Friday, July 25, 2014

The Shadow Hero

Here is my own promotional artwork for the new graphic novel "The Shadow Hero" by the amazing team of writer Gene Luen Yang and illustrator extraordinaire Sonny Liew, and published by First Second booksThe story of the Green Turtle is a fascinating one. He was considered the very first Asian-American superhero on the comic book page, but sadly back in the 1940's race was an issue. His ethnicity was kept hidden. Gene and Sonny bring this amazing hero back to modern audiences in full blazing glory revealing his mysterious origins. Twenty Seven illustrators celebrate the Green Turtle this month of July by showing their own renditions of him. I'm proud to be one of them. Please pick up or order the book in stores now!

The List of contributing illustrators

A Great NPR segment on The Shadow Hero


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Remembering Randy "Macho Man" Savage

OOOOOOOOH YEEAAAHHHHHHH...Betcha you didn't know that today marks the third anniversary of the death of the legendary pro-wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage. I started this drawing the day that Randy passed away, then due to some big changes in my life, I shelved the drawing to focus on other things. Randy was always one of my favorite wrestlers when I watched the WWF back in the 80's. He always made me laugh with his dynamic and intense personality. RIP Mr. Poffo!



Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Easter!

Cousin Cletus, official animal handler for the Daffodil Valley Coalition, demonstrates what happens when a greedy passerby steals an Easter Basket.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sheriff of Nugget Gulch-1937

Okay…here is my last Disney themed piece for a while. Another piece inspired by the great Floyd Gottfredson's 1937 Wild West themed story "Sheriff of Nugget Gulch".This was from the colored Sunday strips. Back in the days before the longer adventure stories shifted toward gag strips.


Monday, March 24, 2014

Goofy

A drawing of Goofy in the 1930's, inspired by the late cartoonist Floyd Gottfredson (1905 – 1986). Floyd drew the Disney strips for several decades. I just love his work and embarrassed to admit that I did not know know about him until fairly recently. Since then I've been collecting the Mickey Mouse volumes. Goofy has always been my favorite Disney character.





Thursday, March 20, 2014

Peg-leg Pete

Here is another recent Walt Disney inspired illustration. Original Disney bad-guy (and one of my favorites) Peg-leg Pete. This one is based off how he is shown in the most recent Mickey Mouse short "Get a Horse". I've always loved the design on this character and he can fit into any genre that Mickey is thrown into. Done with India Ink and Photoshop.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Donald Duck

After a recent trip to Walt Disney World, my interest in classic Disney characters was rekindled. Here is one of the ideas I had while visiting the Magic Kingdom. Everyone's favorite, ill-tempered waterfowl.