Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

30. Alicia Masters


Alicia Masters, what a beautiful (albeit fictional) woman. She could love a man even if he was covered in an rocky, orange hide ...or a smooth, metallic skin ...or would occasionally burst into flames. Listen, the point is; it doesn't matter to her, because she can "see" the person that you are on the inside and that is a wonderful concept.

Medium: Pencil & pen & ink

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

29. Oberon


I know, I know... I should have made this a stand alone Oberon piece. He doesn't get enough love, but I've got a thing for Big Barda, and just the thought of these two physical opposites together was too good to pass up. Thank you, Jack Kirby!

Medium: Pen & ink

Monday, January 28, 2008

28. Etta Candy


I love Etta Candy, not what they try to pass off nowadays as Etta, but the Golden Age Etta. Whatta Woman, Woo woo!

Medium: Pen & ink

27. Jimmy Olsen


You may notice the lack of concern on Jimmy's face. Even being tied down next to a huge explosive device becomes only a mild annoyance when you've got an ├╝ber-cool signal watch. Well, I guess after being Superman's pal for so long you might become a little jaded.

Medium: Pen & ink

26. Alfred Pennyworth


Alright, so my weekend posting plans didn't work out like I planned. Alfred would have made it work, but as we all know, I am no Alfred.

Medium Pen & ink

Friday, January 25, 2008

25. J. Jonah Jameson


I've always been a fan of the Spider-Man books, mostly because of the supporting cast, and J. Jonah Jameson is an unrivaled star in that field. While we're on the subject of unrivaled stars in their field ... nobody draws a better J.J.J than John Romita. NOBODY.

Medium: Pencil & Pen

Thursday, January 24, 2008

24. I-Ching


Honestly, Before DC's I-Ching was brought to my attention I had never heard of him. In fact, I knew more about the I Ching, the ancient Chinese classic text. And after reading the wiki about the “Book of Changes”, I guess I really didn't know much about that either.
However, now I know that the I Ching is s an ancient symbol system used to identify order in chance events and that I-Ching is a blind martial artist and full-time Super-Mack!

Medium: Pencil & pen & ink

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

23. Bibbo Bibbowski


I've got to tell you; I'm always looking forward to the next drawing, even when I'm right in the middle of the current one. There are just so many great things to get to on this list. That being said, I've been looking forward to drawing Bibbo Bibbowski for weeks now. There's just something about him. Maybe it's the fact that, while he is a fully grown, tough-as-nails longshoreman, he can still be inspired by his hero.

Medium: Pen & ink

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

22. Chubby da Choona


The catch of the day is Chubby da Choona from Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart's Seaguy . I hate to admit it, but I missed this little gem when it came out back in 2004. Now, after reading all kinds of great things about this 3-issue mini series, it becomes imperiative that I seek it out.
Also, (thanks to Bill) I couldn't help but put just a hint of Ernest Borgnine in Chubby's mug.

Medium: Pen & ink with photoshop smoke

Monday, January 21, 2008

21. Jughead Jones


We're finished with acronym week. Now on to Supporting Characters!
I'm not sure if it's fair to call Jughead a "supporting" character, He's clearly the most interesting person in the Archieverse. I mean, Come ON! Look at all the spin-off titles Bill Listed: Jughead Comics, Jughead’s Diner, Jughead as Captain Hero , Jughead's Baby Tales, Jughead’s Time Police, and (a spin-off of a spin-off) a comic featuring Jughead’s dog, Hot Dog. And that's not even all of them.
Don't get me wrong, I like Archie, but he's no Jughead.

Medium: Pen & ink

20. H.A.R.D. Corps


The H.A.R.D. Corps, or the Harbinger Active Resistance Division Corps is described as a "corporate strike team". Really? A corporation with its own super-powered military strike team?! That's beautiful! Maybe the 90's weren't all bad...
Pictured here; Hammerhead, Shakespeare, and Gunslinger

Medium: Pen & ink

Friday, January 18, 2008

19. H.A.T.E.


I've been looking forward to doing today's entry: H.A.T.E. Let me tell you why.
Nick Cage.
Every time I see Dirk Anger I can't help but think of Nicolas Cage. Maybe it's just me, but I would love for Dirk to be played by Nick in the Nextwave movie ...if one ever came about. Now, who should play Elsa Bloodstone...

Medium: Pencil & pen

18. CBLDF


The truth is, many of us know about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund but few of us have ever taken the time to donate. You like the First Amendment, don't you?

Medium: Pencil on paper

Thursday, January 17, 2008

17. MODOK


I've always had a great affinity for MODOK. And not just because he's a uniqely compelling visual. Oh no, MODOK is not just your ordinary, everyday eye-candy my friend ...he is the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing!

