Friday, June 25, 2010

New Black Dandy Sketch

A new sketch I did for the Black Dandy. I tried to use a few of Andy's design elements like the utility belt. Which you can't see. But I did show the buckle for the belt which like the bola tie I have in the shape of the Flying Jackson Skull.

The walking stick/gun is a bit short because I ran out of room.

A Dandy Promo ;-)

A quick promo I put together for Andy and my brand new pulp detective: THE BLACK DANDY!!

Introducing... THE BLACK DANDY!!

Over the past few years Andy Fish has gotten me into the old movie serials of the 1930's and 1940's. I love old movies to begin with. From The Marx Brothers to Woman in the Window. But I never really watched many of the serials. The thing that's great about them was that they were just great fun to watch.

I've wanted to do a project in the spirit of those old serials for the longest time now. And so it all began when I asked Andy if the Spider is still under copyright. Which he was. But then that start us chatting about perhaps doing one of our own utilizing all the great serials like The Spider, The Green Hornet, The Phantom Creeps and even a little Flash Gorden in there.

Enter: The Black Dandy.

The name was actually supposed to be a joke. But for whatever reason the more I looked at it the more the whole concept of this pulp avenger dressed as somewhat a cross between a hard-boiled detective and something out of an Oscar Wilde play.

So we both came up with designs for the character we will use. I plan on using a great deal of what Andy added to the character. I noticed my design lacks a utility belt and what pulp avenger does not have a utility belt?

Another thing I wanted to utilize was the Flying Jackson Skull as an insignia for him. For those unfamiliar what the Flying Jackson Skull is, it's the little winged skull found on old tombstones. Preferably ones from around the 1700's.

At the moment I am illustrating pages for the first chapter and Andy is writing the script. Then we're going to trade off and Andy is going to take up the illustrating obligations and I am going to script the second chapter.

But stay tuned for Chapter One in the upcoming issue of Detour.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hydes image

My buddy Brian from the Hydes just sent me the finished product of what he did with the bat image I illustrated for him and I have to say it looks pretty darn good!!

The Green Hornet

Something tells me this fan film will be better than what Hollywood has in mind for the upcoming Green Hornet movie.

Which I think is a shame because I think this character has more potential than just an action/comedy. Which I fear the upcoming film would be. You can still pack it with action and a touch of humor. But it would work so much better if it were a cross between the feel of the 1940's movie serials and Film Noir.

Instead we've got Seth Rogen.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rock n' Rolly type work

An image I just created for a buddy of mine Brian Brown. He and and another friend of mine Ainsley Waller are in a band called The Hydes together which produces some really incredible surfer/punk style music.

Well, Brian wanted something with batwings and this is what I came up with. The image was inspired by the insignia from the 1943 Batman Serial with a few deviations here and there.

Monday, June 21, 2010

If I were to direct a Batman film...

And No. I don't see Warner Brothers or DC Comics knocking on my front door anytime soon to direct or do character designs for any upcoming Batman films. But if I were given that opportunity, here's how I would approach it.

I would base my design for the Batman costume on Neal Adams. Not a blue cape and cowl mind you. But just the general look of both the cape and the cowl to be based on that design.

I've seen a great deal of the Batman independent films like the one I just blogged about creating the mask cape and gloves with a more leather look rather than the rubber suit and mask they have been creating for Batman in the movies since the first Tim Burton films.

I would also do the costume itself in a dark gray rather than the all black look that has become the norm with Batman. The reason for that is I don't think Batman should be all dark. Also you can see the Batman insignia a better than you can in an all dark suit.

I'd want the cape to be able to be removed from both the mask and the costume itself like in the first image you see. You couldn't be able to do a scene like that with the Tim Burton Costume design.

The design of the insignia I would base on the one they used in the 1943 Batman movie serials.

Perhaps a bit pointer on the bat ears, but overall I think it's a great design.

My Batman would be a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. I think that's definitely my leanings towards the Dennis O'Neil/Neal Adams Batman which seemed very influenced by the James Bond era of movies. That's how I would want to approach Batman.

I like the idea of Batman being more of a Indiana Jones globetrotting style hero. Maintaining that darkness that has been established with Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan but not too dark and brooding.

