Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

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).

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.