Monday, February 18, 2019

Aquaman Funnies from MAD #6

I think I've written before that as I grew up in the boonies of Arkansas (where the school didn't have art classes) the only artwork I saw was that in comic books, Sunday comic strips, and MAD. Well, this month, all three come crashing together in MAD #6 with Aquaman Funnies! I had SO MUCH fun creating this--

It just occurred to me that I also enjoyed artwork on board games and product packaging as a kid. Hmmm, maybe someday I should find a way to parody those too. Hmmm.

Btw, I don't usually share the entirety of my current MAD strips, but it can already be found over at SCREEN RANT.

Be sure to pick up MAD #6! Look for this snazzy cover--!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Superman Dunking a Pirate.

So-- After seeing this old Superman page...

...I wanted to make an animated gif and post it on a site, but needed a link to pull from. So, I'm posting it here. :)

Take that, Pirate!!!!

Hey! I just realized this image is a bit like these Superman gifs I did a several years ago.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018


MAD #5 is on sale now! I have one piece included this month and thought it would be fun to share the uncropped image. Here's how my art appears in the issue--

And below is it my uncluttered art. (Well, I re-cluttered it a bit. I wanted to insure MAD is still represented.) The building color in the background has been changed. It probably blended in too much with the banner below.

I enjoyed drawing this particular Batman parody. Every time I've drawn him previously, it has been a riff on a specific era or established style. This is the first time I've created my interpretation of him. That was fun!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Animated Comic Cover-- Happy Halloween!

It's been a while since I've animated a comic cover. When I recently saw World's Finest #139, I knew I had to do it for Halloween!


Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes

It's been a while since I've posted art that wasn't my own. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. Today I ran across a magazine in my basement that I didn't even realize I owned, Crazy #22.

Crazy was published by Marvel Comics starting in 1973 and ran for 10 years. It was obviously their answer to MAD magazine. 

As I flipped through the issue in my basement, I came across a four page article titled "The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes." That's probably why I had once bought it. I have always loved superheroes and humor featuring superheroes. I did a quick computer search to see if anyone had ever posted it online. I didn't find it, so I decided I should be the one!

The feature was written by Tom DeFalco and drawn by Murad Gumen. It's weird that all the characters are Marvel rip-offs except for a single Flash parody. It's also weird how some of the captions rhyme, while others don't. 

Anyhoot, for shines and giggles, The Part-Time Jobs of Super Heroes--

Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Origin of Spidery-Man!

I've been silly busy this summer, but I wanted to post a peek (above) at a 3 page story I have in the current MAD magazine. I was fortunate enough to also do the main art for the "cover" of the Potrzebie Comics section--

I had a blast drawing these pages! I'm a huge Steve Ditko fan. This work was finished, and off to the printer, before the sad passing of Mr. Ditko, co-creator of Spider-Man (along with Stan Lee). I have nothing but respect for both men.

To read more of Spidery-Man, the next time you're anywhere magazines are displayed, look for MAD #3--!

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