I’ve been posting primarily to IG & Twitter but I didn’t want to leave my longtime blogosphere people out. So, I thought I’d post some highlights here. I hope everyone is safe and well during this pandemic. Also, you can still pickup a free digital of Pablo the Gorilla at AltFCD or Alt-Free Comic Day until the end of today. If you enjoy it, don’t forget to nominate it for the Ringo Awards at Ringoawards.com for all applicable categories!
Now for some original art!
I have loved drawing superheroes almost my entire life. If you follow this blog, you’ve seen me mess around with Superman’s design. This was floating in my head. The S isn’t quite right yet, but I wanted to get down this idea of the chevron design across the shoulder and chest area. It’s a composite of different outfits. I think Superman is a character that should be at the forefront of DC’s storytelling right now because the backstory, the crux of the character, is so within the zeitgeist of what’s happening worldwide.
Cleaned up Supes, back to work. Enjoy this process. My comic book store ran out of Michael Allred’s Action Comics #1000 cover 😦
Tightening up the pencils.
Okay, I’m on a bit of a Action Comics #1 cover swipe kick. I thought, what if I re-imagined and updated its theme a bit?
Here’s a loose sketch layout.
More truck, am I right?
Did you guys know this is the 80th Anniversary of Superman? Action Comics recently released issue 1000 and I’m waiting for my Michael Allred variant cover from the comic shop. In the meantime, here’s the start of an Action Comics #1 cover swipe.
I like tinkering with Superman’s outfit. Today’s Sketchbook prompt was “flight.”
As in comics, I did a swipe of Rolls Press image of Muhammad Ali punching Cleveland Williams and mashed it with Superman a la Neal Adams and Dennis O’Neil’s book. Rest in piece to a great boxer and a man who spoke his mind and stood for something.