Thursday, December 31, 2020

Star Wars Holocron Sketch Cards


These are most of the cards that I did for the Star Wars Holocron set released by Topps yesterday. I will post my Artist Proofs soon. My focus on this set were from the last season of The Clone Wars and the 1st season of The Mandalorian. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Michigan To Texas Birthday Wish 2020


Each year, my friend Sandra down in Texas gets internet pics posted for her birthday and hopefully, she still gets a bunch of them. This year's pic is from this past October when I went for an open air helicopter ride. One can see my knee as we did a steep left bank, and that scene is a pretty good fall sky in Michigan.
Happy Birthday, Sandra!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Patton M.O.D.O.K.


As much as I'm looking forward to watching the animated M.O.D.O.K., I have to say that I was a bit disappointed that we will not see Patton Oswalt's face as the A.I.M. super villain. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Morganton Alarmed!


I have a lot to catch up on in regards to work done these past few months. Some I can't show as of yet, but some I can, so here is the 3rd drawing in a series of work being done in the mentorship program with Giuseppe Castellano through The Illustration Dept. These scenes are my adaptations of the Jules Verne book Master of the World. There's more to come from this series, as well as another that we are working on involving moments in history.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Robur And The Escape To The Eyrie


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I'm somewhat behind on posting the work that I have been doing amidst my 6 month mentorship program with Giuseppe Castellano, as I have been gratefully busy as of late. This is the second drawing done involving scenes from the Jules Verne book, Master of the World. It has been challenging to not only compose these scenes, but to design the characters, the vehicle, the settings, etc. Guiseppe is one hell of an art director and his insights have been a boon for me. If you are not familiar with Guiseppe and the Illustration Dept., one would do well to check out the forum, the classes, the bookshop and the podcast.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Yves Tanguy Sketch


I've been super busy as of late and will have much to show, hopefully soon. In the meantime, I couldn't resist doing a sketch of my 2nd favorite surrealist, Yves Tanguy. Dali, owed a lot of his early ideas to this guy, this Tanguy. His wife, Kay Sage, was quite a surrealist painter, as well. Maybe better. Further examinations of her works are a definite must. 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Inktober Day 31: Crawl

The last one. I promise. The word? Crawl.


Friday, October 30, 2020

Inktober Day 30: Ominous


Monoliths suddenly appearing are always Ominous, which is the official word prompt for today.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Inktober Day 29: Shoes


Today's word prompt is: Shoes. So, you get the best shoes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Inktober Day 28: Float


Today's official word prompt, which is 'Float,' brought to mind a six grade musical number that we would sing at times. It went something like this:

Gobs and gobs of grimy, greasy gopher guts
Mutilated monkey meat
Prehistoric piggy feet
French fried eyeballs
swimming in a bowl of blood
And you forgot your spoooooon...
But, we have straaaaaws...

The things I remember. This eyeball isn't French-fried, though.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Inktober Day 27: Music


Rattle them bones! Today's official word prompt is: Music. 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Inktober Day 26: Hide


Dude Skin Rug? Does one put something like this in front of a fireplace or keep hidden in a dungeon? What would Marie Kondo think? 

Today's official word prompt is: Hide.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Inktober Day 25: Buddy


Today's official word is: Buddy. So, maybe not so much of a buddy... You know how it all turned out if you've seen the movie How To get Ahead In Advertising. So, 'Buddy' might be a very loose definition here.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Inktober Day 24: Dig


Today's word prompt is: Dig. Gravediggers dig.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Inktober Day 23: Rip


Today's official word prompt is: Rip. Instead of some poor doofus being torn in half, I thought a cool tombstone with a doofus on it might be more entertaining. 

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Inktober Day 22: Chef


Today's word prompt is: Chef. I had thought maybe a zombie chef, but how could I pass up a muppet? 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Inktober Day 21: Sleep


Today's official word prompt is: Sleep. Sleep tight and don't let the shadowy imps creepily watching you bite. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Inktober Day 20: Coral

Today's official word prompt is: Coral. 


Monday, October 19, 2020

Inktober Day 19: Dizzy


Today's official word prompt is: Dizzy. I think that this one came up a couple of years ago and was going to go with the same image... one of Dizzy Gillespie. But, I didn't want to repeat, so went with a tilt-o-whirl type thing. Dizzy.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Inktober Day 18: Trap


Today's official word prompt is: Trap. Those little imps, they just can't resist a jar of skittles...

