Posts Tagged ‘recreation’

Bill Everett Daredevil Homage

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Another tribute to the great Bill Everett. This one was fun to draw because of the cartoonish thugs with their campy dialogue. I have also always been partial to DD’s original costume.

By the way, this one was done just for fun but should you be interested in having me recreate any comic book page in my style I would be happy to do so for a reasonable price.

Sub-Mariner

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019


A comic collection came into the shop where I work recently that contained a low grade copy of Marvel’s Fantasy Masterpieces #11.

The book was too rough to sell (there was a Band-Aid stuck to one of the interior pages that had probably been stuck there since the book came out in 1966) so I ripped out this awesome page from the Namor story and brought it home to redraw.

The original (pictured below) from Sub-Mariner Comics #34 was written and drawn in 1954 by Bill Everett and is a beautifully laid out page with some snappy Namor dialogue. Bill Everett was amazing. In addition to creating Namor Everett worked in comics for a number of publishers including Atlas/Marvel doing hero and horror books from the late 1930’s until he died in 1973. Check him out if you’re not familiar.

Crickets #4

Friday, January 26th, 2018


Crickets by cartoonist Sammy Harkham is easily the best ongoing comic series I have read in twenty years.

It’s not for everyone, but sometimes it genuinely feels like it was made just for me.

It looks like it could’ve been drawn yesterday or a hundred years ago (even though the story is set in the 1970’s).

It is big, magazine sized, and beginning with issue three tells the story of Seymour, a screenwriter working on the set of the b-movie ‘Blood of the Virgin’ who suddenly finds himself thrust into the position of the film’s director, a role he wasn’t ready for, to say the least.

Packed with great dialogue and characters, this is an amazing dark comedy by a master storyteller and cartoonist.

At times maniacal and at others subdued to the point of feeling oppressively quiet, Crickets is simply wonderful in a way few things ever have been.

I can’t say enough good things about it so I’d better just quit now.

The above is my recreation of the cover to issue four. Original cover by Sammy Harkham below.

Cheese Heads #4

Sunday, January 14th, 2018


This is a cover recreation I did of Cheese Heads #4 by Nick Craine published by Tragedy Strikes Press in 1992.

Cheese Heads is one of my favorite small press books. It has wonderful surreal characters, an atmosphere of mystery and quirky sense of humor that, coupled with Craine’s art, create a one of a kind comic reading experience.

I remember my brother and I were both big fans of the book as teenagers and had neither one managed to complete the five issue run because of the elusive fourth issue.

We were at Chicago Comic Con in 1993 when my brother found a single copy of issue four for sale for three bucks at a dealer table and snatched it up for himself.

Wanting it badly I begged him to sell it to me. He half-jokingly said “Ten dollars.” I had to have it so I paid his overinflated price and completed the series!

This marked the first time in my life I ever bought a comic book for “more than it was worth”. But it was totally worth it to me!

I reread the entire series and rejoiced in the amazing tale of the Cheese Heads (and the sweet back-ups by Craine and Carol Swain)!

Over a decade later I met cartoonist Nick Craine while attending the Toronto Comic Art Festival and purchased from him a page of original art from Cheese Heads issue four that is framed and hanging in my home to this day!

I don’t know if there was ever a collection of the series published but if you see a single issue for sale, I highly recommend checking it out.

Original cover by Nick Craine:

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017


This is a recreation I did of a pre-code horror comic cover by the mighty Bill Everett. Have a spooky holiday, everyone!