Posts tagged: Marvel

DOOM! – A new print in my Etsy store!

Doctor Doom pin-up DOOM! - Framed color prev


I just added a new print to my Etsy Store: By popular demand, I’ve done a color version of my Doctor Doom print, previously available only as black and white line art.

You can see some of my other most popular prints below, and you can see all the prints I have available by visiting my Etsy Store.

Young Justice - Framed prev The Family Crock - Framed prev I Am The Master - Framed prev
Come on Ace - Framed Print prev Sonic Envy

Avengers: EMH Out Today!

Avengers Page 2

Avengers EMH #1 Page 2

The first issue of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is out today, based on the Disney XD Animated TV Series! No, I haven’t bailed on Young Justice – I’m still penciling and inking that every moth, but I did find the time to pencil a 10-page story for the first issue of this new Avengers title and I had a blast doing it! The Avengers! Fin Fang Foom! The Mandarin! And it’s written by Christopher Yost- writer/producer of the TV show!

Here’s the blurb:

MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS MIGHTIEST HEROES #1

Written by Christopher Yost
Art by Adam Dekraker, Christopher Jones

Face front, action fans! It starts here! An all-new line of comics aimed at readers of all ages who like action, live for danger… and love heroes!! The Marvel TV animated smash is coming to comics! Written by chris yost, head writer on the hit series! This first issue features two huge tales that catch you up on all the action as Agent Coulson takes you through the drama leading up to the launch of Season Two this spring on Disney XD. Don’t tell your parents because when Earth’s deadliest villains meet Earth’s Mightiest Heroes… no one’s goin’ to bed early!

It’s in comic shops TODAY. Look for the cover below.

 

Avengers EMH Cover

Avengers EMH Cover

 

Marvel Superhero Squad: #4 Hulk Talk Smack

Marvel Superhero Squad

Marvel Superhero Squad

Are you familiar with the Marvel Superhero Squad Show? Based on the Marvel Super Hero Squad action figure line from Hasbro, it was a comedy-adventure series that portrayed the Marvel Comics characters in a cartoonish super-deformed-style. Each episode had a “title card” that showed the title of that episode next to a parody cover, based on a classic Marvel Comics cover but depicting characters in the style of the show. I drew several of those for the show’s first season, and I wanted to share some of them with you!

Typically, I would be told what cover I was to parody, and what (if any) characters on the cover were to be substituted with other Superhero Squad characters. I was provided with model sheets for the Superhero Squad animation designs of all the relevant characters, and I then I’d get down to work!

Incredible Hulk #1 cover

Incredible Hulk #1 cover

The first of these covers was for Superhero Squad episode #4: “Hulk Talk Smack!” The cover to be parodied was The Incredible Hulk #1, the first appearance of the character! The Hulk was to merely be replaced with the Superhero Squad version  of the character, but all the other characters depicted were to change. The solder on the left was to become Wolverine, General Ross and Betsy were to become Ironman and The Wasp, the soldier behind them was to become Thor, and Dr. Banner himself was to become The Falcon! They also wanted the rocket-pad background eliminated, and the Hulk figure a little smaller in the frame so it wasn’t “cropped” by the edge of the frame.


Squad Cover #4 pencils

Squad Cover #4 pencils

Squad Cover #4 Inks

Squad Cover #4 Inks

MSHS Cover #3 Color

MSHS Cover #3 Color


Here’s the pencil version of the cover I had to get approved before I could proceed with inking. One of the ongoing challenges with these covers was to replace characters with (more or less) human proportions with the stocky proportions of the Superhero Squad characters, and yet I had to preserve the composition of the original. Sometimes this was tricky, but this time around everything was framed around the large Hulk figure, and his proportions were relatively unchanged. Still, you can see where I made some slight alterations in the composition to make it work with the new proportions. Also, note that the Hulk has lost some fingers and toes in translation to his Squad form!

The inks are by me, and the color is by another artist working for Marvel. Click on the color version to see the cover with revised color and complete with logos. One of the issues with these covers is that the “Superhero Squad” logo is very square, which meant it didn’t usually fit well into the space at the top of the cover art.

Squad #4 Title Card

Squad #4 Title Card

Finally, here’s how the cover appeared in the TV episode, next to the credits for the writer and director. I always thought this was something of an odd format as the story title and other text are fairly small and there’s a LOT of pen space the text and cover art are floating around in. But he, I wasn’t going to complain. It was giving me work!

More Superhero Squad covers soon! As always, questiosn and comments are welcome.

Two faces of MODOK!

I’ve done a lot less work for Marvel Comics than I have for DC, but I’ve been lucky enough to get to draw MODOK twice! See if you can spot the subtle difference in drawing styles between the two projects…

Two Faces of MODOK

MODOK – Marvel Superhero Squad

MODOK – Ironman DOE Custom Comic

Marvel Superhero Squad Covers!

Hey, have you ever seen that Marvel Superhero Squad Show? The goofy one with the squat little chibi versions of all the Marvel characters? Have you ever seen the title cards for the episodes that feature a parody version of a classic Marvel cover? Did you know that I drew a bunch of those? Click the image to go to the gallery!

Marvel SHS Episode 2 Title Card

Marvel SHS Episode 2 Title Card