Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Michigan To Texas Birthday Wish 2012

For a few years now my friend Sandra has been collecting photos from her internet friends for her birthday and my photo for her this year is one from my trip to Iowa last month. This is a painting by Marvin Cone, a painter that hailed from Cedar Rapids. The painting is called Three Doorways and was painted in 1951. Cone was a friend and colleague of regionalist painter Grant Wood.

Happy Birthday, Sandra! Hope you enjoy the pic and your day!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Commission From Pencils To Colors

This is an 11x14 commission that I recently finished and thought that I would show the process from pencils to inks to colors. The scene depicted is a recreation of Red Sonja #14 (Marvel Comics) from the seventies that was originally done by the incredible Frank Brunner. The client wanted the same composition, but with his characters swapped in place of Brunner's Sonja and others.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Season's Greetings!

All the best to you and yours during this holiday season and may the new year be a peaceful and happy one.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Galactic Files Return Cards

My Galactic Files return/artist proof cards are finally in hand and here they are. The set was released by Topps earlier this year and the set has a feel of the sets released back when the original movies came out, but includes everything from the Star Wars universe.

The rancor card has been sold, but the rest are available for purchase.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Ruby Thursday And The Clock Zombie Menace!

Ruby Thursday And The Clock Zombie Menace!
ink on bristol board

Above is a recent commission that I did that involved a creator owned character fighting a character of my own design. Michael's chosen character Ruby Thursday (created by Steve Gerber and Sal Buscema) vs my clock zombie from the Deadworld book, which he selected from my creations. I was happy that he chose the zombie and I think it's an interesting scenario. You can view Michael's commissions and creations here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Belle Isle Aquarium Holiday Stroll

If you are looking for something festive to do tonight, come on down to Belle Isle for the island's Holiday Stroll. It starts at 5pm and goes to 8pm and both the Conservatory and the Aquarium will be open for visitors. At the aquarium we will have entertainment in the form of a violinist named Ian D. Tran and Graham Morrison on the bagpipes. I have heard both of these gentlemen play at the aquarium and can tell you that they sound great and this is the perfect venue to have such a thing as the acoustics are just right with the tiled ceiling and all.

Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions that you might have about the aquarium, as well.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Muck Man #29

The rather large sun-flowered dressed woman has made an appearance in my cartoons for some time now, from my 80's strip Wade's World right up through my single panel toons to Muck Man. I think she's a good vehicle to pitch a bitch and the innocent sun flowers gives a good contrast to the bilge she usually spews. And don't fret menfolk, because I also use a male version of this character from time to time, especially here in the Muck Man arena.

And don't forget, if you positively must have your Muck Man fix, you can purchase Muck Man #1, the comic book! Just contact me and I'll make sure you get a copy.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fantasy Art Sketch Cards

Unstoppable Cards has just recently released their Fantasy Art card set and the above images were done for that set. On this set we had free rein on what we wanted to do just as long as it involved elements from fantasy, such as wizards, goblins, dragons, myth and legend.

I have two Artist Proof cards from this set if anyone is interested and they are the ghost-like entity (third row, last card) and the medusa (fourth row, second card).