Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Defenders of the Planets #1

Thursday, June 29th, 2017


Defenders of the Planets issue one is now loose on the streets!

This first issue was co-written by Matt Brassfield and I with artwork also by yours truly. It’s an action/fantasy story based on the generic toyline from the ’80’s by the same name and is aimed at young adults and older.

Grab a copy today at finer comic shops in the Dayton area and beyond or by visiting Sparkle Comics online here!

Crotchshot!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017


My favorite original character from the amazing Comic Book History of Comics by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey.

You can see my pal Eric’s rendition of Crotchshot here.

Also, check out the Guttertrash podcast where Eric and I review Comic Book History of Comics here.

The Papal-Ass

Friday, May 12th, 2017


Based on an illustration from “a bitter anti-papal pamphlet written by Martin Luther and his coleague Philip Melancthon. Alleging that the beast was found in Rome at the end of the 15th Century, they analyzed it as a symbol for the papacy: the ass’s head, inappropriate to the beast’s body, was just as incongruous as the Pope at the head of the Church.

“The left foot was clawlike, they charged, because the Pope’s servants grasped the world so greedily; the right hand was an elephant’s foot because the overbearing Pope crushed weak souls with elephantine force. The old man’s head facing backward meant that the papacy was drawing near its end, and the dragon-headed tail spewed fire just as the Pope “belched” edicts, books and words. The beast’s scales, they asserted, represented reactionary rulers clinging to the Pope.”

Quote from an art book who’s name I failed to write down.

See the original illustration below.

Raising Arizona

Thursday, April 13th, 2017


Here is the second in my series of recreations of Coen Brothers films dvd box art. I first saw Raising Arizona when I was a kid and had never heard of the Coen Brothers. I’ve watched it dozens of times since and it’s still one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in my entire life. “Yodas and shit!”

Orion!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017


Defenders of the Planets (starring Orion) will debut this June from Sparkle Comics! If your local comic book shop doesn’t yet carry Sparkle Comics you can now order them online here.