Monday, December 9, 2013

Superman and the Car

The real story behind the cover of Action Comics #1 came to me in a dream. I, of course, had to draw it.

Yes, I know car alarms didn't exist in 1939. Don't ruin my fun.

Friday, November 29, 2013

A Cheap Thrill is still a Thrill.

Threadless is currently having a Words of Wisdom challenge. I thought it would be fun to try my hand at creating a lettering design. So, I did one! You can see it and vote for it here, if you like.

EDIT: Voting's over. I didn't fare too well. When I think of a "cheap thrill", I think of something like eating a frosted brownie upside-down, so that the sweet icing is on my tongue. Maybe most folks think a "cheap thrill" is something creepier than that...

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Zombie Shirt!

And a BIG THANKS for those of you who voted after my original post!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Two Week Road Trip - In Textures!

My lovely spouse and I decided to take a drive from Kansas City to the Northern California Redwoods, down the entire coast, and back again via the Grand Canyon. Shortly before leaving, I had a dream where I chronicled the trip only with close-up textures from our travel. Sometimes when I dream things, I do them. It's just the kind of crazy cat I am!

Day 1 - My driveway, Kansas City area, Missouri. Day 2 - The Great Salt Lake beach, Utah. Day 3 - The desert ground, Nevada. Day 4 - Ponderosa Pine Bark, California. Day 5 - Inside a redwood tree, Redwood National Park, California. Day 6 - Starfish skin, Cresent City beach, California.

Day 7 - Beach rock, Monterey, California. Day 8 - Tree bark, San Diego Botanical Gardens, California. Day 9 - City Grate, San Diego, California. Day 10 - Rhinoceros skin, San Diego Zoo, California. Day 11 - Mystical Juniper Tree Bark, Sedona, Arizona. Day 12 - Extreme close-up of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Day 13 - End of petrified wood stump, Petrified Forest, Arizona. Day 14 - My poor shoe sole (we did a lot of hiking), Kansas City area, Missouri.

Friday, September 6, 2013


No, not in the above picture. I have a short interview over on the website, Comic Book and Movie Reviews, where I share embarrassing information about my musical tastes. Check it out, if you dare...!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happiness Is Fleeting

Here's the link to a new shirt design I have on Threadless! Please vote for it, if it's your kind of thing. No pressure. We're all friends here.

EDIT: On sale now! Click here! 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dream On

If you're reading Dark Horse's Dream Thief  by Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood (and if you're not, you should be), you'll find the below pin-up by me in issue #3. Out today!

That is all. Carry on.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Batman is a Hoarder!

I continue to work on my 160 page monster comic, but I took a break to draw something that's been in the back of my mind for a while. My friend Anna Maria Cool recently mentioned she suspected Batman was a hoarder. The seed was planted. I knew I wouldn't stop thinking about it until I drew something about it. I can stop thinking about it now. Click to enlarge.

Btw, the objects on the bottom of page 1 are all from actual Batman stories;  Detective Comics #244, Detective Comics  #235, Detective Comics #241, respectively. (Disrespectively?)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Okay, okay. You can buy this.

I often get requests to make my art available to buy. Truthfully, I do my blog for my own amusement, but some parodies I am comfortable with selling. I just have never had the time to research for the best printer. I realized this week that I have an old Zazzle account. So, I've put the above art for sale on shirts, prints and canvases.
You can order through Zazzle. Click here! Whoa! Edit: Zazzle removed it! Let me check on that an I'll get back to you....

If you have other formats you would like to see, please let me know.

Btw, I'm very happy to mention, if you happen to buy the August issue of Glamour magazine (out this Tuesday), you'll find a version of my "Oops Woman" within its glossy pages. Thank you Glamour!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Maybe the Silver Surfer's board is a giant tongue depressor.

My son, Martin, made an off-the-cuff remark as we visited our local comic shop. It amused me enough that I found a couple of statue images on the web, used some NASA photos, did a little retouching, and made this for him.

Note: I got the cool Galactus photo from Amin Ko's post on, and the Firelord pieces from If either of you would like me to remove these from my site, let me know and I will. Thanks.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Super Embarrassment Reprinted!


Just a quick note--
My Super Embarrassment T-Shirt has been reprinted over at!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Animated Ads

I've recently created three "comic book" animations for an online ad campaign. I thought they'd be fun to share. Below is a smaller version of each. You can see the full-size animations at

These makes me want to do single panel, animated, gag cartoons. Hmmmm...

Monday, March 25, 2013

Super Antics #6

 On this page, I tried to up the ante a bit in creating an old comic look. Not only did I misregister the color, but I also added a faint image of a reverse comic page, which would show through the newsprint. Yep. This is how I amuse myself.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Animated Comic Cover: Valentine's Day Edition!

When I have time, I enjoy creating animated covers. I like to bring attention to classic or interesting artwork. I think 1951's Amazing Adventures #4 qualifies...

(And yes, the alien drool is on the original cover.)

On a totally different note, the frequency of my blog posts have slowed down the last few months. I've been drawing on a 160 page comic, which I hope to launch on the web later this year. The below page doesn't give much away. It may look like a cliche zombie situation, but I guarantee you have no idea where the story is headed...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This Little Piggy Ran!

I graduated from the University of Arkansas. I got a great education there. (Some of it was even in the classroom, wink wink.) Threadless is currently having a "College Challenge" and I submitted the above Arkansas Razorbacks design. I wanted to illustrate "Go Hogs" and make it somewhat traditional, just to give it a longer shelf-life. I'm pretty happy with it. If you're Threadless member (or are willing to do the free sign-up), please vote.

EDIT: The voting is over. It's a no go for me. In hindsight, this design is probably too traditional for Threadless. As a Razorback alumni however, I still dig it. :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Chicken + A Hare = Fun!

A friend of mine has a fun graphic novel coming from Scholastic in February. I've seen an advanced copy. It's fantastic! Check out this informative video...

Chickenhare book trailer from chris grine on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Super Antics #5

I know Batman has some crazy "official" reason for having a robot dinosaur in his Batcave, but I think the following is much more likely...