Friday, May 13, 2016

*Sigh* Another Few Days of Missed Posts...

...which was completely unplanned, naturally. For some reason, last Friday, when I checked what was yet to post, I thought I had a week's worth of posts already scheduled, and so I spent my free time on Friday working on this:


See, there's a tradition that we started a few years ago... my wife, Jessi, has a blank book, and on her birthday and Mother's Day, she asks each of us to add a drawing of our family in her book instead of getting cards (she gets cards anyway). Well, this year, she asked if I would do a drawing that could be framed and hung up in the house instead of just in the book.

In the past, I've done drawings of our family as superheroes, rock and roll performers, and Star Wars characters, so this year, I wanted to do something different, and this was it: Flintstone-ized versions of us. That's me as Fred, my wife Jessi as an altered Wilma, son Tristan as a taller version of the paperboy (I forget his name now) holding our foster daughter as Pebbles, our foster son Austin as Barney, and lastly, daughter Desi as a heavily reworked version of the teenage Pebbles (since Desi is only 8). I created a Bedrock version of our house for the background, and added another row of seats to the Flintmobile, as well.

Anyway, I spent all last Friday morning working on this, and then uploading the picture to Walmart Photo to get an 8x10 as well as a 4x5 print made, so the larger one could be framed, while the smaller one could be glued into the book.

Next week, hopefully things will get back to normal here!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Kirby Kovers!

kirbycovers Time for another round of Kirby Kovers! blackpanther7 First up, we've got the cover of The Black Panther #7. As you can see, this was well into Kirby's 1970s mode of being even more stylized than he was in the 1960s. Now, I'll be honest in that I prefer his earlier work, but I can also appreciate this modified style that he started using upon his return to Marvel. I mean, look at the figure of T'Challa jumping right out at you! Those blacks on the costume delineating the undeniable Kirby anatomy, the assortment of people reacting to what's going on... pure comics magic!