Although a large majority of American comics are read inside the borders of the United States, the creation of those comics is truly a worldwide affair. Writers hail from Britain, Europe and Canada, and artists virtually come from everywhere. Today’s iFanboy Upstart is an artist who spent two years trying to break in and is in rotation at DC as one of their enterprising young artists.
Brazilian artist Robson Rocha‘s current work on shelves may not be his most memorable, but he’s showing just how hard he can work by assisting other artists finish books on Demon Knights and an upcoming issue of Superboy. That’s how Rocha got his break back in 2010, assisting on Justice League of America‘s 49th issue for Pow Rodrix. It won’t be until November 2012 — two years into his professional career — that he’ll get his chance to make mark as the lead artist on the book, drawing an arc of DC Universe Presents with writer Marc Andreyko beginning with issue #14. While it might seem like a long stretch to get that chance, Robson’s shown an immense amount of patience in his career; before he broke into comics in 2010, Robson spent two years doing samples for Marvel, DC and other publishers trying to get his shot. Through that time, he honed his style and his storytelling, and pages from his upcoming issue of Superboy #12 show him evolving into something special.
Here’s a sample of his published and unpublished work over the years. Tell us what you think — is he going to be a star in comics?