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Monday, October 31, 2011

The MASsacre!

Sorry I haven't been able to post in a while... This is actually a portrait of Marcus Smith(Masman) and his girl friend. His site:

I had the chance to tackle some new blending techniques:



Happy Halloween! Friday the 13th by Justin Zyduck

Crystal Lake...a suburb of Sin City?

Also, I have recently done a post about Friday the 13th VHS boxes, if that is the sort of thing that sounds interesting to you.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WWII: Superman cleans up

Another super quick sketch, reproducing a panel from the Siegel/Shuster comic "What If Superman Ended the War?"  It featured Superman whooping wholesale Nazi ass, and then scooping up Hitler and Stalin and dropping them off at a meeting of the League of Nations to answer for their crimes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

WWII: Hitler's Head Explodes by Justin Zyduck

This is not actually a reference to Inglorious Basterds, but rather one of my all-time favorite video games: the NES classic Bionic Commando. If you are unfamiliar with that game, and specifically its ending, let me drop a little education on you.

The game, as originally released in Japan, dealt with a neo-Nazi group seeking to bring Hitler back from the dead to complete a doomsday weapon. During the English translation process, Nintendo of America--somewhat notorious for censoring anything that might be considered offensive for the U.S. market--removed all explicit references to Nazism, calling the enemies "Badds" and replacing swastikas with a falcon-like emblem.

NOA, however, apparently did not vet the game's ending, or else they'd surely have made alterations to the following game elements:
I must admit: I had fun on this one.

(If you're interested, see the 20th century's most hated man explode in black and white.)

TNG Sins of the Father by Rob ayotte & Greg Reekers

Hey Everybody, So sorry for dropp'n out of sight for a while. This was made by myself and my good buddy, also an MCAD grad, Greg Reekers. Greg has been a successful graphic designer since he graduated and is currently moving to Chicago to make mo money mo money. Greg and I made a forty page comic together called Legend of the Thunderbird,

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

WWII: The Black Terror vs. Hitler Frankenstein Robot Bugs Bunny

Original, "The Black Terror, Robot Master."

My cover, "The Black Terror vs. Hitler Frankenstein Robot Bugs Bunny."

I really had no idea what to do for WW II .  Josh did an awesome Captain America, so influenced by his work, I attempted to do a fun cover (and there's no way I could even touch Mike's epic cover work).  There is a Hitler Bugs Bunny character from the cartoon, "Herr Meets Hare," and Hitler Bugs needed to have a 'robot master.' :) 

WWII: Captain America #1, Josh Lynch

This was the other concept I was developing for the Romantic  Kirby cover.  This WWII theme gave me the perfect opportunity to revisit the concept.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Indiana Jones and The Rocketeer: The Curse of the Dreyrugr Amulet by Mike McMahon

Yes, this is why I picked WWII for the theme, so that I can do this image.

It's 1941, and an evil Nazi general goes to Norway in search of the ancient Dreyrugr Amulet. With it, he will raise a powerful army of undead Viking warriors. Combined with the Nazi war machine, they will be almost unstoppable. Almost.

There are only two men that can stop them from world domination: Indiana Jones and The Rocketeer.

Some notes about the drawing...the evil Nazi General up at the top is supposed to be Gary Oldman, but I found trying to get a decent likeness of him at that small a size was pretty difficult. There were a bunch of other characters I wanted to put in it but just couldn't find the room, but you can see the actor's who would play them in the credits.

And for now, I have to use a photo of the drawing because I don't think I'm going to have time to go to Kinko's this weekend and get a scan, but hopefully soon I'll be able to replace it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cover to Cover: The Mighty Thor Annual #2 (1966), cover start by Josh Purple

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What I have so far..., with my vast intelligence I manged to delete all of my path work without knowing it :D .  Luckily I had this done (colors filled in) at a fairly large file size.  I was doing everything using paths and shapes, I'm guessing as I was cutting out some selections, I deleted the paths.  Still, there's a bit of a clue as to what direction I'm going with this :) .   More soon.

Star Trek: The Next Generation All Good Things...Episode 171-172

I'm here! Just really busy! I actually have real projects...but once I thought of this idea I really wanted to do it!

