Friday, December 17, 2021

Happy Holidays 2021


I wish you peace and happiness this Holiday and throughout the New Year.

Scanned pencil drawing, digitally finished.

Monday, November 01, 2021

CookieDoodle, 5


In this, just for fun, CookieDoodle Chip Furry finds himself on a clean up mission, but he doesn't seem to mind. Cookie Monster cuts a fine figure in his spacesuit. Who needs gloves and boots when you are a cute furry, not so little, monster?

In 1968 Jim Steranko drew the cover for Marvel Comic's Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6. I have read that he meant it as a tribute to one of his artistic influences, Wally Wood. Steranko asked Wood to ink his drawing for the cover but Wood declined, so Steranko finished the art himself. Wood had abandoned his earlier highly detailed style. Wood felt that Steranko's art had too much detail, which ironically had been picked up through Steranko's love of Woods early 1950's science fiction artwork.

Like many young comic's fans in the 60's, Steranko's art and stories seemed fresh but with a nod to the professional comic book creators that had preceded him. I remember the impact of seeing his cover in the magazine racks at Mahoningtown News. That may have been just before I set out for my first year of school in New York City.

Traditional figure inks, scanned and colored digitally.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Halloween 2021, Witch 's Brew

I began drawing witches and finally made this more elaborate composition.  Have a Happy Halloween!

Pencil drawing scanned and digitally finished.

Halloween 2021, Kaiju Kabocha

 This is actually the first new Halloween art I made this year but I am just getting around to posting it.

Pencils scanned and art finished digitally.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Halloween 2021, Witches

Here are some of my witch drawings for this year's Halloween season.



Pencil drawings scanned and digitally finished.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Halloween 2021, Space Creatures

Halloween always needs a few B-Movie space creatures.


Pencils scanned then digitally finished

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Halloween 2021, Twisted Tongue Twisters

 I drew and wrote a couple of "Twisted Tongue Twisters" for this Halloween week. I wonder if I could come up with 24 more!










Scanned pencils and digital finishes.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Halloween 2021, Icabod's Ride


It seems like I have been practicing drawing horses this Halloween season. I also have been practicing with this scratchy inking style that reminds me of book and magazine illustrations in the 1950's and 60's.









Scanned pencils and digital finishes.