The Spectre!

 This was a real fun one! There is a young man out there that I have now known for many years. He's the same age as my son and I have watched him grow up. He's a good kid and that's really saying something as his life had more than its fair share of bumps in the road. Several months back, we were chatting at my table at a show like we normally do if his parents are attending the same one as me. He was looking at my drawings and just seemed so enthusiastic. He asked me how much I would charge to draw his favorite character, The Spectre! "Whoa!", I thought, that's not a character a 17 year old normally throws out there! I was a bit impressed and actually the idea of drawing such a classic character sounded fun to me. I told him I really didn't know what to charge and then changed the subject. A day or two later, I was drawing the picture! It was so much fun and a bit odd as I had not traditionally inked anything in a while and my hand is not as steady as when I work digitally with the help of line smoothing!! I was pretty happy with the results tho.

Here is the piece but with digital color added. I posted this first as it looks nicer in the preview.

Here are the pics of the actual drawing in progress and finished.


  1. Dang that’s a great story……. I know the feeling of hanging at an artists table and just being transfixed with their work and the fact that they’re right there in front of you and you can talk with them about what they do and how they do it….. he must have been absolutely thrilled to receive this sweet little Spectre piece……. Man I haven’t drawn anything with a pen on paper in over a decade now, don’t even know if I could do it!

    1. I am confident that someone of your caliber could manage. ;)


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