Thursday, August 10, 2017

Titania vs. The Thing

My most recent commission depicts Ms.Mary MacPherran of Denver, Colorado vs. Mr. Benjamin J. Grimm of New York City. The quote comes from Titania's first appearance in Marvel Superheroes Secret Wars #3, written by Jim Shooter and drawn by Mike Zeck.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fin Fang Foom and Cosmic Jack


I was privileged to be asked to be in Kirby & Me, a brand new French coffee table book released this month that honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack Kirby, co-creator of The Fantastic Four, The Hulk, The Mighty Thor, The X-Men, Iron Man, and Captain America, among many others. The two images above were included in the book. The portrait of Jack, done in his own style, is what got me into the book. Since I knew that many artists might also be trying to emulate Kirby's style, I wanted to do something else completely different. So I created a Godzilla-style faux movie poster for a hypothetical Fin Fang Foom movie, deliberately trying to design the monsters so that they resembled rubber suits that could fit a person within. If you look closely, you can see a couple of eyeholes on Fin Fang Foom's neck. Some of the other luminaries in the book are Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra Assassin, The New Mutants, Moon Knight), Mike Deodato, Jr. (The Avengers), Stefano Gaudiano (Daredevil), Jeff Lemire (a million DC Comics currently being published), Brendan McCarthy (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Mike Allred (I, Zombie, Madman); I feel honored myself being in the same book as them. For more information about the book, visit https://www.ulule.com/kirby-me/

Monday, July 10, 2017

Red Sonja

A new commission for a friend wanting some inspiration for her weight room.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Shade the Changing Man vs. Weird Al Yankovic






















Behold! Erica Stickler MacIntosh, the Assistant to the Director of Programming for Denver Comic Con, commissions a drawing from me every year for her husband, Bruce MacIntosh, the Director of Programming. Usually she tells me what characters she wants, but this year she gave me carte blanche, saying she just wanted the drawing to have something to do with Denver Comic Con. Since Weird Al Yankovic was going to be at the con, I thought it'd be funny to make him the antagonist to some comic book character for whom 2017 is an anniversary year of their first appearance. Since 2017 is the 40th anniversary of Steve Ditko's very weird Shade the Changing Man, I decided on him. The original Shade the Changing Man series was cancelled after eight issues back in 1978, so the idea here was that in another universe than our own, publication of Shade resumed just as Weird Al burst upon the scene, perhaps as some cross-promotion synergy.

Weird Al signed the white UPC box which I left blank, and I will post his signature in the box when I get a photo of it.

Ink and watercolor
11"x17"

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A Mother and Her Daughter

A neighbor and friend commissioned me to draw her and her daughter, who very enthusiastically provided the color and design specifications for her own personal Sailor Moon character, as well as the Japanese characters, which apparently reads, "Kitsune Kuraitsukino /'Fox of the Dark Moon'."


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

More Bar Car portraits


Two more portraits of employees of my neighborhood bar.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dune

Another recent commission for a fan of Frank Herbert's DUNE.