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

Maxx: Exploding Faries

Here's an un-used splash page from the original Maxx series.

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!

Monday, June 25, 2018

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


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.


First was her attempted suicide.


Second was floating away into the light.


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

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Peek at New Maxx Cover:

Here's a cover for a new mystery project. ( . .  actually, not much of a mystery, given who it is. )

Pencils & Inks.

Been ages since I've drawn these little costume rips that fans calling 'phone cords'.

I don't do it much anymore, but I figured for this cover,

why not?

- Sam 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Pink/Brown Twout

Please bear with me on all these reposts,

I promise to throw up some new art for an upcoming project in the next few weeks!

 ~ stay tuned.