Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mossy Tree experiment

Combination of hand-painted Moss . . .

. . and real dried-out Moss, glued down onto the bristol board. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Phonographic Twout Cylinder Discs

Vintage Twout parody of Edison Records Phonographic cylinder discs, made in the late 1800s. 

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Classic Maxx page

Dark Jungle-Queen, with a humble nod to Frazetta's style.

Just realized, her arms seem to be missing. Oops.

The side panels deliberately look like a crude underground comic.

So style wise, this page has a little bit of everything. 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Various Versions of the Joker.

Montage of Joker's I've done from over the years.
I reversed them, just to try seeing them with fresh eyes.

* Batman v Maxx # Cvr 3
* Batman Annual # Cvr 16
* Batman: Secrets # Cvr 3
* Arkham Asylum: Madness OGN

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Rareer Maxx covers

After the IDW Maxx reprints I kept doing covers past issue 35 . .  just or fun.

Here is one of them.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Monday, April 22, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

"This Symbolic Shape" - Part 2

I posted a while back about the image I'm so well known for HERE,

Maxx 1 cover, MPC 101 Cover,  even when I draw the Twout I revert to 'that shape'. again . . .

. . so here's a few abstract versions of it I did for fun a few years back.

Love 'em or hate 'em,

- at least my doing drawing sessions like this

helps me get 'that shape' out of my system.

- Sam

Thursday, April 18, 2019

What are you fighting?

Here's the original sketch for this . . .

. . and the Poster it eventually became. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Brush Sketch

Old sketch, note the decorated Animal Skull fixation, which shows up later in Blood Hungry and later Maxx issues too.  

Ops. Faded paper really makes the white out more prominent.  Oh well. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stump . . .

. . with branches growing out.

Not particulaly pretty, but i kinda like this one for some reason. 

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mars stuff

Goofy design from the fantastic imagination of EC artists Wally Wood. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

1900s Lady

I never noticed this before -

but her hat sort of blends in with her hair, doesn't it? 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Tree for thursday.

Yup, you may be getting tired of the 'Hollows' logos.

But I had to do *something* with all those blank covers,

didn't I? 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Various Sketches . .

You can tell this was from the Charlie and Ira "Friends of Maxx" period.

Brown sketchbook paper starting to sneak into my style. 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Door Troubles

Batman and Alice have some troubles with different sized Doors & Keys.

From the Looking Glass graphic novel. 

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Urp on a Stump

Urp is a cute character who appeared in the Hollows comic.

Think of him as a chubby isz . . . only without arms. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Venus-de-Mommy/Nola/Friends Of Maxx stuff

Friends of Maxx (Micky, Dude, Charlie Ira) and Amy from Zero-Girl got rolled into this project too.

Still unsure what to call it.

But first I gotta * finish * the sucker. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lobo & Bats in a Spaceship.

Clearly I was out of ideas.

But hey, at least I had fun drawing it. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Farnese Herc & Herculean Bimbo

From Venus/Nola & Bimbo.

Tribute/Parody of the famous statue.

Brutal as life can be sometimes, looking at others artists' work often soothes my soul.