Archive for January, 2012

Independent Shorts

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

“Baron Von Porkchop’s Terrifying Tales of the Macabre!” is a local television production specializing in scary movies. It’s the brainchild of movie producer Matt Brassfield and is hosted by the Baron. Unfortunately, it’s on a channel I can’t get so I’ve never seen it. Fortunately, though, episodes are being released on DVD. And now with the preface out of the way, here is my eldritch tale of suspense and terror:

Some time back Matt Brassfield asked the artist Jesy Kessel and me to do some DVD covers for “Baron.” This is the first of the four I did, using Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado” as my inspiration. I especially enjoyed crafting this since there’s always been a soft spot in my heart for the poet and since the Alan Parsons Project tribute to the tale is one of Sarah’s favorite tunes. Bruce O. Hughes designed the outstanding borders and text for the finished project. And now a toast to the dead, mummers immured and unmourned, restlessly dwelling in their dank and dark catacombs. “In pace requiescat!”

Volstagg

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Volstagg is the last of the four pieces shown at Christopher’s. It was fun to be a part of this showing with Eric Shonborn and Jason Young. Enjoy!

Volstagg is a friend of Thor in the comic books. He’s a comic relief character and a homage to Shakespeare’s Falstaff. He is also one of Sarah’s favorite characters and she insisted I draw him as my final piece for the Christopher’s Restaurant exhibit.

The Creeper

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

First post of 2012!

Another superhero portrait that was shown in 2011 along with Eric Shonborn’s and Jason Young’s exquisite pieces at Christopher’s Restaurant. Notice the Creeper’s cape (or whatever it is) isn’t attached to him? I didn’t until I had already inked and colored the figure. Rats!