Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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I grew up in the eighties and watched a lot of horror movies. Friday the 13th was not my favorite horror movie franchise by a long shot, but part six (Jason Lives) was pretty great. It had a sense of humor AND a soundtrack by Alice Cooper… what’s not to love?!

Girl Wearing Coat

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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This is based on a photo from a ’70’s book about sewing and stitching that I happened upon today.

Winslow Homer

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

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This is a sketch I did today at We Care Arts. Homer was a magnificent painter who worked with watercolor and oil and even did some printmaking in his time. What a fellow!

Axel Pressbutton

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

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Recently picked up some old copies of Laser Eraser and Pressbutton from a dollar box at a sweet new comic shop that opened in West Alexandria (What’s up Jim and Dan’s)!

I’d read a couple of issues when I was a kid but had no recollection of what it was about (other than a strange looking fella named Axel Pressbutton with robot legs and a giant cleaver for a left hand).

After reading them I found out that Axel was a florist attacked by a carnivorous sentient telepathic fungus which ate most of his body (though it apologized and prevented Axel from feeling the pain of being eaten alive).

Axel was rescued and given a robot chest and limbs. In addition to his robotic parts Axel was rebuilt with a button on his chest to induce an orgasm (since he no longer had his genitalia).

This bizarre character was co-created by Pedro Henry (Steve Moore) and Curt Vile (Alan Moore) in the late ’70’s and his comics were drawn by some pretty great artists including Steve Dillion, David Lloyd, Dave Gibbons, Cam Kennedy, Alan Davis, Brian Bolland and more!

Look for some the next time you’re rummaging through dollar boxes at a comics convention. You won’t be disappointed!

Longshot

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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When I was a kid Longshot was right up there with Batman and Wolverine as one of my favorite comic book characters (mostly because of the Art Adams artwork in Uncanny X-men Annuals #10 and #12 and his own six issue mini-series written by Ann Nocenti).

Other than the Art Adams artwork I loved the idea of all the female X-men heroes swooning over a guy with a mullet (I too had a mullet and wanted the attention of the likes of Storm and Dazzler).