Wolverine was my favorite super hero when I was a kid. I had the Secret Wars action figure… and I even pretended that my DC Super Powers Kalibak was the Frank Miller Wolverine from the cover of the trade paperback to the mini-series. I also remember freaking out when I saw the episode of Spider-man and his Amazing Friends where the X-men appeared. The first time you see Wolverine he’s sticking a claw through an orange or grapefruit or something and says, “Wanna piece ‘a fruit?” Ah yes… but now I’m all grown up and Wolverine no longer holds a place in my heart…. or does he?!
Archive for July, 2009
The only drawing I’ve done this week is on the comic I’m finishing up… so I figured I’d just post this portrait of George Herriman I did a few months back. I read about 8 years of George’s ‘Krazy Kat’ strip last year and highly recommend it to everyone. George was somehow capable of fusing slapstick comedy, surrealism, and a sharp literay wit into a weekly strip that was beautifully drawn to boot. ‘Krazy Kat’ ran from 1913 to the early ’30s and hasn’t lost any of its innovation or relevance in the last 80 years. I mean… it’s no Garfield… but what is I ask you? What is?
Here’s my version of Jack Kirby’s cover to Fantastic Four #36… probably my favorite Fantastic Four cover. I drew most of it while watching ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Seven’ last week. If you haven’t already seen it be sure to hop over to www.fanfour9.blogspot.com to see all the sweet Kirby FF interpertations there… also Kirby Vision too. Jack Kirby rules!
I recently finished watching the Twin Peaks DVDs and was disappointed to find out that it just leaves you hanging… no closure to the storyline. I guess they planned to do another season or film… but it just never happened. Anyway, last weekend I did this drawing of Carl Rodd, the trailer park manager in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me as played by Harry Dean Stanton (one of my absolute favorite actors). I also just found out (while tooling around on e-bay) that they released a cassette of all of Special Agent Dale Cooper’s recorded messages to Diane… so if you’re a Twin Peaks nerd you might wanna track that down. Should be a pretty fun listen.