Archive for October, 2010

“Kirby-Vision: Marvel Two-in-One #74″

Monday, October 25th, 2010

My pal, Wheeler, and I have been published on Kirby-Vision.

KIRBY-VISION is a showcase for creative work inspired by the art and concepts of JACK KIRBY.

The Thing and Puppetmaster battle the Island of Mis-fit Toys (from the Rankin/Bass production, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) in a re-creation of Frank Springer‘s cover for Marvel Two-in-One #74.

I’ve posted the black and white line art here as a thumbnail. Click it, and it will take you away to the full-color version and a winter wonderland of fabulous Kirby-inspired art at Kirby-Vision.

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“Self-Portrait”

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

This is a self-portrait sketched in 2004. The face is shamelessly idealized, as if Quasimodo had tried to draw himself as Apollo. The rest of the piece, however, is fairly true to the life.

Dr. Creep’s New Shock Theater: Devil Doll

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Matt Brassfield, a local independent movie maker, asked me to contribute to a benefit for Dayton, Ohio television icon Dr. Creep. He’s convinced several Dayton artists to donate a piece of art for each episode of Dr. Creep’s New Shock Theater, a revised version of his old late-night horror show, in order to serve as the covers to the soon-to-be-released DVDs. This is all for a good cause as the proceeds from sales will pay for Dr. Creep’s healthcare costs.

The episode for which I designed the DVD cover features “Devil Doll” (1964). It’s a typical B-horror film in which an evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress’ millions. It received a total of 3.1 stars out of 10 on IMDB.

At the top, you’ll find the final colorized version of the art that will appear on the DVD cover. My OK, Panic partner Eric Shonborn applied the paint. In the middle, you’ll find my original black and white art. And, at the bottom, my pal Wheeler attempted his own colorized version.