Friday, June 29, 2018

(More) Captain Action art!

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to create some of the art for a newly released Captain Action card game. Now, I'm lucky again! I don't usually put press releases on my blog, but since this will be an exception, since it involves me. :)

Small Monster Games partners with Captain Action Enterprises on Attack on Mars! at San Diego Comic-Con 

For Immediate Release
Boston, MA and San Diego, CA

Small Monsters Games, the creators of the Captain Action Card Game and Takeout, are working with Captain Action Enterprises to expand the retro card game to include the new Attack on Mars! action suit created for the classic super-hero figure.

New card art will be added to the game to reflect the 1/6-scale space suit uniform set to be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con. The card will be introduced into the Card Game, with 3-in-1 game play,  as an additional matching pair to “Find Dr, Evil” game. The card is illustrated by Kerry Callen, creator of Halo & Sprocket and Super Antics and a contributor to the recent Mad magazine relaunch. "I’ve always been a Captain Action fan, so I was thrilled to draw him in his new Spacesuit. I love the sci-fi vibe that feels like it came straight out of an early sci-fi comic!" says Callen.

"We were thrilled to work on the Captain Action Card Game, and help share the Captain Action family with a new generation," says Meg Stivison, game designer and co-founder of Small Monsters Games. “The Attack on Mars! Expansion adds more of the retro art and family gameplay.” Small Monsters Games will have the new cards on display with the space suit prototype at San Diego Comic-Con. The add-on will be available later this year when the space suit becomes available to fans.

Meg Stivison and Harold Sipe, Co-Founder and Art Director of Small Monsters Games, will join the San Diego Captain Action panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 19th at 4:00 PM in room 32AB to discuss the development of the game and the new Attack on Mars! expansion, and to meet fans.

Learn more about the Captain Action Card Game and all of Small Monsters Games titles at

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Story of the Store

I'm lucky enough to work for a company (Hallmark) that allows it's creative community to take 5 days per year to pursue a creative endeavor that the person might not otherwise undertake. I decided to use a couple of #My5Days and create a very personal piece of art-- An important building from my childhood. As I started to draw it, it was feeling a little bland. So, I decided to add written memories into the art, as seen above. I, of course, had more stories than I did image space. Still, it was refreshing to create a piece that was a bit different than my normal work.

Since I worked from a couple of photos that were 40+ years old I decided to look up the building on Google Maps. There have been changes, but it's still there!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New "Super Antics"... MAD magazine #1! If you didn't already know, MAD has been somewhat revamped. I've got a few pages in it! I can't shared them all here, but I can give you the first few panels--

I'm pretty excited about this. I grew up in the boonies of Arkansas, and the only "culture" I saw was that in comic books, Sunday comic strips, and MAD. I honestly think elements from each of these influences show up in everything I do. When I was bored as a young kid, I would fold paper in half, staple it, and draw my own "Mad magazines". I think I might be able to find them. If so, I'll probably post a few here.

Until then, go buy a MAD #1. ON SALE NOW!

I and my uncooperative cat thank you.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Urinals of the Justice League

I had a little free time to draw over the holidays. Sorry.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Marvel Hair Jokes!

It's Inktober!

Or so I'm told. That's when you ink something (everyday?) in the month of October. Well, I didn't do that. However, I did recently come across a page I had penciled in the late 90's. (?) I then thought it would be fun for Fifty-Something Kerry to ink Thirty-Something Kerry. So I did it! Here's the result--

I didn't spend much time on the color. It's Inktober, not Colortober.

Oh! Here's the pencils. I just had a bad xerox copy.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Jack Kirby Spider-Man Pin-up!

Today would have been Jack Kirby's 100th birthday. I wanted to honor his memory. But how?

I've always been a bit fascinated in how he drew Spider-Man. He didn't do very often and it's very different than other artist's interpretations. I actually keep a folder on my computer with images I've found of Kirby's Spider-Man art. So today, I took one of his penciled images, ink and colored it to look like an old Marvel Masterworks pin-up as a tribute, seen above.

Thanks for your imagination, Mr. Kirby.

His original pencils are seen below.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

1,000,000 BC Ghost Rider

Anyone remember when I did some fake "What if DC Published Marvel Characters" cover art? I thought I was being silly drawing a caveman version of Ghost Rider.

But now Marvel is coming out with a 1,000,000 BC Ghost Rider!

So now I feel silly for trying to be silly.