Friday, 9 December 2011

Angela Lansbury

I saw her on stage a few years ago playing Madame Arcati in 'Blythe Spirit'. She was superb, utterly magnetic on stage and surprisingly physical for a woman in her mid 80s. As probably the biggest Star I've seen performing in live theater, she was everything I could have hoped for and more. May she live forever!

Giant Size Friday

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Rat Mask

So I spent the evening at the Dare2Draw drawing ripped young men. Hence my interpretation of Tim's theme today ( or rather yesterday )
I draw girls all the time, a little variety is nice.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tim Truman's - Scout

A blast from the past. I remember looking at catalogs with pictures of these comics and not being able to get hold of them. They were impossibly exotic, unattainable things from a faraway country. To this day I have never read Scout. I'm sure it's awesome.

SCOUT warm up

Thanksgiving sometimes means visiting your parents house
and finding a box of comics you forgot you had.

Thus, a sketch of Timothy Truman’s “Scout” (which I used to read faithfully)
today as I warm up after a few days of eating and NOT much drawing.


Thursday, 17 November 2011

John Carter, of Mars

I originally drew this for something else that is no longer occurring so, since it ain't, I figured I'd share it here. John carter getting all jack-rabbity on a Thark.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

John Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine

I'm a bit late with this one. I blame the government...or something.
I like Burroughs , it's like the lizard DNA of Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Jimmy Carter, Peace-Maker of Mars

Seeing as how I've never read any John Carter from Mars, every time I hear its mention, I think of Jimmy Carter.  And seeing as how I was born during the Carter administration, I've never heard this joke before though I'm certain it's been made.  

Did this one all in Photoshop.  I oil paint-ified it though the original might be a little better?

John Carter Warlord of Mars

In VERY early anticipation of the coming
movie, we are doing “John Carter, Warlord of Mars” illustrations.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Fantomah

Guest Drawbridger, Rabid Rabbit guy and children's book author Paul Hoppe wanted me to post his amazing Fantomah!

Enjoy it below!

Fantomah

We are doing another of the WhiteChapel Blog character reinvention challenges. This time Fantomah from Fletcher Hanks. A truly deranged creation. She ran around the jungle with a
skull head or some such craziness....

Fantomah - because you've been BAD! ( in the jungle)

Another one for the WhiteChapel Blog character reinvention challenge. This time Fantomah from Fletcher Hanks. A truly deranged creation.
This is Pencil drawing with photoshoppery in top.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Ditko Birthday!

Demons of the Dark Dimension!

Happy Birthday Steve Ditko

Apparently it is Steve Ditko's birthday today. I hope he's having a happy one , wherever he is. Thanks for the spectacular comics.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Disney Villain You Never Heard of: Rickey Ratzi


Rickey Ratzi, Mickey's German-sympathizing cousin appeared only once, in 1928's Nuttiness in Nazichusetts.

Madame Nastikoff

In 1954 the Walt Disney Corporation produced a full length animated feature entitled "Beehive Yourself!" which starred a pair of young Italian Bees who rejecting the rigid conformity of hive life ( No More Stripes!) fly to Paris to become Haute Couturiers . They apprentice themselves to Madame Nastikoff the most iconic designer of the moment, who holds all of Paris in her thrall. While quickly seduced by the apparent glamour of the world of fashion, they soon find themselves confronted with exactly the same oppressive conformity that they knew in the hive. Most oppressive of all , their erstwhile inspiration Madame Nastikoff turns out to be an egomaniacle tyrant who steals their ideas and passes them off as her own. The intrepid apiary duo are forced to strike out on their own, forming their own fashion house called 'Capriccio' they take the world by storm with their daring collection of yellow and black striped garments.

"Disney Bad guys you never heard of"

"Mickydekic Jones"

He gave Micky a hard time in the 60's

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Not so Little Nemo

Over at Whitechapel they’re having another
character re-design challenge. This time, “Little Nemo.”

I updated him for 2011.

“Not so Little Nemo.”
I’ll post this on Chapel later today.



Wednesday, 12 October 2011

“Twins engaged in a Power Play”

Friend, Natalie Kim’s new web series went live today AND studio mate Reilly Brown’s
Creator owned series (owned with Kurt Christenson) goes on sale digitally today
also!

See Super Twins here

You can see-buy Power Play here.

Here at Drawbridge the sketch theme is “Twins engaged in a Power Play.”
Hey, I tried.

Buddha Superman


I figured Tibet could use a Superman. Thanks to Buddhist teacher and author Ethan Nichtern for suggesting a super Mudra for the serene Kryptonian. Dedicated to Tsering Tobden and his family.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Superuomo!

The Superman of Italy, early 1900's.

Pax Kryptionium



All hail Augustus Kal-El.

The design of the first comics superheroes, with capes and shiny outfits, was taken from the most flamboyant miracle workers of the day. Circus acts. The Strong man and the Human Cannonball got their capes from the powers of the ancients. The first capes were Roman.

1818 pacific northwest

this drawing is kind of a turd but I like Pacific Northwest Indians!

Mtu Mwenye Uwezo Kupita Kiasi


So the rocket carrying the infant Kal El dropped down in East Africa in 1920. The infant was adopted by some wandering pastoralist tribesmen. As the child came of age there was much consternation in the tribe as it was discovered that his skin could not be pierced and the boy could not be circumcised. So he could not become a Moran ( warrior ) of the tribe, despite being faster and stronger than all of his brothers. As his capacity grew he became known as Mtu Mwenye Uwezo Kupita Kiasi ( the man without limits ).

Super man costume

Let's see, Mike Cavallaro had today's interesting idea.
Draw Superman as he would look had he landed in a country and time of your choice.
My Super Man landed in London during the late 1880's where he
was raised by Oscar Wilde. Sound good?

Friday, 7 October 2011

an ideal husband


yes, i had a crush on nimrod in middle school. he's 5 shades of pink and kills stuff dead.