Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Mel Blanc Day


The Man of a Thousand Voices! Happy Birthday to the Greatest Voice artist that ever lived, the Great Mel Blanc.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day: Special Edition


In honor of the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Eastern Conference Finals and for the second year in a row going to play in The Stanley Cup Playoffs, I drew Our Hound-Dog Hero as a Penguin. I love hockey and it doesn't get any better than this time of the year.

LET'S GO PENS!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Popping the Nazis

I've received a few letters recently reminding me that I haven't posted anything with Popeye recently.
OK, I'll rectify that.
Above is my recreation of Captain America Comics #1 by Simon & Kirby using Popeye instead of Captain America. I thought for this piece Popeye should be in his Navy whites as he takes care of old Schicklegrubber. I also replaced Bucky with Olive Oyl.
This was a fun one for me to do.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day

The Guardian
Underdog

Hello Friends. This week our Ol' Hound Dog Buddy portrays a Hero from the Golden Age of Comics and one of the great comical heroes.
First Huck portrays the Guardian, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in the 1940's. The Guardian was the leader of a gang of kids who called themselves The Newsboy Legion and fought crime (and the Nazis) on the streets of New York.
Next we have another hound dog hero, Underdog. He was clumsy, naive, not to bright, but he had a heart of gold and a great sense of justice.
When trouble was near, he was not slow. With a hip-hip-hip and away he go!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Coming to DVD


I wanted to share with you some DVD news that I read about recently. Above is the set of the entire series of the Plastic Man Animated Show by Ruby-Spears. This show was a lot of fun and it was great that Plas got to expand his profile outside of comic books. The set will be available September 1st.
Thanks to Rick at Plastic Man Platitudes for the info.


Next is the first season of the Spectacular Spider-man that played on the CW last season. This has been the best adaption ever done of Spidey in animated form. I love the original series of the 60's, but this really captures the feel of the stories done by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko. It's a shame the series moved to Toon Disney (or whatever they are calling themselves now) because not everyone gets to see it (me included). The set will be avalable July 28th.

These are both great series and I highly recommend them.

Monday, May 18, 2009

EVERYBODY RUN......!


This month marks the 47th Anniversary of the first appearance of The Incredible Hulk. The Jade Green Giant debuted in his own comic that only lasted six issues. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby then had him appear in a few of the other Marvel titles until he became a founding member of the Avengers. But The Hulk being The Hulk, he soon turned on his team mates while still being hunted by the U.S. Army. Finally The Hulk was given his own feature again starting in Tales to Astonish #60. With issue #102 the Jade Giant took over the title and has been in publication ever since.
Our man-monster has also had a very successful television series and been featured in two big budget films.
Everybody knows that the madder the Hulk gets, the stronger he gets and then...
HULK SMASH!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thor by Jurgens


This great image of The Mighty Thor was drawn by Dan Jurgens and Tom Palmer. A throw-back to his original look in Journey Into Mystery #83.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day (a little late)

Johnny Thunder and The Thunderbolt
The Ray


Hello all, sorry I'm a little late with this weeks edition of H.H.H-D. My computer's on the fritz again and the two Heroes that I wanted to feature wouldn't upload. But this week I give you an unusual hero and a being of light.
First up we have Johnny Thunder and The Thunderbolt Genie from DC Comics. This portrayal guest stars Boo Boo Bear as Johnny as he says the magic words "Cei-u" and Huck appears as the crime fighting Genie.
Next Huck portrays The Ray, a being whose powers are derived from lighting and pure sunlight. The Ray made his first appearance at Quality Comics (Smash Comics #14, 1940) and now appears in DC Comics.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Old Sketchpad Art


These two pieces are from my original sketchpad that I used in college. They are from a set of drawings were I was trying to draw every Marvel Super-Hero.
On top is Rom Spaceknight, the series based on the Kenner toys.
Above is H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot from the Fantastic Four animated series of the 70's.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Huckleberry Hero Hump-Day

Captain America

Batman


Howdy Y'all! This is your ol' buddy Huckleberry Hound back to introduce this week's heroes. This time I get to portray two of the biggest super-heroes that have been around since the Golden Age of Comics and that are still very popular today.
First from Marvel Comics I put on the Red, White and Blue and become the great Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America.
Next from DC Comics it's time to go dark as I become the Caped Crusader, The Batman.
Make sure y'all look in next week for the sequel to today's Hero Hump-Day.
Take Care now Y'all!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Star Wars Day!





Hey Gang, it's Star Wars Day! Today has been picked because of the date: May the Fourth, as in "May the Force (be with You)". Corny but cute.
Anyone that knows me knows that the original movie is my favorite and that I always say that it is the Greatest Movie ever made.

So in Honor of "Star Wars Day" I posted some of my art that I did way back when the original trilogy was new.

May the Force be with you All.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Golden Age of Marvel

Hey Folks, Please go to my April 3 post titled "My Golden Age of Marvel". I started writing this piece on that date and when I posted it today, it went to April. This story is my discovery of Spider-man and Marvel Comics. This is the first part of a series of posts I'm doing for the 70th Anniversary of Marvel Comics and how much these Comics and Characters have influenced my art, writing and life.

Learn the story of how I became a "True Believer".


http://zombiegoon.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-golden-age-of-marvel.html

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wolverine

Here is a quick pencil and ink sketch that I did of Logan for a t-shirt design back in the early 80's.

Friday, May 1, 2009

BYRNED!!!


Let's start the month of May off with one of my favorite movie characters drawn by one of my favorite artist's, Godzilla by John Byrne.