But that's pretty much how I would approach a Batman film. Not that I see it happening anytime soon ;-)

Batman: City of Scars

Fan films are kind of an interesting breed. You can get some really great ones and then you can get some that rival Ed Wood in production values.

But keep in mind when you're watching them. You're not watching something produced by a huge Hollywood Studio with a million dollar budget. A great deal of time you're watching something produced by some enthusiastic young fans either in their mid-teens or mid-twenties paying tribute to their favorite show, movie or character.

And there have been some really well done fan films which actually pass over the line from fan film to independent film. A good example of that is Timebase Production which produced a great series of Doctor Who adventures between 1994 and 2001 starring Rupert Booth. I'll probably blog on Timebase at a later date.

Recently I came across this Batman film titled City of Scars by an Aaron Schoenke on Dailymotion couple days back. I've seen a series of Batman/Joker films on the web.

To be honest, I haven't watched the entire film straight through. But what I have seen of it thus far it's quite good!! Very good actually! Visually it's very good. And the design of the Batman costume is actually the way I would want to go if I were to produce a Batman movie. Something along the lines of a darker version of Neal Adam's Batman from the 1970's. The cape and mask in black leather with the costume in a dark gray. But with the style of the bat insignia from the 1943 Batman movie serials.

I'll blog more about that later. Back to the film at hand.

The actor who is playing Batman in this film does a great job. I would be bold to say Christopher Nolan should get him on the phone and hire him for the next Batman film. The one thing I like the most is the actor playing Batman Kevin Porter does not overdue the Batman voice. So many actors do that. Christian Bale just sounds like he's been gargling a glass of thumbtacks.

But this guy gets it's pretty close to right. You want his voice to sound brooding without overdoing it. But at the same time, you don't want to underdo it like George Clooney did in Batman and Robin.

That was the only time I felt like I could kick Batman's ass.

Paul Molnar who plays the Joker in this I found a bit on the weak side. I didn't mind the producers of this film going back to the more comic book version of the Joker. But I didn't this Joker to be too terrifying. And you can still take the more comic book version of the Joker and make him terrifying.

But check it out for yourself. It's a great example of both enthusiastic young fans paying tribute to a character they like AND doing it with style!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Garfield Minus Garfield

Garfield Minus Garfield is probably one of the funniest books I've read in a long time. Probably because Garfield hasn't been funny in the longest time either. I got into a lot of hot water a while back when I made some less than savory comments about Garfield on and several people were certain to tell me I had no right to express my opinion.

Sorry folks!! Garfield has sucked for a long time now. Deal with it and move on!! The cartoon below basically sums up ever Garfield comic strip ever made.

That was fun!! Well, about maybe a year or so ago I come across this book Garfield Minus Garfield at Worcester's premier comic book shot and pop culture emporium That's Entertainment. Immediately I was floored!!

I found the whole concept of removing Garfield from the strip to be a riot. If you think about it Garfield and Jon never really have a conversation. All of Garfield's witty banter is all in thought. So basically Jon is talking with himself all day.

From that point we begin to see Jon Arbuckle for who he really is. A very sad man who doesn't have much human contact possibly on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

As you can see, without Garfield in the strip, what Jon has to say becomes strangely sad.

Any of you remember Lyman, Jon's roommate, in the early days of the strip? One moment he was there and then suddenly he vanished without a trace.

Perhaps one night Jon killed him and served him up in some fried green tomatoes one night. The obvious voices in his head might have instructed him to do that.

What I didn't realize is that the book was all based on a website created by Dan Walsh. So, if you would like to check it out and read the adventures of Jon Arbuckle and his losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb, click on the link below:

The Four Marx Brothers

If you wish to understand me and my sense of humor a bit better watch a Marx Brothers film.

Well, since I went into detail about one of Groucho's worst stuff (however Groucho on a bad day is probably still better than most people on a good day), I think today it's time to talk about Groucho's best stuff.

The Marx Brothers were probably at their peak when they were doing movies for Paramount between 1929 to 1933. And I enjoyed the movies they did for MGM like A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races and even At the Circus. I think Night at the Opera and Day at the Races were both two of the Marx Brothers last two really good film. And a lot of that might have had something to do with the death of Irving Thalberg during the shooting of Day at the Races. He seemed to have a pretty good understanding of what makes a good Marx Brothers film and MGM really didn't know what to do with the Brothers. Which is why many of the later movies with MGM just were not nearly as good.

