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Flash Gordon! Again!

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Here is the final of the revisit of Flash Gordon played by Buster Crabbe! I am really pleased with how this turned out and am now wondering if I will come back and revisit Flash again in another decade. If you have never seen these classic movie serials I highly suggest that you do. And don't just watch the edited versions, watch the whole thing. And don't binge! I hate binge watching. The cliffhanger is totally lost if you binge and the repetitive score can also get on your nerves as it wasn't meant to be watched back to back. You will find much of the influence that inspired George Lucas and his Star Wars. Ice Planets, an opening crawl (3rd serial), aerial dog fights, etc.

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Flash Gordon Revisited!

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Flash Gordon on my iPhone. Still not done with this one. In fact I may never be. I originally started on this back in 1998 and thought I was done in 2008. You can read about it here http://jonpinto.blogspot.com/2008/05/flash-gordonstart-to-finish-part-6.html?m=1. But after a conversation with Sam Witwer at a convention, I felt like I needed to revisit this again. I admit the 2008 looks too "photoshoppy" to me now so intended to just re-render the picture. But that didn't happen either as I changed the composition as well. Such is life. Maybe this is my "Groundhog Day" and I will revisit it once a decade. 









More Comic in Progress!

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Here is an early costume and color test. I love the idea that I can keep changing his sparkling outfit.



This was an early color test. Characters are close but not there yet. This was also a pretty tough choice for me.

Making a comic!

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So here it is. I'm working on my own comic book. I've had this kicking around in my head for several years and everyone that I told seemed to be encouraging to me to do it. So I'm finally doing it. Just focusing on the initial six pages right now and we will see how public reaction is. It's much more work than I originally anticipated. Because even tho I have been reading comics for many decades, doesn't mean I have much thought into some of the facets of production. I always knew there was type and word balloons but the proper placement was never a thought. Stuff like that.

Anyway, here is my premise: The biggest rock and roll star is drafted in 1958 and attacked by a vampire while in Europe. After years of fighting off the effects he fakes his death when he can't hide it any longer but continues his crusade of fighting the undead.

I hope you like what I am doing and how I want to do it. I actually want it to look like a comic from when I was a kid (yeah, the 19…

Spider-Man Homecoming!

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I am SO excited for this movie!! I have been a fan of Spidey for a very long time and good or bad, I am watching. I have seen all the movies. All the cartoons. All the TV shows including The Electric Company and of course, I read the comics. You have seen my do other Spider-Man pics before so maybe for you this is just another one heaped onto the pile. Whatever. I have high hopes that Marvel can deliver a hit Spider-Man movie. And not just a hit in that it makes a boatload of money, I mean a legitimate, well crafted movie that shows us the true nature of the character. Fingers crossed!!

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Sketchbook!

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A whole slew of sketchbook doodles if you into that sort of thing.
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Captain Marvel!

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So I thought I posted these a while ago and just found them sitting in the "draft" folder here on my blog. Ooops!! Really just a few more Captain Marvel drawings I have done fairly recently. The top one I did while waiting in the airport in Indiana. Don't really know what made me think of it but I thought Patrick Warburton makes a decent model for Cap. The sketchcover is a rare convention commission I did while at the show in Indiana. Lastly, a tight pencil drawing of Cap that has been hanging on my magnetic display for way too long!
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