Thursday, July 19, 2018

Marvel Comics Present . . .


No idea why Marvel punched a hole in the original art.

kinda weird, huh? 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Came across this . . .



. . old sketch of these two.  Can't remember what (or who) it was for.

Maxx came out a little dodgy, but I think Julie sorta looks okay.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

kinda cool



Obscure fact: We used a King Crimson song in the broadcast premier (unlike the dvd version) of the Maxx animated series on MTV.

I very much doubt Fripp, Levin or Belew even knew about it, but I came across this note at bottom of the Beat wiki page:


nice. 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Batman-Maxx panel.


Tried something slightly different Joker here, a little softer (non digital) . . .

from the Batman-Maxx mini series.

*  don't worry, I removed the page '9',  in the corner on the finished file.

uh . . least I think so.  

Friday, July 13, 2018

Moldy Epicurus



This is what happens when you leave your old art in the back of the closet for too long.
( see bottom of art board ) 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Horse Maxx, and other Controversies.


At first Horse Maxx wasn't very popular in the Maxx comic. Course the idea Maxx was a bunny underneath his mask horrified fans too, let alone the fact Maxx's mask was originally a lamp shade.

All sorts of goofy stuff that fans clamored against 25 years ago,

no one seems much bothered by now-a-days.




Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Epicurus Comparison



Here's a b&w (then colored) version of the first Epicurus cover, and on the right, . . .

. . then a painted version of the same cover I tried earlier, which I abandoned because it looked to washed out, plus the pillar seemed too distracting. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Variant Sandman Cover


Here's some pencils I did for a new Sandman Cover -





And here's the inked & finished Sandman Cover, along with a quote from me about it.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

More Batman v Maxx art





Here's a couple pics of the 'B' (variant) cover to "BatMaxx" 1, although i prefer the two A cover, of the two 'facing each other' more.  

This one's sorta wonky, but that's cool too. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Maxx: Broadminded



Thought I'd post a few painted panels from this old 'Friends of Maxx' story. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Maxx Artwork.

Lots of fans stopped by at the Seattle con with art they've done themselves,

Here's a terrific piece drawn by the amazing Matthew Kobler!




Thursday, June 21, 2018

Batman vs Maxx


By now most of you have probably heard the Maxx will return in a new Batman vs Maxx mini series I'm writing and drawing . . .

. . with special thanks to my old pal John Layman, who helped hammer out the plot.

Sorry I missed yesterday's post.

My posts may be somewhat sporadic over the weekend, given the ACE Seattle show I'll be attending.




Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Maxx Page Comparison



On the Left is the original un-printed version of a Maxx page from issue 11.  It's okay, but Maxx gets lost and i wanted the focus more on Maxx, and less on the distracting overly-painted room . . .

. . so in the re-painted the page on the Right, i opted for a less saturated room, and gave Maxx a lighter color pallet to match it.

There's no right or wrong here, but sometimes Less really is More.



Saturday, June 16, 2018

Spidey-Hulk Cover


Another cover gig.  Notice how I squished the X-men off to the side so I'd have more room to draw  favorites like the Hulk and Spider-Man.

Weird . . . the things you take for granted.


Friday, June 15, 2018

Outback Creature


Originally intended as a cover, this got used as a Maxx trading card instead.

I usually don't like my own stuff, but I love how lose, abstract and deliberately unfinished this one is.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Epicurus: Three Ingredients


. . a little bit of Wrightson-Frazetta influenced brush-work,

some Jeffrey Catherine Jones 'Idyl' style rocks,

and a few goofy-looking greek philosophers,

care of yours truly.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wolvie & Girl Cover


I always felt this girl's face looked better in the original sketch.


See? I was right, wasn't i?


Monday, June 11, 2018

Nightcrawler


I didn't draw Nightcrawler very much, but whenever I did,

he was always unusually skinny.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

MCP 89 Cover.


Interesting story about this piece, originally it was a story page . . .

. .  but after I did it, I decided  to use it as a 89 cover instead.

I kinda prefer the original B&W to the colored version.


Friday, June 8, 2018

Maxx Remarqued 'Butterfly' Print - 3 of 3 (4, Actually)



I've done four of these, ( just forgot to take a pic of the fourth one. )

If you wanna get one ~ check back on Devyn's Prints page, and he should have the four remaque's up real soon.




Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Maxx Remarqued 'Butterfly' Print - 1 of 3


One of four, this is a Remarqued print of Maxx 2 cover, sometimes called the 'Butterfly Print'.

I rarely do remarquing prints, but thought I'd throw these four up on the blog over the next few days.

The part I added (remarqued) here, is the Maxx head along the bottom. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Wall of Heads: Two Versions.


First version I did for a Nemsis cover way back in 89.




And here's a commission version I did for a fan, where he had me add some more familiar heads with Lady Death out in front. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Maxx: Sara's Journey


Sara(h) almost died three times in the Maxx.

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First was her attempted suicide.

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Second was floating away into the light.

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Last was turning into an Isz, then going off to live with Mr. Gone in the Outback.