Friday, May 20, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
I'm going to try for a variety of things this time around, starting with some selected stuff from Laugh-In #12!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Haven't done one of these in a while, have I?
First up, here's Amazing Stories May, 1950. It's an interesting visual, with the Crystal Brain Man controlling everything. Looks like a possible inspiration for the later Teen Titans villain Psi-Mon, doesn't it?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Time for another installment of "My Characters," in which I post old drawings of characters I've created and provide some backstory for them... because they'll probably never get published, and I want to get some use out of these!
Today's post is a bit different than usual: In the past, each post has been about the origin, history and powers of different characters, but my files also include some group shots and sample pages, so I thought for a change of pace, I'd post those this time around!
Here's one of those sample pages, which I believe I drew back in the 1980s. It features some characters you may recognize, and some you won't! Let's start with the top panel first: There you see an attack on the headquarters of ISAAC, which was my not-so-top-secret government agency established to help keep the world safe. The mustached gentleman is Jason O'Brien, one of their top agents and a liaison to the superteam, the Guardians of Justice. The base is being attacked by members of Death's Head's Deathsquad (you can't see the skull insignia very well on their facemarks).
The call goes out to the Guardians, clockwise from the top: Avian (from an earlier design of his costume, before I decided to extend his wings all the way down his arms, the original design called for them to fold in behind his forearms) and Electron (a character created by a friend of mine who lost interest in creating comics, so I created a replacement for him some time ago, but never updated this page... yes, that's supposed to be the Space Needle in the background); Nightstar and Battlestar (both of whom you've seen before... in the background you can see what's supposed to be the Kingdome, which used to be a Seattle fixture before it was demolished to build a new stadium); on the bottom you have Cosmos (a cosmically-powered superhero I haven't told you about before) and one of my speedster characters (I have several, and given that some have had redesigns, I forget of this was supposed to be Tornado, Cyclone, or Slipstream) with the Narrows Bridge in the background; and finally, LaserAvenger and the Ace zipping down Interstate 5. I can tell from the effects I did this was supposed to be taking place at nighttime!