Medium: Pen & ink

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

16. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD. Man, I really wanted to put a Jim Steranko-type, psycadelic background in here, but I simply didn't have the time. At least I was able to put two of my favorite supporting characters from the series, Agents Valentina Allegra di Fontaine and Dum Dum Dugan in there.

Medium: Pen & ink

N.B. I loves me some Jim Steranko

15. OMAC


Okay, I was out sick yesterday. So, what would be the best way to kick this thing back into gear?
How about OMAC!

Medium: Pen & ink

Monday, January 14, 2008

14. W.A.S.T.E.


Acronym week begins!
W.A.S.T.E. is the evil organization in the Casanova universe, or the "Casanovaverse" as I have been told.
I can't wait to pick up the trade of this series.

Medium: Pen, Ink & Pencil

13. Spidey Super Stories


Bill describes Spidey Super Stories as "the kid-friendly comic book spinoff from the Spider-Man segments of the Electric Company". Now, it may be the large amounts of cold medicine talking, but I seem to recall that on an episode of "the Electric Company" Spidey dressed up in a suit & tie over his costume so he would not be recognized ... But like I said, I may be a bit delusional...

Medium: Pen, Ink & Pencil

Friday, January 11, 2008

12. Woodgod


The man-brute called Woodgod!
Hey, that's Marvel's description, not mine.

Medium: Pencil on paper

Incidentally, I will be double-posting on most Fridays as well as Mondays in an effort to stay synchronous with Bill's 365 list.
...man, I need to get my own scanner.

11. Flo Steinberg


Okay, I'm sure Fabulous Flo Steinberg never wore her costume from Marvel's What If? #11: "What If the original Marvel bullpen had become the Fantastic Four". Especially not at work, but if she ever did, I'd like to think that it would look something like this.

Medium: Pencil on paper

Thursday, January 10, 2008

10. Tales from the Bully Pulpit


How is it that Tales from the Bully Pulpit has not been made into a major motion picture yet? I realize that the WGA is on strike at the moment, and I wholeheartedly support the writers, but let's settle this thing and get to work on an adaptation!
Just listen to this pitch: Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Edison's ghost steal H.G. Wells’ time machine in order to travel into the future so they can stop Hitler from destroying an entire race of blue Martians. Then throw in a special appearance from Abraham Lincoln and what do you have? Box office GOLD, my friend.

Medium: Pencil on paper

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

9. Batroc the Leaper


I'm kind of short on time today, so why don't you check out what Bill Reed has to say about Batroc...
Good stuff, Oui?

Medium: Pen & ink

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

8. Lockjaw


Lockjaw! I really used to love watching lockjaw run around with the inhumans in the mystery machine thwarting would-be criminals. Wait, maybe i'm thinking of someone else.
In any event, it's Elvis Presley's birthday, so put on some "Suspicious Minds" and fry up some peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Delicious!

Medium: Pencil on paper

Monday, January 07, 2008

7. Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos


This is one of the greatest things ever published! I'm serious! Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos. Look! The title alone just gave you a black eye! And anyone who can inspire a site like this is at the apex of awesome in my book.

Medium: Pen & ink
On a related note; shortly after I finished this drawing, all of the ninjas mysteriously disappeared from the page...

6. ROM, Spaceknight


Day 6 and we have the Spaceknight to end all Spaceknights, ROM!

Medium; Pen & ink

Friday, January 04, 2008

5. Grant Morrison


Not only is Grant Morrison a great writer, but look at that clean-shaven face! SO much quicker to draw. (I'm looking at you Alan.)

Medium: Pen & ink & pencil

4. Alan Moore


Now, I love Alan Moore's work as much as anyone, I truly do. But have you ever tried to draw a beard of such a fractious magnitude?! Damn your unruly beard, Mr. Moore! I need some sleep.

Medium: Pen & ink on paper

Awww, I can't stay mad at the beard.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

3. Will Eisner


Day three, and we have another legend of the industry. Will Eisner is one of my all time favorite creators, in any medium. I like to compare him to Dean Martin because he's as smooth as a peeled egg. I guess if Eisner is Dean Martin, then Jack Kirby would be Frank Sinatra.
...Yeah, that works for me.

Medium: Pencil on paper

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2. Stan Lee


Reason #2: Stan "the Man" Lee
The man is an Icon. Half brilliant creator, and half (how did Bill put it?) "bat-guano insane". Two great things that go great together. Just the mention of his name puts a smile on my face.

Medium: Pencil on paper.

1. Jack Kirby


Well, here we go. I can't think of a better way to kick things off.
Jack Kirby.
They called him "King", and rightly so. He is, and always will be the Frank Sinatra of comics.

Also, I want to thank Bil Reed. The man himself, for stopping by and laying down some encouragement.

Medium: Pencil on paper.