Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

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).

May The 4th Be With You!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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To celebrate Star Wars Day I figured I’d share this color pencil drawing I did in my grief art therapy group at Hospice of Dayton.

The idea was to bring a photo of yourself and your loved one to recreate as a drawing. As I was unable to find the photo of Doogie and I that I was looking for, I just decided to draw us as Han and Chewy.

Fly casual!

Joe Bonomo

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

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Joe Bonomo was a silent film star, stuntman, weightlifter and strongman who I recently found out about when I picked up a book about him for twenty nine cents at a local thrift store. We have the best thrift stores here in Dayton. THE BEST!

Hordak

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Masters of the Universe was one of my favorite toy lines when I was a kid. And why not? They were all insanely muscular. Some smelled like hippies and some felt like Astro Turf. Some squirted water and some folded up to look like boulders. Some had cap gun style rounds in their backs that would explode when they punched an opponent (or the family cat). Some could extend parts of their bodies (necks, tongues, arms… even eyeballs). One mosquito monster had a button on his back you could pump to make a blood like substance swirl around in his translucent chest.

Hordak here is a villain who could transform into a tank, shoot buzzsaws from his chest and turn his arm into a vacuum cleaner.

Needless to say these were the weirdest, most insane toys I ever played with and they still make me smile today.

Payback

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

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Just finished reading “Payback: The Tale of Dengar” written by Dave Wolverton from the Tales of the Bounty Hunters anthology.

When I was a kid Dengar was one of my favorite Star Wars toys. He looked like a mental patient with his bandaged head and what appeared to be an air conditioner strapped to his back… but something about him really appealed to me.

After reading this short story he seems much more interesting; he’s got quite a backstory featuring Han Solo, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt and one of Jabba’s dancing girls, Manaroo.

It was a fun read with some depth added to a character I’d always found intriguing… even if the ending was kinda cheesy.
Think I’ll read the one about IG-88 next.