Monday, March 28, 2011


I always liked the way Gil Kane drew this old Spidey villain's face. Structure, structure, structure...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Newsarama Hellboy interview

The Hellboy one-shot, "Buster Oakley Gets His Wish" will be going on sale next month. Here's a Newsarama interview where we discuss some of the behind-the-scenes work.

By the way, you shouldn't be alarmed by the unfinished art you're seeing. The book's all done, at the printer and on schedule. For once, I finished something a few days ahead of the deadline.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Thing

No, not James Arness. Some other time, maybe.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Outsider #1 cover art

Here's a gesture that threw me; a guy brushing dust off his suit. Sounds simple, but I had to do a lot of sketching before I came up with anything that even came close to suggesting the movement I was looking for. As a last resort, I was going to try for a "strobe" effect but I didn't want to overdo it and call more attention to the action than I needed to.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I'm very happy to see that Turner Classic Movies is showing Jules Dassin's masterpiece Rififi (or Du Rififi Chez les Hommes) tomorrow night. It's a classic Film Noir with one of the coolest heist scenes you'll ever see. I love sooooo many things about this movie, not the least of which is the sad, world weary face of the star, Jean Servais. This sketch doesn't do him justice so I may have to try again some other time.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

This is peculiar...

I just stumbled upon this 2005 photo of comedian / voice actor Maria Bamford and did a bit of a double-take:

Is it just me or does it look freakishly similar to this Marvel cover painting I did back in 1988?

The only alteration I made was flopping the photo so that the lighting is on the left. The original can be seen here.

Cue Twilight Zone theme...

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I resisted the urge to dig up some Albert Einstein photos for reference.

Friday, March 11, 2011


9 x 12" pencil sketch...


Some preliminary sketches, then the pencils and inks:

Monday, March 7, 2011

Dr. Strange

Another 9 x 12" pencil sketch...

Thursday, March 3, 2011


9 x 12" pencil sketch: