Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Coming of the Sensational Superhero Library Card!

In 2014, I was asked to supply ideas and art for a great local library, in an effort to produce an eye-catching superhero-themed library card! See the images below, and follow along on the step-by-step creation of this memorable piece of art! The card even won an award from the North Carolina Public Library Director's Association, in the "outstanding promotional program" category! Click images to enlarge!

Below seven images: Ya gotta start somewhere! Rough ideas for the card, featuring 
a literature-loving superhero, in all sorts of inky action!





Below: While hashing out a direction for the card, it was decided
a fabulous female heroine was to be added, hence, the below design! 



Below: One idea was for a "flip card" format, with both
heroes spotlighting books and electronic equipment… 



Below: Final pencils for a design that shows both happy heroes, demonstrating their strengths, as well as showing off so many items the library offers patrons, such as books, e-readers, CDs, DVDs, electronic equipment, etc



Below: It was decided the previous graphic was just too busy for a tiny 
card (whose final dimensions would be a tad over a minuscule 3 by 2 inches!)… 
So, back to the drawing board for this simple image, one that still shows off the 
heroes and the library materials...



Below: Tighter pencils for the approved design...



Below: At last! Final finished pencils for the card!



Below: The finished inked image!



Below: The finished color art, complete with text!



Below: It's me, holding the finished card! Now, time to check out a ton of books!



BONUS! Click below to view local news coverage about the colossal card creation!




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

1940s Robin Commissioned Artwork! Batman! DC Comics!

Just finished!

Talk about an offbeat assignment!

A fan asked for not only a large illustration of the 1940s "movie serial" Robin (as portrayed by actor Johnny Duncan, in the 1949 BATMAN AND ROBIN chapter serial), but he also had several unique "sketchcards" done, all to be signed by the actor, at a later date!

A very fun and unexpected art assignment!

Click below to enlarge!



Sunday, May 24, 2015

A New Look for Cookie Monster!

Here are some fun pencil sketches I did for the fine folks at Sesame Workshop! The gang wanted me to provide a new look for the ever-hungry Cookie Monster, and here were my ideas! I wanted a very "loose" and animated look for the Muppet, and tried to get that chaotic feel in these sketches! Click each below to enlarge!









Monday, February 2, 2015

BATMAN-MASK OF THE PHANTASM Style Guide Art!

Here are a few of my pieces created for the BATMAN-THE MASK OF THE PHANTASM animated movie style guide! A style guide is a big book of approved images that companies and interested manufacturers can use on merchandise, and many of my drawings ended up on posters (see below), magazine covers, towels, toys…..Click images below to enlarge!







Images below: It's me, posing with a few posters that made use of my designs!





New Convention Banners!

Dig these spiffy new convention banners I debuted at the recent "Heroes Aren't Hard to Find" Mini-Con, in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina! They were a big hit!







Sunday, December 28, 2014

2005 Romance Comics Story!

Here is an interesting bit of work, culled from a 2005 comics story, created for an online romance comics firm, who presented the pages in an "online novel" format (hence the horizontal orientation)! The actual tale ran about 20 pages, but here are some select boards from the story, all about a shy tech-savvy "geek" who never appreciated the wonderful gal right in front of him! But, all ends well for both of the star-crossed lovers! Click each image to enlarge!








Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tugg! The Comic Book! On TV's RACHAEL RAY SHOW!

Check out this nice segment from the RACHAEL RAY SHOW, spotlighting the terrific TUGG comic book, Tugg himself, and his (and his master's) animal rescue efforts surrounding it! My colossal cover art is featured throughout! Click below to watch!





Below: After being approached to provide the cover for this charity comic book (one created to fund Tugg's animal rescue efforts), I turned in these pencils, featuring an homage to an early 70s's SUPERMAN cover by Neal Adams (inset)! 




Below: The inked version of the cover! I remembered to add a tail for Tugg!




Below: The final cover! What happened to Tugg's tail? Wanna learn more about Tugg's mission? Just click here!




Below: Me, showing off the terrific TUGG t-shirt! Note how the mysterious tail has returned!