Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Nola: Fashion - in Four Pieces

Here's the original drawing, before I divided it up into four pieces. 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Magik Twout City

Detail of one of the city buildings . .

. . . and the full image. 

Friday, July 26, 2019

My Inner Bimbo - Two Versions

In some ways, maybe the simpler sketches . . .

. . actually might convey more than the overly-rendered finished version?  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Nola: Floating Eye

Here's an oldie

. . . yet another page from the endlessly delayed 'Nola' project. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

Maxx 32 Cover - B&W

This piece started as poster in the 90s, but few fans noticed it,

so later I decided to hand color it and make it a Maxx cover 32.

Here's the black and white version. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Golden Twout City

Another Twout related City,

along with an early pencil sketch of it below . .

. . . plus various check-list scribbling.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Twout Mwagik City

Mwagik City with Twout-style architecture. (Those pesky W's don't just replace the letter R in word Trout, but W's also pop up for no good reason in other words like "magik".  Such are the mysteries of the Twout-a-verse.)

Friday, July 19, 2019


The little girl from the Hulk-Wolverine mini series I did a long time ago. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mystery Cover

Three of my favorite images.

Looks like a cover for something . . .

. . trouble is,

I'm just not sure for what. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Last of the Dr. Weird stuff.

Figured I'd show a few of the more interesting panels,

instead of showing the whole page,

the details in a whole page would probably just get lost on a iphone.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Venus/FOM/Nola: Bison Comparison

From the 'Venus/FOM/Nola' project (FOM is 'Friends of Maxx')

On the Left is a hand painted version,

and the Right is darker, digitally tweaked version with a watercolored background dropped in.

Which one do you like better? 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Dr Weird Page, and Exploring Textures.

As an experiment , I tried to  blend in my own hand drawn textures with cut-outs from photos of food and other micro sized textures.

Not to fool anyone, the difference between pen/brush and real life photos are obvious.

But more as an exorcise . .  to better understand textures. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Underground Comix Cover

Before I broke into comics, I was always drawing comic book covers for a stories that I was too lazy to actually finish.

This was one of those. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Dr Weird - from 'I before E vol. 2'

Here's an unpublished Dr Strange parody i did during my small press days,

which later found a home in  the currently out of print 'I before E'  collections.  But their pretty cheap on eBay.

I'm too lazy to dig out and scan the originals,  so here's a cleaned up version from the book. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Maxx - Early Costume Sketch - 3

The sleeveless shirt and B&W mask & tights didn't last long.

The pony tail soon morphed into the 'feathered head-dress' for the Outback version of Maxx. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Old Maxx Sketches - 2

Julia's face wasn't there yet.

Still playing around with Maxx and Gone.

And the Maxx logo too. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Vintage Maxx Sketches - 1

Early versions of Maxx were blurred with the 'pot-bellied' Outback creatures.

His claws were still kinda hazy too. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Helpfull Sandman

The fine folks at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund needed something for their SDCC Charity Auction.  

I found this lying in the back off my closet. Slightly smudged, but not too shabby.

I signed it, stuffed it in an envelope -

and hopefully it will do some good for someone.  

Sunday, July 7, 2019

When The . . .

. . Chickens Revolt is an online strip I do with Jon Way$hak . .

like everything else on my plate, it's horribly late.

But it should be an interesting book once it's . . *guilty cough* . . . finished . .

and collected as a trade. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jungle Queen Cover

There's this...

.. and another,  for a top view.

May have got a little carried way on this one,  'abstraction-wise'. 

Friday, July 5, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

A Tale of Two Twouts

Frenetic 'tooth-brush' version . .

. . and a classic 'Giger-esque' look. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Hand-coloring parts of comic book panels.

Kinda odd: Painting one panel in color,

Or even just a single tree.

Dunno if any other comic artist did this kinda goofy stuff or not.  Kinda makes the original art interesting to look at though.