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