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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

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 ho

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". Enjoy!

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! Enjoy!