Throwback Thursday, the Series.

While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.

Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.

This week we have…

First Look! Gal Godot in costume!!

Not.

It’s Wonder Woman!

I like the dollop of shaving cream she’s sporting on her head. Or maybe that’s a Smurf hat?? Smurfs were hot shit around this time. 

Also of note: Is that a plastic bag over her right hand? Sort of a prescient pre-CSI accessory to ensure any trace evidence found under her nails remains uncontaminated.

Looks like I’ve tweaked her costume a bit and given her a Kingdom Come-esque loincloth, or maybe I haven’t quite gotten into the groove with crotches yet. Or maybe Wonder Woman has a secret. That said, whatever anatomical foibles I’m still working out at this stage, I’ve definitely got the hourglass down. 

I’ve never actually drawn Wonder Woman professionally. But I did draw a JLA one-shot where everyone’s genders were swapped called *deep breath* Countdown: The Search for Ray Palmer: Superwoman & Batwoman. I had to design a Wonder Man (from Manazon Island) for that. I made him as broad and swarthy and hairy as possible. It perhaps looks more like this early drawing than any actual illustration of Diana would.

Come back next week! It’s a big box…

sightofthesound:

Here’s a higher quality version of the video up on Vimeo (if you’re not sick of it already)

I’ve been watching this every day since it appeared online. You should too.

Reblogged from ALISON BLAIRE

Nice to see my (all too brief) X-treme X-men Dazzler costume take it’s rightful place in the pantheon. And cool, they used my logo too :)

Art by Tunasammiches on Deviantart. Clicky the pic.

Stumbled across this while researching REDACTED.

Throwback Thursday, the Series.

While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.

Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.

This week we have…

Spider-man!

Right off the bat, I’m struck by the moody, night time lighting. Turning reds purpley under moonlight is a trick I’ve employed quite a bit in my professional life (and it’s one I want to try on Spidey, now.) I mean, I probably just ate the red crayon, but cooler color palettes and tweaking signature colors is a thing I still do.

And what is up with the Daily Bugle Sign?? This Spidey is working for the Daily Captcha. ECLUBRN? This is the pre-literate toddler equivalent of white people throwing random Asian lettering in the background to make a scene all cool and cyberpunk and have no fucking idea what they’re actually spelling out. 

A final note is the entrance to the ECLUBRN building, which J, Jonah Jameson had flown over from Smurf Forest.

And below it we have my Spider-Man: The Clone Saga Redux cover from 2009, one of two times I’ve drawn Spidey professionally. It’s interesting (to me anyway) that they both feature a left-handed Spidey and a dominant monolithic skyscraper in the frame.

Come back next week! It’s a big box…

MY alternate (b) cover for Ten Grand #10, along with my rough, because PROCESS. Off to the printer today, and since it’s popped up around social media, I can post it here.

Guess who I used as a ‘model’?

Come get your free Captain Canuck Summer Special at @silversnailTO tomorrow only! There’s a nice little piece on me in the backmatter, featuring preview art for our new series!

Come get your free Captain Canuck Summer Special at @silversnailTO tomorrow only! There’s a nice little piece on me in the backmatter, featuring preview art for our new series!

A little thingy I worked on some time back is finally seeing the light of day! CHARCOAL, written by Ian Daffern and drawn by the stellar Ho Che Anderson (working from layouts by Your Humble Narrator,) is up now on tor.com. Read the whole shebang here.

A little thingy I worked on some time back is finally seeing the light of day! CHARCOAL, written by Ian Daffern and drawn by the stellar Ho Che Anderson (working from layouts by Your Humble Narrator,) is up now on tor.com. Read the whole shebang here.

Pensive Cap. #captaincanuck #canadiancomics #deskshot #makecomics

Pensive Cap. #captaincanuck #canadiancomics #deskshot #makecomics

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This weeks Alphabooks submission: K is for Klaue from Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

Klaue Lutz!! This is amazing. Kirsten Bakis wrote this book that I totally loved when I first read it in my mid 20s and then she fell of the face of the earth and never wrote anything again.
I can’t believe someone else even knows about this book, let alone loves it as much as I did. Or, arguably, more than I did, for all my love, I never drew shit, and she’s made this gorgeous drawing of one of the most memorable characters.

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This weeks Alphabooks submission: K is for Klaue from Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis

Klaue Lutz!! This is amazing. Kirsten Bakis wrote this book that I totally loved when I first read it in my mid 20s and then she fell of the face of the earth and never wrote anything again.

I can’t believe someone else even knows about this book, let alone loves it as much as I did. Or, arguably, more than I did, for all my love, I never drew shit, and she’s made this gorgeous drawing of one of the most memorable characters.

Reblogged from Rebecca Dart

They went and made a Heroclix (or is a Heroclick?) out of my X-23/Captain Universe design. They even took the time to sculpt the booties!!

Edit: I now see the belt on the fig. So it’s a repaint, the booties were already there. Still, it’s cool.