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.
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Next up: Another one-pager, lamenting some beloved extinct elements of old comic books.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Thursday, March 17, 2022
NEXT UP! It's the 40th episode and one of my favorites of this strip I've done: The Lost Oddities of the Bronze Age! If you've ever thought that Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn should've appeared in DC Comics in the '70s, then this will be the PSN for you!
Sunday, March 6, 2022
More Spider-Man recreations, this time the cover to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #76 (after John Romita), MARVEL TEAM-UP #1 (after Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia), and the splash page to AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #122 (by Gil Kane, John Romita, and Tony Mortellardo) sans word balloons and captions.
Another commission, this time a reworking of the cover of STRANGE TALES #128, repurposing a Steve Ditko pinup of Dr. Strange from the interior as the main image for the cover, with the Jack Kirby Thing / Human Torch / Quicksilver / Scarlet Witch piece as a secondary image. Man, those Ditko backgrounds are fun to draw.
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Not sure why these Colorforms Playset boxes have grabbed me of late, but here are two more recreations. Note how elongated Snoopy's left arm is in order to do the classic disco point! I guess I could've moved the arm down and had it be shorter, but where's the fun in that?
Also, Pac-Man, a game I never played! Well, not regularly, anyway.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Two new Spider-Man cover recreation commissions, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #2 (repurposing the splash page as the cover) after Steve Ditko, and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #135, featuring the second appearance of the Punisher, after John Romita.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Here's another series of animation cel recreations, this time images from the 1967-70 SPIDER-MAN cartoon, produced first by Grantray-Lawrence animation, then Krantz films. One of the great things about the Krantz seasons was the gorgeous background paintings, rivaling those of the 1960s PEANUTS specials. Oh, and sorry for the earworm of the greatest superhero cartoon theme of all-time I've now put in your head. Actually, I'm not sorry at all.