Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Offenders! Ah, the memories...

This week's Hulk featured the "Offenders".

My very first, nationally published work was the Offenders!

Yes, it's tacky. I was young. I needed the exposure. Unfortunately, the magazine's index page credited the art to "Terry Callen."

(Btw, the unfortunately-placed sword and hilt wasn't positioned there intentionally. Ah, the ignorance of youth.)

The year was 1981. My art was a "Silly Cover" in the now long-defunct comic magazine Amazing Heroes. I had submitted the "Offenders" to the Comic Journal, as they used to print fan art in the letter pages. An editor named Peppy White wrote me stating they were starting a brand new comic magazine called Amazing Heroes. My art had given him the idea to begin a regular feature called Silly Covers. Mine would be the very first one. I was thrilled to see in printed AH #4.

Monday, February 23, 2009

How to Annoy People

A few years ago, I wrote four comic strips appearing in the Kansas City Star, which a friend of mine, Rich LaPierre, drew. I wanted to throw some random thoughts out there without having to work them into a Halo & Sprocket story. Here's one of 'em. Click to enlarge.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spider-Man: Things you didn't know.

Before the first Spider-Man movie hit the theaters in 2002, the Kansas City Star newspaper asked a few local artists to create short strips about Spider-Man to celebrate its release. I did the one shown below, which was later reprinted in the Comics Buyers Guide. Click to enlarge.

Since I drew it before the movie was released, I had no idea the story would include a joke about things sticking to Peter Parker's fingers. (I should also point out the shampoo commercial I referred to was much too old to use...)

This strip is a bit similar to my cruder The Truth About Superman.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Magneto the Magician

X-men 2 is one of my favorite movies. As I was watching it recently, I realized something odd as Magneto was preparing to escape his prison. Since he can only control metal, how did he...

Well, I'll let the guard explain...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Silly Rabbit

I thought of this idea a few days ago and it amused me. I couldn't think of a comic book application for it, so I drew it and submitted it to (If you don't know about Threadless, designs are voted on and scored. If the scores are high enough, it gets turned into a shirt and sold on the site.)

(Edit 2/14) Hmm, it didn't score well. Maybe people didn't "get it." Yeah... that's probably it.