Saturday, December 31, 2011

Autumn Faerie

Autumn FaerieI drew this for the Adorable Progeny, who steadfastly refuses to be impressed by anything I draw. This piece fared no better than any of the others. The wings, apparently, are all wrong.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cosmic Hobo

The Second DoctorI sure do like Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. It's a shame so few of his performances survive.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flyer

Amelia Earhart, Fearless FlyerI drew this for an upcoming collaboration between Project: Rooftop and my new favorite thing, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.

The depiction of Ms. Earhart is based more on Autumn Reeser, the actress performing her in the serial than on the historical personage. Sadly, I don't have a snapshot of her with this drawing the way Dean Trippe has one of John DiMaggio holding his.

Listen to Thrilling Adventure Hour: Amelia Earhart, Fearless Flyer, “VIVE LE REICH?”
Autumn Reese
Project: Rooftop

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, William Blake!

This image is from a 2006 story, and is still available for free Internet perusal over at ImageTexT.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Fake Comics: Marvel Tales #1

The Sub-Mariner and the Original Human Torch should just fight all the time.Continuing the ersatz fun, Jon Morris' DC Fifty-Too has turned its sights on Marvel. I love the Golden Age dynamic* between the Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch. And so:

Joel Priddy's completely fake cover for Marvel Tales #1
*Dynamic, meaning "Friends who punch each other an awful lot."

Marvel Universe Too: What If...
My earlier fake comics [1, 2]

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bad Dogwood

bad dogwoodThis was supposed to be an engaging element in a design I'm working on. But it wasn't.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Liberty Belle, Issue 2 (still not really)

Joel Priddy's pretend cover for Liberty Belle issue 2Here's my second not-at-all-a-real-thing cover for Liberty Belle. Not much to add, except:

1. The G.I. Giant that Belle is riding is meant to be a reference to G.I. Robot, and I imagine there being a whole battalion of them marching right behind this one.
2. I like the idea of Ma Hunkel equipping herself differently for every adventure, building a bluer-than-blue-collar knight's arsenal as she needs it from whatever domestic and industrial scraps she can get her hands on.

Liberty Belle, Issue 1 (not really)
DC Fifty-Too

And a couple nice notices:
Project: Rooftop Approved: Joel Priddy’s “Liberty Belle #1″ for DC Fifty-Too
Comics Alliance: The Latest From 'DC Fifty-Too', the Indie Take on the DC Relaunch

Oh, and as long as I'm cutting and pasting links, Comics Alliance also ran my Peabody and Pond drawing as part of their ongoing Best Art Ever (This Week), which was awfully nice of them.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Liberty Belle, Issue 1 (not really)

Joel Priddy's Liberty Belle, a fake first issue cover
As the creeping hand of totalitarianism stretches its covetous grasp across Europe, one peerless woman dares toll the resounding, clarion peal of freedom! With the oppressive forces of darkness encroaching around her, Liberty Belle lives only to fight and to let her message ring: let us live to make men free!

PLUS: Back on the home front, matchless Ma Hunkel cleans up the mean streets like an unstoppable cyclone of blue-collar justice!

Jon Morris, all-around creative dynamo, wrote with this fun project idea:
Once DC started releasing the cover images of what the New DC Universe would look like, it got me wondering what the New DC Universe would look like ... if it were out of DC's hands.

And, well, this is where I went. Benito Cereno was kind enough to carefully craft some fake solicitation text for the issue.

I enjoyed drawing this so well that I immediately drew a second issue's cover. I'll post it after it goes up on the DC Fifty-Too site.

The composition is based on the poster below. Hopefully, this reads as informed reference and not as low-down swiping.
The original is, of course, a much better piece of design, but mine has Ma Hunkel hefting a giant wrench.

DC Fifty-Too
DC's actual Fifty-Two
Some thoughts on the design choices for the new DC 52 [1, 2, 3]
Liberty Belle
Ma Hunkel
My previous take on Liberty Belle (Man, sometimes I draw noses waaaaay too long, but can't see it until it's too late)
My previous take on Bell of Splendid Awakening, who is vaguely referenced above by one of the small figures to the left of Libby
My previous take on Ma Hunkel
Jon Morris

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monkey Punch Dinosaur

Sometimes, monkeys do this. Apparently.

Sabbatical Watch: The family and I are now comfortably ensconced in State College, PA, and I'm happily drawing away. Hopefully these drawings will turn into something I can show off, soon.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Memphis Roller Derby

Here's a dandy little re-use of a drawing that I put on this blog a couple years back.

Medusa was drawn as a potential Fist-a-cuffs combatant.

Fist-a-cuffs was a fun little cartoon game run by Sam Hiti.

I drew a lot of fist-a-cuffs characters.

The poster was designed by Kevin Reuter.

In other news:
I'm about five days away from moving to Pennsylvania for a six month sabbatical. If you are—or know—a cartoonist in the general road trip radius of State College, PA, let me know!