Monday, November 26, 2012

Super Antics #4

 I had some free time over Thanksgiving and realized I hadn't drawn a comic page in a while. So I did!

The girlfriend before Lois...


Friday, November 23, 2012

Something to get off my chest

I recently received a Square Stretched Canvas print of my superhero parody art from Threadless and it looks great! Great color, great impact. My photo doesn't do it justice.

If you view the art on the Threadless site, the image is a little deceptive. It shows the extra bleed area, which in reality wraps around the thick edges on the canvas frame.


However, if you purchase the flat, paper Square Print option, it actually prints as shown on the site, bleed clearly showing. Even though the Square Stretched Canvas is more expensive, it's much cooler in my opinion.

My work is a little hard to find on Threadless. If you use the main search engine at the top of the site, it only searches Guys Tees. The Super Embarrassment shirt is sold out, so it shows no results. It's unfortunate because it's still available on Girls Tees and other product. Such as this iphone case...

Now if I could only convince Threadless to give my Woman version the same treatment, all would be right with the world. Com'on Threadless, don't you want all to be right with the world?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Cheesecake

As I write this, it is the perfect day for me to go outside and rake the leaves in my yard. But, I've remembered Halloween is only a few days away. I also remembered that my friend Anna Maria Cool had sent me a jpeg of a sweet convention sketch she had done of Vampirella. Finally, I remembered that I enjoy doing artwork more than raking leaves, so I inked and colored Anna's art. Happy Halloweeen!

Currently, Anna spends more time drawing Tooth Fairies than she does vamps. (At least for now.)

And yes, I know you can't read "Happy Halloween" in my finished art. If I were the responsible sort, I would have cleaned up my yard.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Animated Kirby Machinery!


Click on above image to see entire GIF.

I personally don't know Robert Bensam, but he made a comment on a recent post that I couldn't ignore. I rarely take requests, but I felt a gauntlet hit my foot.

It sounded really fun to animate some Kirby Tech! A lot of my blog work is sincere adoration to classic comics, and this is one of them. I started with a cropped splash page from Fantastic Four #64. I thought about removing the dialog, but it's so classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby, it had to stay.

It makes you wish Disney would make a straight-up Kirby-inspired FF CG movie, doesn't it?

Monday, October 8, 2012

The best in VINTAGE is BACK!!


If you happen to be in Paris this early December, you might want to stop by the Wonder Vintage Market show. I don't know much about it, but I did the illustration for the promotional material!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Animated Comic Cover-- Kirby Style!

I've animated comic book covers in the past, but I recently realized I've never done a Kirby cover! That seems wrong. So, today is the day I remedy that.

Fantastic Four #51, art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott...


My friend Rich should like this one.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Rejected Spider-Man Origin Cover

Not really. Did you know it's Spider-Man's 50th anniversary! For years, I've heard people mention that if Spider-Man does whatever a Spider can, then he would shoot web out his butt. I recently noticed that if you switch the places of Spider-Man and the Thug on AF #15 (his first appearance) you essentially have the poses you need to make this concept work...

Yes, it's a filmsy reason for me to draw it, but a friend of mine thought it would be funny, so here we are.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tigra vs. The Super Skrull!

 Today, I have another cover appearing on Covered Blog. I did a recreation of a classic Jack Kirby cover (classic to me, at least)...


In my version, Tigra's getting ready to take action, but it may be too subtle. See my version below, or see it on Covered Blog. Click to enlarge...


Did you notice that Super Skrull's arm gets whiter as it stretches? ...just like some plastic does when you bend it. Yep. Doing things like this is how I amuse myself.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Super Embarrassing

I made a couple of submissions to Threadless.com. These parodies have been bouncing around in my head awhile. I decided to finally get them out.


I drew a version of the next image many, many years ago. But, it's really not worth bringing up. (Unless you remember it. If you do, try to forget it.)


