Monday, October 31, 2011

I Cornered Marvel Premiere #28: The Legion Of Monsters!

Happy Halloween!  I submitted this to the Cornered blog and it should be up today as part of their Halloween themed event.


Palette-Swap: Rampage!

When Rusty Shackles over at Palette-Swap put out the call for a Halloween-video game themed submission, my mind went directly to giant monsters wreaking havoc in Kalamazoo: Rampage!  Here's my version Ralph, George, and Lizzy from the box to the NES port of the game.  Happy Halloween!


Trick 'R Treat

Sam from the movie "Trick 'R Treat."  Happy Halloween everyone!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Zombie MODOK

I asked followers of the March MODOK Madness Facebook page to submit Zombie MODOKs for Halloween.  Here's mine.  BRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIIINNNNNSSSSS!!!!


Friday, October 28, 2011

The Legion Of Monsters: The Man-Thing

Dr. Ted Sallis was a bio-chemist working on a super soldier serum as part of a scientific team in the Everglades.  When agents of AIM attacked his laboratory, Sallis fled with the only vial of serum he had been working on, injecting it into himself.  He soon crashes his car in the swamp where chemical and mystical forces transform his body into a living swamp-creature: the hulking Man-Thing.  With hazy, fading memories and a dimmed intellect, Man-Thing roams and has the ability to now burn anyone who knows fear with but a touch.

Man-Thing first appeared in the magazine Savage Tales #1, May 1971 and first joined the Legion of Monsters in Marvel Premiere #28, Feb. 1976.  Also, if you do a search for "Man-Thing" on this blog, you'll see I dig him and draw him a lot.


24 Hour Comic 2011: Page Twelve

Page twelve brings madness and a breaking point for Bigfoot Jones.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marvel Universe Too: What If...? Featuring Giant-Size Man-Thing

Two months ago, I was part of a blog project called DC Fifty-Too where I, along with many other talented comics peoples, created covers for properties we would like to see in response to DC Comics' event, commonly referred to as DC Fifty-Two, wherein the company released 52 new #1 issues.  Well, apparently everyone liked doing it so much that there was a clamor for a Marvel version.

I went with Man-Thing and did a riff on his 70's Giant-Size title as a risque, but obvious, double entendre cover.

Check out some amazing work on this project here.


Kind Of Okay Comics #035

Rex Tarkleton strikes again.  He punched me in the gut, stole my blender, and harassed my houseplants.  He also left this strip.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Legion Of Monsters: Morbius, The Living Vampire

While researching a cure for his fatal blood disease, Dr. Michael Morbius experimented upon himself and was scientifically changed into a living vampire.  Cursed with a lust for blood, Morbius stalks the night and currently leads the Legion of Monsters.  Morbius was first introduced in Amazing Spider-Man #101, Oct. 1971 and joined the Legion of Monsters in Marvel Premiere #28, Feb. 1976.


24 Hour Comic 2011: Page Eleven

Page eleven.  Incidentally, this post is the 100th post of 2011.  Shortly, after 5 years of blogging, I will be posting this blog's 500th post.  Hooray.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Legion Of Monsters: Werewolf By Night

Jack Russell (ba dump dump) carries a family curse: three nights around a full moon he is transformed into a werewolf and prowls the streets, occasionally teaming up with other heroes.  Werewolf By Night first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #2, Feb. 1972.  He joined The Legion Of Monsters in Marvel Premiere #28, Feb 1976.


Medusa The Seduce-ah!

I drew this puppy for a Halloween card and thought I'd share it with you folks here on the blog.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Legion Of Monsters: Ghost Rider

Johnny Blaze was a motorcycle stuntman in a circus act with father-figure Crash Simpson.  When Crash was diagnosed with a terminal cancer, Johnny turned to the occult, making a deal with Satan by offering his soul in exchange for curing Crash's cancer.  Like most deals with the devil, Blaze was duped as Crash shortly died after a failed motorcycle stunt.  After being unable to claim Blaze's soul due to a woman's pure love for him, Satan bonded Johnny Blaze with the spirit of vengeance, a demon named Zarathos, who would take control of Blaze's body, granting him hell-spawned powers and the visage of a leather-cladded, flaming-skulled monster known as Ghost Rider.  Equipped with a mystical bike, Ghost Rider was summoned when evil reared its head, exacting the will of Satan by returning the wicked to a punishment in Hell.

