Tag Archive: Superhero Pinups

Jan
02

2013: The Year in Review

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(On my drafting table, Jan 1, 2014: half-penciled Oyster War page 110.) Here’re a few parting thoughts on 2013: Oyster War The bad: I’d vowed this time last year to have Oyster War wrapped up in 2013. That didn’t happen. I am though, fairly close. I just posted the last page of Chapter 9, all …

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Nov
25

Experimenting With Artrage: Paradax

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I’ve been experimenting a bit with the digital painting program, Artrage. It’s a piece of software designed to emulate natural painting media as colsely as possible. So far I’ve just been focusing on its watercolor-like effects. Here’s my second attempt at “watercolors” in Artrage: Milligan and McCarthy’s 80s superhero/media star Paradax.  

Nov
08

Commissions: Fantastic Four, MODOK

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  When it rains, it pours! I’m swimming in commissions these days… and I sure ain’t complaining about it. Here are some I just finished up today: The Fantastic Four and everyone’s favorite mental organism, MODOK. I had a lot of fun with the FF one in particular. They were one of my faves back …

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Nov
04

Kang The Conqueror Commission

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Here’s a commission I just wrapped up: Kang the Conqueror sitting on the “Iron Throne.” It was a lot of fun to do. That’s India ink and sepia wash on watercolor board. Live area is 10 x 15 inches. The person who commissioned the piece has a gallery of commissions with that same theme on …

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Sep
30

Commissions: Silver Age JLA

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Here’re some commissioned drawings I recently wrapped up: the Silver Age JLA. I read mainly Marvel stuff growing up and admittedly don’t know a whole ton about Silver Age DC stuff, but I really enjoyed doing these and I really gained an appreciation for these great costumes. I’m also pretty happy with the way these …

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Dec
06

Spain Rodriguez’s Trashman

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As you’ve probably heard, underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez died last week. Here’s a illo I did of his iconic post-apocalyptic Marxist-anarchist superhero, Trashman: The original art for this is for sale here.

Sep
30

Iron Man MK1 Armor

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Here’s a quick pinup I did of the first version of Iron Man’s armor. There’s something really appealing about this clunky, gray “bullet head” version of Iron Man, I think. It has a visual sense of weight and menace that the later versions lack. As you can see I’m still experimenting with trying spotting blacks. …

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Aug
31

Hellboy!

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Here’s a quick ink & watercolor Hellboy I just wrapped up. I just started re-reading some of the early Hellboy comics. What great stuff–and so beautifully drawn and colored!

Jun
25

Heroes Con – Days 2 & 3

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Saturday Apparently, Stan Lee’s superpower is the ability to turn Heroes Con into a complete zoo. The convention center lobby was packed like I’d never seen it before on Saturday morning, and apparently the extra hubbub was all for “Stan The Man.” Getting Stan Lee as a Heroes Con guest was a pretty big score, …

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Jun
18

Heroes Con 2012!

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“Heroes Caaaaaaahhhhhnnnnn!” Heroes Con ’12 is right around the corner, so here’s some basic info on what’s going on vis-à-vis yours truly: Where Will I Be? I’ll be seated in “Indie Island” at table AA-544. Here’s a quick map of the 500 section of Indie Island with my table marked, as well as the tables …

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