If you'd like buy these as T-shirts, you need to vote for the designs to make them available.  Go vote here for the man, and go vote here for the woman. EDIT: Voting is now over. I'll let you know if/when shirts are made and available. EDIT 2: The man art is now available as Shirts, iPhone cases, and Wall Art! Click here to buy! 

Btw, you know what looks wrong? Chest hair...


I thought it would make it funnier, but instead, it merely disturbed me.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Super Antics video

I don't personally know Roy Kelly, but he has taken it upon himself to create a voice-over on one of my parody comics. He did a nice job. I enjoyed it and thought I'd share...


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

One of my favorite stories

Amaze Ink/SLG is resoliciting my first two volumes of Halo and Sprocket in this month. So, I decided to post one of my favorite H&S stories. I've never shared it on the web before now. The art is more simplistic than it is in other stories, but I stand by the writing. Click on each page to enlarge...

 If you enjoy this story, you'll probably enjoy the entire series! Both volumes are available on page 230 of this month's PREVIEWS (#285).

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You think you've got problems!

I recently finished another Great Comics That Never Happened cover for Comics Alliance, written by Chris Sims. Check out the finished version on CA's site! (The color version is easier to look at than the B&W inks below.)

Btw, as I was drawing a tarantula on Jay-Z's elbow, it hit me as a bit boring. So, I added a tail to make it a scorpion. I admit it looks a bit odd. It's a spider-scorpion mix! Very dangerous and very much a problem!

Monday, April 2, 2012

It tickles!

I recently bought the drawing program Manga Studio and wanted to try my hand at sketching, penciling, and inking 100% digitally. So, I created my own interpretation of Superman #32 (which I colored and finished in Photoshop). Click to enlarge.


You can see it today on Covered Blog, or merely gazed at it above. Below is the original 1945 cover.


And yes, I have drawn Superman laughing before.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another Animated Comic Cover

It's important that you read what Doctor Light is saying. Click to enlarge.


April's fool! Ha ha. Everything's motionless! You should have seen your face!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Commie Superman!

I recently finished another Great Comics That Never Happened cover for Comics Alliance, written by Chris Sims. Check out the finished version (and plot!) on CA's site.

I really wanted to put Jimmy Olsen in his more-iconic green suit, but it just didn't look as good in the overall aesthetics of the cover. Here's my inks, just to make this post a little longer...



Saturday, February 18, 2012

How Black Hand Almost Killed Me!

I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. Original DC content written by John Broome with art by Gil Kane/Sid Greene. Click on each page to enlarge...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

All Is Fair in Love


I won't say too much about the Valentine's Day cover I drew (written by Chris Sims) for Comics Alliance, but you can head over there yourself and check it out.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sprocket


Nothing Earth-shaking this post. I hadn't drawn anything Halo & Sprocket related in a while and thought I'd share. Ahhh. Visiting an old friend.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Few More Animated Comic Covers

See my other animated covers here. This time, I had the urge to work on a modern comic cover, so I picked the beautiful Daredevil #7, by Paolo Rivera...


Daredevil put me in such a peaceful mood, I then decided to try my hand at a Calvin and Hobbes collection cover, The Days Are Just Packed...


Finally, I give you Batman #15, from 1943. Original cover by Jack Burnley...


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Would Abraham Lincoln have been better-looking with a full beard?

With those eyebrows, I'm assuming he could have grown a 'stache. I did a little Photoshop work, to see if he looked more suave, but still can't decide. Ladies?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

More Animated Comic Covers

I've been incredibly busy over the Holidays, but I did manage to animate a couple of old comic covers.

First up, Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #4, from 1968. Original cover by groovy Jim Steranko. It feels like it should be accompanied by music...


Next, what's more fun than an old Lois Lane cover? Animating an old Lois Lane cover! Here's Lois Lane #29, from 1961. Original cover by Curt Swan/Stan Kaye. (And no, I didn't change any content in the situation.)


(And don't ask me what the situation is. I've never read the book!)