I chose this episode because I thought it would be a perfect excuse to use a psychedelic band poster-it sounded pretty trippy! And I loooove doing the lettering.

Thor is coming soon!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

TNG Poster: Deja Q by Justin Zyduck

As a kid, the Q episodes were always my favorite, so when this week's assignment came down, I immediately knew I wanted to do one of those. I thought I'd approach this episode with sort of a Farrelly Brothers-type poster; re-imagining the episode as a sort of high-concept '90s comedy. Indeed, Q episodes were frequently very funny, owing in part to de Lancie and Stewart's work as an unlikely comedy duo. The show's writers and producers seemed to be aware of this as well; most Next Generation episodes carry fairly respectable sci-fi titles, but one gets the sense that whenever it was time to do a Q episode, Gene Roddenberry would burst into the writer's room and go, "All right, men, it's wordplay time." And then they'd go around the room: "What about 'Q or False'?" "Or maybe 'Red, White, and Q'." "'Q-Cumber Salad'?" "'Q Live Crew'!"

Sadly, though, because of my struggles to capture recognizable likenesses, the part of Q will be played tonight not by de Lancie, but rather by some sort of genetic mixture of Ed Sullivan and Richard Nixon. Oh well.

STNG Poster: The Best of Both Worlds by Adam Rosenlund

Sorry I haven't been at it for a while, but I've been working on a lot of different things as of late trying to get ready for NYCC this week, so I haven't had time for anything other than that. However, Rich probably would kill me if I didn't have something in for his topic, so I managed to squeak this one in under the wire. I'm not super knowledgeable about STNG, but I'm sure this one will ring a few bells.

Trek edition; "Heart of Glory," by Josh Purple

Inspired by AC DC's 'Lock up your daughters' poster.  AC DC seemed fitting for this episode, -'warrior-like' intensity, etc.  (that's in 'bernyKlingon' font).   Very tempted to go with the image of Wharf doing the howl during the Klingon death ritual :) .

Friday, October 7, 2011

TNG Poster: Yesterday's Enterprise by Mike McMahon

Coloring this is gonna take me forever, so I'm gonna post the black and white.

By far one of my all time favorite episodes, really enjoyed working on it. Awesome idea, Rich.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

STNG Poster: Q Who? by: Mark Hurst

So, I've never been a huge Star Trek person. I've enjoyed them but didn't grow up watching it like most people. But because of a recent addiction to netflix I have started watching the series. Because of this I am not to far into the series. I have always been interested in the Borg and never really knew the back ground on how they were introduced in the series. So being interested in both Q and the Borg, this episode works great.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

STNG Poster: The Royale, by Josh Lynch

I originally did Starship Mine, one of my favorite episodes.  But I love the visuals from the Royale.  And while the execution wasn't great it was a classic Scifi style story.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Savage Sword of Conan (tee hee!)

I really really want to go all Frazetta on this but alas, only time for a sketch...and I'm too poor to get a Wacom and Painter :( But, I had fun with this. Conan has ladies falling onto him all the fricking time. Here are some covers that I looked at for reference/inspiration:


I'm starting to get busy again... lol Here's what I came up with...

Monday, October 3, 2011

Romantic Kirby Covers by Justin Zyduck

I had a little trouble with the composition, and then I ran short on time, but I went full-on airport romance novel.

Romantic Marvel Cover: Spiderman and Obama Bromance

I only had time for a quick sketch this week, and my memory had somehow omitted the "Kirby" part of "Romantic Kirby Cover" this week and I just went with a Marvel comics cover.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Romantic Kirby Cover: "The Hammer And The Honeymoon" by Josh Purple

I didn't do this week's AWESOME theme justice, only had time for a very rough cartoony sketch.  Just a little twisted father & son action :D !  (made sure to move the cape just enough to reveal the mighty hammer)

Jack Kirby Romance: Daredevil by Mark Hurst

Ok, so I thought this was a great theme and have enjoyed them so far. So here's my take on it, while I'm not really sure what the hell is going on in the real cover... it kind goes that I'm really not sure what the hell is going on in my retake of the cover. I just love the idea of Daredevil fearing dancing and especially the samba.