Saturday, June 18, 2022

CATLEN: The Movie!


I've been digitizing old family movies-- When I was 13, I made up a superhero named “Catlen.” (I merely put a “t” in my last name. I thought cats were cool.) Growing up in the county, the character gave me something of my own to draw.

As I aged, I decided to make a movie with our family’s wind-up 8mm movie camera. I was 16 or 17. The quality is very varied. My mom could have filmed it properly, but instead I asked a cute girl to do it. Too bad. You can't tell a spinning car wheel is actually off the ground in one scene.

There's no sound, so I added captions with iMovie. It’s 5 minutes long, complete with “special effects!”

You might suspect that the cape and metal disks were inspired by Thor. But actually, I though Nomad looked cool.


I used the tops off Quick containers for the disks on my costume.


And, no, I wasn't supposed to break the glass on the screen door. Oops.


Monday, June 13, 2022

Super Antics #18


I usually draw these in a "golden age" style, but this time I went mostly with my own natural style!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Halo and Sprocket: The Definitive Collection


I’ve long wanted to abridge and color ALL my Halo and Sprocket work and compile it into ONE volume. I finally did earlier this year. HALO AND SPROCKET: THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is available on Amazon. If you only own one piece of work by me, it should be these 194 pages!


It's abridged (and better) work. I took the opportunity to change aspects that has bothered me over the years. I tightened up some of the art and spiffied up some of the dialog.

Aside from creating new art for the cover, I also created a new piece for the Forward.


I initially drew the background for this page. As I started coloring it, I decided I loved merely using one of my hiking photos instead!





Friday, March 25, 2022

Aquaman's Dirty Secret

I don't know why I draw this stuff.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

An Excellent Question


 Cartooned for posterity.

Friday, February 18, 2022

(Doctor) Strange Going-Ons


I recently saw some really cool Dr. Strange pencils by Marie Severin. I couldn't resist inking it and adding color! I feel she's underappreciated as a Marvel artist in the 60's and 70's. Here's her original pencils. (Btw, it looks like a watermark might have been removed from it. Not my doing.)




Monday, January 3, 2022

Aquaman for the win!


Everytime I see a 70's photo of the Superheroes Ski Show at Sea World, I want to add a word balloon. I finally scratched that itch.