Thursday, December 09, 2010


So, I got older. And then people drew things. Really wonderful things.
Siphne Sylve
Kong Wee Pang
Rory-Ann Austin
Michelle Duckworth
Adam Gustavson
Victoria Maxwell
Kayla Cline
Stephanie Windham
Nick Conbere

Shane McDermott
And Michael Force, wrapping things up with a reminder of where all these birthdays are leading.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Sherlock Witch

Superhero Cocoa asked for literary mash-ups of the Scarlet Witch, and I went all Holmesian. Mostly on account of the tweed.

I like her hat.

Who's the Scarlet Witch?
What's Superhero Cocoa?
How about Project: Rooftop?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Turner D. Century

A dapper fellow with a steampunk gun.For no reason other than I'm delighted to learn about him, here's a drawing of Turner D. Century, Marvel's proto-steampunk super-villain.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Pippi Longstocking

Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking
The Adorable Progeny is such a fan.


So, I'm breaking my recent streak of seclusion and going to an actual comics show. I'll be on a panel on Friday on adapting public works into graphic novels, and generally hanging out around the Harper-Collins booth, promoting The Gift of the Magi.

I haven't been to a show in while, largely because I've been busy being a father. But I'm also profoundly uncomfortable at conventions. You know how, when you're hosting a party, you can't enjoy it because you're making sure everyone is having a good time and there's enough ice and no one is doing anything unspeakable on the carpet? Conventions are basically me feeling like that for 3 days. I need to take Chris Haley lessons on how to enjoy these things. As it is, the only time I feel comfortable is when people come up to me and ask me to draw something.

So, please, if you see me, come up and ask me to draw something.

Also, if you have any advice on where I can find some good whitefish, let me know. I do like some nice whitefish salad on a bagel.

The New York Comic Con

Chris Haley enjoying a Con (fast forward to around 3:10)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Loftiest Company I'll Ever Find Myself In

My work is going to be in a show called Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA. But, check out some of the big names: R. O. Blechman, Sue Coe, Will Eisner, Edward Gorey, Burne Hogarth, Ben Katchor, Harvey Kurtzman, David Mazzucchelli, Jerry Moriarty, Gary Panter, David Sandlin, Walter Simonson and Art Spiegelman.

I choose to go to SVA because it kept showing up in the bios of all my comic book heroes, and this show looks to be an incredibly comprehensive collection of their work. And I'll actually be in New York during the shows run, so I'll get to see it. Can't wait!

Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nova Novarum

Joel Priddy's mythological take on Marvel's NovaInternet pals/real-life grade-slaves over at Superhero Cocoa have been having all kinds of fun drawing superheroes. The latest: a mythological take on Nova.

Nova was apparently a pretty controversial choice, because most people hadn't heard of him, and the rest think he's kinda lame. But I was delighted. My childhood contained one well-read copy of The Man Called Nova.

Well, maybe two. The cover of issue #21 looks pretty familiar.

I remember that I didn't care much for his supporting characters. His dad had a creepy Seventies beard. I held particular contempt for the idea that his little brother had built a robot Sherlock Holmes. The robot itself was fine, but eight-year-old me knew it was crazy to think a high school kid could build one. To do that, you'd have to be, like, twenty-four.

But Nova was cool. He flew around, he had a shiny helmet, and he could shoot things with his fists. That's pretty much all any eight-year-old could ask out of life.

Nova on Wikipedia
Superhero Cocoa

Sunday, June 27, 2010


BABY SNAKE ROBOT!Baby Snake Robot!




Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010


I thought I should try drawing my own version of my Facebook pic.

The original, here, is a panel from Amazing Man Comics #12 (1940).

Friday, January 01, 2010


Joel Priddy sketchbook 1/1/10What with fatherhood and all, my sketchbook habit has lapsed pretty miserably in the past couple years. AND SO: I hereby resolve to draw something in my sketchbook everyday of The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Ten.

I doubt many posts will come out of this project, however. I reserve every right to fill this thing with super-shitty drawings that I'd be embarrassed for anyone to see. That pretty much being the whole point of sketchbooks.