Sunday, February 28, 2010

Atomika #12 page-unfinished

I still have to text in some borders and clean some pencil lines etc.
But I wanted to post something for today that was indeed new.

Thank you for letting me share.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sketch for Saturday- Falcon

I've always loved the classic Cap by Sal Buscema , John Romita.
Never forgetting to mention any Cap by Jack Kirby was alway spectacular.

Love this character even with his old Green costume.
But once John Romita Sr gave him the wings! Man was I hooked.

Much Love


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Victor Von Doom- 2/25/10

Snow and more snow.......Dr Doom at 3am hey, I love any old Kirby character..


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Feb-24th Hump day baby...

I wanted to pull a few pages form Atomika #9 and show a few colored pieces.
New colors and a bit of moody twisted s--t going on here.

thanks for letting me share


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday night already..a few drawings..

Just letting a few color tests for some future projects.


Feb-23rd and all is well...

Getting it done, trying to keep the pages coming.
Lots of shows this spring so I need to really "Get it got" as
they say on "the Wire".

Thank you for letting me share.
New Atomika un-used pencil some older colors.


Monday, February 22, 2010

The weekend? is o-ver..over...?

Man freezing rain and other white stuff coming down non-stop
Dinner with my wifes friends.....and a sunday by my Mom's....
Who needs water boarding with a weekend like that?

And a monday of scanning ahead of me...preping for the C2E2 show
Coming in April..

New pieces- Fooling around with color test version of KGB prime- (Atomika character)
and an Old Kirby favorite -Karnak from the Inhumans, FF

thanks for letting me vent


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Drawings for Saturday Feb 20th 2010

This is a real early drawing of the Soviet 'Gas house triad- Villains in
the Atomika Annual -USSA coming out in the spring.
Also Iron Man Stealth Armor sketch of the day for Feb 20th 2010

Thanks for letting me share.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Art institute Comic Art class.

This is my third year speaking with the Comic Art class at the Art Institute of Chicago
and man I have to say I really enjoy it.

I hit Millers pub on Wabash before hand for dinner and its all good.
Millers pub is one of those throw back places of Chicago years gone by.
The food is well above average and man the atmosphere is something out of a Paul Muni film.

I bring Atomika's for everyone and hope I'm not too boring..
Lets hope our beloved art form can find its way into the next generation.

A few random pieces for todays art.
Atomika model sheet and issue #12 page 16

Thank you for letting me share.
Warmest regards


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines -weekend 2/14/10 update New Atomika pencils

I usually like to wait until the colors are dry but I figured why not.
Here are a few interior pages from Atomika #12 rough pencils.

I'm adding some lines to flesh things out a bit before I send them off to the inker -Buzz
Also sketch of the day- the Jackal.

Gonna check out the Wolfman tonight, man when they ran it on tv when I was a kid
I had to sleep with the baseball bat...scared the sh-- out of me and my brothers.

Stay well
Much dago love


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Post for thursday feb 11th 2010

Another week flew by...
Man its almost spring..well not really.
Been trying to get a ton of work done but this lack of sun
kicks you in the ass.

Anyway following my cowboy theme- Jonah Hex.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sketch of the day 1/10/10- Kid Colt

Ok, so by now everyone east of the Miss knows about all the snow.
So I won't talk about it...although...never mind.

I decided to knock off a few Marvel Cowboys from the 1970's.
I was guilty of picking up a few of these because of the tremendous Gil Kane, John Romita covers.
You got them home and most were re-prints but man they had great covers.

Sketch of the day- Kid Colt.

Thanks for viewing


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sketch cards for Charity-Blueline Art

Comics for cures sketch cards.
I was flattered by the fine folks at Blue Line and Comics 2 Games
To pen a few Sketch cards to be auctioned on ebay.
(All the dough going to charity)

I will post the ebay link when I get more info.
I had a blast and would do a million of these if it helps find a cure.

Snow..snow...snow...ugghhh. here in Chicago


Monday, February 8, 2010

Luke Cage proposal still has a pulse....

A few more pages from my defunct Luke Cage proposal from last year.
I love the character and really wanted to kick this in the ass.
A ton of snow coming our way..

Warmest regards


A bit more Luke Cage and Atomika

Alright, I have new stuff coming later tonight but in the mean time
I've discovered a few rough cut versions of pages from Atomika #11
Love the colors by Simone Peruzzi and inks by Buzz

Thank you again for indulging me.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday- Sketch of the day.

Great game.
Now whens the draft, I miss Mel Kiper...
2 weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training..

Sketch of the day- Moon Knight..

Much Dago love


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sketch of the day- The Vulture..

Always been one of my all time Spidey favorites.
I stayed up late on this puppy so be gentle.



Super Bowl Sunday-Atomika images..

I wanted to be sure these pieces made it to my blog.
I love the colors and I really feel I nailed the essence of the character.
Ok, maybe thats sounding a little to artsy.

Stay well


Saturday the 6th of ...Feb..snow and ice..

February in Chicago is like putting the worthless 'R' in the months name..
It should just be Feb..especially because its a sucky month.
I sat in for a few episodes of 'Around comics webcasts last night.

I want to thank Chris and the guys at Dark Tower comics on Western Ave in
Chicago for their wonderful hospitality.

Sketch of the day..Sgt Rock.
I wanted to add a bit more detail to it, like whiskers etc but
figured enough was enough.

Have a Great weekend


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Whew-Just barely made it.

I was running around like a maniac today so I just got back in studio in time
to knock out a few sketches for the site.
I will be on Around Comics podcast tmrw night so keep an eye out for the link
I'll post it as soon as the interview runs.

Thanks again
Hammerhead and Cap are the pieces for today.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday- Dr Strange..

A bit of marker experimenting here so indulge me a bit.
I've always been a huge fan of Gene Colan's version of Dr Strange.
Especially with the mask.
In fact it had a big influence on my book Atomika.
Playing a bit here with colors and solvents.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A couple more for a lazy..tuesday.

I was doing a few color tests and was a little happy and disappointed in how these two
pieces turned out.
I'm not complaining mind you the idea is to try, experiment and get better.
Look for these two pieces re-worked a bit further down the line.
Spidey and the Sentinels.

Its after 5 and I'm starving...


Atomika-images from the second TPB

The second trade paper back of Atomika issues 7-12 is dropping (as the kids say)
This spring so I wanted to show off a few of the more odd images from Issue #8

Thanks for indulging me.
More sketches to come this afternoon.

Warmest regards