And one of these decisions included MGM forcing Groucho to wear a toupee. Which was something Groucho absolutely hated.

Another thing that might have thrown everything off was the absence of Zeppo who left the group after 1933. Yes, he wasn't the funniest of the brothers. But he gave them a natural straight-man and perhaps romantic lead from within the group.

I'll be honest with you, I would have enjoyed Zeppo as the romantic lead in Opera and Races over Allan Jones. Or even over many of the supposed romantic leads in some of the later films.

But I think what made the Paramount years some of the best for the Brothers was not only having all four of them in the film but also I think they were given more freedom to do what the pleased in the film. Sometimes much to the chagrin of writers like George S. Kaufman and S. J. Perelman who would sigh with relief when the Brothers would actually use lines they had written in the script.

Nevertheless, that mix of great writers and having that freedom were two key ingredients why they were such fun films to watch.

And even the titles The Cocoanuts (1929), Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932) and Duck Soup (1933) have very little to do with the plot of the movie itself. Which I think adds to that anarchic atmosphere of the films.

The plots are the continuity in the movies are secondary. It's the verbal humor that takes precedence. If you watch a Marx Brothers film both the plot of the film and even the ending are very vague.

If you've read my stories like Diary of the Black Widow or The Spaghetti Strand Murder and found that it seems like the stories are all setup with no punch line, then you can most likely thank influences like Spike Milligan, Monty Python and the Marx Brothers for that. I like that sort of chaos.

Most of the early Marx Brothers films end abruptly--tying everything up in a messy manner with no real punch line. And I don't say this as a bad thing. The only two film they did during the Paramount days that has any sort of semblance of an ending is The Cocoanuts and Monkey Business. Every other one there's never a clear ending. And end abruptly. And as much as I like those two films, I like the other three better.

They released all the Paramount movies as a box set several years back and I highly recommend you either purchase it or put it on your Netflix list. If you want to see comedy the way it should be made, watch the Four Marx Brothers.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stan Laurel

Yesterday would have been Stan Laurel's 120th Birthday. I enjoyed Laurel and Hardy because of my Grandfather. He used to love their movies and I got into them because of how much he would laugh talking about them. And since Home Videos (or VHS back in the day) had just become really popular when I was a kid, I got the opportunity to watch a great deal of the movies. The first two I remember seeing were Flying Deuces and Be Big.

Laurel and Hardy's films were a different type of humor than the Marx Brothers and Three Stooges. And that's a good thing because it gives a variety to all the classic comedies out there.

It had all the fall on the floor slapstick that would have you rolling over with laughter like the Stooges had. But it was a more genteel type of slapstick than the Stooges. And while it didn't have the same rapid fire verbal brilliance as Groucho Marx did, Stan Laurel would sparkle with his simplistic word mangling saying things like "Honesty is the best politics" or "You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead".

If you have not seen any of Laurel and Hardy's movies or shorts as of yet, I highly recommend you check them out!! When it comes to comedy like Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brother and The Three Stooges. They just don't make 'em like they used to.

Lemon Curry Chicken 101

Cooking has become an great enjoyment for me the past couple of years. Most people who know me know I'm not a food snob and I tend to eat like a rabbit. I eat breakfast and dinner and that's it. I don't have the patience to sit down and eat lunch. I have too much I want to do during the day and if I sit down to lunch I feel like I need a nap afterward.

Most people tend to boggle when I tell them that but it's not like I don't eat. I eat two meals a day. Breakfast being the most important. But I tend to like dinner a lot more than breakfast and lunch. Just because I think you can be most creative with dinner.

And over the past year or so I've learned how to cook Indian food. It's no secret that I love Indian food and probably have frequent flyer miles over at the India Cafe down in White City. But one day I just decided I wanted to learn how to cook it.

Though, I am in no way a master chef in the slightest. Seriously, I'm sure Gordon Ramsey, Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain would most likely corner me in a back alley and beat the hell out of me if I served it to them. My food won't be on any magazine covers anytime soon. But the people I have cooked for have not complained and seemed to enjoy it. So, I'm doing something right.

