Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
It's been a while since I posted anything, what with my hospital visits and all. Here are a few of the commissions I've turned out lately.
At top we have pencil and ink drawing of the Mighty Thor. If it looks Kirby- influenced, it is. After all, why not go to the source? Oh, hey, I just made a pun. Source? New Gods? Get it?
Next is a pencil drawing of Nightwing. I found it lent itself to a contrapposto treatment, since Nightwing is a relatively slender, acrobatic character.
Lastly, we have Conan. I think I at least came close to that sense of weight and gravity that John Buscema used to get. Plus, he's got a sword and a battle-axe.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Heads up! I'll be at the New York Comic Con held at the Jacob Javits Center February 6, 7, and 8. Look for me at Bob Shaw's table, Comic Art House. I'll be signing and doing sketches and Bob will have some of my original art to sell. Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I'm currently working on Army of Darkness #18, entitled "Montezuma's Revenge". Above is the page where Ash makes his entrance. As far as the story goes, let's just say that the restless spirit of Montezuma, ruler of the Mayans, has returned as a powerful deadite. Naturally, it's up to Ashley J. Williams to reluctantly save the day yet again.
Pre- order your copy of AoD 18, "Montezuma's Revenge" now before they sell out--and pre-order some Pepto-Bismol while you're at it!
Monday, January 5, 2009
The Jersey Journal reported today that illustrator Edd Cartier passed away at his home in Ramsey, New Jersey on Christmas Day, 2008. He was 94 years old, certainly a long life in anyone's book.
Cartier was perhaps best known as the Shadow illustrator, along with the whimsical gnomes he created for the Gnome press calendars. He also illustrated many stories in Astounding and other pulps, such as the illo from "Typewriter in the Sky" by L. Ron Hubbard (above).
I chanced across some reprinted illos in a fanzine in the early 70s and was captivated by his style and flair. I think you can still see some influence in the way I treat drapery.
The Shadow illustration above says it all: The Golden Master.