Sunday, June 27, 2010

Taking flight...

I'm running a little later than usual, but here's this week's choice for Fan Request Friday: Wilma Deering and Buck Rogers.
Many of you might know these characters from the old TV series staring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray. I decided to go retro and work from their original comic versions.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Who Knows...

...well, you know the rest (I assume) , but suffice it to say that this week's Fan Request Friday is The Shadow. I love these old Pulp charcaters and tried to figure out a way to include some of the others, like Doc Savage, The Spider, G-8 and The Avenger (not to mention all of Edgar Rice Burroughs' characters), but that was opening a can of worms that I thought would be better suited for other requests - or maybe even a new sketchbook that spotlighted all of my favorites. That's something to consider.

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this one and have a happy Father's Day  - we're off to see Toy Story3 in IMax later today. It better be good ;)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Two for one...

...sort of. This week, for Fan Request Friday, there were a lot of great suggestions - as always. I want to thank everyone and I really wish that I could do more each week, but there's only so much free time available. So, when possible, I'll try and sneak in a little something more. This week I chose a subject that had been suggested many times before...and since it kind of coincides with some of the freelance I've been doing - the DC books for HarperCollins that I mentioned below - I thought it would be fun to give a shot at the Women of Gotham. I couldn't decide between the heroes or the villains so I decided to do both.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Dove's a girl?...

It's news to me. Last time I saw these characters I was a young kid buying comics for 12 cents. Frankly, I didn't care so much for the characters even with Ditko and Kane art in them, but when I heard of Dove being a girl that definitely intrigued me. Since these characters (in this boy/girl incarnation)  had been requested  several weeks and by a couple of different people I went with it for Fan Request Friday.

It's a little late because yesterday I spent most of the day at a charity event for the City of Hope. They were having a picnic and Scott Shaw! was looking for artists to sit around and draw requests for the kids and their parents. I must have drawn a couple of dozen (at least) superheroes and other misc characters. It was good to see these kids so happy and excited and hopefully I was able to contribute a little to that. There were lots to do there in the way of games and food to eat as well as costume characters from Star Wars, Harry Potter and DC comics. There might have been more going on, but I was too busy drawing.

I also wanted to alert you to the fact that my latest book from HarperCollins is now fully listed on Amazon and you should probably rush out and order it before it becomes a collector's item. Well, maybe not, but you still might enjoy it and the price is good. Just click on the link below and while you're at it look for my other books from HarperCollins and also my Shrek 4 book from GrossetDunlap