Well, recently a friend of mine on Facebook asked me how I make my Lemon Curry Chicken and where do I get my spices. Actually, my preparation is fairly simple. I was using the McCormick Spices for a little while until I discovered India Select Curry and Meat Marsala powders in Shaw's International Food Section. Honestly, I was paying a lot more and getting a lot less for the McCormick's powders than I was for the Indian Select powders. I think the McCormicks were around $8 or $9 and the India Select was $5!! So, needless to say I've been using India Select ever since.

As for the recipes, I actually consolidated two recipes. One I got off of

And one I got off of

I took bits and pieces off of each which seem to work the best. You'll find reading the back of the container that a great deal of the spices and ingredients are alredy in the curry powder. So, a lot of the stuff like garlic powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves and ground ginger you don't need to add. If you want to give it a bit of an extra kick you can always add a little extra cayenne pepper or a few of the other spices listed on the back.

What's nice about the India Select Curry Powders is that they actually have a recipe for Curry Chicken on the back.

I like to use boneless breast of chicken. It's a lot easier to prepare and dice up into cubes than the chicken on the bone. I've done it both ways and I like the boneless breasts better. I cut up an onion sort of the same way as if I was cutting a potato into flat sections to make home-fries (make sense?) and cook at the same time as the chicken.

As for the LEMON in the lemon curry chicken. I buy those small lemon shaped squeezy bottles of lemon juice and squirt the chicken while it's cooking. I try not to be too overzealous with the way I put lemon on the chicken. I try to do enough to give it a flavor but not too much where you have your guests sucking in their own faces when they dig in.

Once the chicken is cooked all the way through, then I start adding the various spices and vegetables. I usually add a can of diced tomatoes and spinach. You can either use bagged or frozen spinach. I've used both and from personal experience I actually find the bagged spinach more flavorful than the frozen.

This is kind of up to you. If you want it mild, add two tablespoons of curry powder. The directions on the back usually call for at least two. If you want the full experience, add three or four. Just be prepared to be reaching for your beer or water.

If you're not allergic to milk (I am), milk is great at putting the fire out.

Finally add 1 cup of yogurt and stir everything together making sure the powders and the yogurt have been mixed in with everything else. Then put the lid on and put it on a low flame to let it simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve with rice (which you can either make before or while you are preparing everything else) and you're done!!

A friend of mine Devon Kurtz told me about this great place online called Penzeys where you can order fresh spices. Click on the link below to check out their site:

If you live around and about the Woo, there's a great store near Borders (another great store) on 504 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury MA called Patel Brothers where you can buy every spice, curry paste and simmering sauce imaginable as well as fresh Indian Vegetables. Here's their website. Even if you don't live in the Worcester, they have stores everywhere so you might be able to find one near where you live:

As for a beer to go with the meal, I highly recommend three great Indian Beers. Flying Horse, Taj Mahal and King Fisher. They're on the lite side but they go really great with curry recipes. The curry somehow really brings out the flavor in those beers.

If you can't find any of those at your local packie, an IPA is a great substitute. Sam Smith, Wachusett and Harpoon make some really great IPA's.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cut-Out-Animation in the Summer at WAM!!

As a longtime fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus (I've been watching the show since I was four or five) I'm thrilled to be teaching a class in Cut-Out-Animation for the Worcester Art Museum during the Summer Session for 14 to 17 Years.

For people who are fans of Monty Python and South Park, Cut-Out Animation is where you either draw a character in pieces and animate it by moving each part frame by frame. It's a lot more involved than it really looks because you have to keep in mind the more moving joints you have to the character the more difficult and involved the animation becomes.

I somewhat like a cross between drawn animation and claymation. Where you have a great deal of the drawing elements of drawn animation and you have the elements of actually having to physically move each part of the character like claymation.

And as Terry Gilliam's animations on Python showed, you can use a cross between your own drawings and cutting images out of a newspaper or magazine.

I've found what makes cut-out animation more effective if you use magazine images is to cut out the head and draw the bodies. That way you can create the limbs yourself and it makes it more easier to move rather than cutting the bodies out of a magazine and trying to fill the missing spaces you cut the limbs out of.

South Park did something similar when they would animate Saddam Hussein having Saddam's head on a cartoon body.

