Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Commissions - Kid Flash and Alfred E. Neuman!


You may not recognize the lady in this first image. It's Lilith, an old Teen Titans member, from back in the 70's! Ha! You thought it was Jean Grey, didn't you? I actually drew this one twice. The first version looked like this--

In my initial sketch, I had shown Lilith's face, but as I drew it, it seemed funnier to cover it. The person receiving the art said he missed her face. So-- light-table and new inks to the rescue! He didn't ask me to redo it, but it seemed like the right thing to do.

This next piece involves Alfred E. Neuman and Sylvester P. Symthe, mascot of MAD and Cracked magazines, respectfully. (Hmm, maybe I should say "disrespectfully.) 

Alfred has always been missing a tooth, so he took Sylvester's! They also switched clothes. Who knows why. They're MAD, CRACKED in the head, I tells ya!

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Supergirl vs. Mary Marvel!

My latest commission was redrawing a "Superman vs. Shazam" cover, but with Supergirl and Mary Marvel in front! The art is 11" x 17", a different shape than the original. It gave me extra room for the background characters! Black ink on Bristol Board + digital color.

Here's the original--


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Commissions - Zatanna and Darkseid

Here's a Zatanna with a cartoon reference my wife didn't understand. Black ink on Bristol board + digital colors. Zatanna pulls a rhino out of a hat. Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Here's Carrie Kelly, as Robin, right before she beats Darkseid to a quivering pulp. The requester didn't ask for a color version. Black ink on Bristol board.

If you're interested in a commission, please see my email in the left column. Thanks!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

More commissions

The requestor asked for this situation with Cyclops and Wolverine. I asked if I could add Nightcrawler. He's my favorite X-Man, but I don't think I've ever drawn him! This was a treat because I also drew it in my own style, instead of mimicking a Golden Age look. Black ink on Bristol board + digital colors.

At first glance, you may think I've already posted this one. But, it's actually based on a previous commission, with the characters switched! Black ink on bristol board + digital colors.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Mary is a Marvel

Here's a commission a little different than the others I've done. The requester wanted a comic panel redrawn as a full figure. I kept the original style, after artist Bob Oksner. Black ink on bristol board + digital color.

Here's the original panel from Shazam #19, 1975.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Kryptonians Age Too

Drawn just for fun! (You know, fun. Like aging.) Superman forgets where he's going, to outer-space.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Recent Commissions

All art here was drawn with black ink on Bristol board and then digitally colored. The requester received both.

This first one goes pretty deep into comic book lore. There was a very popular comic in the 40's and 50's called Captain Marvel. The main character was a boy who yelled, "SHAZAM," and turn into a hero. A comics company in the UK created their own rip-off character named Marvelman. In that comic, a boy would yell, "KIMOTA," (which is "atomic" backwards, basically) and turn into a hero. This art switches it around for hilarious results.

In present times, Captain Marvel is merely called Shazam, and Marvelman is called Miracleman. Comics! You have to pay attention.

Below is two golden age heroes in public domain, redesigned by the requester. I thought it was clever of him to put the Moth and the Flame together!

Next up is a Star Trek request. If you know the original series, you will no doubt recognise elements from Mirror, Mirror. The requester asked for the goatee to be on Uhura. I think it's funny that it implies it was fake when Spock wore it.