Ghost Rider first appeared in Marvel Spotlight #5, Aug. 1972.  He joined the Legion of Monsters in Marvel Premiere #28, Feb. 1976.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Halloween Brings... THE LEGION OF MONSTERS!

Each year, I try to draw a little something bloggy-wise to celebrate Halloween, the greatest time of the year.  Last year, I celebrated by drawing pin-ups of Marvel's old monsters from the 50s-60s with the Amazing Marvel Monster Cocktail Party.  The year before, a 31-card set entitled Monster Month.  This year, inspired by Remender & Moore's Frankencastle run on the Punisher and the new Legion Of Monsters limited series by Hopeless & Doe (go buy it now), I present ghoulish pin-ups of favorite Legion members, all week long, starting tomorrow through Halloween.  Above is a pilfered and redrawn logo from the old black & white magazine of the same name.


Friday, October 21, 2011

I Cornered The X-Men #47

My third X-Men corner for Jon Morris' Cornered Blog.  This one is based on the corner illustration on the cover to X-Men #47, August 1968.


24 Hour Comic 2011: Page Nine

Page nine.  I did this after the 24 hour project ended, but I'd like to finish the comic all the way through the twenty-four pages as quickly as possible, in the same style.  I guess this is what Scott McCloud would call a noble failure, a la Kevin Eastman:
The 24 hours are continuous. You can take a nap, but the clock keeps ticking. If you get to 24 hours and you're not done, either end it there ("the Gaiman Variation") or keep going until you're done ("the Eastman Variation"). I consider both of these "Noble Failure" Variants and true 24 hour comics in spirit; but you must sincerely intend to do the 24 pages in 24 hours at the outset.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Cornered The X-Men #32

My second X-Men corner submitted to Cornered.  From X-men #32, May 1967.


Kind Of Okay Comics #034

Well, I discovered I have a new porchmate who has successfully, without permission, decided to set up habitat upon my front porch for the winter.  Strewn whiskey bottles and stubbed cigarette butts adorn the floor, yellowed underthings hang from the planters, and a strange stench of failure permeates the air.  I was about to scold Rex for the unkempt appearance of the exterior of my humble abode, but then realized the porch was in such the same manner before he arrived.  I told him he could stay if he made the place more presentable and if he delivered me a new comic for the blog.  Begrudgingly, he came up with this beauty.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I Cornered The X-Men #1

I sent over a couple of X-Men cover "corner" illustrations to Jon Morris at the Cornered blog.  This is a rendition of the corner art from X-Men #1, September 1963.


24 Hour Comic 2011: Page Eight

Page eight starts a yarn called "Damn These Shoes!", starring Bigfoot Jones.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Building Robots Since... 2011

RIRW is a new concept I'm toying with as some sort of corporate identity, a start-up that hopes to compete in the Ocean State's fierce and competitive robot manufacturing industry.  Did you know that 43% of all domestically purchased household and industrial robots are made right here in Rhode Island?  Little known fact.  Keep RI working, buy a robot.


Monday, October 17, 2011

24 Hour Comic 2011: Page Seven

Page seven features a one page strip that introduces Gary the Robot in "Too Many Ninjas."


Monday, October 3, 2011

24 Hour Comic 2011: Page One

I participated in 24 Hour Comic Day at Annex Comics again this year. The challenge: create a twenty-four page comic book within twenty-four hours. I didn't get that far again this year, about a 1/3 way through, but I will be posting what I created and possibly finishing the project in the same spirit this month. Stay tuned.