Posts Tagged ‘Jason Young’

Batman Day

Friday, September 22nd, 2017


Saturday September 23rd is Batman Day! And to celebrate I finished this tribute to Dick Sprang that I’ve been working on for awhile (or more accurately began working on, quit for a year, and then picked back up after I moved).

Dick Sprang was an amazing guy (look him up, in addition to a comics artist he was an explorer/adventurer) and my personal favorite Two Face artist in the history of comics. His Batman work is so distinct and beautiful, I can’t say enough good things about his wonderful artwork.

This drawing is based on a pin-up Sprang did thirty years ago that blew me away when I first saw it. Here’s to Batman and to Dick Sprang. Thanks for the amazing comics!

Bowie

Saturday, July 29th, 2017


Ziggy Stardust portrait for Mel.

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.