Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Phantom Killer

Happy Halloween!

No, this is not jason vorhees from friday the 13th part 2, but the Phantom Killer from the film 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown.' (the friday the 13th filmmakers totally ripped off this guy's look). It's been many years since i saw the movie, but i remember renting it quite a bit as a teenager. I was fascinated by the pseudo-documentary feel to it and the overall creepy atmosphere. The Phantom Killer was a real life serial killer in the Texarkana area in the '40s. Wiki here.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Dynamo 5

here are the inked pages to my contribution to Dynamo 5 #25, on sale now from Image Comics! I did these pages in between finishing We the People and beginning Morning Glories, and they were just a blast to do. The script was fun and I got good feedback from Jay Faerber and Mahmud Asrar on the pages, and the final product was colored by Paul Little, one of my favorite collaborators.

I also included my thumbnail sketches for the pages. The final splash page came out a lot different to the original thumb.

Expect more from Jay & I in 2010!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poison Ivy

this is a Poison Ivy piece I'd started earlier this summer that I finally inked up. It's pretty big--like 24x15, and Richard at Zeus Comics was kind enough to offer me a space in his store in which to display/sell it. Inked this with my pentel brush & my faber-castells, but i also used these new prismacolor ink pens i found the other day. they work like microns, but the ink flows out much easier!

if you're interested in buying this, you can go to Zeus, or just drop me a line!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Uncanny X-men

recent commission i finished. the guy wanted Storm, Wolverine & Colossus, and didn't care which costumes/era they were in. So I chose their appearances from the mid-80s, when i started reading the series. I loved Storm's mohawk!

Freddy Krueger

this sketch was for the weekly bendis board sketch thread. the theme being nightmare on elm street!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Morrigan & Moppets

finished this drawing of Morrigan from the Darkstalkers fighting game series this morning. i had a major case of artist's block yesterday and a friend suggested i do some more drawings of fighting game characters. Morrigan always...stood out.. among a lot of characters in that genre.. haha. i'll try and get this colored up soon!

and a bonus piece--the murderous moppets from venture bros. that i sketched while watching some episodes the other day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Joker & Harley Quinn

did this one just for the fun of it. comics' most insane couple. haha

back to character designs!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Classic Psylocke

Sketched out this drawing of Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, in her armored costume from the late '80s today in between doing some designs for a new project. Psylocke is typically portrayed in her 'Asian Ninja' look, but she was white & British when I first started reading X-men. (yeah, X-men continuity can be weird) I actually like the armor costume and wish they'd bring it back! Ah well.

And I changed up my signature too!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Blue Man Group

it's friday!

this was a quick warmup i did today. haha i know it's kind of cheesy to put dr. manhattan from watchmen and tobias funke from arrested development together, but it made me giggle. (and no, neither of these guys are actually in the musical act, the blue man group)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Monarch

More Venture Bros. art! This was requested on the bendis board, and since the Venture Bros. season premiere is this weekend, i figured, why not? The Monarch is probably one of the most hilarious villains I've ever seen, and his exagerrated features are fun to draw. spent about 90 minutes on this, and I included the original inks here as well.

I've got some more Venture Bros. pieces in the works and will probably have prints of them for the upcoming con season.

Monday, October 12, 2009

DC Commissions

My last update was really Marvel-centric, and now this one is DC-centric. haha. These are a couple of recently completed commissions--Batgirl (the classic version) and Superman & Lois Lane.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Punisher & Cabal Commissions

Two newly completed commissions of Marvel Comics' The Punisher and the villainous Cabal/Dark Illuminati!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


took a break from inking commissions to draw this image i had in my head. this is marvel comics' dazzler, aka alison blaire. she's kind of maligned in comic fandom due to the fact that she was created at the height of the disco era. her powers--the ability to convert sound into light energy, didn't exactly wow fanboys.. haha i didn't ever read a comic with her in it until i started reading x-men in the late 80s, hence this very 80s influenced piece.

i always remember the 80s having a lot of neon, bright, oversaturated colors, so i wanted to play around with that. and i wanted to work from colored 'paper' as it were, so i just picked a saturated pink and colored right on top of that.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Star Wars

'...nothing but star wars! if they should bar wars, please let these star wars staaayyyy'

haha please excuse the bill murray tribute there. i just finished this up for the weekly bendis board sketch thread. this week's theme being draw an image from the star wars saga. the thread's here

this is really rough--i spent probably a grand total of about 20 minutes or so on it, but it was fun to do so i thought i'd share.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sure, the guy in the $600 banana suit...COME ON!

"Sure, the guy in the $600 banana suit...COME ON!"

really quick warmup drawing today from one of my all time favorite shows--Arrested Development! i was inspired to draw this after i saw the news today that the movie is (hopefully) finally moving forward!

G.O.B. is probably my favorite character and i love the episode 'afternoon delight' where he dons the banana suit. haha maybe i'll do a 'blue' tobias sketch one of these days..

Friday, October 2, 2009


here's my latest commission piece: Domino from X-force.