Monday, November 30, 2020


 Jon Wa$hak penciled and inked this face . . . 

. , and I added the 'brown strip' down the middle. 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Vassilis' Panda

 Vassilis Gogtzilas' wonderful illustration of a girl and her panda. 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Momma Ojo's eye

Another old fav that appeared in Ojo, Nola, and even showed up in issue 4 of Batman vs Maxx. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Unfinished Hand

Another early piece by me.

Can't remember why I didn't finish inking this guy's left hand. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Finding My Own Style . .


Some feedback I got from a lot of editors when trying to break into comics was that my style looked too derivative of Bernie Wrightson. 

It took several years to find my own style. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pink Twout

I really like some of the textures in this one.  

Especially the stringy stuff in the upper right corner.  

Maybe I should do a Maxx piece in this style?  

Monday, November 23, 2020


 My old friend Jon has been consistently and diligently amassing an impressive body of work with illustrations ( like the one bellow ), in a series of breathtaking sketchbooks called MYOPIA:

- check 'em out !!!! 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Many Thanks

It's Over!!!! 207 backers pledged $12, 283 dollars to bring The Maxx Calendar to life!!!  Much Thanks to All My Fans for their Incredible Support!!! 

Now to move into something completely different . . .

an old favorite: 


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Wolverine Poster: Color and B&W

Sorry I keep screwing up and getting the dates wrong,  but this really is the last day for The Maxx Calendar stuff.  

Just ignore whatever I say and check out the deadline dates for yourself:

Meanwhile, enjoy the Two Wolvies: 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wonder Woman sketch

 Yay ~ We made it past 10 K - I'm very humbled and wanna Thank All my fans out there for making this happen!  

Kickstarter Maxx Calendar continues: 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Tomarrow's the Last Chance . . .

 , , to order any Calendar stuff. I wanna thank everybody in advance for supporting this Kickstarter thingy.

Here's The Maxx/Julie/Snake Cover again, and some postcard images.

Tomorrow it's back to regular ( meaning I'm not bugging you to buy stuff ) blog posts again. 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Unusual Maxx Cover

Do you think we'll reach 10 k before it's finally over?  
Thanks  to everybody - only 3 days left,  Hey, I'm impressed we even got *this* far. 

This Cover is different in several ways.  

First the Maxx is pretty abstract, even for me. 

Second is that's an actual plastic dolls eye pasted onto the painting. 

Third is the majority of it is in pastel, which is rare for me as I usually use watercolor or acrylics. 

Also here's a jpeg of all 12 months of the Calendar , which is on the Kickstarter page too, but what the heck. 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Punchline Variant Cover


Here’s a variant cover I did for an old friend at Worlds Best Comics. He’s taking pre-orders here:

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Julie in August

Just throwing up another Calendar pic. Thanks  to everybody out there we've gone far beyond our initial  goal amount. 

So don't feel obligated to order anymore,  but don't tell the kickstarter company I said that. : )

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Also, check this out . . .

Batman-Maxx issues 4 and 5 finally came out.  Gosh, I can't imagine what, ( or who ), . .  the hold up was? 

Everything at once, eh?  Don't feel obligates to buy these too, just wait for the trade which collects all 5 issues instead. 

Or just skip all this Calendar & Comic Book madness and instead just keep checking out the blog for free. 

Seriously though, thanks to all you supporters of the Calendar Kickstarter stuff.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Maxx Calendar: Starts Tomorrow Morning


Okay, the campaign for the Maxx Calendar Goes Live Monday *Morning* Nov. ninth at 8:50 AM!

Kinda cool - I've never done one of these Kickstarter things before!  We'll see how it goes. 

Here's the printed Calendar Cover along side the Original Art. The printed version is a darker color purple, but that's partly my scan of it too.  

Here's a few more Calendar pages I took some pics of. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

Maxx Calendar Update...!

Just Four Days until the Maxx Calendar Kickstarter Goes Live:

To tide you over during the wait, 

here's some pics of an advance copy that came in this package.  

It's a lot bigger than I expected.

Sorry about the flash. 

Some of the Calendar art  was  printed larger than the original art, so it hold up pretty good, considering. 

Even the Giant Slug turned out pretty cool. 

Okay, I'll throw up some more pics over the weekend. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Happy Rhino


                                       Well, it's sort of a smile. 

Panel from "Eleanor & the Egret" mini-series.