Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cereal Monsters II

 Following up a series I did in 2013 of General Mill's unholy trinity of cereal monsters (being, of course, Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry), here are the two lesser-known follow-up mascots, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy. Geez, these things were heavily weighted towards fruit flavors.... What, they couldn't do, say, Corn Creature (from the Black Lagoon), Peanut Butter Robot, or Bran Kong? 




Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Legion of Faux-Batmen

 This piece is based (loosely) on the cover of DETECTIVE COMICS #165, replacing alternate Batman costumes with the four Batmen below, all based on bootleg Batman action figures from various countries. I love off-model toys, so this was fun to do, even if I had to narrow the roster down to only four! 



Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Bell Bottoms


 

Peanuts Cels Redux

 Following up on my PEANUTS POOCs, here are four recreations of scenes from the animated specials, IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. The originals of these are available at the Etsy shop, ToughGuyGoods! 






Thursday, January 21, 2021

CATS!

 Christmas Cat Commissions! 







Nancy Hippie

A follow-up #POOC (panel out of context) to the classic Sluggo Beatnik one, here's Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy putting a mop on her head and renouncing normal society! 


 

Good and Plenty



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

More Spider-Man Cover Recreations! Yes, MORE!

 More Spidey cover recreation commissions! Here's The Amazing Spider-Man #49 and #88, both after the great John Romita (Sr.). 




Sunday, January 10, 2021

Prince Street News: If Monster Heroes Wore Costumes!

The latest BACK ISSUE (#124, originally scheduled for an October release, delayed because of You-Know-What) is an issue dedicated to Horrific Heroes, giving me the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite Prince Street News themes, hypothetical costumes (I'm currently working on another one of these for another upcoming issue). Following up on a part of a 2018 strip in which I put Swamp Thing in a costume (as his comic book was turned from a horror book into a superhero one in order to save his struggling first series in the 1970s), I posited what five (technically six) monster heroes might look like in superhero costumes: Gloop and Gleep from The Herculoids, The Incredible Hulk, Man-Bat, Man-Thing, and Simon Garth (Marvel's Zombie). Pictured below is the strip as printed and detail on each character. 

It's (maybe) worth noting that this installment of PSN was only one page instead of the normal two, which will be happening more in the future as circumstances have dictated that I have to pull back a bit on the frequency with which I do this thing. Prince Street News is certainly a labor of love, but as the saying goes, love don't pay the bills. Wait, is that a saying? Oh, well.









Friday, January 8, 2021

Amazing Spider-Man #2 Cover Recreation

 After Steve Ditko, who else? 



Not Brand ECHH! #9 Cover Recreation

 After the late, great Marie Severin! 



Super-Team Family: Batman and Spider-Man

 This was an unusual cover recreation commission because it's not an actual comic book. SUPER-TEAM FAMILY: THE LOST ISSUES is a blog that places characters from different fictional pop culture universes together in a Photoshopped comic book cover. This particular cover is one of a handful pitting DC and Marvel's arguably most popular characters against each other. I took some liberties with the STF cover to make it a little more my own. Check out the original cover and more here



Christmas Doggos

 Just some of the many pet portraits I did over the holidays, some commissioned, some done as gifts for friends. While I myself am a cat person, turns out way more people want their dogs immortalized than cat owners do. Not that I didn't do some cats as well (which I will post at some point). But here are a bunch of dogs!! 













Friday, December 18, 2020

Emphasis on Boners (tee hee)

 This #POOC is based on an infamous Batman comic book panel (the dialogue is verbatim) from BATMAN #66 in 1951. For the full story on "The Joker's Comedy of Errors," read here, but in the meantime, here's my take on this iconic piece of artwork (originally by Bob Kane and Charles Paris). 
Oh, the original of this is available for sale in my Etsy, shop, ToughGuyGoods. It glows in a black light! 




Batman Winter Issue

 I just did this drawing yesterday (as I post this) and I think it may end up being the first in a series of comic covers redux in holiday colors. Or this may just wind up being my Christmas card next year. We'll see. In the meantime, if you are one who celebrates this particular season.... Merry Christmas. 



Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Shmoosikoff

 Do you know Brian Musikoff? You should if you don't. A beloved north Jersey rock / bar fixture, member of the band, Stuyvesant, podcaster, and noted cartoonist / animation designer, Brian departed NJ for Seattle, WA some years back, and the Garden State has never been the same. For a few years now, Brian has been enlisting people to "put hair on bald Brian" using Photoshop and drawing skills, and recently enlisted me to do this mashup that really should've happened long ago. 




The Hair Room, "There's No Place Like..."

  The theme for this merch design for Jersey City salon, The Hair Room was "Wizard of OZ meets the 1980s," which of course meant giant metal hair for the Cowardly Lion. You can buy this on a bunch of different products at the Hair Room's Threadless Store