Monday, April 21, 2014

Recent work

I'll say upfront, I assume most people visit my blog for the superhero parodies. I love doing them. I have plans for more. But, for now, here's other art I've been doing--

I continue to work on my 140 page monster graphic novel. Below is a one-off panel showing that there is a vampire loose in the story. I'm going with somewhat iconic looks for all the monsters, which include ghosts, zombies, and werewolves. As with my comic heroes parodies, I like applying my own logic onto iconic characters.

All things considered, I'm close to halfway finished. I constantly debate whether this would be best released as a graphic novel, a web comic, or even a monthly mini-series. We'll see.

Below is a faux comic cover for an upcoming independent film by Jørgen Pedersen. It's titled "Cook & Banks," due out in the Summer of 2015. Jørgen give me descriptions and asked for art of the title characters, with a 70's-80's hero vibe. You can find out a bit more information at Bare Bear Productions.

And finally, if you're a gamer, my "Happiness is Fleeting" zombie image is now available as an awesome playmat! Available at Inked Playmats!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Boys Night Out

Threadless had a Parody challenge, and I had the urge to participate. I only had a day to do it. The above image is what came out of me. You can vote for it here, if you wish! The voting is open for the next week or so.

In other news, I'm up to page 53 on the 140 page graphic novel I'm working on! I continue to stay excited about it. I don't even care if I end a sentence with a preposition!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Superman and the Car

The real story behind the cover of Action Comics #1 came to me in a dream. I, of course, had to draw it.

Yes, I know car alarms didn't exist in 1939. Don't ruin my fun.

Friday, November 29, 2013

A Cheap Thrill is still a Thrill.

Threadless is currently having a Words of Wisdom challenge. I thought it would be fun to try my hand at creating a lettering design. So, I did one! You can see it and vote for it here, if you like.

EDIT: Voting's over. I didn't fare too well. When I think of a "cheap thrill", I think of something like eating a frosted brownie upside-down, so that the sweet icing is on my tongue. Maybe most folks think a "cheap thrill" is something creepier than that...

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Two Week Road Trip - In Textures!

My lovely spouse and I decided to take a drive from Kansas City to the Northern California Redwoods, down the entire coast, and back again via the Grand Canyon. Shortly before leaving, I had a dream where I chronicled the trip only with close-up textures from our travel. Sometimes when I dream things, I do them. It's just the kind of crazy cat I am!

Day 1 - My driveway, Kansas City area, Missouri. Day 2 - The Great Salt Lake beach, Utah. Day 3 - The desert ground, Nevada. Day 4 - Ponderosa Pine Bark, California. Day 5 - Inside a redwood tree, Redwood National Park, California. Day 6 - Starfish skin, Cresent City beach, California.

Day 7 - Beach rock, Monterey, California. Day 8 - Tree bark, San Diego Botanical Gardens, California. Day 9 - City Grate, San Diego, California. Day 10 - Rhinoceros skin, San Diego Zoo, California. Day 11 - Mystical Juniper Tree Bark, Sedona, Arizona. Day 12 - Extreme close-up of the Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Day 13 - End of petrified wood stump, Petrified Forest, Arizona. Day 14 - My poor shoe sole (we did a lot of hiking), Kansas City area, Missouri.