Goofing around with colors at lunch. I actually kind of dig coloring this way.
Yeah, this is probably how I die.
My dream DC gig: Bat Family, starring Gordon & Pennyworth.
Gorgeous. Do I detect a hint of Jim Aparo in there?
Throwback Thursday, the Series.
While digging through my closets for a yard sale I found a box. A veritable tbt treasure trove filled with superhero drawings from a long-ass time ago. Some of them are characters I’ve gone on to draw professionally, some… well, you’ll see.
Every Thursday I’m going to pull one of them out and assess, deconstruct, and annotate it, perhaps you’ll come along on the journey.
This week we have…
Right off the bat, I’m struck by the moody, night time lighting. Turning reds purpley under moonlight is a trick I’ve employed quite a bit in my professional life (and it’s one I want to try on Spidey, now.) I mean, I probably just ate the red crayon, but cooler color palettes and tweaking signature colors is a thing I still do.
And what is up with the Daily Bugle Sign?? This Spidey is working for the Daily Captcha. ECLUBRN? This is the pre-literate toddler equivalent of white people throwing random Asian lettering in the background to make a scene all cool and cyberpunk and have no fucking idea what they’re actually spelling out.
A final note is the entrance to the ECLUBRN building, which J, Jonah Jameson had flown over from Smurf Forest.
And below it we have my Spider-Man: The Clone Saga Redux cover from 2009, one of two times I’ve drawn Spidey professionally. It’s interesting (to me anyway) that they both feature a left-handed Spidey and a dominant monolithic skyscraper in the frame.
Come back next week! It’s a big box…
Early test footage for Mos Eisley scene in original Star Wars.
Unfortunately, this was not quite the droid they were looking for.
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” - 1967