline_SPARKY COVER - SPARKY!  Yes, that's right, c'mon you know you want to see the working inner-mind of Jimmie Robinson when I was a mere 14 years-old!  Yep, while in junior high I made my own comics!  Sparky was just one of MANY treasures that, believe it or not, I STILL have.

In this SECRET VAULT you'll get to read the ENTIRE Sparky comic.  Yes, warts and all.  Virgin.  Untouched. Unedited.

ONLY here on my Pipeline! 01-09-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_PG.1 - SPARKY PARKS, man of adventure and mystery! 01-10-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_PG.2 - SPARKY PARKS PG.2
What's this?  Sparky is in trouble, again?  That man can't even open his rooftop door to his penthouse without getting into a mess. 01-11-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_PG.3 - SPARKY PARKS PG.3
This wasn't the official introduction of the BlackDeath, she appeared in other comics I made (which will be posted here later).  But this was the first time I put her in a Sparky book. 01-12-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_PG.4 - SPARKY PARKS PG.4
And what's this?  Sparky goes from out of the pan into the fire!  It's a madhouse of fun. 01-13-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_PG.5 - SPARKY PARKS PG.5
Don't ya' just love all that cramped hand-lettering?  And what's this?  The reveal is at the bottom of the page?  You can see it coming a mile away. 01-14-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_G.jpg - SPARKY PARKS PG.6
BlackDeath got her own page, complete with inner thoughts and monologues.  But look out!  Sparky isn't the only trouble magnet in this book! 01-15-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_H.jpg - SPARKY PARKS PG.7 01-16-2011

pipeline_SPARKY_I.jpg - SPARKY PARKS PG.8 01-17-2011

Pipeline Comments

03/04/2011 11:41 PM

FlipGirl

Thanks for posting, Jimmie!

12/02/2010 12:34 PM

Kris

Good stuff, Jimmie! A valuable inside look at your process on Bomb Queen. :)

12/02/2010 12:05 PM

Jay

I LOVE all the insights you're putting on the art, Jimmie! So cool to hear what's going on in your brain as these pages unfold! Your brain...it's likable!