Friday, August 27, 2021

Dirtnap on Comixology!

Once a webcomic, DIRTNAP has now been broken into five parts as regular comics. The first issue hit Comixology this week! I will release them once a month, so it should wrap up by the year's end.

I've taken the opportunity to strengthen some of the content from the original webcomic, both in writing and art details. I'm also drawing new covers and, in most cases, splash pages.

For anyone who enjoys my work, this is a great way to support me doing comics!

Here's the link-- DIRTNAP #1

And-- here's a sneak peek at the cover for issue #2. (Shhhh. No one else has seen this yet...)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Woman Woman doing the Marilyn Monroe thing!

I've drawn a piece of original art (black ink on bristol board) for a charity auction benefiting St. Jude's Children Hospital. I'll post more info as it becomes available for purchase in a month or so. But, for now, here's a version I've colored for fun!

I also did a limited color version to mimic 50's humor magazines.

Sometimes, there are folks on the internet who like to crop my name off my art. So, I'm going to simply state a description of this, in case anyone's looking. Wonder Woman skirt blown up by landmine. (Although, did you know, she actually wore a culotte in her first adventures?!)

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Daredevil comic page by Gil Kane. Mostly

On the internet, I recently came across an image of an unused, penciled, Daredevil page by the great Gil Kane. Kane is one of my all-time favorite comic artists. So, I decided to ink it just for fun!

Then I thought, "Well, if I've inked it, I might as well add dialog to match the action." I'm certain what I've written is pretty much exactly what the real author would have written. At that point, I had no choice but to also color it. 😊

Here's the original Gil Kane image. Created around 1975.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Jack Kirby never drew Wolverine. Or did he?

This certainly looks like an old 60's panel of Wolverine. Perhaps he first appeared in an old Ka-Zar story?

Okay, okay-- I drew it, I can never fool you guys.

It's based on a Black Panther panel from Fantastic Four Annual #5.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Origin of SPIDERY-MAN!

I was lucky enough to create original content for MAD Magazine until they went to mostly reprints the last year or so. I enjoyed all of it, but one of my favorite pieces was this 3-page parody I wrote and drew of Spider-Man's origin.

Batman is often shown as a bat-shape in the comics, The first panel of my story is supposed to be "Spidery-Man" in a spider-shape. Not sure if it's obvious or not.

I didn't try to create an exact copy of Steve Ditko's art style. Instead, I drew in my own style as if it was heavily influenced by Ditko.

I thought it was a bit ironic that Marvel was known for their monster stories in the early 60's, but the radiated spider in Spider-Man's origin didn't turn into anything horrible.

Originally, I had a different last page written. Uncle "Ken" was at the wrestling ring where Spidery-Man fought. Uncle Ken lost all his money, betting on the wrong guy, and had a heart attack and died. "P. P. Poker" takes the money he won and skipped town to avoid all responsibility. It was fine, but this new one occurred to me and I like it much better.

Oh! The issue (MAD #3, 2018) also had a "cover" to this story.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The Captain Triumphs Again!

It's a lazy Sunday and I felt like goofing off. So, I added a cliche joke to an old comic cover. It shouldn't make me laugh, but it does.

Sharp-eyed folks will notice I added bleed-thru to the new yellow areas. Worth the trouble? Ha! Doubtful.

Btw, here's the original. Admittedly, it's a bit odd too.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Super Antics #16

 Ha! I'm digging deep into nerdville on this one.

There was a period from the late 50's into the early 60's where crazy things happen to DC heroes. I thought it would be funny if some of them happened at the same time! Here's the covers for reference--

And, yes, Batman did wear a rainbow batsuit in the story!