Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had beautiful weather here so there were lots of young ones Trick or Treating, in spite of it being a school night. I only made one little girl cry but several took a step back when the door opened and they saw me standing there in full costume. The funniest one was young Max Dutton. As he stepped back I said, "Hi, Max." He responded very faintly: "Hi, Mister Nowlan..."

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thor sketch

From 2005:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mister Miracle & Big Barda commission

This one was for my buddy Robert Jewell. From 2004:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A monster sketch

I don't know much about this one. It's from several years ago and it was for Ande Parks. I remember spending a lot of time in Fifth Grade drawing nothing but monsters. Heavy sigh.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Daredevil commission

From 2001. The commissioner asked for the old yellow and black costume. I'm afraid this basic layout is on the verge of retirement, due to overuse.

Monday, October 25, 2010

OHMU: Deacon Frost original art

I posted this piece in July but now, thanks to the very generous Ashley Salter, I can show you a nice, large scan of the original art instead of just faded Xerox copies. The July post can be seen here. These Marvel Universe pieces were all beautifully inked by Mr. Joe Rubinstein.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Punisher #6, page two

Once again, the original art scan is courtesy of Ashley Salter. Pencils by Dave Ross. I inked this very heavy and used a lot of zip-a-tone because I was nervous about the coloring we might get. Turned out there was no reason to worry, John Wellington did a beautiful job on the color guides. I was very happy when I saw this one in print.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Moon Knight #30 back cover art

From 1983. Scan of the original art is courtesy of Ashley Salter. This was essentially an ad for the next issue.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Merv Pumpkinhead inks

Pencils by the redoubtable Mark Buckingham for last year's House of Mystery Halloween special. I haven't grown any pumpkins in the back yard for a few years but I used to love watching them grow this time of year. My wife and mother-in-law make some amazing pies. Maybe that's why I rarely turn down a Merv assignment.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Green Lantern vs Sinestro

This was drawn in 2004 for the Upper Deck "VS" series of Collectible Cards.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Legends of the DC Universe #39 cover painting

Acrylic on Gessoed Masonite. From 2001.

Monday, October 11, 2010

JBQ and friends commission

The commissioner asked for this unusual group of characters and I enjoy drawing all of them so who am I to argue? From 2006.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A farm

Rural Kansas, circa 1965.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Batman: Hidden Treasures on sale today!

Waited a loooong time for this one. And I love the coloring by Alex Sinclair. He really understood the light sources. Can't wait to see it in the flesh. You can see a 7-page preview here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Larry Fine!

This really should be a National Holiday.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Batman on a ledge

I can't find a date on this one but I think it's at least a couple of years old. I also couldn't find a pencil scan but I drew a tight, inked prelim so I hope that'll suffice.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Batman & Batgirl

Drawn about a year ago. Looks like I inked most of the Batman figure with a brush.