Wednesday, February 29

Lunchtime Sketch: SHAZAM

Love me some Captain Marvel. Always have. I think it was Alan Davis who added the outline to the lightning bolt and that would be within the last ten years. 

I was able to watch the live-action show on CBS Saturday mornings, and I ate it up.

When I tied a towel around my neck, I wasn't Superman. I was Captain Marvel.This was last week, by the way.

Sketch done in a Canson Mixed Media 9x12 sketchbook with a 2H pencil.

Monday, February 27

Lunchtime Sketch: Batman

I'm thinking of making a regular thing out of cranking out a sketch during a workday lunch break.

The head took on an odd anime look. Maybe it's the cut of the mask, maybe the shape of the head. I look at his face, and I see Zoltar from Battle of the Planets.

I wanted an intentional-looking composition by cutting off the figure. The cape was extended to make clear it was a cape and not simply background noise.

This was done in a Canson mixed media sketchbook (9x12) with a 2h pencil.

Thursday, February 16


I have not abandoned you, Gregory Groupies. I am chained to the drawing board/kitchen table, pounding out pages for the next installment of the Focus/eMMA comics. It's biggish and virtually all fight scenes. I'm playing with more money shots then the previous issues -- big panels of grand imagery and rough'n'tumble fisticuffs. I'm close to scanning and posting examples of my page pencils. Stay tuned.

I also just sent in my table reservation form for HeroesCon, and announcements of more Robot Wonderboy offerings are coming soon.

In the meantime, have a slice of Aquaman, starring once again in an eponymous comic series. Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis have made him interesting, lighter in tone and focused on his identity. The first issue does a fine job of defusing all the Aquaman jokes and launching him as a valid superhero.