Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

'60s Ditko Mashup!

 This commission was a fun mashup of DC and Marvel, two Steve Ditko characters, the Creeper and the Vulture, battling each other over the skyline of... which city? I guess Gotham City, since the Creeper gets the masthead! 

Spider-Man Cover Redux Again!

More Spidey cover commissions,  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #72 and #130... I finished these two pieces shortly before the original artist, the great John Romita (Sr.) passed away on June 12 at the age of 93. If you ask me, Romita's name needs to be spoken in the same breath as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko as one of the architects of Marvel Comics. 


Barcade Monday Night Multiball

Poster done for Barcade Los Angeles' bi-weekly pinball tournament... for the rejected original version and more, click on over to Tough Guy II... 


Thursday, May 18, 2023

Prince Street News: Neal Adams 1941-2022

 The new BACK ISSUE (#143) is a special issue paying tribute to comic book artist Neal Adams, who passed in 2022 from complications due to sepsis. To say Adams played an important in my life is putting it mildly. He was my first favorite artist, he fought to get Warner Communications to give credit and compensation to Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, he battled for creators' rights, and just made comics a much better medium. Here's my tribute (one of many).... 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

New Work Dump

 Rather than do a different post for each of these (especially since some of them are new versions of pieces I've already done), here's a quick dump of some new stuff (most of this slated for an as-yet scheduled show with some friends).... 

Pop Rocks Wrapper Redux

 Not sure what came over me here.... 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Candy Wrappers Redux

 If this packaging takes you back, then you are, like myself, not young. 


 The new BACK ISSUE is a "Super Issue," focusing on the bronze age adventures of Superboy (the first of which was my very first comic book, so I have a fondness for this topic). Other features include pieces on Frank Thorne's super-rare promotional comic book, The Far-Out Super Green, interviews with the syndicated ADVENTURES OF SUPERBOY stars Gerard Christopher and Stacy Haiduk, and articles on superhero versions of Richie Rich, Dagwood, and Goofy. Plus more! Including me! 

This installment of PSN was really fun to do, and it's hard to figure out comic book / strip characters who WEREN'T turned into a superhero at least for one story or gag (and some of these indeed have been, notably the Harvey girls). 

A few of these are "inside fanboy" gags ("Super Slam" is Slam Bradley, a detective created by Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, so he looks just like their far more famous creation). The Phantom Stranger (a character I love) bit is a nod to a brief period in the 1960s when Marvel Comics gave Doctor Strange a more superhero-ey costume. 

Next issue: A tribute to Neal Adams. This one was personal. Stay tuned. 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Barcade Punk-Man Tee-Shirt

 Here's the latest tee-shirt design I did for Barcade... if you wanna see how the sausage is made, click on over to Tough Guy II (see right) for a more detailed post on this piece. And order this limited edition shirt here

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Spidey Covers Redux... Again!

 More Spider-Man cover recreations, this time tackling AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #9 after Steve Ditko and #121 after John Romita. The cover of #9 was really text heavy, so I adjusted the main image to take up more space and altered some of the text, omitting one blurb and moving other lettering around. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Secret Country: To Heck with Ole Santa Claus

If there's anything I love more than doing art for Secret Country, it's doing another Secret Country Christmas single! This year, Kearny's finest has given us a cover of Loretta Lynn's ass-kickin' 1966 anti-carol, "To Heck with Ole Santa Claus!" Go give it a spin (if you can call streaming something online "spinning." 


Prince Street News: Holiday Grab-Bag!

 The new BACK ISSUE Magazine (#140) is all about dinosaur comics... what better issue for my second Christmas installment of PRINCE STREET NEWS? Okay, so this one doesn't fit the theme... at all!... but it is out now, in December, so... seasonal! 

Anyway, this is another one of those strips where most of the gags are for the longbox set, but thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you can now make jokes about Ant-Man! As always, if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments, I'll do my best to explain why all of this is COMEDY GOLD! 

I've posted a few of the elements from this strip separately below to give more detail. See, Ms. Marvel's belly cutout is a Christmas tree! Get it?