Monday, July 17, 2017

Caddies & Dino cover Question?



Drew three different Cadillacs & Dinosaurs covers for a reprint my old friend Mark Shultz's excellent Xenozoic Tales comic. Few artists do justice to the Williamson/Frazetta tradition as well as Mark.

I'll throw up my other two Dino covers over the next few weeks.

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UPDATED ADDITION:

Dug out a the colors i hand painted on what they called a "blue-line", meaning all the black art is in light blue so you know where to paint.

Kinda interesting to see the colored art minus the blacks.



And here's the printed comic cover.



So which do you like better?

The colored version,

. . . or black and white original art version at the top? 


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Abstracts again?



Yeah, i need to balance out all those popular "animal on brown paper" posts . . .

with a few annoying abstracts ones, just to keep you on your toes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Every notice this . . . ?









Seems i have a continuing habit of drawing weird creatures with hunched-over backs.

What's up with that?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Fingers



As a little girl Nola remembers had dad having two missing fingers.

I added this from real life, as a kid my grand-dad had a couple fingers missing from an work related accident.  May sound weird, but since i grew up with it, i never gave it a second thought.

Funny the unusual things you associate with affection and nostalgia. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Prehistoric Gone



Came across this half-finished drawing on the back of some paper. 

Early doodles of Mr. Gone.

The blue pencil's a giveaway it was drawn well before i started drawing Maxx.  I notice he had a smaller beard,  ugly polk-a-dot shirt, several double chins.

No clue what the little electronic devise is on the ground was supposed to be.

Funny the old crap you find while digging through your studio.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Eleanor 5 Cover



Wanted to try something subtle for the last cover, so i drew a more detailed image of Eleanor, (with a little extra weight added, since she gains a few pounds in the book)


I decided to draw her from the back on a separate piece of bristol board, so i wouldn't cover the original abstract image. 



I could have cut her out by hand and pasted her in, but instead i added her digitally over the abstract painting that i drew so many years ago.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Z- Girl cover



IDW's reprinting the Four Woman & Zero-Girl trades, so thought I'd throw this Zero-Girl reprint cover, without the logo . .  and a new 'sidebar' image, just for fun.

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Disturbing painting



I always found this one kinda unsettling,

which - given how weird my stuff usually is - says a lot.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bribing Charon



It's usually those lucky dead folks who are granted passage to the underworld.

But it seems a few coins can usually change Charon's mind.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bats for CBLDF Charity



. . unpublished Batman sketch for an IDW auction for the fine folks at comic book legal defense fund.

Funny books are a surprisingly small industry,

we need to take care of our own.