Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
It's Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day Time!
This Wednesday Huck portrays a Marvel Mutant with a sonic scream and a Synthezoid Android Avenger.
And this weeks color theme is Green and Yellow.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is Me with the host of "The It's Alive Show", Professor M.C. Square. He came up with the idea for Zombie Walk in 2006 for fans of the show and due to the success of this, turned it into an annual event and most important, collecting tons of food for The Pittsburgh Food Bank.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
It's Wednesday again and this week Ol' Huck portrays two Heroes from Mighty Marvel. First up is The Silver Age Sentinel of the Space Ways and then he's The Golden Age Guardian of the British Isles.
In case you folks didn't know, if you right click on the above sketch's you can view a larger image of the drawings.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This weekend at the Monroeville Mall (near Pittsburgh, Pa) is the Second Zombie Fest Convention. The big event of the Con is the Zombie Walk on Sunday. On our first walk in 2006 we set the Guinness Record at 894 Zombies (pictured above-that's me in the circle). In 2007 we broke our record with 1124. This year around 50 Cities around the world is going to compete with us. Pittsburgh is the Zombie Capital of the World. Native Pittsburgher George Romero has filmed all his ground breaking Zombie films here, starting with the classic "Night of the Living Dead". "Dawn of the Dead" the 2nd in the series was filmed in the Monroeville Mall in 1977. Every year we collect food for the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Last year was amazing - 50 Tons!
These conventions are a great deal of fun - especially for me. In 1977, I was one of the Zombie Hoard that attacked the Monroeville Mall. Special Effects Master Tom Savini knew my High School Art Teacher Gerald Hebert and after an assembly Savini asked members of the Art Club if anyone would be interested in appearing in a movie. I was one of two that said "Yes" and for three weekends in the fall of 1977, in the wee hours of the grave yard shift, I took part in the filming of "Dawn of the Dead". I'll write more about this experience later.
If you are in the area October 26, put on some make-up and fake blood and walk with us. And please bring a non-perishable food item. It's all FREE!
It's a blast!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Below is how I think Jughead would look if he were "real".
"Forsythe Pendelton Jones"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This week Huck portrays DC Comics' Spirit of Vengeance. The Spectre was created by artist Bernard Baily and writer Jerry Siegel, the same writer/co-creator of Superman.
Sorry for only one Hero this week folks. I had to go out of town the last few days and I didn't have time to color a sketch.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
In honor of the release today of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" DVD, I'm sharing with you a sketch I did of Indy around the time of "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade" was released.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I forgot that last Thursday, October 2, was the 58th Anniversary of Charles Schulz's classic strip, Peanuts. Hard to believe that Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen and the rest of the gang are almost 60 years old. What's even harder to believe is that it's been almost 9 years that Schulz has passed on. But these great characters live on and are as popular as ever.
Above are a few sketches I've done trying to draw like Charles Schulz.
Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Original Sandman
It's another Wednesday so here's two more Heroes from our Emmy-winning Friend.
First is Marvel Comics Avenging Archer Hawkeye, and then we have Huck as DC Comics Sandman in his original Golden Age outfit.
I'd like to thank everyone who has sent me kind words and compliments about my Huckleberry Heroes. I'm glad you like them! It seems to be a big hit and a lot of you have sent me some great suggestions for Huck to represent. I have quite a few finished from my original batch (I'm still coloring those) and are working on new ones every day. I'll try to get the requests in as soon as I finish them.
Thanks again - The Appreciative Goon
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I'd like to share that list with you using the artwork of one of my favorite comic creators, John Byrne.
What makes a Hero - they should be:
As cunning as Batman
As fearless as Daredevil
As smart as Mister Fantastic
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In 1961, due to his popularity, Yogi Bear was given his own show. Along with the "Smarter than the Average Bear", his co-stars were Yakky Doodle and Snaggle Puss. Yogi went on to be one of the studio's biggest stars.
Yogi - along with The Flintstones - was made into an animated feature film in 1964.
Coincidentally, I just read read that Warner Brothers Studios is planning a live action/CGI movie. I hope they get someone as good as Daws Butler and Don Messick to do the voices of the classic characters...and not some overpaid celebrities.
Now please excuse me while I go and watch some of these Great Cartoons.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
The Green Lantern
This time Huck portrays two Golden Age Greats, Jay Garrick (The original Flash) and Alan Scott (The original Green Lantern). Our Blue-Furred Friend is honored to present two of the founding members of the Justice Society of America.