Friday, July 26, 2013

Popeye Classics #12 Variant Cover

Here's the variant cover I illustrated for IDW's Popeye Classics #12. It was an incredible honor to be asked to illustrate a character I adored as a child (and still do, as an adult).

The sketch was my original take on it, but they wanted something more like the Popeye illustration I did a few years back. I went with a pretty simple visual gag, but I'm happy with how it turned out. If i had to do it over though, I would have drawn some giant vegetables to really sell the joke. Oh well!

If anyone finds a copy, i'd love to see it!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Doc Ock

Here's a quick illustration I did of Doc Ock, just for fun. I've been reading the 2nd Amazing Spider-Man omnibus (which is amazing btw) and felt like drawing the good doctor (he's a little crazy in the head though).

Monday, July 8, 2013

Good Ol' Charlie Brown

After posting some pics on Instagram, of a book I recently I found about Charles Schulz, I was inspired to draw Charlie Brown for my morning warm-up. I was initially going to go with his famous yellow shirt, but I've always been a fan of his lesser-known red one.

I'm still experimenting with a more textured style, so that's what I used for this piece.

 I've been a huge fan of Schulz's work ever since I was a kid and I have very fond memories of my grandma telling me all about her uncle, Roman Baltes, and how he gave Schulz his first cartooning job (lettering comics for a catholic publishing company, which you can read more about here).

Needless to say, I always felt like I had a special (albeit slim) connection to Schulz, so it was a lot of fun to finally pay tribute to his wonderful creation.

The Incredibles

I've been wanting to do an Incredibles illustration of the whole family, and finally got the opportunity. This was created for Hero Complex's RED show, which opened last friday. They still have some of the prints left and they're available here.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing artists who contributed to the show!