There are spaces still available so click on the link below to sign up today:

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Girl in Every Port (1952)

Last year around May I got really sick. I mean to the point where I was stuck in bed for the good part of a week and even after I started feeling better I don't think I actually started feeling 100% for a good month or so. I drank a lot of liquids and couldn't eat a thing for a couple days straight. Even broth wasn't staying put for a long time.

I couldn't do much apart from sleep and watch television and a lot of movies on DVD. I watched a lot of Monty Python's Flying Circus and most of the Marx Brothers films I own. I have almost every one of their movies on DVD with the exception of Love Happy. Which was their last and I hear not their best. But this only means I'm going to have to finally watch it one of these days to see for myself.

I didn't have much strength to do much else. If I sat up for a period of time the room would spin. And not in a fun way.

Well, one afternoon while I was still incapacitated, I happened to see that TCM was playing a Groucho Marx movie I hadn't seen as of yet called A Girl in Every Port.

It was one I had been meaning to see for a while but to be honest, I'm fairly standoffish when it comes to Groucho's post Marx Brothers movies. Nonetheless, it was on television, I couldn't do much, so I watched it.

But there's a problem. I see Groucho Marx. I hear him quipping. But I'm not laughing. Something's terribly wrong here. Even the movie he did with Frank Sinatra Double Dynamite I managed to chuckle at the scenes and the lines Groucho spoke.

And this had nothing to do with being sick as a pike. I just watched At The Circus and laughed. But here, I couldn't even manage a sympathy chuckle.

Not only that, the supporting cast was less than engaging. I didn't find Marie Wilson who was supposed to be the love interest for Groucho Marx and William Bendix were vying for in the movie all that attractive. It's odd to describe. I just found her and the other actress Dee Hartford to be strangely unnatural looking in that movie. It's though they looked like they had some sort of plastic surgery done to their face. But I believe this was in the days before plastic surgery.

But I guess the best way to describe the way their faces look was very skeletal. Like I was looking at a skull on the desk of an anatomy class rather than a woman's face.

And don't get me started on the guy she ends up with at the end. Honestly!! She would have been better to have chosen Groucho Marx.

The biggest problem with the movie I think was they were trying to recapture a bygone era with their approach and it just did not look right by 1952. Things like whenever Groucho would have an idea there would be this music that would start which his buddy would hear as well.

This might have been funny if someone were to do it in the 1930's or 1940's. But it just does not cut the mustard by 1950.

And as I said, I like Groucho Marx. His use of quips is second to none and something that has been a big influence on my own writing and art. But Groucho's not an actor. And I'm not saying that in a bad way. Groucho was a comedian. A great comedian. He didn't play characters in movies. He played Groucho. And THAT'S what you went to a movie for was to see Groucho be Groucho. You didn't go do see Groucho Marx in Hamlet. You went to see Groucho Marx cut someone to the quick with a witty remark and double entendre. Or make some insulting remark while at the same time trying to woo Margaret Dumont when he finds out she has been left her dead husband's entire fortune.

And that's old Hollywood. Very few dramatic actors did comedies and very few comedians did dramatic movies. Even Charlie Chaplin who did movies that had elements of drama, kept the main character he played as with the overall clownish elements that made him famous as the Tramp.

But A Girl in Every Port is a good example how much writing affects Groucho's performance. I don't laugh at all during this movie and even Groucho's character I find annoying after a while.

But Groucho really faced the same problem the Three Stooges faced. They were still trying to do what they did when they were in their prime. But all you have is old men who are still trying to do pratfalls.

Jonathan Winters is another great example much like Groucho Marx when he's given the freedom to ad-lib he's brilliant. But when he's forced to stick to the script, it's never as funny.

The reason Chaplin's later films were enjoyable was Chaplin wasn't trying to reenact the Tramp in his 60's and 70's. His characters seemed to age with him.

I have the distinct feeling Groucho should have probably retired from the screen and become a writer. The books he wrote later in his career showed that he still had a gift for words and he might have had a very brilliant second career as a script or gag writer.

But it's hard for me to say. I can give my opinion but I suppose it's easy for us to look at the aged sports legend and say "Give it up! You're washed up and it's time to move on". Especially if they feel they still have something in the tank...

...I'm getting off the subject now.

In my opinion A Girl in Every Port is an example of a film trying to evoke the feeling of a bygone era but it just does not cut the mustard. All it makes me want to do is watch the old Marx Brothers films and watch a young Groucho Marx at the top of his game and in incredibly good shape.

If you've seen pictures of Groucho in sleeveless shirts in the 1930's, he was in pretty doggone good shape!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Adventures in Marblehead and talking graphic novels...

Honestly, waking up at 4:30 in the morning has never felt so great for me. And I'm NOT an early riser or much of a morning person on the whole.

But when an opportunity like this arises, I take advantage of it. And I'm really glad I did.

About a month back, my pal Andy Fish had been asked by the Marblehead Public Schools if he, Veronica, Alison and myself would talk with the students about graphic novels and what are process was. He contacted all of us via e-mail and asked if we would be interested.

Keep in mind, I'm not a big fan of driving or long travel. I think it's more just the whole preparation and whatnot because usually when I finally get on the road I'm fine.

But in this case I immediately I e-mail him back to say that I'm in.

I should mention that Andy's very particular when it comes to art and teaching gigs. So, when he makes mention of something I know it's a good lead. Despite the long travel and the traffic which can be notoriously bad heading towards the North Shore, I knew this was an opportunity I should not pass up.

Well, at 5am I make myself a hash and egg sandwich and have my first cup of coffee of the day. I know the concept of a hash and egg sandwich may sound awful but it's actually very good. That and I knew I was going to need something extra than my normal bacon and egg that I have every morning.

Then as I head out on the road I stop by the nearest Dunkin' Donuts and pick up a large iced coffee with lots of cream, lots of sugar and a tripleshot of espresso.

I had it once before when I went out to Boston for the day and it did the trick. So, I was certain to get one to give me that adrenaline boost for the drive.

Traffic wasn't bad and after a few miscues I finally get out to Marblehead. Andy, Veronica and Alison were already there. Andy was already setting up everybody's images on his laptop. I handed over my thumb drive for him to expunge a few choice pages from there.

Student work was hanging up around the wall so we looked around at that. It was all very good.

The day ended up having two groups come in. One from 10am till 12noon and the second from 12:30pm till 2:30pm. It made for a great day. Not only answering the students questions but finding out as different as Andy, Veronica, Alison and my styles are artistically, our approach to how we do our pages as far as thinking in movies and gathering reference material is very much the same.

That and it was just great to look up and see everybody's work.

I think we all gave the students some really excellent advice from our own experiences. I think the overall theme of that day and we all said it at one point or another is not to give up. Despite criticism or anything just keep trying and use the technology and information you have to get your work out there.

It made for a good day with some very good friends.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fourth Dark Shadow Commission

This time I worked in nothing but crow quill in inking this one. No brush. Just quill.

This time I was asked to adapt this particular group shot. I made a few small changes to the background and a few of the hairstyles. But I tried to stick to the photo as closely as possible. But it was a great deal of fun for me to do!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Housekeeper out in September!!

One more little sneak peek at The Housekeeper. A story I did with Paul Magrs with colors by Rori Shapiro which will be appearing in September's issue of VWORP! VWORP! Magazine. A real top quality Doctor Who Fanzine published across the pond.

As you can see from the page, the story was a massive amount of fun to illustrate. Paul has written a story that is very out-of-the-ordinary from the usual Doctor Who type story while still maintaining what we all love about the show. And that is a sense of fun and humor.

For those unfamiliar with the term VWORP! VWORP! it's the sound the TARDIS would make when it was dematerializing in the comic strips. Which makes perfect sense to me because how else do you describe a sound which is essentially someone scraping a house key against a piano string in slow motion ;-)

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Third Dark Shadows commission

My third Dark Shadows commission. This time a bit larger than my last two.

Taken from the photo below. I expanded upon it a little and changed the central figure's hairstyle because I found the hairstyle in the photo a bit difficult to draw. That and I just like drawing bangs for whatever reason.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Second Dark Shadows Commission

This time it's Quentin.

More photo's taken at Strychine opening

More photo's of Saturday's show taken by J Fatima Martins who wrote that really great article with the last photo taken by Scott Holloway.

It should be mentioned J Fatima Martins cannot be blamed for the typo in the title. She didn't do the title she only wrote the article. Which my name WAS spelled right in.