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Inktober Day 17: Storm


Today's official word prompt is: Storm. I thought of using the Marvel character, but two days in a row? Naw. 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Inktober Day 16: Rocket


Today's word prompt is 'Rocket.' I was going to go with some poor schmuck standing absentmindedly under a rocket at the time of launch, but decided that an angry Raccoon would be much more fun to draw. I'm sure many came to the same conclusion.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Inktober Day 15: Outpost


Today's official word prompt is 'Outpost.' With a creepy cowpoke thrown in.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Inktober Day 14: Armor


Today's official word prompt is 'Armor.' 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Inktober Day 13: Dune


I'm sure that everyone will be doing a sandworm for today's official word prompt: Dune. It's all about the spice.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Inktober Day 12: Slippery


The word of the day is 'Slippery.' Who hasn't woke up first thing in the morning and slipped on some guts?

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Inktober Day 11: Disgusting


Today's official word prompt is 'Disgusting.' I'm sure that someone out there will find something delicious in this. 

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Inktober Day 10: Hope


Today's official word was a tough one: Hope. How can I make this Halloweenish? Infection can be ghoulish, especially if one is part of a particularly dumb administration...

So, there ya go.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Inktober Day 9: Throw


Today's official word prompt is 'Throw.' Who better to throw something than the good ole Headless Horseman?

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Inktober Day 8: Teeth


Today's official word prompt is 'Teeth.' And for those not in the know, this shark is not a figment of my imagination, it actually existed at one time. It was called a helicoprion. Look them up, as they were a wild looking shark.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Inktober Day 7: Fancy


Today's official word prompt is 'Fancy.' What could be fancier than a fancy hipster vampire? I know, aren't they all? This one even has skinny jeans and a scarf.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Agent Strock And The Terror


(click on image to make bigly)

Here is the finished drawing that was shown last week through my mentorship program with Giuseppe Castellano from The Illustration Dept.

This is a wordless kind of graphic novel type approach to illustrating a book, in this case, I chose Master of the World by Jules Verne.

Inktober day 6: Rodent


Today's word prompt is Rodent. So, an R.O.U.S. for your amusement. I hope. I always liked that you could tell that there was a human inside those costumes. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

Inktober Day 5: Blade


Today's word is: Blade. I originally thought of something hacking something, but then again, it's his name. It's right there. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Inktober Day 4: Radio


Today's official Inktober word prompt is 'Radio.' Evil radio it is.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Inktober Day 3: Bulky


Today's official word prompt for Inktober is 'Bulky.' 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Inktober Day 2: Wisp

Today's official word prompt for Inktober is 'Wisp.'


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Inktober Day 1: Fish


Ok, here we go again. This will be my third go at the Inktober sketch a day challenge and today's official word prompt is Fish. As always I will try to keep them in a creepy Halloween vibe, but some of the words will be somewhat challenging, so we'll see.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Jackie O. Galapagos


So, for my next character design, I chose Jackie O. from the recently reread Kurt Vonnegut book, Galapagos.  While not really a character in the book, she is mentioned as one of the celebrities that have booked 'The Cruise of the Century' to the Galapagos Islands in the story. The intended cruise. You'll have to read the book to know more. 

A character by the name of Jesus Ortiz describes my inspiration for Jackie O., or as he puts it, Señora Kennedy:

"But now the truth about one of these supposedly wonderful visitors, *Andrew MacIntosh, had polluted Ortiz's metal picture not only of all the other minor deities, but of Señora Kennedy herself.

So that head-and-shoulders portrait grew fangs like a vampire, and the skin dropped off the face, but the hair stayed on. It was a grinning skull now, wishing nothing but pestilence and death for little Ecuador."

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Emma Peel Artist Proof Sketch Cards

Since the passing of Diana Rigg last week, I thought it would be a good time to make my Emma Peel sketch cards available for purchase again. And not at a higher price, either. In fact, I've lowered the price some. These cards were done for two different set, but basically the same company. The first two were through Strictly Ink and the next two after their name change to Unstoppable Cards. Links are below each card.




Monday, September 14, 2020

Zombuggeez™ Stickers, Part Three

These just arrived Zombuggeez™ stickers are now available on my web site's store. This is the third of six that will be available (even more in the future!). These stickers are done with the same vibes as the old Big Daddy Roth, BK Taylor, Coop, etc monster cars of years past and present. So, check out my site for this one, as well as the others goodies.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Carl Sagan

This post continues coming up with character designs from the books that I'm reading, with none other than Carl Sagan. Now this was a work of non-fiction (The Dragons Of Eden), but I thought what if Carl were to be made into an animated tv show or cartoon of some sort? I know, I know, how could Carl Sagan be any more animated than he already was? Well, here he is doing just that.

Seriously, I think he was very animated, talking with his hands just as much as his words.