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Project Mercury!

I have been a fan of NASA since I was a really little kid. My parents were big fans as well and it was the joke in the house that my brother and I were named after famous astronaut, John Glenn (my brother's name is Glenn). My nickname growing up was "Buzz" and I was born on May 5th. I would also drive by the sign that commemorates Oradell, NJ as the birthplace of Wally Schirra every day on my way to high school. If you are a fan of NASA then you know what all those references mean. I remember more about visiting Kennedy Space Center as a kid than I do Walt Disney World and when I first moved to Florida, I convinced a whole group of people to go to Cocoa Beach for the day to watch a shuttle launch. I can now actually see enough of the booster rockets on a launch from the front of my house.
So when Space X recently launched their first manned crew to space, I was ecstatic! I was glued to the TV and raced outside to catch a glimpse in person! With my passion for NASA re-igni…
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John Carter of Mars!

I did a John Carter piece several years ago and actually still pretty pleased with how it came out. Someone recently saw it for the first time and asked me about it too. Right after that conversation I found myself doodling on my iPad at night in front of the television and what I got was a sketch of John Carter. Sometimes these things just surprise you and you go with it. That's a blessing and a curse as you get the wild inspiration to fuel you but it also often lacks the proper planning of a picture that I normally prefer to do. So then it becomes trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Art isn't always relaxing, in fact it's usually more frustrating! Like when I decided to add the other characters! First I added Dejah Thoris and was into the inking stage when I realized I didn't care for the pose and scrapped her and started over. Then she looked like Storm of the X-Men circa 1979 and had to make more adjustments. When I added Tars Tarkas I wanted to emphasize h…

The King! (Mignola Style)

I’ve always been a big fan of Mike Mignola and he always inspires me with his art even tho I draw nothing like him. Who does?? His posts of late have been so much fun that I thought I would try my hand at drawing The King in the best “Mignola” I could do. I am sure that the experts and Mr. Mignola himself could easily spot the differences but I am not in the business of making straight copies or styles. I hope to grasp at least one aspect in order to incorporate it into my own "stew".
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Strange New Worlds!

So they finally announced that Captain Pike and his crew of the Enterprise will finally be getting their own show. I am really stoked about this and I am really praying that it lives up to the hype and expectations. About a year ago when they were on Star Trek: Discovery I made a picture with the main trio. But something always bothered me about my drawing of Spock. I don't want to point out specifically what it is, and PLEASE don't guess because then it gets really awkward when people start pointing out what (they think) is wrong and it's not at all what I am looking at. So I made the decision to go back into a completed picture. A rare thing with me. I completely re-drew Spock and then made a few other modifications as well. I am much more pleased with it but I am wondering now if I will need another re-visit when they unveil the actual logo of the show. Ugh!
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When I Seen A Elephant Fly!

Dumbo has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. I remember seeing as a kid in the theater and hearing the songs on my parents radio from time to time. I never once thought that any of it was racist. It seems now that it's become a target second to Song of the South in that regard. Seems to me that someone thought it was and said it, people heard it and agreed without watching it for themselves and deciding. They are black because they are crows. They are crows because Dumbo is on a farm at that point in the movie. They speak with an old southern "backchat" because they are southern. I've worked with people that spoke that way and most of them were not even black! As a kid in the northeast I thought all southern people spoke that way just like southerners were expecting me to talk with a certain accent being from New Jersey. I figure if Floyd Norman doesn't have a problem with it, why should I? I don't wish to have any type of argument or even a discus…

Winnie the Pooh!

Full disclosure, I’m not a Winnie the Pooh fan so this would probably not have been done if it wasn’t commissioned. Don’t hate me. It's not like I don't appreciate the movies tho. I do love the format of the original with the book itself playing a part like when Pooh is skipping along the type or when the letters fall off the page when it rains. Plus the voice casting is stellar and Sebastian Cabot as the narrator! But as characters I find them all to be quite simple and there is no "villain" so there is no drama for me. They can be fun to draw sometimes tho.
Winnie the Pooh and gang.
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Paul Bunyan!

Growing up as a kid in the 70's we obviously didn't have access to cartoons like today. We only had Saturday mornings, a few old, after school shows like Woody Woodpecker and Sunday nights on the Wonderful World of Disney. Most of the year I would be continuously disappointed on Sunday nights after being so excited with anticipation for it to be finally time for Uncle Walt to come on, following the nature show Wild Kingdom (I hate nature shows!), totally wanting a Disney cartoon to be shown...more nature. UGH! Took me years to figure out that Disney only showed the cartoons near holidays for the most part. But one of those cartoons that they would bust out (they didn't show the feature films) was Paul Bunyan! I loved this short! So much that it made my disdain for nature programs and petting zoos grow because if they didn't have a blue ox, well then what's the point!??

So I have been drawing quite a bit of Disney characters lately and was asked to do one of Paul Bu…