Thursday, July 27, 2017

Long Lost Freddy story



Mandy years ago I did a back cover for the first issue of Marvel's Nightmare on Elm B&W Magazine - (splash on left).

Peter David wrote a short story that i drew for issue 2,  but the book was canceled - and you can see where i stopped inking the story once i was told.

I don't even remember what happened to the original art. These crude photo copies i made . . .  are all that remains of this aborted project.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A couple of 'Moores'.



A 'collage/pin-up' of legendary comic book writer Alan Moore, 



. . . and female detective Agatha Moore.

( never underestimate a sock full of pennies as a weapon! )

Monday, July 24, 2017

Unpublished Wolvie Cover



I don't remember why this MCP cover wasn't used.

Kinda different "dreamy" feel to this one, rather than my usual black and white style, eh?  


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Early Sandman



Original unpublished art for a Sandman 1 cover, which i later found a home in the IbeforeE short stories collection.

I also gave him bird feet, for no reason in particular.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rare Maxx art.



Here's something that's never been printed in a comic book, because i painted it especially for the old animated Maxx series.

This is why it's so long horizontally, for a slow camera pan. 

Kinda interesting.


Friday, July 21, 2017

"Boy with the Metal Arm"



Another unmade Corman era relic, this production drawing i did for "Boy..." ... was for an unmade movie Roger asked me to direct .. my art here sorta has a Wrightson-y brush work feel to it, only cruder. 

It's amazing all the art that piles up from unmade Features and Television pitches.  I was spoiled by the unusual amount of control we had over the Maxx animated series.  Follies of youth.

I still have the rights, so maybe i'll do it as a comic someday? 

Or not.

Maybe my time & energy is best spent elsewhere.


Monday, July 17, 2017

Caddies & Dino cover Question?



Drew three different Cadillacs & Dinosaurs covers for a reprint my old friend Mark Shultz's excellent Xenozoic Tales comic. Few artists do justice to the Williamson/Frazetta tradition as well as Mark.

I'll throw up my other two Dino covers over the next few weeks.

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UPDATED ADDITION:

Dug out a the colors i hand painted on what they called a "blue-line", meaning all the black art is in light blue so you know where to paint.

Kinda interesting to see the colored art minus the blacks.



And here's the printed comic cover.



So which do you like better?

The colored version,

. . . or black and white original art version at the top? 


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Abstracts again?



Yeah, i need to balance out all those popular "animal on brown paper" posts . . .

with a few annoying abstracts ones, just to keep you on your toes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Every notice this . . . ?









Seems i have a continuing habit of drawing weird creatures with hunched-over backs.

What's up with that?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Fingers



As a little girl Nola remembers had dad having two missing fingers.

I added this from real life, as a kid my grand-dad had a couple fingers missing from an work related accident.  May sound weird, but since i grew up with it, i never gave it a second thought.

Funny the unusual things you associate with affection and nostalgia. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Prehistoric Gone



Came across this half-finished drawing on the back of some paper. 

Early doodles of Mr. Gone.

The blue pencil's a giveaway it was drawn well before i started drawing Maxx.  I notice he had a smaller beard,  ugly polk-a-dot shirt, several double chins.

No clue what the little electronic devise is on the ground was supposed to be.

Funny the old crap you find while digging through your studio.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Eleanor 5 Cover



Wanted to try something subtle for the last cover, so i drew a more detailed image of Eleanor, (with a little extra weight added, since she gains a few pounds in the book)


I decided to draw her from the back on a separate piece of bristol board, so i wouldn't cover the original abstract image. 



I could have cut her out by hand and pasted her in, but instead i added her digitally over the abstract painting that i drew so many years ago.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Z- Girl cover



IDW's reprinting the Four Woman & Zero-Girl trades, so thought I'd throw this Zero-Girl reprint cover, without the logo . .  and a new 'sidebar' image, just for fun.

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Disturbing painting



I always found this one kinda unsettling,

which - given how weird my stuff usually is - says a lot.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bribing Charon



It's usually those lucky dead folks who are granted passage to the underworld.

But it seems a few coins can usually change Charon's mind.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bats for CBLDF Charity



. . unpublished Batman sketch for an IDW auction for the fine folks at comic book legal defense fund.

Funny books are a surprisingly small industry,

we need to take care of our own.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

a cat named Hercules



Some rough studies of the Farnese Hercules statue, which all kick ass.  Here's the original version i was inspired by.



Yet another version of Herc also appeared in the Inner Bimbo comic. Since there's several versions this famous statue, there's probably room for my own modest stab at it too.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Maybe it's just me . .





. . but isn't it all these R's . . .

that are actually the coolest thing about this panel?  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Something different



Paint doesn't accept leather very easily,  but it was interesting experiment to try. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Moms & Mars



There's a lot of comic book adaptations of Mars Attacks out there. 

But you know if Sam Kieth did it,

he'd find a way to sneak a few Mom's in there.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eleanor: Blue vs. White ?



Here's a variant Eleanor 1 Cover with Blue background

. . . vs. the original 1 background in White.

Any preference?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Way$hak collaboration



Just for fun, jon did the black and white, i added the strip of color down the middle.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Maxx: It's the little things.



You know what i'd forgotten i'd drawn here: 

check out those tiny little toes.

: )

Monday, June 19, 2017

Couple from Nola



The Nola project, style wise, is all over the place.  I wanted to stretch myself,  sometimes shifting from elaborate painted pages...



... to stripped-down pencil panels like this.


Not trying to be pretentious, just to push myself out of drawing the same old crap.  Even if it doesn't work creatively, i still think it's worth a try.  


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Maxx: Negitive Slug



Found a negative film strip of an old Yellow Slug Maxx page. It's weird though, because it's only of this one page, but i sometimes come across vintage production crap lying around the studio. Sorry if it's a little blurry.

Prehistoric artifacts - from about twenty years ago. 

Years before we artists started scanning our own work.

Friday, June 16, 2017