Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Noir Woman!

Sorry it's been awhile, guys. Life seems to have a way of keeping you from doing the things you want to do, as I'm sure you've all experienced. Anyway, I'm working on a lot of new, goofy comics that I hope to have up on here soon. In an attempt to balance my drawing abilities, I decided to take a break from the silly stuff and work on one of my "other" favorite subjects (aside from superheroes and monsters), which would be women in the film noir style.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Retro Iron Man!

I drew this Iron Man awhile back, but I came across it the other day and thought it might look cool in color. So here you go. 

This 70's Iron Man armor has always been my favorite. Whenever I see an old comic with Iron Man in that costume, you can bet I'll be picking it up.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spider-Man Gets Fooled!

The idea for this struck me last night as I was about to go to sleep, and my own sheer stupidity got me laughing for awhile. I mean, The Lizard has all the abilities of a reptile, right?  I would hope that this would also include your average garden-variety of lizard's most endearing quality that we all discovered as kids: the classic tail decoy.

I hope he exhibits this trait in the new movie. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monkeyshines!


I suppose this piece could also have been titled: "My Brain Threw Up On Paper." But that's a little too verbose, isn't it? Either way, this is a random assortment of any and everything floating around up there in that watery noggin of mine. Notice there's no math depicted here.

DC Comics Ladies: Catwoman!

Watching reruns of the 60's show as a young tyke was my first introduction to Batman,  so I guess that's why I'm partial to the Julie Newmar Catwoman costume (although the freakish, stitched-up Michelle Pfeiffer version is a close second). I tried to make the suit here as "glittery" as possible to match the way it looked on the show. Note: this is the first and hopefully the last time the word "glittery" has appeared on this blog.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DC Comics Ladies: Zatanna!

Doesn't everyone love a good magician? More specifically, doesn't everyone love a good female magician? Even more specifically, doesn't everyone love a female magician in a little tuxedo suit and tights? Apparently so, because DC hasn't really gone out of their way to change Zatanna's costume in almost 50 years. Well, except for that time in the 80's when she started wearing that weird purple wizard outfit. She soon switched back to the classic tux though. You really shouldn't mess with a good thing.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wanted: Godzilla!


I like to imagine that angry Japanese homeowners who have suffered immense physical and emotional duress would post flyers like these on telephone poles around their towns. Why they think someone could ever actually stop Godzilla is beyond me. It's sheer madness. Madness, I say! The reasoning as to why anyone would also choose to draw him wearing a fedora and smoking a cigar is equally confusing. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Do you know a girl with hair like this?"

Here's one for my fellow Scott Pilgrim-ites out there. 


I'm partial to the blue-haired version of Ramona Flowers myself, primarily because my lovely wife accompanied me to the 2011 Austin Wizard World Comic-Con as Ramona and she chose to "go blue." I wasn't really surprised when several guys stopped us and asked if they could take a picture with her; what really shocked me was when people wanted to take a picture with me simply because I was wearing wristbands and Scott's "Fantastic 4 1/2" shirt. Someone actually thought I was momentarily cool. But I think that moment has now passed.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"That's right, boys. It's Dr. Venkman!"

I recently watched Ghostbusters again and was inspired to create some sweet Bill Murray a.k.a. Dr. Peter Venkman art. I'm including all three versions: color, ink, and pencil. Hope this brings joy to my fellow Ghostbusters fans out there!  I'm going to go eat some marshmallows now.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Novelty Chattering Teeth Come Alive!

There is absolutely no point, rhyme or reason to this thing. It just randomly fell out of my brain like an old moth ball. So here you go - a fake poster for some novelty chattering teeth. In concert. And only on a leap year, apparently. Get your tickets before they're sold out!



















Here's the original pen and ink drawing, including various sweet lightning bolt options:

Monday, January 16, 2012

"I Am Dracula"

Ok, so here's something new to my blog: music! You'd think it would be enough for me to constantly draw pictures of monsters; but no, it seems I must also write songs about them. I suppose this is the ultimate indicator of a hopeless, and perhaps unhealthy, obsession. Anyway, I'm still new to recording my music, so the sound quality isn't so great but I hope you get what I was going for. If ever Dracula danced, I hope he would be pleased to cut a Transylvanian rug to this little ditty. So without further delay, behold my musical ode to the Count! I Am Dracula by blalock

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Retro Alien Girl!

Happy New Year, everyone! I thought I'd ring in 2012 with some brand new, spacey-retro-alien-girl goodness.

   

She's from a new hatchling of a comic idea I've started working on. Can you guess what it will be about?

(Hint: it involves monkeys, dinosaurs, cute alien girls, ray guns, outer space, and other random absurdities. But I will say no more.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Universal Monster Party!






Happy Halloween time, everyone! Yes, it's that special time of year when monster costumes occupy every store; when little plastic skeletons and fake spider webs cover every window; when your favorite variety of candy seems to spontaneously become wrapped in orange and black. And in my particular case, it's that time of year when constantly drawing pictures of monsters doesn't seem quite so odd. So to celebrate this fact, here's a new monster drawing!


















 Now to be fair, this picture isn't completely new. It's actually an alternate take on something I posted last year for a Wolfman themed art contest online. I added ink and water to this version, and I think it gives it more of a spooky feel. Hope you agree.

Anyway, have a great Halloween everybody, and save me some Reese's if you have any left over.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Batman and Superman!






Who doesn't love Batman and Superman? Certainly not me. They're two of the greatest comic characters of all time, and their "cool" factor skyrockets anytime they appear together. Hopefully that makes this new drawing cool by association.

Madman Colorized!

Here's my more refined version of the previously posted Madman sketch.





I decided to depart from my usual smooth inking style and go for a rougher, faster look. I kinda like it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Flash - The Fastest Man Alive!

Here's a new picture of one of my favorite comic characters . . .


















In my opinion, The Flash really has one of the greatest costumes in all of comics. I'm always all for simplicity, and I think there's something really striking about the head-to-toe red uniform with lightning bolt accents. I still have fond memories of zipping around the house as a little kid with my old "DC Comics Superheroes" Flash figure in hand. On several occasions, I broke the sound barrier. That, or I broke some of my mother's more fragile pieces of home decor. I can't remember.

Note: the figure possessed amazingly realistic "Running arm movement." Check out the sweet box art here.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Noir Women!

I've always loved black and white photos of movie starlets from the bygone era. There's alot of character to those images, and I tried to evoke that same quality in these pictures.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Astonishing Ant-Man!

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything. I've been busy over the summer getting married and moving and random things like that. Anyway, I finally got to put my hand back to the drawing board and here's what I came up with.
















This is a "first appearance" version of Ant-Man from "Tales to Astonish" #35. I'm sure there's only a few select people besides me who care, but I just wanted to note that fact since his costume gradually changed in later appearances from the way I drew it here; I want my sterling comic book nerd credentials to remain firmly intact.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Joy of Pork!

There's really no point to this drawing, but it makes me laugh.