Tuesday, February 14, 2023

John Glenn!

Here is a recent commission I completed. This was a real fun one as it's of John Glenn! I wanted to capture several aspects of his life and was jazzed to see him in his Mercury suit as well as the Space Shuttle one as well.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023


Sort of a Way Back Wednesday. Back in 2008, one of my first blog posts read something like this: "Nova! The Human Rocket! If you are old enough to remember the mid-70's, you might remember an un-remarkable comic produced by Marvel of the same name. I loved it! It only lasted 25 issues and Marvel has tried to re-introduce him several times since, but they all met with cancellation as well. When he started out, he was like Peter Parker without his brains. Making him even more of a loser who suddenly gets super-powers from a dying alien while having a soda in an ice-cream shop!! Sound corny?? Yeah, but I recently read an interview with his creator (Marv Wolfman, who also co-created the New Teen Titans for DC comics and had THAT adapted to a cartoon series.) and he stated that Nova was created for kids. For the same type of reader that loved Spider-Man at the same age. Then it really hit me how cool he would be for a cartoon!" And this was a year before Disney bought Marvel, and eleven years before Disney + launched!! It makes even MORE sense now!

I toyed with the idea of doing more with Nova several times and some eagle-eyed folks out there even pointed the drawings out and how I was using Wart from Disney's Sword in the Stone as a model. I initially sketched it out to follow that model and do it like I have been doing a bit of. It came together VERY quickly but since I was basing it on the cover of his first appearance, that shouldn't be surprising. I did change direction in what style I wanted. I broke from the regular Disney look and went more with the cartoons my son watched when he was younger like Ben 10. If this were to be an episodic series, I went with that instead.

This was such a fun project!! I totally want to see this happen!! If it does, milkshakes are on me at Uncle Fudge's!! If you know, you know.