Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gene Colan Daredevil Inks

Finished inking this today, added the starry sky.
You can see the pencils here:

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Gene Colan Dr Strange Inks

Finished inking this one today, added a few stars, otherwise pretty straightforward. Daredevil next. See the pencils here:

Listening to: Ramones "End of the Century" & Dictators "Manifest Destiny"

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Gene Colan Zatanna Cover

Finished this today. I added the logo, trade dress, stars, curtains and stage, as requested. You can see the pencils here:

Dave Cockrum Rest in Peace

I was sad to hear the news yesterday that Dave Cockrum had passed away. I never met the man but he was a great artist and will surely be missed. Another hero gone but not forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Matt Murdock Is Daredevil

Finished inking this one yesterday, jumping on another one today, a Zatanna fantasy cover. I added in the Daily Bugle newspaper with the headline in a grey wash and also added some additional tones.

Also have 3 more to ink, a Daredevil, Dr Strange & Human Wonder to get to this week. Busy, Busy!

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Just finished inking this yesterday. 13"x19" & almost all art, a few of the elements are paste-up.

Reading: Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Listening to: MDC & Kraut

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Gene Colan at WonderCon SF 2007

Just heard the news that Gene will be appearing at WonderCon San Francisco 2007. Can't wait to visit with Gene and Adrienne. They will finally be able to come and meet the dogs! We hope to take them a few places and just have a grand time. I'll be in NY the week before at the NYCon with G&A but them coming here will be surreal!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I've Been Framed

I recieved this great email today along with the pic. Pretty cool.

"Gene & Dave, Attached is a picture of how I am displaying your DareDevil artwork that you have drawn and inked for me. Thank you again. As you can hopefully tell, it is prominently displayed in my home."


Neutro (part 2)

This is was started it all, and this is what the new owner of these commissions had to say.

"NEUTRO is possibly the worst mass-produced comic ever. It only lasted one issue in the 60s. That's pretty rare. But I have grown to love this book and its beautiful flaws. I've got a couple sketchbooks filled with NEUTRO art, both proud and silly. I found NEUTRO at a convention in Des Moines, IA many years ago. We had a table next to the SPAWN funnycar (remember when that was making the rounds?) and the McFarlane folks were playing a tape loop about their KISS dolls all day long. We thought we were going insane. So, we ended up hitting the dime boxes and lo and behold there was NEUTRO. NEUTRO saved my sanity that day, I think. So I've been going around giving away copies of NEUTRO to artists and having them do their interpretation. I think I singlehandedly drove the Overstreet price for NEUTRO over $100 in Near Mint. Ah well. I prefer my copies beat up anyways."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I can't explain this, so..................

Get Ta Work!

OK, I recieved the first two pages of the Captain America book from Gene Colan yesterday & WOW! Only two pages and we already have Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man, Nick Fury & Bucky (yes Bucky). I've got coffee a new brush all set up, six new bottles of ink, two packs of cigs & I'm ready to get rolling. After almost a year of getting this together I finally have pages. Plus 20 pgs for the children's book and 90+ pgs to color (aside from the 38 Cap pgs to color). Check back from time to time and I'll have a few sneek peeks for ya as I move along!


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Tattoo Design

I drew this up for my sister-in-law.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sandman Brush/Ink Sketch

I did this Sandman sketch for a friend of mine a few weeks ago & sent it off with a few other things just as a fun suprise for 'em. I didnt get a chance to scan any of them but he sent this along after he recieved the package. It's just a quick little brush & ink sketch but fun nonetheless. I thought he would enjoy them & he did.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Crooked" w/ Detail

9x12 on cardboard & paper, acrylic, watercolor, clear packing tape, masking tape, ink, wire & fire.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Gene Colan Vampirella Inks

What a marathon. First the Lone Ranger than this Vampirella. This was the one out of the latest batch of commissions I recieved from Gene that I was most excited about inking. There were 3 great ones and when I got the "go ahead" I couldn't wait so I jumped right in. I was nice and warmed up, having just finished the Lone Ranger, so off I went. I got the green light to add the grey tone wash & I think it brought this particular piece to the next level. Now I have to change gears and get cracking on a website that's long overdue.

Reading: Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates by Tom Robbins
Listening to: Portishead: Roseland NYC Live