Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ducky Momo No More!

After listening to this inspiring interview with storyboard artist Aliki Theofilopoulos Grafft, I'd been binge watching episodes of "Phineas and Ferb" and was surprised how it was still producing quality material after all this time!

Then I found out that the show was going into indefinite hiatus.

It got be to thinking about how the characters in the show itself might feel about losing cartoon characters that had brought them such joy as well. Hence this shot of Candace and her beloved Ducky Momo parting ways in homage to the cover of Amazing Spider-Man #50.

Hm... Let's see if I can end this on a happier note.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Geek Fallout: Golden Age Heroes

Join Chris Lockhart, Chris Giada and myself as we plunge into the history of golden age of comics, covering the origins of classic heroes like Captain Marvel, The Sub-Mariner, The Green Lama, Superman and The Spirit!

News: Comics in TV and movies with a look back at Marvel's "Agent Carter".

Reviews: Terra Formars, The Martian, and Batman '66

There is always room for Batgirl!

This is a sketch I put together shortly after the controversy with the cover to Batgirl #41 (which we talked about on Geek Fallout: The Comic Book Episodes!)

Basically I wanted to create a fun alternative to the now famous Killing Joke cover.

Friday, March 27, 2015

MCC Weekly 17: Witchblade

MCC Weekly Sketch #17 Top Cow

This week's challenge was Top Cow comics characters. Witchblade, The Darkness, Cyber Force, Aphrodite IX, etc. My only exposure to any of those characters was Witchblade, specifically the Japanese anime adaptation, which I'm sure is 100% accurate to the source material and made no deviations whatsoever! 

As a bonus, here's my original sketch for the project!

Sketch You Later!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Geek Fallout 121: Furthering Franchises

Join Chris Lockhart, Chris Giada, Jason Roberts, Brian Farrell and myself as we talk about taking our favorite franchises into other media.

Stay tuned as we discuss our plans to revive G.I. Joe, Star Trek, Shazam, He-Man, Stargate, Super Sentai and Saturday Morning Cartoons! 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Geek Fallout: Pulp Heroes

Join in the thrilling adventures as Chris Lockhart, Chris Giada and myself explore the darkest terrains of pulp magazines! Tingle with tense excitement as we discuss aerial dogfights, two fisted terrors and the secret connection between Doc Savage and Buckaroo Banzai!

News: Archie's upcoming horror line, Crash Ryan reboot, and Batgirl cover controversy.

Reviews: Gambit, Dredd: Urban Warfare, and Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns

Next Time: Golden Age Heroes!

MCC Weekly 16: You can be my wingman anytime!

MCC Weekly #16: Iceman from Top Gun

I considered drawing Val Kilmer and tiny Tom Cruise as Batman and Robin, but with their faces covered I didn't know if the joke would carry through.

Instead I opted to try another crack at caricature since that kind of exaggeration has been difficult for me. Fortunately I was able to learn something from my past attempts.

Sketch you later!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Terminator Thursday

Just looking to experiment with my markers and produce a card without drawing any outlines.

While I love these sketch events and enjoy drawing Disney and Marvel characters, I'm always hoping to get broader geek culture requests like the T-1000 here. 

Tomorrow: Top Gun!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Geek Fallout 120: Nerd Debates

Join Jason Roberts, Chris Giada, Derek Ash, and myself as we nitpick The Nerdist interviews, then debate divisive elements of fandom including which is the superior spaceship, the adaptations of Games of Thrones vs Lord of the Rings, the final episode of Lost, while Chris rants about how he hates everything.

Here's a song to set the mood:

Friday, March 13, 2015

MCC Weekly 15: Ryo of the Wildfire

MCC Weekly #15: Ronin Warriors

I choose to illustrate the protagonist of this anime series, Ryo Sanada, or Ryo of the Wildfire. I drew the star field in the background because I originally thought these guys operated in outer space, but it looked cool, so why not keep it?

Sketch you later!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Geek Fallout 119: Best and Worst Superhero Costumes

Join Jason Roberts, Miss M, Chris Giada, Evan Hanson and myself as we tear each other to threads over the good, the bad and the ugly in crimefighter clothing! Stay tuned as we bid farewell to Leonard Nimoy, discuss Lynda Carter's diapers and Dazzler's crotch star while John de Lancie turns us to the Dark Side!

Be sure and check out my previous Power Rangers Costume Commentary!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Doc Wizard" Illumination

Happy Daylight Savings Time everyone!

This bizzarre time of year help spark this idea of Doc using magic to generate light to show the contrast between himself and the tech centric world he inhabits.

Plus I was still digging that value study from Friday and wanted to find a way to mix it with this concept that has gone over so well.

Sketch ya' later!

Friday, March 6, 2015

"Doc Wizard" Development

Rough Pencils to Rough Digitals in Ninety Minutes!

Since then I’ve been working on a few ideas.    

Here we have a rough for an illustration focused on a young wizard battling monsters and masked miscreants in a mid century metropolis.

I was inspired by a number of things I enjoy; A young magician establishing themselves in a modern city comes from Kiki's Delivery Service. The pulp hero in the big city with a flare for the fantastic is taken from cartoons like Batman The Animated Series and The Legend of Korra with the big monster being battled by super psudeo-science is borrowed from Lee and Kirby's run on the Fantastic Four. I also want to give a shout out to Michael May's Adventureblog for his recent King Kong posts that helped fuel the fire.

Still working out were I can go with this and how I might be able to involve mechanical men, femme fatales and other colorful characters!

One Wonderful Value Study

Grayscale Study inspired by Akira Kurosowa's 1947 film "One Wonderful Sunday".

The original image reminded me of that scene in "Citizen Kane" were Mr. Bernstein recollects seeing a beautiful woman in a crowd. It just appeals to the hopeless romantic in me.

It was also a bit different for me, painting values rather than drawing outlines. I almost felt like Pascal Campion for a while there. I could really stand to do more of this.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Geek Fallout 118: Geek Brands

Picking a picture for this week's show was quite a challenge!

We dive into the black and white world of Aquaman before the others weigh in on "Fifty Shades of Grey" (skip over 45:00-59:00 if you're not interested in the latter).

Then we explore the wide world of geek brands! Join Miss M, Chris Lockhart, Derek Ash, Chris Giada and myself as we get hip with Funko, tour through the top toys and dig through Derek's Little Mermaid underwear.

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