Monday, October 17, 2022

Branphibian - The Shirt!

Yes, I know this looks like a post I made a few days ago, but-- I've turned "Branphibian" into a shirt design, due to overwhelming requests. (Well, one. I get overwhelmed easily.) I changed some wording to make it an obvious parody.

Get shirts, or stickers, or magnets, or such at TeePublic.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Branphibian Breakfast Cereal!

My oldest son thought the Creature from the Black Lagoon should have his own monster cereal. I couldn't think of a good name. The best I could come up with was DELISH FISH. Then my son blurted out-- BRANPHIBIAN! It seemed wrong for me not to turn it into art.

Happy Halloween Month!

Friday, October 7, 2022

Even a Mimic Chest needs to take a break.

My youngest son wanted me to draw a "mimic chest" for a project he's worked on. I did. Then, he wanted it on a shirt. I just uploaded it to TeePublic for anyone else who is interested. (It's on sale for the first 2 days!)

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Golden Age Pin-up

 This was a fun commission I drew for Kevin Garcia. He reimagined a few public domain, comic heroes and asked if I would create a time-period piece. I did! The below image shows the original golden age characters, and his redesigns.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Wolverine. No! John Brown!

I just finished promotional art for the FREE STATE COMICON in Lawrence, KS. The old man is John Brown, an abolitionist from the 1800's. He's famous in Kansas and is the con's "mascot" of sorts. I based the poster on the Wolverine #1 cover by Frank Miller and Josef Rubinstein.

If you'd like to see more of John Brown on convention posters over the years, here's a fun gallery the convention has put together!

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!