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Clash of the Titans!

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This one needs to be under a header of "I should have posted this a long time ago!" In fact, there will be many a post like this as I have been very forgetful about posting here as I post on the other social medias. Part of that stems from the fact that I don't think many people are still reading blogs, but since my "web address" leads here, I need to keep it current unless I can come up with a better alternative. But I digress. Here is a "classic" movie that I loved as a kid and have not seen in years. My wife and I watched the remake of it but I didn't really care for it much. I did this on my phone bit by bit over a period of time. One of those things that you keep on hand just in case you get really bored as your wife is shopping for shoes or something like that. Once I started posting parts of it I immediately got feedback that I HAD to include the robot owl. So I did.

Here is Clash of the Titans. Enjoy!



Zorro!

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Another classic character that I fell in love with as a child. I think I have seen just about all the Zorro TV shows and movies, in fact I remember my mother taking my brother and I to see "Zorro, The Gay Blade" in the theaters way back in the day. Times have changed. Recently I was fortunate enough to supply some covers for a new Zorro comic book from American Mythology, and since the second one has been announced it should be safe to share now.

Enjoy!








Aquaman!

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No, not THAT Aquaman. Several months back a few friends and I were having a discussion over dinner in Chicago and played a game of "who would you cast". The only thing was it had to be cast back in time. Many ideas were sprung and it was a fun night. Afterwards I set myself up to doing a few of them as posters. The first one I wanted to do was Paul Newman as Aquaman. He was our ideal choice for the lead but I got to cast the rest of the movie myself. I also really liked the change of pace it gave me and made me work in a retro style for the art as well. So what do you think of our casting? What do you think of the poster??

Enjoy!




Sketchbook!

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Yup! Time to fill up a post with pages from my sketchbook.

Enjoy!








90's Wonderman!

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On one of the other social media's, I got a comment when I posted the silver age picture of Wonderman asking for a "Liefeld" version. If you are unfamiliar, Rob Liefeld was quite the name in comics back in the 90's. He has a very distinctive style that became all the rage and had many imitators. My memory may be a bit fuzzy on the subject, but Liefeld himself may have been influenced by the Jim Lee style. The thing is, Rob's anatomy was pretty distinctive as well. He's called out a lot for over exaggerating the form so much that it gets ridiculous. To be fair, it may have been partially due to the amount of work he was putting out as I have also seen examples of his work that looks fine. So now that we are all caught up to speed, I decided to indulge the comment. My family and I are selling our home and the packing and "staging" of the house is happening as of this writing and is taking quite a bit of our time. So as we sat down last night to relax …

Silver Age Wonderman!

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I couldn't stop myself!! After finishing my attempt at updating the public domain hero known as The Wonderman, I started to think what he would have looked like in the silver age of comics. So I drew this:




The Wonderman!

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So I recently discovered public domain superheroes. I've been having a blast reading about these forgotten heroes and why some of them went away. There are FB groups that have participants share their versions of these characters. I was particularly taken with The Wonderman. Appearing shortly after Superman he was the first character sued by DC and he never appeared again! Plus he was written and drawn by Will Eisner!! So, here is my attempt at an update to The Wonderman. 







Here is the cover to his only appearance and you can see what he looked like. Oddly enough, he doesn't sport a mask on the cover and it didn't appear in the book until halfway thru with no explanation. The girl in the story also has a name change halfway thru!!