Thursday, July 27, 2017
Mandy years ago I did a back cover for the first issue of Marvel's Nightmare on Elm B&W Magazine - (splash on left).
Peter David wrote a short story that i drew for issue 2, but the book was canceled - and you can see where i stopped inking the story once i was told.
I don't even remember what happened to the original art. These crude photo copies i made . . . are all that remains of this aborted project.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Another unmade Corman era relic, this production drawing i did for "Boy..." ... was for an unmade movie Roger asked me to direct .. my art here sorta has a Wrightson-y brush work feel to it, only cruder.
It's amazing all the art that piles up from unmade Features and Television pitches. I was spoiled by the unusual amount of control we had over the Maxx animated series. Follies of youth.
I still have the rights, so maybe i'll do it as a comic someday?
Maybe my time & energy is best spent elsewhere.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
Drew three different Cadillacs & Dinosaurs covers for a reprint my old friend Mark Shultz's excellent Xenozoic Tales comic. Few artists do justice to the Williamson/Frazetta tradition as well as Mark.
I'll throw up my other two Dino covers over the next few weeks.
Dug out a the colors i hand painted on what they called a "blue-line", meaning all the black art is in light blue so you know where to paint.
Kinda interesting to see the colored art minus the blacks.
And here's the printed comic cover.
So which do you like better?
The colored version,
. . . or black and white original art version at the top?
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
As a little girl Nola remembers had dad having two missing fingers.
I added this from real life, as a kid my grand-dad had a couple fingers missing from an work related accident. May sound weird, but since i grew up with it, i never gave it a second thought.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Came across this half-finished drawing on the back of some paper.
Early doodles of Mr. Gone.
The blue pencil's a giveaway it was drawn well before i started drawing Maxx. I notice he had a smaller beard, ugly polk-a-dot shirt, several double chins.
No clue what the little electronic devise is on the ground was supposed to be.
Funny the old crap you find while digging through your studio.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Wanted to try something subtle for the last cover, so i drew a more detailed image of Eleanor, (with a little extra weight added, since she gains a few pounds in the book)
I decided to draw her from the back on a separate piece of bristol board, so i wouldn't cover the original abstract image.
I could have cut her out by hand and pasted her in, but instead i added her digitally over the abstract painting that i drew so many years ago.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Monday, June 19, 2017
The Nola project, style wise, is all over the place. I wanted to stretch myself, sometimes shifting from elaborate painted pages...
... to stripped-down pencil panels like this.
Not trying to be pretentious, just to push myself out of drawing the same old crap. Even if it doesn't work creatively, i still think it's worth a try.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Found a negative film strip of an old Yellow Slug Maxx page. It's weird though, because it's only of this one page, but i sometimes come across vintage production crap lying around the studio. Sorry if it's a little blurry.
Prehistoric artifacts - from about twenty years ago.
Years before we artists started scanning our own work.