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Gravity Falls!

I LOVED the show Gravity Falls. My whole family did! Not often you get a show that is so clever that not only do adults and kids can enjoy it but the re-watchabilty is that high too! My son really enjoyed going back and looking for clues in past episodes that were revealed later on and how characters showed up in the background early on to not really play a part until later on. The time traveler is the obvious example that comes to mind.

For quite some time I have toyed with the idea of doing a Gravity Falls picture and it just seemed like it was time but the question was how to do it. To keep them looking like their cartoon images or to "fan cast" them. I obviously chose the later. I hope you like my casting as well as the picture!


PS- Can you crack the code??

Two Supermans!

Here are two "doodles" really. The first is an attempt at a retro looking Superman drawing reminiscent of Jack Kirby complete with some half-tone dots and Kirby Krackle!! This is always fun to do even if the end result was not exactly like I had planned but that's OK as I still consider this a sketch.

The other is a blue line pencil drawing of Superman. I was pretty pleased the way it came out and I thought it would be fun if I had a friend of mine (who happens to be a REAL comic book inker that actually inked some Superman) to ink it. Unfortunately I sketched this on an OLD pad of paper that is not only yellowing with age but is not suitable for inking as it would spread and bleed. So the inking aspect will have to wait a bit but I do hope to have that done still.


Brando Superman!

Let me go back in time a bit. Remember my Paul Newman Aquaman (if you don't, shame on you!)? Well as a warm up for that, I worked up on my phone another of the retro-casting movie posters. Seemed like an obvious choice to have Marlon Brando play Superman as he is so well known for being Jor-El in the 1978 movie version! The thought of a young, brooding Superman set in the 1950's seems like such fun! I kept the design for this pretty simple and I did cheat a bit and added a slightly modified rocket from my Flash Gordon poster.



This is the picture that people have been asking me for at conventions for quite some time. The problem for me was that I was not a big fan of the character. I remember when he first showed up in the comics and it kind of annoyed me that he was ( at least what I perceived to be) a rip-off of a DC character called Deathstroke the Terminator that was popularized in the New Teen Titans Comic. So I pretty much wrote him off and never imagined he would still be around all these years later. I did finally watch the first film that came out a few years back (although at this writing, I have still not seen the sequel but probably will) and found that I liked it more than I thought I would. My wife Mindy even liked it! So I thought, why not! I really had fun making the menu used as the backdrop too as I got to hide a lot of gags in it. I will post a clear shot of it as well so you can see them all if you wish. So without further delay, Deadpool.