Friday, January 19, 2024

New "Jack Kirby" CAPTAIN AMERICA Sketch Cover!

 What is it about the powerful comic art of Jack Kirby? You simply can't look away from his work, absolutely bursting with dynamic movement, power, and drama!

Here is my take on one of Jack's famous 60s Captain America images, one used on posters, stickers, tee shirts...

Rendered using ink, colored pencil, crayon, watercolor, and marker!

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

New AVENGERS Sketch Cover! The Vision!

Another fun sketch cover!

Ink, crayon, acrylic, colored pencil, and marker!

Thursday, December 21, 2023

New "Jack Kirby" Fantastic Four THING Painting!

 Always wanted to attempt a painting of comic artist Jack Kirby's fantastic mid-60s Thing (from the FANTASTIC FOUR comics) illustration!

Pastel, ink, marker, crayon, acrylic, and colored pencil!

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

New Spider-Man "Ditko" Sketch Cover!

 Here is a new sketch cover that references Steve Ditko's 60s art on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comic book!

Steve was the artist on the book for its first 4 years, and co-created Spidey with writer Stan Lee!

I rendered this tribute cover using ink, colored pencil, crayon, and marker!

Click below to enlarge and enjoy!

Sunday, November 19, 2023

New Wonder Woman Painting!

 Here is a great "just for fun" illustration!

I was going for a kinda "70s air-brushed" retro posterized look, in both the approach and composition, and came darned close!

This was rendered in ink, crayon, and colored pencil!

Saturday, October 14, 2023

New 1940 BATMAN #1 Sketch Cover! DC Comics!

 The folks at DC Comics have published an exciting facsimile reprint of BATMAN #1, from 1940, but this time fronted with a (mostly) blank sketch cover!

I couldn't resist the chance to create a sketch that evokes the "Golden Age" period and the feel of the BATMAN movie serials of the day...

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Monday, October 9, 2023

1948/1966 Riddler Sketch Cover! Batman!

Using a recent facsimile reprint of this famous comic book, I combined the cover to DETECTIVE COMICS #140 (which fronted the first 1948 comics appearance of the Riddler character), with a new sketch of the villain as he later appeared on the 1966 BATMAN TV show!

Yep, that's actor Frank Gorshin as the superfoe, in a wild reimagining of this famed Golden-Age comics cover!

All rendered in ink, marker, colored pencils, and crayon!

Click below to enlarge images!