Friday, August 8, 2014

Seventy Years of Smokey Bear

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of our favorite fire-fighting bear, Smokey. 
In 1944 a young bear cub was found in a burnt out forest and grew up to be the National Forestry Services' symbol of fire prevention.
The above sketch was to be used for another idea I had for Smokey but it seemed appropriate for my birthday wishes.
Happy Birthday Smokey!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday, Donald Duck






This year marks the 80th Anniversary of Donald Duck. Donald made his first appearance in the cartoon short "The Wise Little Hen" on June 9, 1934.

Above I used a pose that Carl Barks used for his Dell Four Color story "The Golden Helmet". I used this because I always thought Barks handled him best.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Remembering Casey Kasem

This sketch of Shaggy was drawn in honor of DJ/voice over artist Casey Kasem.
Rest in Peace Sir.



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Avengers Art


Some artwork of mine drawing the Avengers in an animated form. Above is a sketch of the line-up that appeared the "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" animated series.


Here we have the founding members of the team .

Above is a simplified version of my inks over Jack Kirby's pencils to give the team an animated look.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Justice League Art


Above is my recreation art of a ad done of the Justice League animated series. I always loved this and wanted to do it as a poster. 
You'll notice that I replaced Jon Stewart with Hal Jordan (Hey he's my favorite Green Lantern).


Here are my inks and colors of Alex Ross' pencils of the animated version of the League.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Real Ghostbusters


 Lately I've been watching old episodes of the Real Ghostbusters on DVD. So in honor of watching the cartoons, I've done some sketches of the characters and villains.
On top is a group shot of the ghostbusting heroes.
Above is an action shot of Dr. Peter Venkman.
 Dr. Ray Stantz
 Dr. Egon Spangler, the scientific brains of the group.
 Winston Zeddemore
 Slimer their mascot.
 Janine Melnitz their faithful secretary.
 Samhain the Spirit of Halloween
 The Stay Puft Marshmellow Man
And last but not least their car the Ecto-1.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The First Super-hero!

Bill Blackbeard called Popeye World's First Super-hero. If you agree with him or not he was the first in comics (newspaper strip) to have super human strength.
Super-hero or not Popeye is in good company.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

IT'S POPEYE DAY!!!

Today is Popeye's Birthday!!! Go get a cake with green frosting.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Herman Munster by Gogos



Beautiful painting of Herman Munster by Basil Gogos.
Gogos is known for his fine cover for the magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland".

Thursday, August 2, 2012

50 years of The Amazing Spider-man






This month (August 1962) marks the 50th Anniversary of the Amazing Spider-man!
The Web-headed Wonder made his first appearance in the final issue of "Amazing Fantasy" (#15). He proved to be so popular that by the beginning of 1963 he was given his own title and went on to be Marvel Comics' biggest Star.
Spidey would help usher in the Marvel Age of Comics that would change the way comic book super-hero stories were told and drawn.
Spider-man is my favorite super-hero and I know life would be a whole lot duller if I didn't have his adventures to read.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SPIDEY!!!