Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Good Lord! choke!

Done for the EC Comics Instagram Page's Inktober challenge, my take on the classic EC horror hosts (and friends)... 


My Favorite Monsters

 I did this series of some of my favorite movie monsters (et al) for an upcoming art show, NERD ALERT II (co-hosted with my pal, Matt Caputo)... From the top: the xenomorph from Ridley Scott's 1979 masterpiece, ALIEN, Norma Bates from Alfred Hitchcock's PSYCHO (1960, oh also, SPOILER ALERT!), the Bride from James Whale's THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935), Good ol' Brucie from Steven Spielberg's JAWS (1975), Count Orlok from F.W. Murnau's NOSFERATU (1922, a hundred goddamn years ago!!), and finally the demon Pazuzu from William Friedkin's THE EXORCIST (1973). 

The Alien piece is sold already, the others (they measure 3.5 x 5") will be available at the NERD ALERT II show (at the PS Wine Bar at Pet Shop in Jersey City, running November 4-6 only!), and whatever doesn't sell will be going up on the Etsy shop after that. 

Spidey Again!

 Three more Spider-Man commissions, this time AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #21 (after Steve Ditko), ASM #148 (after Gil Kane & John Romita), and MARVEL TREASURY EDITION #1 (after Romita). 

GALACTUS (again!)

 After the great Jack Kirby (duh). Done in fluorescent inks. 

Saturday, August 27, 2022

World's Finest #36 Redux

 Commissioned for a friend, a few changes from the Winslow Mortimer original (mostly, I took off the heroes' boots because even a superhero has to surf barefoot! Capes are one thing, boots another! 

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Prince Street News: Stuff I Miss

The new BACK ISSUE (#135, June 2022) is the SILVER ISSUE, spotlighting the Silver Surfer in the Bronze Age. My Prince Street News in this issue is another in a recent series of strips that don't tie in to the theme of the issue (it's also the second one-page installment, something that will happen now and then). Rather, I wanted to post an ode to elements of comic books that are now sadly extinct. Yeah, yeah, old man yells at cloud, I know. 

Coming Next! It's another Christmas-themed episode! 

LAUGH-IN Wrapper Redux


Saturday, August 20, 2022

More Mighty Marvel Cover Recreations

 More Marvel cover redux commissions, mixing it up with some Fantastic Four this time!  The cover of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38 features some radical alterations to the original. Perhaps having to do with this being Steve Ditko's final issue of Spidey, he did not create an original cover for the comic book, instead Marvel cobbled together images from the interior artwork and added a lot of lettering. While the main image is certainly dynamic enough for a cover, the three panels at the bottom felt kind of randomly chosen (I'll place the original cover for comparison) so I found the full comic book online and chose three different panels I felt were more worthy of cover placement. 
John Romita's cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #62 (introducing Medusa) has always been one of my favorites, so it was super fun to redraw this one. Medusa's green-and-orange color scheme compelled me to color it using fluorescent inks, making this another modern Third-Eye tribute. 
Finally, the cover to FANTASTIC FOUR #86, which was also so much fun to do because Jack Kirby's ridiculous genius always smacks you in the face when you have to try to draw it. Try it! It's fun! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Still More Spidey Recreations!

Another batch of Spider-Man commissions for my pal Al, this round special because it was the storyline begun in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #144 ("The Delusion Conspiracy!") that cemented our friendship back in Elementary School! The ad for SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #1 is after John Romita, as is the cover of ASM #141 while 144 is after Gil Kane & Romita, my all-time favorite Spider-Man art team. 

Monday, June 27, 2022

Peanuts #10 Cover Redux

My friend Elisa commissioned me to redo the cover to Dell Comics' PEANUTS #10, originally by Charles Schulz. I added Violet and a background to the original and changed some of the trade dress. Sorry, Sparky! 


Yellow Submarine

 I did this piece as a birthday gift for my friend, John. I combined elements from four different sources and the background is in fluorescent inks (which you can't tell, but I swear it's true!). 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Flaming Teen-Age

 Recreation of the text-heavy poster for the 1956 exploitation film, THE FLAMING TEEN-AGE, a true unvarnished confession of a juvenile delinquent! Can you imagine? 

Wonder Woman #10 Cover Redux

After H.G. Peter's cover to WONDER WOMAN #10. You can't tell from the picture, but this is done in mostly fluorescent inks, making it a Golden Age DC Third Eye piece (if you get it, you get it). The original is available at the Tough Guy Goods Etsy shop


Bat Villains '66


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Bob Mackie's Supergirl

There was a brief but glorious period in the 1970s when Supergirl was trying out a bunch of different super-costumes in the pages of ADVENTURE COMICS. But few remember that famous Hollywood costume designer Bob Mackie threw his hat in the ring as well. Sadly, while fabulous, the design turned out to be inconvenient for fighting crime, and Kara ended up in the hot pants and puffy sleeves. 


The Adventures of George Carlin

Sure, you know that Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis and Bob Hope had their own comic books published by DC Comics, but who remembers the most censored comic mag of them all? 

Meet the Press comic book