Friday, December 28, 2018

Underground Comix

Before I was drawing super hero's Marvel and DC, I dreamed of becoming an Underground Comix artists.

By the time I started drawing Maxx,

I was able to do both.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Batman-Lobo page

now if I'd only finished Lobo in black ink,

instead of using a sharpie.

* sigh * 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Scratch intro page

My tribe to Wrightson's Warren period with a bit of the Biz thrown in too. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Outback Critter

Maxx Outback creature,

partly inspired by Tigger and Hobbes.  

Friday, December 21, 2018

These Two Again..?

Couple of odds and ends i need to add,

but this page is more or less done. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

MCP 86

Seems like a lifetime ago when I did this was sitting on my drawing table . . . 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Legs "self indulgent" Intro.

Here's a one page intro to the Legs comic.

Since the lettering's so small, I've blown the panels up so their easier to read.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Batman/Maxx 3

In Batman-Maxx 3 I wanted to briefly revisit the main four Batman mini series I drew, and see what tied the main four characters together in each story: 

* Young Bruce Wayne from 'Batman Secrets',  
* Nurse Sabine from 'Arkham Asylum', 
* Callie from Detective Comics 40-43, aka: 'Ghosts'  
*  Alice from Batman: 'Looking Glass' 

All four are Children of Shame, and all four either suffered a great loss, or tried to save someone from a great loss. I didn’t add a caption saying, “as seen in Batman Secrets”, because that seemed too distracting. Anyone who knows my work, can see a common thread.  

But I wanted to say ‘goodbye’ in a way, to these four characters. 

Young Master Bruce who’s lost his parents that fateful night,  

Alice who lost all sense of logic, scale and normalcy in Wonderland. 

Nurse Sabine who refused to quite the nightmarish Asylum to protect and provide for her little boy. 

Callie, the blind girl who Batman was unable to save, 

just like his parents.  

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Couple from Eleanor

A fan came up to be at NYCC and said the panels I color are among his favorites.

I have such awesome fans!!! ( and not just because they say things like that. ) 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Batman Secrets: Joker in a space suit?

I know,  I haven't a clue why the Joker is wearing this either . .

. . . but things don't always have to make *sense*, do they?

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Spongy & Sizzy . . . and Blanky.

Spongy & Sizzy and Blanky are three 'tools' which Nola uses.

Sadly, I haven't finished  drawing Blanky yet.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Twofer: Batman & a Day in the Life ... ( Part 3 )

From 'Batman Secrets'

 . . . and another Urp strip ( Part 3 ) from The Hollows.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hollows Cover

The Hollows started out as a horror book, but along with Chris Ryall's help, somehow it became more of a fantasy with a softer edge, both in both story and art.

I used a less slick and detailed style, and went for a rougher, simplier 'children's book' style of illustration.

It's not for everybody, but I enjoyed it. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

Newer Maxx Cover . .

. . . made with lots of tiny watch gears and model train parts.

~ can you find the signature? 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

In the spirit of BatMaxx series,

Here's a page from Batman secrets. This was the first Batman series I drew, and along with Batman Looking glass, among my favorite Batman work.

But don't worry,  I still have plenty of Maxx idea's left in me though. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The logo...

 . . may be my favorite thing about this cover.

Anyway, at least tried to do something semi-abstract.