Archive for July, 2010

“AFRL/AFIT Girl”

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Another ‘just for fun’ doodle! Enjoy!

“Gremlin”

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Just for fun: a doodle to sate your art appetite until my next post. Enjoy!

New Avengers #1 – Blank Cover Variant

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Here’s a piece I pencilled and inked at the request of and for my friend, Wheeler. He originally asked me to draw (my choice) the Hulk, Iron Man, or Thor on the Blank Cover Variant of his New Avengers #1 and instructed me that he liked the classic look of the Avengers, as designed by Jack ‘King’ Kirby.

Of course, my daughter, Sarah, has an affinity for the “Not Brand Echh” series of comics, starring the Revengers. The Revengers were “Charlie America,” “The Mighty Sore,” “Knock Furious, agent of S.H.E.E.S.H,” and of course “The Echhs Men.” Sarah thinks one particular scene starring the Revengers is comic gold. When The Revengers discover Charlie America floating in a block of ice and thaw him out, Sore introduces himself, “I am Mighty Sore.” Charlie responds “Me too, Lady. Have you got any Excedrin?” From that point on, the witty banter never stops.

So, I decided to draw Thor for my friend because of the warm feeling I get when I think about his counterpart “The Mighty Sore” and Sarah’s love for that Revengers story.

Above, you will find my pencils and inks colored by my friend, Wheeler Hall. Below is the uncolored original line art that will be framed and hung next to Wheeler’s other collectibles.

Excelsior!

Greek Myths #3: “Juno”

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

With the recent conclusion of the “Phantom Lady” serial, my friend Wheeler Hall, the true mind and might of this blog, suggested doing another series. It just so happens about a decade ago I made a few sketches inspired by classical mythology. Although lackadaisically done and never envisioned as sister pieces, they all share that common subject. Two drawings, “Odysseus” and “If Pan is Dead Then Why am I?” have already been shown. This present one is called “Juno.” If memory serves, it was the first of the series. There’s no real theme to this piece. The idea for it sprang from a teacher once relating how the goddess apparently started off as a cow and only by slow degrees did she metamorphose into the anthropomorphic Queen of Olympus. That evolution struck me as funny so this is simply old Juno uncomfortably caught somewhere in her transformation from humble, bucolic bovine to haughty, bellicose belle.