Monday, October 31, 2011
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!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
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.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
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.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
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
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
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.--B
Thursday, October 20, 2011
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
Tuesday, October 18, 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
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
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.