Ghostlight Coffee

May 13th, 2019


Ghostlight Coffee has a Sparkle Comics art gallery on display through the end of May featuring myself and the rest of the Sparkle bullpen! It is fantastic to see so many different styles under the Sparkle banner. If you’re in the Dayton area stop by Ghostlight on Wayne Avenue to see some great comic art and have some amazing beverages too!

Little Bird

March 14th, 2019


Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram’s Little Bird #1 released this week from Image Comics. It is a fantastical beautiful nightmare with mystery and oddities abound. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.

The above is my depiction of a couple (or three) characters from the debut issue drawn while listening to Angels of Light.

Queen of Dark

February 19th, 2019


Yesterday while watching my wife flip through a fashion magazine I saw a striking image. It was a picture of South Sudanese-American model Nyakim Gatwech. I immediately began this pencil drawing of the beautiful “Queen of Dark” which I finished this morning before breakfast.

I like to listen to instrumental music while I draw and this one was done amid the fantastic soundtrack work of Ennio Morricone and Trent Reznor (in case for some odd reason you’re keeping track).

Sub-Mariner

February 3rd, 2019


A comic collection came into the shop where I work recently that contained a low grade copy of Marvel’s Fantasy Masterpieces #11.

The book was too rough to sell (there was a Band-Aid stuck to one of the interior pages that had probably been stuck there since the book came out in 1966) so I ripped out this awesome page from the Namor story and brought it home to redraw.

The original (pictured below) from Sub-Mariner Comics #34 was written and drawn in 1954 by Bill Everett and is a beautifully laid out page with some snappy Namor dialogue. Bill Everett was amazing. In addition to creating Namor Everett worked in comics for a number of publishers including Atlas/Marvel doing hero and horror books from the late 1930’s until he died in 1973. Check him out if you’re not familiar.

Lucifer

December 27th, 2018


This is a drawing I did for my wife this Christmas (nothing says Christmas like Lucifer, right?). The Mike Carey Lucifer series from the early 2000’s is her favorite comic so when I saw this blank cover for the recently relaunched series I decided to pick it up to draw on for her.

She said she doesn’t really dig the new comic but assures me she likes my drawing all the same.